Electrical/Power Systems Engineering

 

 

 

Network Security 

     Electrical Engineering

 

 

 

      Network Security

  • Power systems and electronics
  • Smart grid culture
  • Control systems
  • Cyberattack firewall protection
  • Cyber security strategy studies/assays
  • Wireless security

Faculty experts: Saeed Jafarzadeh, Hani Mehrpouyan

 

 

 

 

Faculty experts: Melissa Danforth, Charles Lam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Economics

 

 

 

Petroleum Engineering

     Energy Economics

 

 

 

      Petroleum Engineering
  • Resource consumption
  • Energy markets
  • Alternative energy economics

Faculty experts: Saeed Jafarzadeh, Nyakundi Michieka

  • Geologic CO2 storage feasibility and modeling, CO2-water interactions
  • Formation water extraction and treatment feasibility studies
  • Oil-field produced water treatment solutions for non-edible beneficial reuses
  • Innovative solutions for boron removal from oil-field produced water
  • Reservoir modeling studies for enhanced oil recovery (steam, CO2)
  • Geo-mechanical property testing and modeling
 

 

 

 

Faculty expert: Dayanand Saini 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Education

 

 

 

Petroleum Geology

Energy Education

 

 

 

Petroleum Geology

  • Geoscience college preparedness of high school students
  • STEM education initiatives in the San Joaquin Valley

Faculty experts: Dirk Baron, Luis Cabrales, Jan Gillespie 

  • Reservoir mapping and characterization
  • CO2 EOR and sequestration feasibility/baseline studies
  • Shale and sandstone digenesis
  • Mapping of produced and "protected" waters
  • Geostatistics

 

 

 

Faculty experts: Jan Gillespie, Junhua Guo, Robert Horton, Eduardo Montoya 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research on Issues relating Energy, Water, and Agriculture

 

 

 

 

Energy Efficiency in Agriculture

 

 

 

 

  • Farm equipment design and testing
  • Wireless harvesting systems
  • Drone studies
  • Photosynthesis efficiency
  • Biofuels

 

 

 

 

Faculty experts: Yiannis Ampatzidis, Anna Jacobsen,  Brandon Pratt