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Erickson, Robert W Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Erickson's research focuses on new approaches to control and convert electrical power with ultra-high efficiency, with application to renewable energy systems and other applications of electrical power. This research incorporates advances in magnetics technology and modeling with advances in power conversion circuitry to push the limits of achievable system efficiency. He has recently applied these results to demonstrate new building-integrated photovoltaic power systems that maximize energy harvest with complex building geometries, and also to demonstrate new power electronics architectures that substantially reduce the loss in electric vehicle drivetrains.

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  • power electronics and control, power magnetics, electric vehicle power electronics, photovoltaic power systems, medical applications of power electronics

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ECEN 2260 Circuits as Systems (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 4517 Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 5517 Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ECEN 4797 Introduction to Power Electronics (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 5797 Introduction to Power Electronics (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 5840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ECEN 4517 Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 5517 Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ECEN 8990 Doctoral Thesis (Spring 2018)

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