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February 07, 2019

Ultra-Fast Resonant DC Breaker – $500,000

Marquette University will develop a direct-current (DC) breaker combining the advantages of a vacuum interrupter with a wide-bandgap based resonant current source and novel actuator topology. The proposed solution represents a transformational state-of-the-art DC breaker scalable across voltage and current in medium voltage DC applications, such as power distribution, solar, wind, and electric vehicles. For more information, please contact Nathan Weise.

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May 04, 2018

Marquette University was recently highlighted in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) report. The report highlights Marquette Universitie's recent project that kicked off in January 2018 on high power density, high specific power, ultrafast 1MW electric vehicle battery charger. For more information, please contact Nathan Weise.

January 04, 2018

Marquette University Wins DOE ARPA-E CIRCUITS Award

The Power Electronics Lab at Marquette University was one of twenty one projects selected in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program. The program seeks to accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. For more information, contact Nathan Weise. Press Release

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