In the field of smart grids, MERGE group is leading research on distributed/renewable power generation, utility power conversion, microgrid energy management/storage, hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains, and HVDC systems. 

Research Interests:

  • Power Conversion and Distribution
  • Electromechanics and Applied Magnetics
  • Subsurface Mechatronics
  • ​Formation Evaluation
  • Drilling Optimization
  • Well Integrity
  • Drilling Data Analytics
  • Downhole Equipment
  • Downhole Sensors

​The group is also working on several issues that are related to petroleum engineering. During drilling operations, there are several uncertainties​ regarding the physical properties of the formation ahead, the wear state of the bit, etc.