2024 Investiture Information

Power Electronics Research

Power electronics research is within the overall program area of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Dartmouth aimed at advancing technologies ranging from semiconductor devices to advanced communication networks, from self-powered sensors to electric cars, from wearable devices to cognitive medical imaging, and from autonomous vehicles to smart cities.

The capability of power electronics to control and convert electrical energy is essential to the use of many modern high-efficiency components such as LED lighting and brushless motors as well as interfacing renewable energy sources to the power grid.

Research Subfields

Integrated circuit design for power electronics

Resonant switched capacitor (ReSC) and other advanced power converter topologies

Applications in battery management, photovoltaics, and digital systems

Magnetics and passive component modeling, design and optimization

Wireless power transfer

Microfabrication of power magnetics for integrated power conversion