About the Consortium

The Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education (CIESESE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)-sponsored project with the goal of increasing the pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in energy relevant fields. Among the activities of the consortium is the participation of faculty and students, from Engineering and the Physical Sciences, in Energy Systems Research.  Energy systems refers to the infrastructure, technologies, and procedures to generate, store, and distribute energy for use by individual consumers and by the public and private/industrial sectors.

Universidad del Turabo (UT), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS), under its Puerto Rico Energy Center (PREC), together with four HSI partner universities and two national laboratories, proposed the CIESESE to achieve the aforementioned goal.  CIESESE directly supports DOE’s goal to build a sustainable professional and academic pipeline, in particular professionals from the Hispanic community, ready to take on the challenges of current and future energy systems.

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CIESESE impact at NETL

See what our students are doing at the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

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Development of Novel and Innovative Technologies for Advanced Water Purification Using the Minimum Energy

Dr. Tarafa’s Research Team interests are motivated by the need for safe and clean water.

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Comparative Study of Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Silicon Matrix Composites Reinforced with Nanoparticles

Through a systematic approach this research proposal aims at a comparative study of the mechanical properties of an aluminum-silicon matrix composite reinforced with NbB2 nanoparticles obtained through casting methods: gravity and centrifugal cast

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Design and Mechanical Construction of a Hydrofoil-based Solar Power Boat

UPRM's Solar Boat Team is currently developing a hydrofoil-based solar power boat with adjustable angle of attack. The hydrofoil technology will allow the boat’s hull to be out of the water.

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A Small-Scale Microgrid: Setup, Stability and Control

This project proposes to run a small-scale, real-world, Microgrid setup at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) working in close loop.

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Controller and Power Electronics Converter Design and Implementation for Solar Power Boats

The objective of this project is to develop control system that will enable proper roll, pitch and height stabilization of the solar boat while cruising above water and using the minimum amount of energy.  Desirable skills for the students: Intere

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Power Electronics applied to Renewable Energy Applications

It is the purpose of this project to research renewable energy technologies (solar panels, fuel cells, thermoelectric generators)  with its integration to the electrical engineering education.

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