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  1. Hello everyone! I am applying to graduate programs in Renewable Energy/Materials Science with focus on Energy (MS/Ph.D.), for Fall 2019 (I know I am delayed; targeting January deadlines). My Profile is: GRE: 329 (Q: 168) TOEFL 112 UG PERCENTAGE: 84.32 (top 5% of class) Currently working at GSES India, New Delhi, India as Engineer, since Nov 2018. My work involves carrying out renewable energy training, and consultancy for solar PV Projects. Past Projects: 1. Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany- study a new class of low thermal conductivity materials- Argyrodite, and enhance its other thermoelectric properties. 2. National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India-Investigated the thermoelectric properties of Titanium Dioxide doped with different dopants and observed their effects in enhancing the same. 3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India-Plasmonic solar cells. UG Projects: Major Project I & II (4th Year)— Delhi Technological University I: BaTiO3 For All-weather Energy Harvesting: Special Focus On Thermoelectric Applications II: From Scrap to Solar: Fabrication of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using Natural Dyes extracted from Vegetables Minor Project I & II (3rd Year)— Delhi Technological University I: Perovskite Solar Cells: A promising candidate for high-efficiency Solar Cells II: Study of Thermoelectric Materials for Use in Thermoelectric Generators: Focus on Tin Selenide LORs: university profs (incl mentor of above projects) kindly evaluate my profile for relevant programs and suggest me universities for the same. Thanks!
  2. I have been accepted to the Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) PhD program at Carnegie Mellon and the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) Masters/PhD track at Berkeley, both fully funded with similar stipends. I am interested in researching how policy can influence the effect that renewable energy integration has on the power grid and electricity markets, with a focus on real world applicability. Both seem like great programs and I have no idea how I can decide between them. Any thoughts?
  3. greenisgood

    Yale FES vs Michigan SNRE

    Hello Gradcafe, Struggling with a good problem to have. Got admitted to Yale's School of Forestry (FES) as well as University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE). Yale degree is Masters of Environmental Management; Michigan is Masters of Science. My research interests are renewable energy, green chemistry, arctic climate policy, and life cycle assessment. Both gave me equivalent financial packages. Visited UM before visit day and Yale at the open house. I'm torn about which to choose. Part of me feels like it would be silly to turn down Yale because its the golden key that will open a lot of doors. Something tells me the folks at Michigan seem a bit more realistic and pragmatic. They work in Flint and Detroit. Yale has opportunities (so many) around the world. Another major difference is structure: FES has no required courses (candy shop), whereas SNRE has a few core classes and a larger emphasis on tracks. So does anyone have any thoughts? Did anyone suffer with a similar decision? Anyone have any comments on the structures, outcomes, and attitudes of the two programs? So much help..seriously... I have eaten so many Tums (tm) the last week. With thanks and gratitude, greenisgood
  4. Hi. I am looking for Masters in Electrical Engineering (energy sector). I request a profile evaluation. GPA (3.8/4; BATCH TOPPER) (TOPPER GRADE- 3.8); (AT MY COLLEGE THERE IS ALREADY OUT OF 4 GRADING SCALE.) INTERNS-4 .Papers- (1 national , 1 international) Projects- (2 at national level AT UPES; 1 at international level at Tomsk Polytechnic University; Russia) work experience- 7 MONTHS; RELIANCE POWER, OPERATIONS ENGINEER LOR- STRONG SOP-STRONG COMMUNITY SERVICE- 3 MONTHS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL NGO Achievements= -Topper of the batch. -Awarded with University Scholarship. -Selected for a semester exchange program at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. -Received Excellent Performance grade in all subjects taught at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. -Received Appreciation Badge for outstanding performance in academics at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. -Received Appreciation letter from 2 foreign professors. -Received University Medal for securing the first rank in B.Tech Power System Engineering batch (2013-2017). -Received University Scholarship cheque for securing first position B.Tech Power System Engineering batch (2013-2017) and for academic excellence DETAIL OF INTERNS---- 1) Reliance Power Supply Corporation Limited Duration: 4 weeks Project Title: Project on Electrical Maintenance of RPSCL (2015) Description: Study of protection and maintenance of Alternators and Transformers, Generator Components, Transformer components. Cooling techniques of transformer used. Speed Control of Induction Motor and DC motor. Methods of improving the transmission efficiency and the operating power factor. Description of generator cooling. Designing of switchyard area, the essential equipment required and their working methodology. Transmission line designing, conductors used and calculations involved. Underground cable transmission system explanation, their types and laying methodology and fault detection methods. Types of insulators and their voltage withstanding capacity limits. Designing of line supports as per different transmitting voltage levels. Description of Class A and B trip. Overview of HVDC and HVAC, their benefits and disadvantages. 