University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Ned Mohan





The DOE-Sponsored Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art Laboratories


This consortium of 82 U.S. universities is led by University of Minnesota (UMN) and is supported by the Dept. of Energy with ARRA funding.  The principal investigator is Ned Mohan of the UMN Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is supported by three co-principal investigators including Bruce Wollenberg, William Robbins, and Paul Imbertson, all of the ECE Dept. The project is for three years and commenced on July 30, 2010. Total funding for the project is approximately $4.2 million with DOE providing $2.5 million and the rest from cost-sharing by the University of Minnesota and the other participating institutions.

Project objectives:

The objective is to revitalize U.S. power engineering education programs in institutions of higher education to meet immediate and near-future needs. Each of the 82 U.S. universities will implement the state-of-the-art laboratories in power engineering which are a part of an overall new electrical energy systems curriculum (details at and developed at the University of Minnesota.  In addition to these laboratories, which will be new at most of the participating universities, this project will also result in much needed faculty development and new classroom materials in support of the power engineering curriculum.  This new educational framework will quickly start producing a large number of graduates with a fundamentals-based education who can meet the multi-disciplinary challenges inherent to our nation's efforts to make the nation's grid cleaner, smarter, and more reliable.  It will also be a foundation for graduate education and research in the areas of renewable energy such as wind, solar, storage, and energy conservation.


  1. Baylor University
  2. Binghamton University - SUNY
  3. Boise State University
  4. California State University - Chico
  5. California State University - Northridge
  6. California State University - Sacramento
  7. Clarkson University
  8. Cleveland State University
  9. Florida International University
  10. Florida State University
  11. Colorado State University
  12. Gannon University
  13. George Washington University
  14. Hampton University
  15. Howard University
  16. Lafayette College
  17. Marquette University
  18. Miami University
  19. Michigan State University
  20. Montana State University
  21. New Jersey Institute of Tech
  22. North Carolina State University
  23. North Dakota State University
  24. Northern Arizona University
  25. Oakland University
  26. Ohio Northern University
  27. Ohio State University
  28. Old Dominion University
  29. Oregon State University
  30. Pennsylvania State Univ - Harrisburg
  31. Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  32. Prairie View A&M University
  33. Purdue University Calumet
  34. San Diego State University
  35. San José State University
  36. Santa Clara University
  37. Seattle University
  38. South Dakota State University
  39. Southern Polytechnic State University
  40. Southern University and A&M College
  41. SUNY Maritime College
  42. Temple University
  43. Tennessee State University
  44. Texas A&M University - Kingsville
  45. Texas Tech University
  46. Tuskegee University
  47. University of Alaska
  48. University of Arkansas
  49. University of Bridgeport
  50. University of California - Santa Cruz
  51. University of Colorado - Boulder
  52. University of Connecticut
  53. University of Evansville
  54. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  55. University of Louisiana - Lafayette
  56. University of Maine-Orono
  57. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  58. University of MN-Duluth
  59. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  60. University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  61. University of North Dakota
  62. University of Northern Iowa
  63. University of the Pacific
  64. University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
  65. University of South Florida
  66. University of St. Thomas
  67. University of Texas - San Antonio
  68. University of Utah
  69. University of Vermont
  70. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  71. University of Wisconsin - Platteville
  72. University of Wyoming
  73. Villanova University
  74. Washington State University
  75. West Virginia University
  76. Western Michigan University
  77. Western Kentucky University
  78. Wilkes University
  79. York College - Pennsylvania
  80. Youngstown State University