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Luis Herrera receives Ohio Space Grant Consortium fellowship

Luis Herrera

Luis Herrera, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a three-year Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) Fellowship. Herrera is one of only two PhD students from 13 OSGC-member universities to receive the Fellowship.

Advised by Professor Jin Wang, Herrera’s research direction is real-time simulation methodologies and advanced control of electric power systems with a special focus on microgrids. He is part of an Ohio State team that is collaborating with the NASA Glen Research Center on microgrid related research geared towards power systems in future space stations and human habitats. Herrera is also working on a project, sponsored by GE Aviation and supported by Air Force Research Laboratory, to develop a detailed real-time simulation model of generation systems onboard an aircraft.  

Herrera graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee Martin in 2010. He is the recipient of an Ohio State University Fellowship (2010) and the Department of Energy’s GATE Fellowship (2011 and 2012).  

The Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) and its member universities offer graduate Fellowships to students who are United States’ citizens and have demonstrated the ability and aptitude for advanced study in studying in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related discipline. The competitive Fellowships are funded through the Congressionally sponsored National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Matching funds are provided by member universities, the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), and private industry.