Athula Kulatunga

Open house planned for smart meter, power electronics labs

Two College of Technology labs will showcase research and products during an open house November 1-2.

Athula Kulatunga, professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, directs the two labs: Power Electronics Development and Applications Lab (PEDAL), sponsored by International Rectifier Company, and Smart Meter Integration Lab (SMIL), sponsored by Landis +Gyr Company and Indiana-Michigan Power Company.

Charging ahead

As lawmakers around the country and world grapple with energy policy and decisions, the College of Technology is preparing its students for a utility landscape that could be much different than today’s. With new courses, new partnerships and new ways of addressing increased demands (for electricity and for conservation), the college is focusing on ways to impact the energy sector on several fronts.

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