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AAEE 2012: The Next Generation of electric power distribution systems

The Next Generation of electric power distribution systems

Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers Welcomes Alexandru Biris

Register TODAY for the AAEE’s Central Arkansas Meeting

Meeting Details

When: Lunch - 11:00 a.m.
Program - 11:30 p.m.
Monday June 4, 2012

Where: North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
100 Main Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Cost: FREE to University of Arkansas graduates
$20 for non-University of Arkansas graduates requesting PDH credit (free otherwise)
$10 charge for lunch if not registered in advance
Pay at door

How to Register: 501-975-8787

About the Program

The City of North Little Rock and the North Little Rock Electric Department, leaders in sustainable, environmentally-conscious municipal power use, invite electrical engineers throughout Arkansas to attend the Central Arkansas Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, 12 p.m. for the program at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 4.

Dr. Alexandru Biris will speak about the Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER), which is developing new power electronics that will interface with the national energy grid. As part of this project, Biris and his research team are pursuing low-cost, carbon-based solar cells and will discuss how these cells fit into the overall photovoltaics picture of VICTER.

About AAEE

The Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering was founded December 8, 1980, by eminent electrical engineers as well as graduates of the electrical engineering curricula of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. AAEE endeavors to strengthen the dedication of students to electrical engineering through personal and professional example; annually recognize those graduates who bring honor to electrical engineering as practitioners and as citizens; provide advisory guidance and counsel at the call of the department chairman, faculty or students; and encourage personal, corporate, foundation and government gifts and grants of money, equipment and facilities to the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas for the benefit of the electrical engineering department of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

About the Presenter

Dr. Alexandru Biris

Dr. Alexandru Biris leads the research in the Nanotechnology Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), exploring the science of nanostructures that can be used to alter the properties of other substances at the atomic level. Nanotechnology research at UALR has received more than $12 million in federal research grants and licensed intellectual property to four startups.

Through collaborations with private corporations, universities in the state and nation, and research institutes in the United States and abroad, Biris serves as director and chief scientist to accelerate the development of commercial applications of nanotechnology, which have the potential to revolutionize the way we manufacture the next generation of products.

Key to Biris’ vision for the Nanotechnology Center is its aggressive outreach program to train and educate young people and other world class scientists who will serve and attract business and industry to Arkansas from the region and the nation. Since 2006, Biris also has worked as an assistant professor for the Applied Science Department at UALR. Before becoming an assistant professor for UALR and during his work for the Nanotechnology Center, Biris has collaborated in more than 100 scholarly publications.