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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Program Description:

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.

# Grad students: Approximately 30 in these areas
# Undergrad students: More than 120 in power electronics annually
Contact name: Prof. Robert C. N. Pilawa-Podgurski
Department website: energy.ece.illinois.edu
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty:

Four full-time faculty in power electronics, machines, and drives, plus five in allied areas

General contact info:

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

Student body description:

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

University website: illinois.edu

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