The Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) is a technology center at the University of Wisconsin­‐Madison. WEMPEC began in January 1981 with a mission to provide education, research, and service. With the support of more than 70 corporate sponsors, our team of professors, staff, graduate students, and international scholars work together to research and develop the newest technologies and techniques in electric machines, power electronics, actuators, sensors, drives, motion control, and drive applications.


  • WEMPEC Researchers win Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium best paper award

    A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and students won the best paper award at the IEEE/AIAA Transportation Electrification Conference and Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (ITEC+EATS) in Anaheim, California, in June 2022. The team includes Bulent Sarlioglu, the Jean van Bladel Associate Professor in electrical and computer engineering, Thomas Jahns, the Grainger Emeritus Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Machines and PhD students Hao Zeng and James Swanke.

  • Power up: Little Free Libraries add solar charging to boxes

  • ECE Graduate Students Win Battery Algorithm Competition

    A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical and computer engineering PhD students, including WEMPEC's Sangwhee Lee, Nishanth, Shalini Manna and Nathan Peterson, has won first place in the 2022 IEEE/AIAA ITEC+EATS Battery State of Charge Estimation Student Competition.

  • Solar Little Free Libraries provide power to people who need it most

    For many people who are homeless or members of underserved populations, cell phones are a lifeline; a phone may be their only way to keep in touch with distant friends and relatives, schedule medical appointments and job interviews, and deal with emergencies. Prof. Giri Venkataraman and PhD student Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe took on the challenge, even organizing a hackathon at the UW-Madison makerspace they dubbed the Solympics, to generate ideas for a solar-powered public charging station. The winning concept was the e-Little Free Library.

  • WEMPEC Faculty selected for WARF Accelerator Electrification Challenge Grant

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced that four projects have been selected to receive development funding through the WARF Accelerator Electrification Challenge Grant.

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Sep 16

BETA Technologies

September 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep 23

BAE Systems

September 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep 30

John Deere ISG-Electrification

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oct 07

Milwaukee Electronics

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Short Courses

Mon 22

Dynamics and Control of AC Drives

August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 2:30 pm