RLE Research Groups

Power Electronics Research Group

The Power Electronics Research Group systematically investigates issues relevant to the production, transformation and application of electrical energy. Specifically, the group is working on power conversion systems that are more energy efficient, more compact and provide higher performance.

We aim to develop and apply advanced technologies for improved power conversion, targeting

  • Miniaturization and integration of power electronics
  • Better performance: higher efficiency, bandwidth, operating range
  • Application to improve systems (i.e. renewables, lighting, communications)

Investigations:

Very High Frequency Power Conversion
Ultra-High-Efficiency Power Electronics
Power Electronics Technology to Benefit Specific Applications (transportation, lighting, renewable power generation and conversion, computation, communications, industrial RF heating and processing, medical applications)

The group is led by Professor David J. Perreault

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