Power electronics is one of the major research and education activities in the Power and Energy Systems Area of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. Power electronics activities have a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, and draw on diverse fields such as control, circuits, electromechanics, semiconductor devices, thermal systems, and transportation systems. Areas of special activity include high-performance dc-dc converters, high-density inverters, nonlinear analysis and control techniques for converters, mobile systems, renewable energy integration, drives and motor control methods, and system-on-chip integrated power. Power electronics is a major area of emphasis of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University. The group also participates in the National Science Foundation Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) Engineering Research Center. This center seeks 100x enhancements in power density for mobile systems.
Provide PSMA Member Companies a resource to identify Educational and University Institutions, world wide, which have ongoing and active programs in power electronics. This will provide the Member Companies a source for attracting potential new employees and opportunity for possible partnering on Research and Development projects.
Provide the Educational and University Institutions an opportunity to promote their programs in power electronics to interested companies outside their immediate areas. This exposure could result in generating additional support for the institution from the power sources industry for ongoing and new programs. In addition the exposure will provide the students and graduates with additional options as they transition from the educational to the business community.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Four full-time faculty in power electronics, machines, and drives, plus five in allied areas
Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 306 N. Wright St. Urbana, Illinois 61801.
Phone: 217-265-5128 Fax: 217-333-1162
ECE Illinois has more than 2800 undergraduate and graduate students. Incoming freshmen have average ACT scores of 31.8. About 10% of these students engage in power and energy courses and projects