ARPA-E Award

Congratulations to Profs. Tom Jahns and Bulent Sarlioglu for winning a $1,031,315 award to develop Wide-Band-Gap-enabled integrated motor drives (IMDs) using current-source inverters (CSIs) from the ARPA-E CIRCUITS (Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors) program!!  They note that, “Recent advances in both SiC and GaN wide-bandgap semiconductor devices make these power switches well-suited for the selected CSI topology that the team plans to integrate into high-efficiency electric motors with spinning permanent magnets. If successful, the new IMDs will be capable of producing significant energy savings in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and residential applications ranging from air conditioners to pumps and compressors.”

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