Thomas M. Jahns

Credentials: Grainger Emeritus Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering


Prof. Jahns joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1998 as the Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Machines after spending 20 years working in industry. During his 26-year career at UW-Madison, Prof. Jahns has made many pioneering contributions to power engineering research as a WEMPEC faculty member.   He served as WEMPEC Director/Co-Director for 14 years from 2007 to 2021.  Prof. Jahns is continuing to actively pursue research in the areas of high-performance permanent magnet synchronous machine drives using wide-bandgap power switches, and integrated motor drives using modular topologies for safety-critical applications.  He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and an IEEE Fellow.