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Cluster Lead:

Zhihua Qu, Ph.D.

Center Director & Pegasus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

UCF’s Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems Center, or RISES, works to develop sustainable and resilient energy systems and storage to make sure we have power and stay connected when disasters strike.

This Center, which has grown from it’s original cluster origination, focuses upon holistic analysis, design, development and deployment of distributed renewable energy resources, including advanced information, communication, control and optimization technologies and the economic and management policies that go along with them.

This research helps integrate renewable resources into the power generation mix while generating better power quality and allowing energy customers to make informed and environmentally conscientious decisions.


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Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Center Degree Programs

UCF offers a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Power and Renewable Energy Track that provides knowledge in power system operation and control, renewable energy integration, machines, microgrid design and operation, power markets and data analytics. For more programs, search UCF programs below.

Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES) Center Faculty