FREEDM: A Bright IdeaOctober 7, 2018
The National Science Foundation’s FREEDM Systems Center led by NC State ECE is celebrating 10 years of work changing how we use energy.
Study Finds ‘Smart’ Transformers Could Make Reliable Smart Grid a RealityJuly 11, 2017
A new study using complex computational models finds that smart solid-state transformers (SSTs) could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid.
FREEDM Systems Center moves closer to a vision realizedOctober 5, 2016
In year eight, the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center led by NC State’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering moved closer to the vision that led to the center’s establishment. That vision is …
Pritchard re-appointed to NC GreenPower BoardSeptember 24, 2016
We are proud to announce that this week, Dr. Ewan Pritchard, Associate Director of FREEDMSystems Center and the Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC) has formally been appointed to serve on the NC GreenPower Board for another three years. Dr. Pr …
New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, RangeSeptember 15, 2016
Researchers in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s FREEDM Systems Center have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range …
Successful Inaugural 3D-PEIM SymposiumAugust 22, 2016
A true success – on June 13-15, 2016, over 80 participants, 11 from outside the US, attended the 1st International Symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing (www.3D-PEIM.org) in Raleigh, North Carolina. The symposium offered 39 presentations in 11 sessions, and was led off by three tutorials that focused on “The World of Packaging Technologies and Critical Issues” taught by Professors Douglas Hopkins, Guo-Quan Lu, and Patrick McCluskey.