Martha Russell

Type: 
Energy Faculty

Analysis of the conversation about energy efficiency and climate change on social media platforms.

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Martha Russell

International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development (CEE 126, IPS 274, URBANST 145)

Code: 
138
Comparative approach to sustainable cities, with focus on international practices and applicability to China. Tradeoffs regarding land use, infrastructure, energy and water, and the need to balance economic vitality, environmental quality, cultural heritage, and social equity. Student teams collaborate with Chinese faculty and students partners to support urban sustainability projects. Limited enrollment via application; see internationalurbanization.org for details. Prerequisites: consent of the instructor(s).
Subject: 
EARTHSYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Energy Storage Integration - Vehicles, Renewables, and the Grid (CEE 176C)

Code: 
276C
This course will provide in-depth introduction to existing energy storage solutions being used on the electric grid and in vehicles with a primary focus on batteries and electrochemical storage. We will discuss the operating characteristics, cost and efficiency of these technologies and how tradeoff decisions can be made. Special attention will be given to system-level integration of new storage technologies, including chargers, inverters, battery management systems and controls, into the existing vehicle and grid infrastructure.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Modern Power Systems Engineering

Code: 
272R
Focus is on Power Engineering from a systems point of view. Topics covered may include modeling of generation, transmission and distribution systems, load flow analysis, transient and steady-state stability analysis. Special emphasis given to modern market operations and dispatch, modeling intermittent controllable power sources, storage technologies, mechanisms for demand response, sensing the grid and the role of market mechanisms for deep integration. Course content may vary year to year.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 125, URBANST 174)

Code: 
225
In a rapidly urbanizing world, "the city" paves the way toward sustainability and social well-being. But what does it mean for a city to be smart? Does that also make it sustainable or resilient or livable? This seminar delves into current debates about urbanism through weekly talks by experts on topics such as big data, human-centered design, new urbanism, and natural capital. How urban spaces are shaped, for better or worse, by the complex interaction of cutting-edge technology, human societies, and the natural environment.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Energy Storage Integration - Vehicles, Renewables, and the Grid (CEE 276C)

Code: 
176C
This course will provide in-depth introduction to existing energy storage solutions being used on the electric grid and in vehicles with a primary focus on batteries and electrochemical storage. We will discuss the operating characteristics, cost and efficiency of these technologies and how tradeoff decisions can be made. Special attention will be given to system-level integration of new storage technologies, including chargers, inverters, battery management systems and controls, into the existing vehicle and grid infrastructure.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 225, URBANST 174)

Code: 
125
In a rapidly urbanizing world, "the city" paves the way toward sustainability and social well-being. But what does it mean for a city to be smart? Does that also make it sustainable or resilient or livable? This seminar delves into current debates about urbanism through weekly talks by experts on topics such as big data, human-centered design, new urbanism, and natural capital. How urban spaces are shaped, for better or worse, by the complex interaction of cutting-edge technology, human societies, and the natural environment.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Incentive Mechanisms for Societal Networks

Code: 
258
In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded road networks to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many individuals. This course survey the problems and the cost they impose on society. It describes a series of pilot projects which aim to develop principles for inducing small changes in behavior in Societal Networks--transportation networks, wellness programs, recycling systems and, if time permits, energy grids.
Subject: 
OIT
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
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