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Michigan Researchers Secure NSF Funding for Vehicle-to-Grid Integration Research

A team of interdisciplinary researchers from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla) has successfully secured $2m in funds from the National Science Foundation for the pursuit of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration research and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) design and control.

The team's research will specifically focus on the coupling between the transportation and electric power grid infrastructures via PHEVs, and how the integrated modeling, design and control optimization of such PHEVs and their operation on the grid influences the sustainability and resilience of the resulting integrated V2G system. This research was proposed in response to a solicitation by the NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program in the specific area of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN).

Members of the proposing team include Professor Jeffrey L. Stein (principal investigator), Assistant Research Scientist Hosam K. Fathy, Professor Huei Peng, and Research Professor Zoran Filipi, U-M Department of Mechanical Engineering; Research Scientist Duncan S. Callaway and Associate Professor Greg Keoleian, U-M School of Natural Resources; Assistant Research Scientist John Sullivan, U-M Transportation Research Institute; Professor Jing Sun, U-M Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Professor Mariesa Crow, Missouri Electrical Engineering; and

Professor Carl Simon, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute.

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