SunShot Initiative

The DOE SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national initiative to make solar energy technologies cost-competitive with other forms of energy by reducing the cost of solar energy systems by about 75% before 2020. Reducing the total installed cost for utility-scale solar electricity to roughly 6 cents per kilowatt hour without subsidies will result in rapid, large-scale adoption of solar electricity across the United States.


Opening for a Mechatronics researcher/graduate student

There is an immediate opening in our research group for a research staff member with a mechatronics background. The candidate will be working on a harsh environment mechatronics project. The work will involve motion studies, thermal analysis, mechanical design, and some electronic packaging. The successful candidate may also be able to pursue his/her graduate degree MSc/Phd during the course of the project. We are seeking candidates with various educational backgrounds BSc, MSc, Phd, or Postdoctoral fellow. Please send your resume to if this is of interest to you.

TAMUQ to host NSF Workshop on Electrical Energy Education

The workshop will be held during the Dec. 13-16, 2009 period at Texas A&M University – Qatar.

The objective of this workshop is to assess today’s needs to offer effective classroom and laboratory instructions in the electric energy field.  This workshop will discuss international perspectives on energy education. It will focus on detailed course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will explore the current industry needs for power conversion and power system engineers.  This workshop will provide the opportunity to make use of the collective experiences of many experts in the field regarding the use of technology in teaching. It will also address continuing education efforts as well as recent research trends.

Please visit the workshop site at the link below for more information.