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Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePower)

Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePower)

Renewable energy is the future. Climate change, limited fossil fuel reserves, and pollution all point to the limitations of reliance on traditional energy sources. Clean energy technologies that are environmentally sustainable will improve public health and can create jobs using inexhaustible sources.

The Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) brings together academic and industrial partners to develop a broad range of applications and expertise in the field of power electronics. Researchers are advancing knowledge in alternative energy, power transmission, and power consumption. Fundamental and applied research is fuelling development of new energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly power electronic technologies.

ePOWER laboratory facilities are state-of-the-art, capable of conducting research and building experimental prototypes from power-integrated circuits to power electronics systems. Work conducted at ePOWER is playing a significant role in conserving energy and protecting the environment.

  • Partnerships
  • Student Opportunities

ePOWER attracts a wide range of academic and industrial researchers and collaborators. Academic collaborations include numerous Canadian universities as well as universities in Brazil, India, and Mexico. Industrial collaborations include Cistel, SPARQ, EION, and Honeywell. SPARQ is a spin-off company from ePOWER launched through a research innovation grant.

ePOWER is home to a large group of talented and motivated graduate students. Since 2008, ePOWER has produced 60 graduate students and 20 post-doctoral fellows drawn from Canada and around the world. These alumni are represented in a wide variety of roles in both the private sector and academia. They can be found in companies as varied as Bombardier Transportation and Amazon and at universities in Canada, the United States, and abroad.