A Seminar on State of the Art Communications in Today’s Municipal Government and Industry

Chattanooga city authorities and local industries are playing a vital role in telecommunications infrastructures, and the city is moving faster to become Smartest City!!. The seminar will show case the rapid changes taking place, such as Intelligent Transport System is being introduced, Wireless MESH network is spreading, and Power Grid is becoming smarter. It is indeed a privilege to have the exchange of ideas with the decision makers about the important changes taking place and awareness about the vital technical issues under discussion these days. This Seminar will provide such opportunity!

WHEN:March 28th 2012,09:30 AM to 01:30PM

WHERE: UC Raccoon Room, UTC

WHAT ELSE: Networking Opportunity with the Speakers, and Lunch(Pizza and Soda) .



Click here for registration.

Click here for Program Brochure.

Organizing chair:

Dr. Raziq Yaqub
Associate Professor
University of Tennessee
735 Vine St, Chattanooga TN 37403
Electrical Engineering Department, EMCS-315A
Email: Raziq-Yaqub@utc.edu

Spring Graduate Classes

The Department of Electrical Engineering will offer the following graduate courses in the spring 2012 semester. Many of these classes will be available online. Course descriptions and application information is available here.

  • Power System Protection (ENEE 5620)* — Russ Patterson, PE
  • Power System Operations (ENEE 5520)* — Bill Hopf, PE
  • Power Electronics and Drives (ENEE 5610) — Dr. Abdul Ofoli
  • Introduction to the Smart Grid (ENEE 5910)* — Dr. Raziq Yaqub
  • Advanced Mobile Broad Band (ENEE 5910)* — Dr. Raziq Yaqub
  • Advanced Digital Design (ENEE 5150) — Dr. Stephen Craven

* — Course available in-class and online.

Student Awarded IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship

David Nordy, Jr., an Electrical Engineering junior and the president of the student chapter of the IEEE, was been selected as an IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholar. David competed with students from all across the country for this honor. The award comes with $2,000/year for up to three years of funding.

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative targets students preparing for careers in the power industry. Students are required to take at least three power engineering courses. While many universities scaled back their power engineering curricula in years past, UTC has retained a strong program with multiple power and energy electives available for students to take.


UTC Smart Grid Workshop(USW)2011

UTC Smart Grid Workshop(USW) 2011.
Date: 12th October (Wednesday) 

Venue: UC Auditorium, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 735 Vine St, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Participation is open to industry, academia, government, and media, and is SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION.
USW ‘11 aims to provide a high-level platform for power sectors, including both Industry and Academia, around the nation to share their progress and experience in smart grid research and construction. It is a unique opportunity to showcase the latest deployments, lessons learned and experience gained during recent tornados and hurricanes. USW ’11 hopes to leverage this workshop to promote Smart Grid Technologies, and envision the Technology Road Map for the 21st Century.


Get Continuing Education Credit (CEUs)
6 CEU’s will be available for 6 contact hours for the SMART-GRID Workshop participants.  The cost to the individual is $10 and can be paid at registration with a check or credit card.



Dr.Raziq Yaqub,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
The University of tennessee at Chattanooga.
Phone: 1-423-425-4373
Fax: 1-423-425-5229
Mobile: 1-908-319-8422
Email: raziq-yaqub@utc.edu


Hotel information:

Below is a limited list of hotels that are near UTC.  When making a reservation, ask for the UTC
rate since most hotels offer a discounted rate for UTC affiliates which is
subject to availability.

The DoubleTree Hotel

407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 756-5150

Sheraton Read House Hotel

827 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 266-4121

Residence Inn

215 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 266-0600

Hampton Inn & Suites

400 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 693-0500

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

440 West Martin Luther King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 664-4321

Staybridge Suites

300 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423) 267-0900





OMICRON Roadshow Bus Coming to UTC!

OMICRON, the world leader in power systems testing equipment, will be bringing their roadshow bus to UTC’s “Get On Board” Day event on Friday, September 9th. The roadshow bus will be found in the parking lot on the east side of the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science (EMCS) Building from 11:30 to 1:00. A classroom-on-wheels, the bus contains the latest in OMICRON testing equipment as well as a model transformer.

Additional details are available in the event flyer.

TVA Gift Presentation August 11th

Please join Dean Sutton, the Electrical Engineering Faculty, and Mr. Preston Swafford, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of TVA, on August 11th at 9:00am on the 4th Floor in Room 402 for the presentation of $8,000 to buy large screen monitors to be mounted on the wall of the TVA / ETAP Power Simulation Lab.

Live Internet Streaming of Omicron’s Transformer Workshop

Live streaming of Omicron’s Transformer Diagnostics Workshop hosted at UTC will begin Wednesday, June 22, at 8:00am eastern time. Each day of the live stream is divided into three sessions, accessible via the links below, in order to ease navigation of the archived video. Please see the agenda for a list of topics scheduled for each session.

The PowerPoint slides for each session are available by following the links below and clicking on the paperclip icon at the bottom right of the screen. The individual files will be then listed in a column on the left.

Wednesday, June 22nd

Thursday, June 23rd

The live stream uses Microsoft Silverlight. A complete list of system requirements can be found here. For technical support during the presentation, please email CECSTech@utc.edu with “Workshop” in the subject line.

The video stream will remain available online for a limited time after the workshop ends.

Free Transformer Workshop at UTC, June 22-23

The Department of Electrical Engineering is hosting a free, two-day workshop on Diagnostic Measurements on Power Transformers. The workshop, sponsored by Omicron electronics, will feature industry-leading presenters.

The Transformer Workshop is designed to provide you the essential information needed to determine the condition of your transformer assets. Participants will be introduced to the most modern and effective test techniques and practices that can be applied to power transformers today. Participants will learn transformer theory, diagnostic test methods, and data analysis strategies. All subjects presented are adequate for all levels of expertise, and all examples are derived directly from field experiences. This is a two-day event with four instructors bringing different areas of technical expertise.

The course objectives are to understand transformer failure modes and basic as well as advanced diagnostic test methods to assess the condition of transformers and ancillary equipment. The instructors will share their expertise in the area of diagnostic testing and analysis through presentation of actual field measurement and case studies.

A detailed agenda and registration form is available here. Live streaming of the event will begin at 8:00 am eastern time on June 22nd, accessible via the department’s website: http://www.utc.edu/ee.

Electrical Engineering Student Awarded Charles Foundation Scholarship

Joshua WallerJoshua Waller, a rising  junior in UTC’s Department of Electrical Engineering, was awarded the prestigious Mario C. and Grace B. Charles Foundation Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. This $10,000 award is in addition to the Edwin Duckett Scholarship and the William Q. Gurley Scholarship that Mr. Waller was previously awarded. A veteran of the Coast Guard, Mr. Waller is the Vice President of the student chapter of IEEE. He has volunteered in numerous capacities with the College of Engineering, including lab development, donation solicitation, and wiring on the Mini Baja Competition vehicle.

Electrical Engineering Department Takes On Social Media

The Department of Electrical Engineering at UTC now has a Facebook page. News, interest items, and photos will be continually updated. Please “Like” the page to obtain the latest news. Contact Dr. Craven if you have items that might be worthy of posting to the page.