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Johan Enslin
Update from Dr. Enslin
EPIC is going strong and we are getting more and more recognition from industry. Helping with this is our presence at energy conferences where we are sharing the important work taking place at EPIC with our industry partners, students, and faculty. We were especially excited to promote the Stacked Value Proposition, a real game changer in the area of energy storage at the Energy Storage Association Conference. As you will see below, EPIC is also frequently in the news and we will soon be featured in  Transmission and Distribution Magazine and  Business North Carolina . Staying busy requires support from our partners and I would especially like to thank our Affiliate Members who understand the importance of investing in EPIC so our work can continue.
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Welcome EPIC Affiliates members!
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 members
Duke Energy
Piedmont Natural Gas

Click here for more information on how the EPIC Affiliates Program can benefit your company.
Dr. Yamilka Rivera-Baez
Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera receives award
Congratulations to EPIC's Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera for receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award by the UNC Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) and the Latin American Student Organization on campus, as one of three to be recognized for their work and service to the Hispanic community!
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EPIC Energy Seminar Series 
Thank you to all who attended the EPIC Energy Seminar Series this academic year. We were pleased to offer experts in the industry who spoke on a range of topics on power and energy.  We had 21  seminars with over 730 attendees, with almost an even split between university and industry folks in attendance.

The Energy Seminar Series will ramp up again on August 23, and due to such an interest we will now offer a seminar every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30. Look for more information soon!
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KIT students are here
A special welcome to our exchange students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)! On April 6, 2016, EPIC welcomed 11 graduate students from KIT, located in Karlsruhe, Germany as they take part in a six-month research exchange program. EPIC students  Sina Mostafavi,  Paul Rankin,  Mehrdad Biglarbegian, and  Kirtan Davda are currently spending two months at KIT.

KIT is one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Europe and is known for its high quality of research work around the wo rld. This partnership is a result of a MOU signed in 2013, between KIT and EPIC with the purpose of building a trans-Atlantic energy bridge and aims to link academic and research initiatives of the two institutions around key energy issues.
Thank you
In response to changes in procedures at UNC Charlotte and to reorganization within EPIC, we are in the process of  restructuring our technical services activities.  As of  July 1, 2016 , the Energy and Environmental Assistance Office ( EEAO)  office will be closed and all existing  EEAO  projects will be continued and delivered through  EPIC by our faculty and staff. The same is true for future projects currently being discussed and/or proposed.

EEAO (formerly EAO) has served UNC Charlotte for decades and were instrumental in bringing state and regional agencies, small businesses, and engineering practitioners together with talented UNC Charlotte faculty and students to address environmental issues. Thank you especially to Regina Guyer and Karyn Williamson-Coria for their dedication and hard work!

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EPIC students excel in competition
IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition in where more than 700 companies, 12,000 professionals from more than 80 countries around the world converge to collaborate, present and discuss new ideas, and innovative products. Through the  GEARED Project, EPIC students participated in the Poster Presentation Competition. Over 150 posters in 3 categories (undergraduates, graduates, industry) were presented. EPIC students won First and Third Place! 

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Senior Design
Congratulations to all who participated in the Senior Design Program Expo on May 5, 2016. Once again our EPIC students demonstrated their creativity and skills in solving a multitude of engineering related issues! Overall there were 31 energy projects (out of 63), the second place winning project was an energy project titled "Closed Loop Super Critical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle" and the supporter was EPRI. 
Chris Hardin
Coal Ash news
On May 18 and 19, 2016 the Coal Ash and Liquid Management (CALM) Office hosted it's quarterly meeting with over 30 professionals involved with ash basin closure construction and beneficial use coal ash. Topics of discussion ranged from developing new technology for evaluating the stability of wet ash materials, and initiating the Ash Basin Safety Awareness workforce training course. The applied research and safety awareness training developed by the CALM Office is being used many contractors, engineers and power utilities across the United States. 
Lori Brown
EPIC staff news
EPIC is pleased to welcome Lori Brown as EPIC Grants and Contracts Manager. Lori began her career at UNC Charlotte in Civil and Environmental Engineering, managing all state, grant, discretionary, and gift fund budgets and processing transactions. In 2013, she began working in the College of Engineering's Contracts and Grants Office assisting in pre-award and post-award management for the college. Welcome Lori! 

Congratulations to Julia Stuart Martin on her promotion to EPIC Assistant Director, Marketing. Julia joined EPIC in April 2015, as Public Communications Specialist. A Charlotte native and UNC Charlotte graduate, Julia recently served as Director of Marketing and Membership for the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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EPIC wants to help you stay plugged into the news, seminars, events and many activities taking place here and throughout the energy industry. We have revamped many of our sites and invite you to like, follow and link with EPIC today!
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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
Catawba Riverkeeper
Center for Energy Education
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Cox Mill High School
Dispersive Technologies
Dr. Vittal Panduranga-National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, India
Duke Energy
E4 Energy Communicators
High Point University
Mali, Nigeria, Afribiz
Merry Oaks Elementary School
NAYGN (North America Young Generation for Nuclear)
Nova Engineering
SOS University
Southeast Region U.S. High School Career Counselors
Southern Company
Terrawatt Roofing
Transmission and Distribution Magazine
Wells Fargo

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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