The Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) was initiated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 1981 and is comprised of sponsoring companies with an interest in the field of electric machines and power electronics. These sponsors help support an active program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. With a mission to provide education, research and service, WEMPEC continues to serve as a model for programs dependent on a strong interaction between universities and industry. WEMPEC faculty have established a comprehensive curriculum in the electrical machines and power electronics field which serves students at the university as well as practicing engineers in industry. The credit courses offered on campus and on videotape through the Engineering Outreach Program are complemented by short courses and tutorials which are offered periodically on campus, at technical meetings and by special arrangement at company locations. Teaching efforts have been further enhanced through the establishment of a world class teaching and research laboratory. An outstanding group of graduate students and visiting researchers have established an internationally recognized level of excellence in their research contributions. Industrial interest in the WEMPEC research program has been maintained by a concerted effort to keep projects relevant to long term industrial needs and through an efficient technology transfer process. The success of WEMPEC is reflected by the large number of sponsor companies contributing to the consortium each year. The enabling nature of power electronics and its impact on factory automation, robotics, transportation, energy efficiency, electric automobiles, residential and commercial appliances, alternate energy and computers as well as other electronic equipment is well known and becoming increasingly recognized. WEMPEC, with the cooperation and support of its industrial sponsors, will continue to play an important role in bringing new generations of power electronics and electric machine technologies to fruition.
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 Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Jahns, Robert Lasseter, Thomas Lipo , Robert Lorenz, Donald Novotny, Giri Venkataramanan
WEMPEC University of WI-Madison 1415 Engineering Drive Madison, WI 53706 Phone: 608-262-0287 Fax: 608-262-5559
Our graduate student base is very diverse. Our students come from over 20 different countries, bringing an exciting mix of cultures and traditions to the social aspect of our program. Number of Graduate Students: 50 Number of Honorary Visiting Scholars, Professors, Post Docs: 15 Number of undergrads: 5