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.
Dr. Tarafa’s Research Team interests are motivated by the need for safe and clean water.Read more
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 castRead more
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.Read more
This project proposes to run a small-scale, real-world, Microgrid setup at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) working in close loop.Read more
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: IntereRead more
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.Read more