3131 Coover Ames, IA 50011-3060 Phone: 515-294-3579 Fax: 515-294-8432
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996)
Laurea, Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (1987)
Networked control systems, feedback communication systems, control with limited information
Core Research Area: Systems and controls
Strategic Research Area: Distributed sensing and decision making
Jin, L., R. Kumar, and N. Elia. Model Predictive Control-based Real-time Power Systems Protection Schemes. IEEE Trans. Power Systems, 2010, (forthcoming).
Wang, J. and N. Elia. Consensus Over Networks with Dynamic Channels. Special issue, International Journal of Systems Control and Communications 2, (2010): 275-297.
Liu, Q., V. Vittal, and N. Elia. Expansion of System Operating Range by an Iterpolated LPV FACTS Controller Using Multiple Lyapunov Functions. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 21, no. 3, (2006): 1311-1320.
Liu, J. and N. Elia. Writing on Dirty Paper with Feedback. Communication on Information and Systems 5, no. 4, (2005): 401-422.
Elia, N. Remote Stabilization Over Fading Channels. Systems and Control Letters 54, no. 3, (2005): 238-249.
When President Obama and the Department of Energy (DOE) launched the EV (plug-in electric vehicles) Everywhere initiative in 2012, the DOE said electric vehicles need to be 30 percent lighter, battery costs have to drop from $500 per kilowatt hour to $125 per kilowatt hour and electric drive systems must drop from $30 per kilowatt down to $8 per kilowatt. “Typically, in the engineering world, when you have a problem like this, you look at the system, for example the motor design,” said Jun Cui, an Iowa State University associate professor of materials science and engineering and a senior scientist with the DOE’s Ames Laboratory. Read the full story