Collaborative Research Center Aims to Transform Power Electronics

Thayer School of Engineering to work with industry on next-generation power management.

Read the full story by Catha Mayor Lamm, published by Thayer School of Engineering.

Dartmouth is partnering with four leading electrical tech companies—GE Research, Analog Devices, Empower Semiconductor, and Ampt—to form the first NSF-funded Industry-University Collaborative Research Center (IUCRC) focusing on integrated power management and delivery for a range of electrified systems.

Providing companies with unprecedented access to Dartmouth's R&D expertise, facilities, and intellectual property, the new Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) will address a range of challenges facing next-generation power electronics.

"Power is in almost everything," says Dartmouth engineering professor and PMIC co-director Jason Stauth. "We want to remove technology bottlenecks and help make electronics smaller, more efficient, and cheaper for both industry and consumers."

Micro-electronics and integrated circuits have revolutionized computing, communications, and information technology. However, as devices have shrunk, power management hardware remains a key obstacle to further reducing systems' size and cost in virtually all applications, from mobile communications and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to electrified systems in automobiles, aircraft, and spacecraft.