Nathan Weise

Nathan Weise was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2005.  He received his Masters of Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2007 and 2011 respectively. He is an assistant professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is currently the lead PI of an active DOE ARPA-E CIRCUITS program which is focused on high power density and high specific power converters utilizing wide band gap devices. He also has worked with RTI Technologies on wave energy converters (WECs) since 2012 boasting experimental experience working on WECs in wave tanks located at the University of New Hampshire, University of Maine - Orono, and the US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Maryland. Additionally, Dr. Weise was an integral member of the RTI team that was a finalist  in the DOE Wave Energy Prize. Dr. Weise led the electrical team which was responsible for the control system (designed in WEC-Sim and ported to a TI DSP), data acquisition system (designed NI Compact RIO system), and power take-off system (comprised of a permanent magnet AC machine coupled with a three phase two-level inverter and a resistor energy brake).

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Professional Preparation


  • Ph.D., 2011, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota

  • M.S., 2007, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota

  • B.S., 2005, Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota


Research Interests


  • Power Electronics

  • Power and Energy Conversion

  • Electric Drives

  • Vehicular Power Systems

  • Electrification of Transportation

  • High Voltage Direct Current Converters

  • Power Electronic Transformers

  • Control of Renewable Energy Sources

  • Control of Power Electronic Systems

  • Wave Energy Converters

  • Solar PV