James Cale

Cale

Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department
Specialization: Energy systems integration

Dr. James Cale is an Associate Professor in Systems Engineering at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. His research focuses on modeling, control and design optimization of energy sources and systems. His background and interests are in the areas of energy conversion, power electronics, finite-inertia power systems, computational and applied electromagnetics, biologically-inspired optimization methods, microgrids, power hardware-in-the-loop, and machine learning algorithms. Prior to joining CSU, James led the Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Note to Prospective Graduate Students

1) Advising (Ph.D. students, off-campus): If you are looking for an advisor for enrollment in the distance Systems Engineering Ph.D. program, send me an email with the following information: (1) your prior academic history (degrees awarded) and research papers, (2) your specific interest in energy systems and how it aligns with my background, (3) a general outline of what you’d like to research for your dissertation. Note: as of 1/28/19 I am at capacity on distance Ph.D. students and will not be accepting further students. Check back periodically.

2) Advising (Masters Students): If you are looking for an advisor to oversee a Masters degree in Systems Engineering – Plan B option, send me an email with the following information: (1) your prior academic history (degrees awarded), work background, and any published papers, (2) your specific interest in energy systems and how it aligns with my background, (3) a general outline of what topic you’d like to pursue for your Plan B report.

3) Research Assistantships (Ph.D. students, on-campus): I am looking for one on-campus student, with GRA support, to start in Fall, 2019. Students with a background in electrical power engineering, knowledge of statistics and stochastic processes, and strong computer programming skills are encouraged to contact me. Send me an email with the following information: (1) your prior academic history (degrees awarded) and research papers, (2) your specific interest in energy systems and how it aligns with my background.

4) Serving on your graduate committee: If you already have a primary advisor and are looking for an additional faculty member for your committee, send me an email describing your thesis/dissertation topic, the name of your advisor, and how your research aligns with my background.

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