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Grainger Power Engineering Award

I am honored to be a recipient of the 2020-2021 Grainger Power Engineering Awards. These awards are given annually by the faculty in the Power and Energy Systems group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. They are awarded to Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD students who have chosen to pursue careers in power and energy fields, and who demonstrate high levels of motivation and academic qualification.

Electric power and energy systems are of great importance to the economic well being and competitiveness of the United States. The power engineering area at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading programs in the nation, with extensive education and research activities. These awards were created through a gift from the Grainger Foundation to recognize the importance of the field and the performance of the graduates of the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

At the 2021 Grainger Awards Ceremony, held virtually, I presented an overview of my research in the power and energy field, emphasizing the challenges of integrating distributed energy resources into the modern grid, and highlighting the work I'd done with specific cases tied to the IEEE 1547 standard.

I am honored to be recognized for my work in the field by the highly esteemed faculty in power and energy at UIUC. I enjoyed the opportunity to share my research with the research group and families, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work on such cool projects at the university.

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