Our dedicated and highly qualified staff supervise students in accordance with their area of expertise, which varies from advancing innovative solutions in energy efficiency to the design of digital twins for traditional fossil fuel power plants and/or grids with distributed generation.
Striving for excellence in teaching and research, SUSU develops international initiatives with the leaders in science, education and industry. SUSU scholars are engaged in building new knowledge in collaboration with professors from the University of Oxford, Cornell University, Tsinghua University, KAIST, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. SUSU entrepreneurial culture as well as constant drive for technological advances help us maintain mutually beneficial relationships with the world’s greatest industrial leaders, such as Emerson, Kaspersky, Samsung, Siemens.
SUSU Power Engineering staff have been granted more than 100 patents. SUSU Power Engineering students have been awarded more than 60 patents in the past 15 years.
It is here that one of the latest breakthrough solutions in the world of alternative energy has been developed. A unique highly efficient vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) is the first self-starting multi-tier design controlled by the intellectual electronics, which was developed as a result of collaborative effort of an international team of American and Russian scholars from South Ural State University, State Rocket Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (CA, USA) and Uralmet Scientific Research Institute. The family of the fabricated turbines includes the VAWT rotors from 0.1 to 30 kW, potentially capable of scaling up to 20 MW power. The experimental wind turbines are used for resource testing in Russia (30+ turbines), USA (7 turbines), Japan (1 turbine), Arctic (2 turbines). We are planning to start commercialization of 0.1, 3 and 30 kW wind turbines in Russia, and then to develop the commercial potential of the product across the globe. The Arctic distributed power systems are likely to help realize its full potential.