Research

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Euisik Yoon, Director
2400 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
PH: (734) 615-4469
FX: 734-763-9324 esyoon@umich.edu

Barb Rice
Senior Research Administrator
2114B EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121
PH: 734-936-1956
FX: 734-647-2342 rice@eecs.umich.edu

Overview Areas of Specialty
Electrical energy devices and systems have played a fundamental role in the development of modern society. In fact, the National Academy of Engineering named electrification as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th Century. New opportunities are arising, however, with advances in materials, communications, computation and control. Materials with electrical energy conversion properties are creating new ways to generate electricity from renewable energy sources. Coupling electric machines with power electronic circuits opens a wide variety of novel applications, from automotive propulsion systems to wind generators. On higher voltage transmission systems, power electronic devices provide enhanced controllability of power flows. Power systems can be driven closer to their limits, while maintaining appropriate stability and reliability margins, leading to more effective utilization of the grid infrastructure. Energy distribution is being transformed by communication-enabled metering that offers the possibility for loads, such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, to respond to pricing signals, and to provide assistance during large grid disturbances. Faculty in the Energy and Power Systems Area of the EECS Department at the University of Michigan are actively involved in all these developments. Our research advances the state of the art and the classes we teach make these new concepts accessible to students. A sampling of our research areas is displayed on this webpage.

 
Faculty  (Show All)
Flynn, Michael P.
Forrest, Stephen R.
Grizzle, Jessy W
Hiskens, Ian A.
Hofmann, Heath
Kanicki, Jerzy
Ku, Pei-Cheng (P.C.)
Kushner, Mark J.
Mathieu, Johanna
Najafi, Khalil
Norris, Theodore B.
Phillips, Jamie D.
Rand, Stephen
Sylvester, Dennis
Zhong, Zhaohui


Related Labs, Centers, and Groups
Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion
Center for Ultrafast Optical Sciences
Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
Radiation Laboratory
Solid-State Electronics Laboratory

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