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Lyles College of Engineering

Energy Engineering Research

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Energy Engineering Research Group (E2RG) at Fresno State's Lyles College of Engineering is to seek out solutions to local, state, national and global energy challenges through strategic collaborations with industry, academia and government agencies.  

Through its continued commitment to perform innovative research and development, E2RG accomplishes its mission through identification, analysis, and solving problems related to energy, environmental and economic sustainability. The group brings in interdisciplinary students and faculty across the Fresno State campus as well as industry and government experts to foster education and conduct energy research.


  • Identify, model, analyze and solve energy problems and challenges towards enhancing faculty research and scholarship
  • Enhance student education and learning in engineering and the sciences through student training, faculty led research and community projects
  • Collaborate with industry and other agencies in the area of energy and sustainability towards broader community development 

Major Areas:

  • Power generation and distribution
  • Energy management
  • Renewable energy
  • Education and outreach

Power Generation and Distribution


Project Types:

  • Smart Grid
  • Power Electronics
  • System Planning
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Power Quality
  • Transient Studies

Energy Management



Fayzul Pasha
Dr. Fayzul Pasha


Maryam Nazari
Dr. Maryam Nazari

Project Types:

  • Water purification and quality
  • Energy and water efficiency
  • Earthquake engineering and smart structures

Renewable Energy


Project Types:

  • Materials fabrication for energy devices
  • Plasma engineering and applications
  • Solar energy and application

Education and Outreach (Under Development)

Project Types:

  • Courses related to the above cluster, so far Smart Grid Engineering, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy
  • Facilities and resources
  • Certifications and workshops