Power Electronics


Power electronic devices today control distribution of over 50% of the world’s electricity with projected increase to 80% by the year 2030. HMNTL has a long history of developing compound semiconductor materials and devices and extensive faculty expertise. Semiconductor research has always been “in the blood of HMNTL” and is well-positioned to lead the next revolutionary wave that will enable a smart, efficient, and resilient power grid of the future.

Power electronics is an exciting key research opportunity that will be enabled by in-house expertise and long-term partnerships with campus interdisciplinary research units, including the Materials Research LaboratoryPower and Energy Systems Group and Coordinated Science Laboratory, who are working on circuit and architecture design, machine learning and AI. 

A DC grid ultra-wide bandgap electronics is projected to reduce today's power grid losses by 90%.

Resident Faculty with primary interest in this area

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering