CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
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 worlds 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