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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT FUNDS RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MERSEN AND NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

August 21, 2013


 

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a grant to the team of Mersen and Northeastern University to fund continued research in the development of smart power protection devices for photovoltaic installations. This grant is the second sponsorship by the National Science Foundation to help support the partnership between Mersen USA Newburyport-LLC and Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

 

The research project is guided by Professor Brad Lehman, PhD., E.E. Northeastern University; Jean François de Palma, PhD, VP, Mersen; and Roy Ball, MBA, VP R&D, Mersen. Northeastern University graduate student Ye Zhao is focusing on translating smart fault detection methods for photovoltaic installations to fill the technology gap of identifying and protecting against dangerous electrical faults in solar PV installations. Ye Zhao will be presenting a paper about his research at the upcoming ECCE Conference in September 2013.

 

This joint research project is expected to continue over an 18 month period.

 

Mersen is honored to work as a team to provide grant opportunities and to serve as liaison between industry and academia. Mersen has created a partnership of innovation that accelerates advancements in technology research that work toward continued safety and reliability in electrical protection.


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