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PhD in Engineering - Energy Systems Emphasis

University of Georgia


College of Engineering School of Envir., Civil, Ag and Mechanical Eng.
130 Paul D. Coverdell Center
Athens, GA, 30602, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Providing sustainable energy for a rapidly growing world population is a grand challenge of the 21st century. The Energy Systems program examines diverse technical, socio-political, and ecological dimensions of power generation and consumption. The Energy Systems Emphasis stresses a holistic approach and offers exposure to many disciplines beyond engineering including natural and social sciences, public policy, and business. The curriculum is highly flexible and offers personalized plans.


Academic Fields

Agricultural Engineering.
Civil Engineering, General.
Civil Engineering, Other.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General.
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Degrees

Doctoral Degree, Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy


Formats

Part Time, Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

food, energy, water systems; ecological systems, solar, renewable, smart grid

Contacts

Larry Hornak

Larry Hornak
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
lahornak@uga.edu
lahornak@uga.edu
706 542 2462

Sidney Thompson

Sidney Thompson
sidt@engr.uga.edu

Ms. Margaret Sapp

Ms. Margaret Sapp
Graduate Program Administrator
mjsapp@uga.edu
mjsapp@uga.edu

Dr. Ben Davis

Dr. Ben Davis
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
ben.davis@uga.edu
ben.davis@uga.edu
7065424225

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Our most successful students are strong academically and motivated to work hand in hand with faculty and partnering government agencies and industry to advance research that helps address global challenges and improve people's lives. Students holding a B.S. or M.S. in engineering from an ABET accredited program or a degree in a related field may apply. Students having degrees in math, physical/biological science, or other disciplines may be asked to take additional course work to prepare them. Completion of a B.S. and M.S. (for Ph.D. applicants) with min, GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program. The average undergraduate GPA and graduate GPA of recent accepted students is 3.4 and 3.6, respectively.


Academic Backgrounds

Agricultural Engineering.
Civil Engineering, General.
Civil Engineering, Other.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General.
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