May 10, 2012 | Atlanta, GA
Mitch Costley has been selected to attend the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which will take place July 1-6 in Lindau, Germany. Mr. Costley is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and is advised by ECE Associate Professor Santiago Grijalva.
In his work, Mr. Costley seeks to design the infrastructure necessary to support large-scale green electricity power network integration. His current focus is to develop behaviors that each member of the power system (homes, buildings, generators, etc.) should follow to ensure that the whole system is secure and reliable since the problem of monitoring and control from a central location, as is done today, is becoming overwhelming.
Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually to have open and informal meetings with doctoral students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on specific topics and then participate in less formal, small group discussions with the students and researchers. The U.S. delegation attending this meeting consists of U.S. doctoral students whose current research is funded by either NSF or the U.S. Department of Energy or by Mars, Inc. (which sponsors students under separate eligibility criteria) or who attend an Oak Ridge Associated Universities institution.