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 80 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 Co-Director Prof. Jahns Announces Retirement

    Prof. Tom Jahns has announced that he will retire from his active faculty position at UW-Madison on June 30, 2021. Prof. Jahns joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1998 as the Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Machines.

  • Join 2021 WEMPEC Annual Review!

    Join us for technical presentations presented by our faculty and students followed by our “open lab” research project discussion session. All sponsoring companies are invited to attend. Registered attendees can login to the virtual event webpage to …

  • Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

    In 2020, the country’s biggest tech migration increase took place in Madison, according to LinkedIn data published by Big Technology on December 17, 2020. The boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison.

  • Register for WEMPEC Annual Review!

    We are excited for you all to join us at Annual Review! Please follow the link to register.

  • Professor Emeritus Featured in “On Wisconsin”

    Former students create a fund to carry on the work of electrical engineering professor Thomas Lipo PhD'68.

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September 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oct 01

GM Research & Development

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oct 22

Kohler Company, Power Systems Division

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov 05

Collins Aerospace

November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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