2)Reliance Power Supply Corporation Limited Duration: 4 weeks Project Title: Project on overview of RPSCL (2015) Description: Overview of RPSCL was given. Study of Boiler, Turbine and Power Quality Improvement techniques.Selecting an ideal plant location. SOP to be followed for boiler startup and for boiler maintenance. Efficiency improvement techniques of a boiler. Purging of furnace methodology. Description of turbine rolling process. Coal handling system, description about coal mill and crushers. Ash handling system, fly ash and bottom ash treatment methodology. DM water plant, chemical treatment of mechanically treated water steps. Steam and flue gas circuit and methods to improve steam parameters and dryness fraction. Cooling water system, condenser description and method of operation. 3)Adani Power Limited, Mundra Duration: 1 week Project Title: Simulator Training on Power Plant Operation and Maintenance Description:The simulator training held at ADANI POWER was on the Basic Operation and Maintenance of Power Plant by using a simulator. It helped in getting practical knowledge about the working of 330MW and 660MW thermal power plant. SOP of plant startup, on load activities, loading, offload activities and shutdown explained. 4)Thermax Limited Duration 6 weeks Project Title: Experiments on cold flow model of CFBC Boiler. Description: Study of Fluidized bed combustion boiler and its types. Experimental analysis and detailed study on Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Boiler. Overview of design calculations & drawings of scaled down model. Study of transformations from one hydrodynamic regime into another. Description about the modifications necessary in the model so as to stabilize the system. DETAILS ABOUT PROJECTS- 1)Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia Mentor: Mr. Konstantin Obraztsov (Assistant Professor, Institute of Power Engineering, TPU, Russia) Project Title: Speed control of dc motor by using Fuzzy Logic Controller Description: Study Fuzzy Logic Controller, Designing a Fuzzy Controller and controlling speed of DC motor via it. Comparison of results of speed control by PID and Fuzzy Controller. 2)MATLAB – Based Photovoltaic System Management for Smart Home Energy Management System Description: To turn our house into a smart home, in which subsides a photovoltaic system management. This system uses solar energy, which is a renewable source of energy, to produce electricity, which is then provided to our “smart homeâ€. Thus, we are producing electricity for our “smart homes†with the help of a renewable source of energy, thereby, saving the nuclear and fossil fuels, which are non-renewable sources of energy. By the use of above concept, we can turn a normal city, to a smart city and save nation’s nonrenewable resources by large percentage improving our country’s economy. Also proportion of pollution content will be reduced by much large amount thus minimizing global issues of Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming and Climatic Changes. 3)Fractional Frequency Transmission Description: The methodology behind fractional frequency transmission uses a reduced frequency level for the transmission of the power. The frequency of the transmission is reduced to one third the original value i.e. 50/3 Hz. Now at the generating end, once the voltage level is stepped up by using a transformer there is a cyclo-converter system which is placed next to the transformer. The power then reaches to the cyclo-converter where the frequency is reduced to 50/3 Hz. The power at the output of the cyclo-converter is fed to the transmission line. The power signal then reaches to the receiving end where it again undergo a frequency conversion and the frequency of the power is stepped up to 50 Hz so as to make it usable for the transformer which is designed to work on 50 Hz. This technique reduces the electrical length of the ac power line, and thus, its transmission capability can be increased several fold. Please provide valuable suggestions. list- 1.TAMU 2.North Carolina State University 3.University of Wisconsin-Madison 4.University of Minnesota Twin cities(UMNTC) 5.VIRGINIA TECH 6.Michigan Tech 7.Arizona State University 8.Iowa State University 9.Ohio State University 10.Univ of Colorado boulder 11.University of Texas at Austin 12.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 13.Georgia Institute of technology 14.University of Massachusetts--Amherst 15. Pennsylvania State University 16.University of Florida - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Thanks in advance.
  5. Hello everyone ! I applying for masters in Mechanical engineering in the field of thermal and renewable energy in Canada for Fall-2018, GPA: 8.01/10 IELTS: 8 (L8.5, R9.0, S8.0, W6.5) Current position: Research Assistant at a Thermal Science laboratory, Teaching assistant for two courses at a University Projects: 1) Numerical investigation of refrigerant adsorption on activated carbon 2) Senior year thesis project on space heating using solar energy, wrote a paper to an international journal, currently under review. 3) Research project on Combustion at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India 4) Synthesising and characterizing Iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia applications. Extracurricular activities: 1) Captain of SAE-Efficycle team 2) Captain of University Gokart team. 3) 1st Runner up at Technical poster presentation at an international Conference LORs: One from my current project professor and one from HOD of my University, expect both to be strong, additional recommenders include professor at IIT-Madras SOP: Well written, written according to each University directing specific professors and Departments. I wanted to know with this profile what colleges can I aim in Canada, will U of Toronto and Uof Waterloo be ambitious for this profile or do I stand a chance?
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