USU Power Electronics Laboratory (UPEL)

About USU Power Electronics Laboratory (UPEL)

The Utah State University Power Electronics Lab (UPEL) was founded in 2012. The lab was established in conjunction with the Utah State Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative as a world-class energy and power research center. UPEL addresses research challenges that directly impact society. One of main areas of focus making strides towards the acceptance of electric vehicles. This includes exciting transformational technologies like in-motion wireless power transfer for charging vehicles as they drive on roadways, all-electric aircraft, improved battery systems, and microgrids for management of energy between the utility grid and smaller grid networks.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2020 Logan, UT
“The hands on experience and people I work with.”

Research Assistant

May 2019 North Logan, UT
“Working at UPEL has been a great experience. I've had a lot of hands-on experience working on research projects, as well as working directly with faculty, researchers, and graduate students.”
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