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Three graduate students from S&T won awards at the 42nd North American Power Symposium that was held Sept. 26-28 in Arlington, Texas. The first prize was shared by Murali Bottu and Himanshu Hirlekar and the third prize went to Ravi Bhatt. Nearly 80 papers were presented at the symposium.
Bottu’s paper, “Design of a Conditioner for Smoothing Wind Turbine Output Power,” was co-authored by Drs. Mariesa Crow and Curt Elmore. Hirlekar’s paper, “Reconciling Motor performance Indicators from Theoretical Calculations and Laboratory Tests,” was co-authored by Dr. Badrul Chowdhury and S&T graduate Steve Ruffing. Ravi Bhatt’s paper, titled “Implementing Frequency Regulation Capability in a Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant,” was co-authored by S&T graduate Venkata Pappu and Chowdhury.