University of California, Irvine
Best thing about KGSP:
The lifelong friendships, the passionate scholars, and the unlimited support.
Best experience so far / How KGSP helped me:
Doing research at UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center was my best experience so far. This experience gave me the opportunity to work with brilliant engineers on a project that improves a very promising technology, V2G. During my time there, we were able to develop a mathematical model that predicts the amount of battery degradation due to utilizing V2G, which is a challenge facing the spread of this technology. I’m glad that I was able to contribute to this field, and I look forward to more research in it.
Advice for newbies:
Make friends wherever you go, this will have a big impact on all aspects of your life. Try new things and dive into the unknown, you might find yourself in something you never expected you’d enjoy.
Computational engineering, Vehicle-to-Grid technology, Smart Grids, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy.