The Center for Energy Systems Research is Born
The former Center for Electric Power, has changed its name to reflect an expanded research focus while still performing a service to the electric power industry. When considered broadly, energy systems research can direct researchers into many new fields. For example, new composite materials could be more energy efficient to use and to produce. The new moniker easily encompasses the broad spectrum of projects that center researchers are studying from bridge design, to robotics, to construction materials, fluid flow modelling, and of course power plant efficiency.