Navigation Links
Columbia Engineering wins $3 million ARPA-E grant to raise efficiency, lower cost of power grid
Date:1/9/2014

A research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, has won a $3 million three-year grant from the U.S. Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) for research targeted at developing next-generation power conversion devices that could dramatically transform how power is controlled and converted throughout the grid. His award is one of 14 that are receiving a total of $27 million from the agency's SWITCHES program (Strategies for Wide-Bandgap, Inexpensive Transistors for Controlling High-Efficiency Systems) to find innovative ways to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of power electronics.

In modern energy infrastructure, existing power electronics are based on decades-old technologies and rely on expensive and bulky components. To address these inefficiencies, SWITCHES seeks to lower the cost and improve the energy efficiency of power switching devices used in a variety of power-conversion applications, including data centers, electrical vehicles, and photovoltaics.

"We are really excited to win this funding," says Shepard, who, working with colleagues at MIT, IBM, and Veeco Instruments, is developing a new method to fabricate vertical gallium nitride (GaN) devices in a low-cost matter that would be compatible with traditional silicon semiconductor manufacturing. "We have assembled a world-class industrial-academic team bringing together expertise in circuits, devices, and materials."

He notes that Moore's Law scaling, which states that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years, has had tremendous impact on the design of communications and computation devices, allowing smaller, cheaper, and higher performance systems. However, power electronicselectronics that are responsible for the delivery of energyhave largely been unaffected by these trends.

"One of the reasons power electronics have not benefi
'/>"/>

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Columbia engineers make worlds smallest FM radio transmitter
2. Genia Technologies, Columbia University, and Harvard University Awarded $5.25 Million Grant from NIH to Accelerate the Development of NanoTag DNA Sequencing Technology
3. Dr. Szczepan Baran will be Presenting at the International Microsurgical Simulation Society at Columbia University in New York
4. Columbias Nursing School Launches "Keep It Clean for Kids" (KICK)
5. New 2 Hour Educational Learning Labs at MD&M West Will Feature Baxter Bioscience, BMW, Dell, GE Healthcare, Mattel, Northrup Grumman, Starbucks and Other Leading Groups in Design, Manufacturing, Engineering and Automation
6. BiOptix Continues Support of Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Research
7. CWRU engineering researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices at IEDM 2013
8. United Technologies plans $10 million investment for UConn systems engineering institute
9. Polymer gel, heal thyself: University of Pittsburgh engineering team proposes new composites that can regenerate when damaged
10. ABET Approves Criteria for Optics and Photonics Engineering Undergraduate Degrees in United States
11. Nanoscale engineering boosts performance of quantum dot light emitting diodes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Columbia Engineering wins $3 million ARPA-E grant to raise efficiency, lower cost of power grid
(Date:9/2/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... a new highly efficient, cost effective approach to ... Patent No. 8,820,265 by the U.S. Patent and ... to Opertech. , “Opertech’s taste evaluation ... the first automated high throughput system for rapid ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Calif. , Sept. 2, 2014  Xencor, ... biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the ... and cancer, today announced the appointment of ... development and the appointment of Lloyd Rowland ... general counsel. "Debra,s expertise in ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  Synthetic Biologics, Inc. ... biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that ... results from its final preclinical toxicology study of ... guidance, this bridging study was required to move ... to prevent the devastating effects of Clostridium ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Mount, NC (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... establishment of its 11th clinical research site: PMG Research ... assumed ownership and operation of the clinical research department ... further expanding PMG’s presence in eastern North Carolina. This ... patients. For the patients in Rocky Mount and the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Opertech Bio Receives U.S. Patent for High-Throughput Taste Evaluation Technology 2Xencor Appoints Debra Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Development and Lloyd Rowland, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel 2Xencor Appoints Debra Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Development and Lloyd Rowland, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel 3Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 2Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 3Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 4Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 5PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 2PMG Research Announces the Formation of its Eleventh Site 3
... German . , They have been used as ... they are making rapid inroads in high performance applications: CMOS ... and digital cameras. The automotive industry, for instance, has discovered ... them in driver assistance systems from parking aids and ...
... Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN ) today announced ... of its common stock and warrants to purchase common stock in ... and there can be no assurance as to whether or when ... or terms of the offering. Roth Capital Partners is ...
... 23, 2011 Scarguard Labs, LLC, a closely held ... other dermatological problems through the use of multi-technology drugs ... that they have received approval from Health Canada to ... "We are very pleased to gain approval for ...
Cached Biology Technology:UV-transparent coating for image sensors 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... through a U.S. suburb , Observations and mapping ... the hours and days after the August 24 earthquake ... earthquake caused so much damage in the region, according ... by the American Geophysical Union. , ... Places to Direct Our Curiosity , Selecting where ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome ... of Health, have named Katherine D. Blizinsky, PhD, ... newest ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellow. The ... Public Policy Fellowship is intended to help early-career ... research policy at a national level. Fellows in ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... team of University of Maryland physicists has published ... say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with ... quantum computing advances to new sensor development. , ... Nature Communications the Maryland scientists, primary discovery ... nanostructures that uses a connector, or "intermedium," nanoparticle ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):This week From AGU: California earthquake, future Mars rovers, models underestimate ozone 2ASHG and NHGRI award genetics and public policy fellowship 2New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy 2New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy 3
... June, 2010) SAGE, the world,s fifth leading independent ... the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists from September ... other experts who had created the atomic bomb as part ... threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear ...
... research led by the University of Leicester and published in ... first time the mechanism by which memories are formed. ... found one of the key proteins involved in the process ... to impact drug design to treat Alzheimer,s disease. The ...
... the hon-shimeji mushroom is a delicacy costing up to SEK 8,000 ... of Gothenburg, Sweden, has discovered that this tasty fungus also grows ... of interest in Sweden, and definitely in Japan once these discoveries ... Lyophyllum is a family of many different species ...
Cached Biology News:SAGE to publish the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2Memories are made of this 2Japanese gourmet mushroom found in Sweden 2Japanese gourmet mushroom found in Sweden 3
11-keto Testosterone EIA Antiserum hormones steroids antisera antiserum eias enzyme immunoassays reagents 11-keto-testosterone...
... (phospho S207) ( Abpromise for ... Antigen: Synthetic phosphopeptide derived from ... of Serine 207 (V-D-S P -V-A). ... 5608 Swiss ...
Anti-human L-Ficolin, Clone GN4, Monoclonal Antibody...
14-3-3 tau Antibody Shipping Temperature: HOT Storage Temperature: -20C...
Biology Products: