NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center Webinar Series

This series is for all project team members and will provide a forum to present research results, increase interdisciplinary and cross-cutting collaborations, and learn more about outside projects related to microgrids, commercialization, and other topics of interest to our project.

Webinar Series Facts

  • Webinars will occur monthly from Noon–1PM MT on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • Webinars can be accessed via Zoom.
  • Webinars will be recorded and posted on this website afterward.

Please contact us to suggest topics or speakers.



Past Webinars

Chinonye Whitley, NSF Program Officer

NSF & NASA Opportunities for Early and Mid Career Faculty in NM

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2023/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Presenter: Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley, NSF
Program Officer, Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Office of the Director (OD), Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) National Science Foundation (NSF)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/… Read More

Abstract: This webinar will cover the most recent solicitation for the research infrastructure improvement Track-4 EPSCoR Research Fellows mechanism. More information about this solicitation (NSF 23-535) can be found here: … Read More


Angie Alley

Public Speaking Hacks for Research Poster Presentations

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2022/ 11:00AM - 12:00PM MDT

Presenter: Angie Alley, CNM

Abstract: Learn how to enact dynamic public speaking skills to engage your audience and effectively talk about your research. Presenting a poster at a conference doesn't have to be scary or boring! In this one hour workshop ABQ TEDx coach Angie Alley will share 3 simple public speaking hacks that will take… Read More

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Stefan Ambec

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and Free Allowances

Date/Time: Friday, May 6, 2022/ 2:30PM - 4:00PM MDT

Presenter: Stefan Ambec

Abstract: Carbon leakage is an obstacle to the implementation of carbon pricing, such as emission permit markets in a world open to trade. The greenhouse gas emission reduction induced domestically can be offset by a growing share of imported products with a higher carbon footprint. We investigate two policy… Read More

Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan

Learning to Communicate your Research Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 2022/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST

Presenter: Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan

No matter what job you have in life, your success will be determined 5% by your academic credentials, 15% by your professional experiences, and 80% by your communication skills.-- Stephen Wang This workshop, led by Dr. Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, will equip participants with strategies to clearly and effectively present… Read More

Dr. Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley, NSF EPSCoR

NSF & NASA Opportunities for Early Career Faculty in NM

Date/Time: Monday, January 24, 2022/ 1:00PM - 2:00PM MST

Presenter: Program Officer Dr. Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley

This webinar will cover the most recent solicitation for the research infrastructure improvement Track-4 EPSCoR Research Fellows mechanism.

Webinar Video


Sihua Shao, NMT, NM SMART Grid Center Webinar

Visible Light Communication and Applications in Smart Grids

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Sihua Shao, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, NMT, Electrical Engineering

To support the massive connectivity and diverse energy management of different tier electricity loads, such as smart appliances, IoT sensors, and electric vehicles, etc, relying solely on radio frequency (RF) spectrum may be strained to fulfill the requirements due to the limited bandwidth, the wide interception range, and… Read More


Dr. Fengyu Wang

Leveraging Energy Storage Resources to Improve Combined Cycle Power Plant Operational Efficiency

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Fengyu Wang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU

The combined cycle power plants (CCPP) are gaining tractions in recent years due to lower natural gas prices and higher efficiency.  CCPPs can also provide flexibility to relieve variability and uncertainties introduced by rapidly growing intermittent resources. Due to complex structure, CCPPs have nonconvex and nonlinear… Read More

Webinar Video

Dustin Allen, NM EPSCoR

Python Fundamentals with Data Analysis and Visualization

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dustin Allen, NM EPSCoR

Python is a high-level programming language that is leveraged in a wide range of disciplines and fields. This webinar training introduces Python basics and will also familiarize those in attendance with its powerful capabilities for data analysis and visualization. It will be taught using live coding and the audience is… Read More

Webinar Video 


Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang

100% Carbon-Free Energy System

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 21, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Clarkson University

The recent blackouts in Texas and California have revealed certain vulnerabilities within U.S. energy infrastructure which are not well understood. In particular: (1) a massive winter storm with frigid temperatures caused 4.5 million Texas homes and businesses to lose power for up to 4 days in February 2021; and (2) an… Read More

Webinar Slides
Webinar Video

George "Rusty" Nail, Graduate Research Assistant at NMSU, NM SMART Grid Center Webinar

Opal RT for beginners

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021/ 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT

Presenter: George "Rusty" Nail, Graduate Research Assistant at NMSU

Things we’ll cover in this webinar:

  • How to use MATLAB Simulink Simscape Blocks to build a 2-Node system
  • Building more complex electrical systesms in MATLAB Simulink
  • Debugging MATLAB Simulink and common compilation Issues
  • An overview of OPAL-RT and RT-LAB as it pertains to Simulink… Read More

    RT-LAB Quick Start Guide 
    Webinar Video