ECE PhD student Kliti Kodra receives the Paul Panayotatos Scholarship

Kliti Kodra becomes the first ever recipient of Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship. His hard work, dedication to his research, and academic achievements has earned him this award.

Kliti Kodra is currently a PhD student studying under the guidance of Prof. Zoran Gajic.

His research focuses on order reduction of large-scale microgrid models as well as control-theoretic methods for cyber-physical security in smart grid infrastructures using singular perturbation techniques. His prior work involved research on reduced-order controller design for fuel cells used in the automotive industry. 

Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship was recently established in memory of Professor Paul Panayotatos who served for 30 years as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The Scholarship is awarded to graduate students demonstrating academic excellence and pursing advanced degree in the sustainable energy areas including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conversion or a related area. The award for this year is $5,000, but it could be a lesser amount in future years and could be awarded to more than one person.

Congratulations to Kliti for his outstanding achievement!