Power systems and related electronics undergird almost every aspect of modern life. To minimize the impact of our electricity use on the environmental and climate change requires harnessing energy from renewable sources and conserving it.
Our nationally and internationally renowned faculty, including two members of the National Academy of Engineering, carry out research in the areas of power electronics, electromechanics, photovoltaic devices, energy harvesting, smart grids, and renewable energy systems. ECE faculty collaborate with other institutions, private companies, and federal agencies to conduct research, explore new applications, and to attract outstanding students to the field. While doing this research, the Energy Systems and Power Electronics group places a very high degree of importance on education by developing new graduate and undergraduate courses and disseminating them through CUSP.