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Engineering Associate Professor and the City of Coral Gables Selected Finalists in U.S. Mayors Challenge

The U.S. Mayors Challenge is an annual invitation by Bloomberg Philanthropies for cities nationwide to produce bold, innovative solutions to the tough and complex challenges they face. Coral Gables was selected as a finalist among 35 municipalities this year.

To address the problems the city has faced this past hurricane season, Nurcin Celik, an associate professor in the University of Miami College of Engineering’s (UMCoE) Department of Industrial Engineering, developed smart, solar powered micro-grids that can conserve, supply and redirect power depending on real-time data in the event of an emergency.

Click here to read the full story in Miami’s Community Newspaper.

Photo captured from the Miami’s Community Newspaper website.

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