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Release: Oct. 21, 1999

Oct. 28 lecture discusses use of global positioning system in power systems

IOWA CITY, Iowa — "Global Positioning System (GPS) Synchronized Measurements in Power Systems and their Applications" is the title of the annual Kurtz Lecture to be given at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall.

Sponsored by the UI College of Engineering department of electrical and computer engineering, the lecture will be delivered by Arun G. Phadke, American Electric Power Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. A member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Phadke has 14 years of industrial experience with Allis Chalmers and American Electric Power Service Corp. During the past 13 years he has worked in the area of computer-based protection and control. His many awards include an IEEE Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award and the Centennial Medal from the University of Wisconsin-Madison department of electrical and computer engineering.

The annual Kurtz Lecture is named for the late Edwin B. Kurtz, professor and head of the UI electrical engineering department between 1929 and 1960. He was the architect of the world’s first educational television station and directed the operation of the experimental station W9xk in Iowa City during the 1930s. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the department of electrical and computer engineering in advance at (319) 335-5197.