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History of CES

The research Center for Energy Systems (CES) was established in 2012 by Dr. Farhad Ashrafzadeh, an Endowed Chair in Energy Systems. This endowed chair position was created through a generous gift from the Greulich Family. Over the years, the CES has evolved tremendously; what started off with only five students in the fall of 2012, now has over 20 student research assistants, two full-time research engineers, and a director. The CES has received more than $1.6 million of highly competitive external contracts and grants, mostly from world-renowned companies working on the state-of-the-art technologies. 


Established Center for Energy Systems

CES Team Photo

Current CES Staff from Fall 2018 - Spring 2019



Lab Expansion & Dry Erase Walls


CES Students Preparing the walls for Dry Erase



Industrially Funded Research Project Deliveries

TempurSealy Project Delivery

Project that was Delivered to Tempur Sealy in the Spring of 2018



Energy Systems Lab Student Growth & Industrial Projects Begin


Students working on the first project developed with Tempur Sealy



Lab Capability Increases


Dynamometer used for Motor Control



Created the Lab for Energy Systems

Lab when first given to Dr. A

Lab in 2012 when the space was designated for the Energy Systems Lab



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 Last Modified 4/13/20