Inside ABB and NC State’s Decadeslong PartnershipSeptember 22, 2020
ABB was the first corporate partner to move onto Centennial Campus. Now, 30 years later, the company is still working with the FREEDM Center to improve the reliability and environmental impact of electric power
Researchers Create Multi-Junction Solar Cells from Off-the-Shelf ComponentsJune 25, 2019
A new approach from NC State ECE researchers creates multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components and intermetallic bonding.
FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience toolsMay 23, 2019
Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.
Charging upMay 2, 2019
Research within Engineering is advancing electric vehicle technology.
New Electric Car Charger is More Efficient, 10 Times Smaller Than Current TechOctober 13, 2018
A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
Out of the Lab and Into the WorldAugust 15, 2018
Three NC State ECE faculty members are 2019 recipients of fund awards from Chancellor’s Innovation Fund as they develop microneedle patches and fast chargers for electric vehicles.
Streaming On A Wireless Power Connection: Integrated High-Speed Data and Wireless Power TransferSeptember 18, 2017
New system can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection.
New Manufacturing Process For SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More CompetitionSeptember 13, 2017
Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.
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.
EcoPRT will bridge the gap between NC State’s two campusesSeptember 30, 2016
Two faculty members from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering are creating a new transportation system that would link Centennial Campus with the University’s main campus. The EcoPRT (ecological personal rapid transit) is an ultra-li …
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 …
Lightweight Wearable Tech Efficiently Converts Body Heat to ElectricitySeptember 12, 2016
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and c …