WEMPEC Newsletter July 2024

July 2024   GLOW Workshop UW-Madison will be hosting a workshop on the topic of offshore wind energy technologies for application on the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) activities are aimed to …

WEMPEC Newsletter June 2024

June 2024   WELCOME MAHIMA GUPTA Mahima Gupta will be joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) as an Assistant Professor this month. She received her Ph.D. and …

WEMPEC Newsletter May 2024

May 2024 WEMPEC would like to congratulate the following students as they graduate this Spring/Summer: Connor Akers Waiyan (Anson) Chan Divya Sureshbhai Mendpara Dante Newman Justin Paddock Anirudh Upadhyaya Sri Krishna Govind Anandarao Sai Nikhilesh …

Professors Chirag Gupta and Shubhra Pasayat add new energy and resources to power semiconductor research.

Semiconductor chips aren’t just the “brains” of our computers and smart phones. A different variety of chip, called power semiconductors, transform, route and manage the energy that powers our gadgets and are equally as important. Making them faster and more efficient is just as critical to enabling next generation technologies as improving processor speed.

ECE at UW-Madison was well-represented at the ARPA-E

ARPA-E’s Unlocking Lasting Transformative Resilience Advances by Faster Actuation of Power Semiconductor Technologies (ULTRAFAST) program in Chicago. Professor Bulent Sarlioglu‘s invited talk covered “EMI/EMC Considerations Associated with Wide Bandgap Device-based Power Electronics,” and Assistant Professor …

Video available: Watch Prof. Giri’s Talk on Jevons’ Paradox and Decarbonization online

Over a hundred years ago, the English economist William Stanley Jevons keenly observed that technological advances that increase energy efficiency leads to further increased energy consumption and not the other way around. In this talk, Prof. Giri reviews Jevons’ observations and links it to present ones. The talk was given in September 2023 as part of the Wisconsin Energy Institute’s Sustainable Energy series.