P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Guiding the way to a more sustainable energy future

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report this October about what it would take to cap rising global temperatures at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Hitting this target has motivated countries to start developing and executing plans for decarbonization of their power generation and energy matrix, as well as other options, such as removing CO2 out of the atmosphere itself.

Making cities smarter

The mention of smart cities may bring to mind visions of a sparkling future metropolis, churning smoothly and silently: gleaming monorails gliding by with nary a whisper, walkways whisking pedestrians to their destinations, wireless and instant access to information on demand, and lights brightening and dimming on cue as you enter or leave a room.

WATCH: Guarding against cyber attacks on infrastructure

PBS39 News Tonight reporter Chloe Nouvelle interviews Rick Blum, the Robert W. Wieseman Endowed Professor in Electrical Engineering and the director of the Signal Processing and Communication Research Laboratory, about the importance of designing cyber physical systems, like power grids, with multiple layers of security and the ability to detect anomalies that could signal malicious activities. Ph.D.