Annette von Jouanne

Annette von Jouanne

Title
Electrical Engineer
Organization
Oregon State University
Location
Corvallis, OR
Annette von Jouanne
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Biography

Annette von Jouanne received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power systems and a minor in mathematics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering/power electronics from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1995.

While at Texas A&M University, she also worked with the Toshiba International Industrial Division and International Power Machines on joint university/industry research. In 1995, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, where she is currently a Professor working primarily on power electronic converters, adjustable-speed drives, hybrid electric vehicles and renewables, with a focus on Wave Energy Extraction. She is also the Director of the Motor Systems Resource Facility (MSRF), an Energy Systems Research and Testing laboratory with a 750kVA dedicated supply, comprehensive test beds up to 300hp and a 120kVA fully programmable source.

Dr. von Jouanne was the recipient of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Award, the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Prize Paper Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER and GOALI Awards. She is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (1997-2001). In 2005 she received the National Eta Kappa Nu, C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, and Dr. von Jouanne is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Answers by Dr. Annette von Jouanne

We continue to make great strides toward advancing wave energy through research, development and testing - and yes, fully exploring wave energy as a strong contributor to our renewable energy portfolios continues to be a passion of mine.

I requested input from our ECE Head Advisor, Dr. Molly Shor, who received the A.B. degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and then the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Illinois. (so I thought she would also have good input) Professional degrees in engineering are at the undergraduate level, unlike the fields of medicine and law. A graduate degree in engineering does not give you the same background to make you work-ready for industry and to be able to apply your engineering knowledge. It does not give you the breadth, either, in your field of study. There are many universities that restrict entrance to the professional engineering programs at the upper division (junior and senior) level, based on academic performance in the first two years of study. Selecting such a university with a selective professional program may appeal to you. You may also wish to minor in mathematics or pursue a double major. Since engineering programs typically require a year of math and basic sciences, your preparatory math courses will likely prepare you for the upper division mathematics coursework. As you decide on your programs of study, ask to speak to an advisor for the math programs as well as consulting with an engineering advisor. Dr. Annette von Jouanne, Ph.D., P.E.

It means following and meeting approved Standards. The approved engineering standards must be met. If, for example, a govt. regulation requires a tighter standard, then the approved engineering standard can be presented as a means of modifying the govt. reg. However, there are cases when the govt. (e.g. military) has a tighter standard, for valid reasons, and then that tighter standard should be pursued. Take Care, -Dr. von Jouanne