University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty

Professor Robert D. Lorenz
Co-Director WEMPEC
Mead Witter Foundation-Consolidated Papers Professor of Controls Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Rm. 2025
608-262-5343
lorenz@engr.wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Physics-based control and estimation methodologies
  • Design for sensing, loss minimization, dynamic power conversion and observer-based sensor replacement
  • Volt-second based control approaches
  • Shaping fields for power semi sensor integration

Professor Thomas M. Jahns
Co-Director WEMPEC
Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2557B
608-262-5702
jahns@engr.wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Electric Machines
  • Power conversion and control for distributed generation
  • Microgrids
  • Battery energy storage

Professor Giri Venkataramanan
Associate Director WEMPEC
Professor

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2559
608-262-4479
giri@engr.wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Application of wide band-gap devices
  • Power converters for energy applications
  • End-user power quality
  • Microgrids
  • Distributed generation for sustainable power

Professor Bulent Sarlioglu
Associate Director WEMPEC
Associate Professor

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2559A
608-262-2703
sarlioglu@wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Converters using wide band-gap devices
  • Electric machines
  • High-speed electric machines and controls
  • Axial flux machines
  • Power converters for energy applications

Professor Daniel C. Ludois
Associate Director WEMPEC
Assistant Professor

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2564
608-262-8211
ludois@wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Multi-level converters
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Capacitive power transfer
  • New wound-field machine topologies
  • Integrated L-C filter components

Professor Eric L. Severson
Associate Director WEMPEC
Assistant Professor

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2559
608-890-1301
eric.severson@wisc.edu

Research Interests

  • Electric machines and power electronics
  • Bearingless motors and magnetic bearings
  • High switching frequencies and rotational speeds
  • Flywheel energy storage
  • Sustainable generation and efficient energy conversion

Professor Thomas A. Lipo
Professor Emeritus
Co-founder WEMPEC

Engineering Hall, Rm. 1540
608-262-0287
lipo@engr.wisc.edu

 

 

 

Professor Donald W. Novotny
Professor Emeritus
Co-founder WEMPEC

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2546
608-262-3934
novotny@engr.wisc.edu

 

 

 

Professor Robert H. Lasseter
Professor Emeritus

Engineering Hall, Rm. 2546
608-262-0186
lasseter@engr.wisc.edu