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.

Giri Venkataramanan named an IEEE Fellow

Giri Venkataramanan, the Keith and Jane Morgan Nosbusch Engineering Education Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the control of energy resources in microgrids.

Justin Reed: 2023 Early Career Award Recipient

Read the interview with the 2023 Early Career Award recipient, WEMPEC Ph.D. alumnus, Justin Reed, President and CTO, C-Motive Technologies Inc. Each year, the College of Engineering honors outstanding members of our alumni community who have made remarkable contributions to their fields.