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UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

The Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) on May 21 announced $450,000 in grants to support groundbreaking energy, power and control research at Wisconsin universities, including several awards to UW-Madison engineers.

Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Thomas Jahns and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Emeritus Robert H. Lassetter, along with UW-Milwaukee professor Adel Nasiri, received $75,000 for their research proposal, “Hybrid energy module development for high-efficiency buildings.” Jahns, Nasiri and other colleagues at UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University also received $75,000 for another proposal, “Development of next generation efficient integrated power system for higher power and improved survivability.”

Another $75,000 grant went to a collaboration between Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Bulent Sarlioglu and UW-Milwaukee engineer Daniel Ionel. That project is titled “Novel EMI/EMC solutions for power electronic circuits with wide-bandgap devices using silicon carbide and gallium nitride.”

M-WERC is a Milwaukee-based organization that builds partnerships between academia and industry to help make the Midwest a leader in advancing innovative energy solutions.

Scott Gordon