A wind turbine expert, who is working to bring wind power to rural communities around the world, will return to his alma mater to speak to students this Friday, July 22, in Flint.
Henry Louie will be at Kettering University to address issues on Wind Turbine Generators for Energy Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities.READ MORE: Video Showing DPD Officer Punching Man In Greektown Prompts Investigation
Louie received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Kettering in 2002 and went on to earn his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, and his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 2008.READ MORE: 33 Michigan Counties Enter Higher-Risk Virus Threat
His research includes renewable energy, humanitarian engineering, and power systems analysis. He has led several humanitarian engineering trips to developing countries.
His address to students will combine theoretical elements of electrical and mechanical design of appropriate technology wind turbines with practical considerations of their construction and deployment in rural Zambia and other countries.MORE NEWS: Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports
The event is sponsored by the Kettering chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, a national electrical engineering honor society.