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Johan Enslin
Message from Dr. Enslin
In the summer of 2011, I was fortunate to join UNC Charlotte as the first full-time director of EPIC. Within my first year I led the opening of the university's largest building, providing EPIC a stunning home for classrooms, offices, and laboratory space. State-of-the-art labs focusing on key power and energy areas were outfitted and put to good use, first-rate faculty were recruited, and partnerships with industry were developed and nurtured. Now as I prepare to leave EPIC I would like to thank all those who helped to push EPIC to become a leader in energy education and research, including among others, the UNC Charlotte leadership, EPIC Advisory Board, EPIC Partners and EPIC Faculty Associates and staff. I am very proud of the EPIC faculty and staff working as a team to build a nationally renowned program in power and energy with respected education, research and economic development work. EPIC is poised to be a pivotal player in the energy realm and with a continued focus on industry partnerships, innovative research and the nurturing of talented students, EPIC's future is bright!
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Welcome EPIC Affiliates member!
EPIC's Affiliates Member Program is a valuable way for industries to partner with EPIC. With benefits ranging from access to students to participation in seed funded projects, EPIC Affiliates have a wide range of benefits of which they can take advantage.
We welcome our newest member Energy United

Click here for more information on how the EPIC Affiliates Program can benefit your company.
EPIC Energy Seminar Series is in full swing!
During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents an Energy Seminar Series with fantastic speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are free and are open to students, faculty, industry partners and friends of EPIC.

For a full listing of upcoming seminars, click here.
Dr. David Young
Interim Director named
Dean Bob Johnson announced that Dr. David Young, P.E., has generously agreed to serve as the Interim Director of EPIC beginning  October 1 . Young most recently served as Associate Director of EPIC and prior to that was Chair of the Civil Engineering Department for 18 years and Interim Director of the IDEAS Sustainability Center for almost two years. As Associate Director, Young was involved in energy-curricula, industry affiliates, international partners, business development, and technical operations. He will continue to lead the energy infrastructure research cluster and direct the EPIC Hi-Bay testing laboratory. 
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EPIC out and about
In a continued effort to garner exposure for the great work taking place at EPIC, in 2016/2017 we will be participating in multiple conferences and expos around the country. If you plan on attending please stop by our booth!
American Society for Engineering Management
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Power & Energy Conference
CBJ Energy Inc. Summit
Charlotte Venture Challenge
Energy Storage Association
Energy Summit
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition
IEEE Southeast Con
NC CleanTech Summit
State Energy Conference
World of Coal Ash

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EPIC in the news
EPIC has received some great attention in the press lately for a variety of work. If you missed them then here you go!
Bartosz Wojszczyk
EPIC staff news
EPIC is pleased to welcome the following members to our staff. 
Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk has been named the new EPIC Assistant Director and Research Professor in Grid Modernization of EPICBartosz is an accomplished c-level executive, investor, entrepreneur, visionary and innovation spokesperson with over 22 years of global experience working for utilities, academia, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies (GE, Accenture, First Pacific, Quanta Services, Legrand, etc.) with revenue totaling $2 Billion annually. Bartosz will be responsible for developing industry partnerships and leading the EPIC Grid Modernization Cluster.
Somasundaram Essakiappan

Congratulations to Soma Essakiappan, who has been named EPIC Teaching professo r and Lab  Manager and will  lead our Duke Energy suite power labs. Soma received his PhD in Electric Power and Power Electronics from Texas A&M University. He most recently was a post-doctoral fellow at EPIC and Lecturer in the ECE department. 

Christina Kopitopoulou joins the EPIC staff as EPIC Affiliates Program Manager. She previously was  the  Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Specialist at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. As the Affiliates Program manager Christina will  manage the implementation of the  communication and marketing strategy, collaborate with the Affiliates stakeholders to identify optimal message platforms and channels, manage a coordinated communications framework and provide communication guidance to EPIC Affiliates members regarding their membership and its benefits. Christina will begin on Oct. 17, 2016.
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EPIC generates the interest of people and organizations from the US and countries from around the world. Look who stopped by last quarter! If you have a group that would like a tour, they may be scheduled on Fridays between 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.

Atom Power
Celtic Power
Duke Energy
GE Energy Storage
GE Nuclear 
Protectum, Inc. 
Senator Richard Burr's Office
Telelumen, LLC 
Tsinghua University
University of Stellenbosch 

About EPIC: The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte, serves as a state-of- the-art research center that provides  education  and applied research opportunities to students with energy related interests. Our industry-education partnerships unite students, faculty and industrial partners to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and learning.
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