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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Program Description:

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.

Contact name: Thomas A. Lipo, Co-Director
Department website:
Department: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)

Thomas Jahns, Robert Lasseter, Thomas Lipo , Robert Lorenz, Donald Novotny, Giri Venkataramanan

General contact info:

WEMPEC University of WI-Madison 1415 Engineering Drive Madison, WI 53706 Phone: 608-262-0287 Fax: 608-262-5559

Student body description:

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

University website:

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Contact us:   Tel: (973) 543-9660   Fax: (973) 543-6207
P.O. Box 418, Mendham, NJ 07945-0418
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