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Andrew Fierro Awarded 2014 IEEE DEIS Fellowship

Andrew Fierro The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (IEEE-DEIS) has recently awarded Electrical Engineering graduate student Andrew Fierro a $5,000 fellowship. Mr. Fierro is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree under the adviserhip of Prof. Neuber in the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics.

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Sterling Beeson Awarded 2013 IEEE NPSS Scholarship

Sterling Beeson Sterling Beeson, who is currently pursuing his PhD degree at the ECE department conducting research in the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics (P3E) has received the 2013 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (NPSS) Graduate Scholarship Award for his research on transient plasmas generated by High Power Microwaves (HPM) induced along a dielectric interface as it pertains to radar systems and other directed energy applications. This award is given out annually to up to 4 graduate students worldwide that show outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences. The award includes a $1,500 monetary award along with a 1 year membership to the IEEE NPSS.

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Lacouture and Parson awarded DEPS Scholarships

Two P3E graduate students were awarded the 2012 graduate directed energy scholarship ($10,000) from the Directed Energy Professional Society

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Beeson Receives SMART Scholarship

Sterling BeesonSterling Beeson, a doctoral student in E&CE/P3E has been awarded a scholarship from the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program from the Department of Defense.

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Laity Receives Outstanding Student Award

LadyGeorge Laity, a doctoral student in the P3E center has received the Tom R. Burkes Award at the 2012 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference in San Diego, CA.

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Sterling Beeson awarded Sybil Harrington Fellowship

BeesonBeeson, a PhD student with the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, was recently awarded a graduate fellowship from the Whitacre College of Engineering on behalf of the Sybil Harrington Living Trust.

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George Laity awarded the NDIA Scholarship

George LaityLaity, a doctoral student from Arlington, TX, been awarded the Lawrence F. Skibbie Graduate Scholarship from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

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Dr. John Krile receives Young Scientist Award

John Krile Dr. John Krile, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics received the Young Researcher Award at the 2010 Euro-Asian Pulsed Power Conference and International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams (EAPPC-BEAMS)
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George Laity is awarded Nasa Fellowship

George Laity George Laity, a graduate student from Arlington, was awarded a competitive fellowship from NASA and the Texas Space Grant Consortium.
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Dr. Andreas Neuber receives the IEEE William G. Dunbar Award

Andreas Neuber "Dr. Neuber receives the 2010 Dunbar award for continuing contributions to high voltage research, technology and engineering education"
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P3E Graduate Students Receive National Defense Fellowships

Graduate students Jonathan Foster and Cameron Hettler have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships.
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 P3E working with Navy to combat IEDs

Researchers in Texas Tech's Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics have been instrumental in the United States Department of Defense's efforts to combat improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The center's research was recently referenced in a Popular Mechanics story on the Navy's research in defeating IEDs.
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About the P3E Center

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics (P3E) has three primary research areas:   Plasma, Pulsed Power, and Power Electronics.

Plasma research includes a small Tokomak used for wave propagation studies, applications of plasma technology to pulsed power devices, plasma synthesis of thin films, high power microwave generation, and electric space propulsion engines.

Pulsed power research concentrates on high power switching, materials studies, and high power microwaves. The program is heavily interdisciplinary and involves faculty members from EE, ME, Physics and Chemistry.

Power electronics research is focused on very large power IGBT's, Ultra High Power SCR's, advanced electrical and thermal packaging, robust controls for plasma arcs, and high bandwidth monitoring and control of electric machines. The program is also involved in the development of a power electronics curriculum at the national level in collaboration with the University of Minnesota.

Faculty Books
Explosively Driven Pulsed Power
Helical Magnetic Flux Compression Generators
Series: Power Systems
Neuber, Andreas A. (Ed.)
2005, XII, 280 p. 203 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3540260516 
J.C. Martin on Pulsed Power
Series: Advances in Pulsed Power Technology, Vol. 3
Martin, T.H.; Guenther, A.H.; Kristiansen, M. (Eds.)
1996, 535 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0306453029
Gas Discharge Closing Switches
Series: Advances in Pulsed Power Technology , Vol. 2
Schaefer, Gerhard; Kristiansen, M.; Guenther, A.H. (Eds.)
1991, 600 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0306436192
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