Professor Afridi’s HFPE group’s research is focused on radio frequency power electronics for a range of applications, and on energy systems that incorporate these power electronic controls, including wireless power transfer systems.
Prof. Erickson’s research group focus on modeling and design of power electronics components and systems.
- Power electronics for building-integrated photovoltaics
- Studies of the benefits of distributed maximum power point tracking
- Modeling, design, and control of converters for solar applications
- Wind power applications of power electronics
- Composite converter architectures: beyond multilevel modular conversion
- Electric vehicle power electronics
- Low-harmonic rectifiers: modeling and control Integrated high-quality rectifier-regulators
- Three-phase low-harmonic rectifiers Modeling, analysis, and control of resonant converters
- Resonant switch converters
- Modeling, control, and design of PWM power converters
- Magnetics modeling
- Power-conservative networks
iPower3Es’s mission is to address the challenges in co-optimizing efficiency and size with performance in different electronic systems and applications, including: High-performance computing and data centers, DC-houses and DC-buildings power distribution, Low-power biomedical implants, and Internet of Things (IoTs).
Prof. Maksimovic’s research group focuses on achieving significant system-level advances in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources via smart power electronics.
- A Disruptive Approach to Electric Vehicle Power Electronics, sponsored by DOE
- Vehicle Technologies Integrated power converters for photovoltaic (PV) modules in PV power systems, an ARPA-E Solar ADEPT project
- Robust cell-level modeling and control of large battery packs, an ARPA-E AMPED (Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices) program
- Power management for high-efficiency handset and base station RF transmitter systems, including Microscale Power Converters (MPC)
- High-efficiency power conversion and power control in data centers
- Automotive power electronics
- Control and optimization of micro-grids using smart power electronics
- Power conversion and power management for mobile electronics
- Digital control for improved efficiency and improved transient responses in high-frequency switched-mode DC-DC power converters