Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for Power Electronics Systems

The Dean's Message

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2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

College Consortia

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College Services

Private Support

1999-2000 Financial Summary

Faculty and Department Directory

College Publications


Thomas A. Lipo (Campus Director)
2557 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691

Tel: 608/262-0287
Fax: 608/262-5559

  • Established in August 1998, the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) is one of the nation's relatively few National Science Foundation engineering research centers. Its vision is to provide the nation with the capabilities to become a world leader in power electronics.

  • Members of CPES include Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

  • The goal of CPES is to achieve a 10-fold improvement in the quality, reliability and cost effectiveness of power electronic systems by 2008 through the innovative use of intelligent power electronic modules (IPEMS) and advanced packaging techniques.

  • The CPES Industrial Partners Program includes members of the college's Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) and the former Virginia Power Electronics Center (VPEC).


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Published: September 2000