ePOWER

ePower Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research
ePower Queen's Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research

About ePOWER

The Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) was established in 2008 to foster academic and industrial collaboration on energy and power electronics research and to train highly-qualified personnel.

ePOWER brings together academic and industrial researchers to develop a broad range of applications and expertise, from power transmission (generator to main distribution transformer) to alternative energy (including fuel cells, solar power and wind power) to power consumption (such as that found in communications and computer power systems) to power application-specific integrated circuits.

Fundamental and applied research conducted at ePOWER is resulting in the development of new energy efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly power electronic technologies. With growing energy demand, shortage of traditional energy sources and increasingly rigorous environmental standards, energy costs are growing, threatening living standards. Power electronics is playing a significant role in conserving energy and protecting the environment. Recent years have seen dramatic advances in power electronics technology, with innovations in power semiconductor devices, converter topologies, power management techniques, machine drives, analytical and simulation techniques, application-specific integrated circuit chips, and advanced control methods.

ePOWER will further enhance Queen’s reputation for leading-edge energy and power electronics research and innovation, and attract a wide range of academic and industrial researchers and collaborators and talented and motivated graduate students.