UW ECE faculty member Brian Johnson (right) will be co-leading a new, national consortium, funded by a $25M award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Johnson and his colleagues aim to remake the nation’s electrical grid, making it resilient to power outages and less dependent on fossil fuels.
Power and Energy Systems research at UW ECE includes interdisciplinary work at all energy scales, ranging from nanowatts to gigawatts. Our faculty are active in smart grid, integration of renewable energy sources, grid security, energy economics, and solar and electromagnetic energy harvesting. ECE faculty are leaders in the Clean Energy Institute and work with local utilities and grid systems operators.
Photovoltaics and Energy Harvesting
WiBotic and Jeeva Wireless are featured in a new report from The Science Coalition, which describes economic impact of spinoff companies created from federally funded university research.
WiBotic has developed battery charging systems that can power autonomous drones and robots on either land or sea wirelessly, without human intervention. Two of the wireless charging systems have won safety approvals in Europe, marking a major milestone for the company.
The award recognizes Dr. Chou’s nearly 50-year-long career devoted to researching electromagnetic energy exposure and his advocacy for the development and adoption of related IEEE safety standards.
A team of multiple organizations, including the UW and UW ECE spinout Wibotic, plans to develop a line of lightweight, ultrafast wireless chargers that could help both humans and robots live and work on the moon.
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington, including UW ECE professor Baosen Zhang, propose an AI system that uses smartphone location data to forecast electrical load.
- Brian Johnson
- Baosen Zhang
- Scott T. Dunham
- Alex Mamishev
- Joshua R. Smith
- