Research in power electronics and power systems is becoming critically important to meet the world's increasing energy needs and demands within the environmental, economic, and national security constraints today. Faculty in this area are conducting research programs in electric and magnetic field computation; electrical transients and switching technology; power system analysis; modeling, control and optimization; real-time power system simulation; phasor measurement units and protective relaying; smart semiconductor power devices and integrated circuits; power electronic converters; electromagnetic interference; power electronics applications in lighting, motion control, transportation, renewable energy, and microgrids; as well as power transmission and distribution. The research programs reach into new aspects of power systems such as cyber security, utilizing signal processing, machine learning, data analytics, and computer networking methods, among others. Active research projects are supported through several centers and laboratories.
Area Chair: Joe Chow