The List

Our Objectives

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.

Click on the links below for detailed program information for each of the listed Universities.

University of Toledo

Program description:

UT offers a two semester course sequence in power electronics for seniors and grad students. The second semester course includes a lab. There also is a grad course on converters that includes state space averaging and
linearization. Three one semester courses on electric power systems analysis also are available.
This program has been in operation for over 25 years, the first 15 of which it received continuous funding from NASA and USAF, primarily for dc-dc converter research. For the past 10 years, the main focus of the program has been on
electric vehicle research with continuous funding from the automotive industry or DOE. Most of this research activity has been concerned with battery management systems. In addition to power electronics, there is a heavy emphasis on microcontroller hardware using CAN communication systems.

Contact e-mail:
Contact name: Tom Stuart

There are 2 faculty in power electronics, and one in electric power systems.

Student body description:

Starting next year, the first power electronics course will be required for all seniors, so it will enroll about 50 students per year.
Grad enrollment is typically 3-5 students, most of whom are usually supported by external research grants.

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