Valentina Cecchi

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Principal Investigator, UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon
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Originally from Rome, Italy, I attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, where I completed B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively. I joined UNC Charlotte in 2010 as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and member of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). My main research interests currently include developing electric power line models for modern power systems and smart grids, investigating the impacts of distributed energy resources on the grid, and studying distribution system planning and operation techniques.