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CHPPE Industry Consortium

      The first Industry Consortium meeting for the Center for High Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE) was held on Sept. 19 at the The Ohio State University campus. The focus for the event was wide band-gap power electronics and it drew in nearly 60 participants. The event combined the kickoff meeting, a poster session, a closed-door discussion and an open-house lab tour. Representatives from more than 20 leading companies and research institutes in the area of power electronics attended this event. 

      University Vice President Dr. Whitacre and ECE Department Chair Joel Johnson attended the event and made welcome statements to the guests. Dr. David Williams, dean of the College of Engineering, announced the Mathis Undergraduate Students Award during the lunch.
 
       Invitees from GE Aviation, American Electric Power, Ford, International Rectifier and OPAL-RT Technologies gave keynote speeches that covered their experiences working with CHPPE and their visions for the future development of power electronics. CHPPE faculty members also introduced their three different focused research areas.
 

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