Special Section - Energy: Smart Grid: The Basics — What? Why? Who? How?


The electric-power grid is being transformed into a smarter network — one that could bring significant benefits to the chemical process industries. Learn what a smart grid is and how you can participate.


Author Bios: 

Donald Chmielewski

Donald J. Chmielewski is an associate professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research focuses on economic based control system design with applications ranging from chemical processes and hybrid fuel cell vehicles to building HVAC and electric-power networks. As a senior member of AIChE, he actively participates in the CAST division, recently serving as the chair of AIChE Workshop on Smart Grid for the Chemical Process Industry. Within the Chicago local section he has served as chair of the section (2007-8) and is active...Read more

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