News and Updates

UNC Charlotte Provost Joan Lorden has announced that Dr. Robert Keynton is the new dean-elect of The William States Lee College of Engineering. Dr. Keynton will succeed Dr. Bob Johnson, who is stepping down in June after more than 20 years as dean. Dr. Keynton comes to UNC Charlotte from the University of Louisville, where […]

In the May issue of Business North Carolina, Executive Director Michael Mazzola discussed how EPIC and its affiliated partners are working together to train the next generation of energy professionals to deliver solutions for the industry in a brief interview. Full Business North Carolina article

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) has been selected to negotiate a $1.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In addition to EPIC, project participants include Lehigh University (ERC and ATLSS) and Worley (formerly WorleyParsons). Baltimore AirCoil Company […]

Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1. Applications are due May 6, 2020. 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental […]

EPIC is excited to share our Spotlight on Students! With the growing popularity of energy-related studies, we want you to get to know the fantastic talent right here in EPIC. Spotlight on Students introduces you to undergraduate and graduate students and shares stories of their pursuit of a degree with an energy focus. Read more […]

Despite utilities’ best efforts to build the perfect grid, outages still occur. The important question to ask is this: When an outage occurs, how quickly and by what means will service be restored? The ability of the power grid to resume normal operations after a disruption is known as resiliency. In the Southeastern United States, […]

North Carolina has received a $300,000 competitive award from the U.S. Department of Energy for a joint project by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC), and the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at NC State University. “We are partnering on a project that will examine storm-related […]

Business North Carolina gathered area energy experts to discuss North Carolina’s Energy Edge. EPIC’s Christina Kopitopoulou joined the conversation. Read more here

Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) will host the fourth annual Data Summit, Sept. 12 – 13. The two-day conference will be held at The Mill, 100 Mercantile Ln., in Starkville, Mississippi. This year’s theme is “Cybernetic City: An Ecosystem for Big, Smart, and Fast Economies.” One highlight of the […]

On May 7, 2019, the EPIC Affiliates Program hosted the first EPIC Innovator competition. The competition invited individuals and teams to submit ideas, projects, technology concepts, or prototypes that could be worthy of further exploration and funding. Nine ideas were submitted and the top five were selected to present in front of judges from Energy […]