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 Newsletter November 2022

    WEMPEC is thrilled to introduce this year's Visiting Scholars, who are finally able to join us on campus again, and in the NASA project, OSU and WEMPEC have completed integration testing of the 1MW integrated modular motor drive (IMMD) for electric aircraft propulsion in Madison.

  • With NASA funding, multi-university team aims to get electric planes off the ground

    In fall 2022, UW-Madison PhD student James Swanke spent several weeks at the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) facility near Sandusky, Ohio, performing the final tests on a one- megawatt electric aircraft propulsion motor. His extended visit was the culmination of a five-year multi-university research project, a capstone of Swanke’s PhD research and a promising step forward in the field of electrified aviation.

  • WEMPEC Spinoff wins a 2022 Wisconsin Innovation Award

    Three companies with ties to the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have won 2022 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Among them: C-Motive Technologies, co-founded by Prof. Dan Ludois.

  • IEEE ECCE 2022 Special Session – In Memoriam of Prof. Donald Novotny

    Two Special Sessions in memoriam of Prof. Donald Novotny will be held at IEEE ECCE 2022 on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

  • ECE faculty are integral to IARPA project to improve electrically small antennas

    McFarland-Bascom Professor Nader Behdad and Jean van Bladel Associate Professor Daniel Ludois in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are part of a multi-year research effort to significantly boost the performance of electrically small antennas (ESAs) — or antennas that are much smaller than the wavelength of signals they send and receive. The project is funded by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research and development arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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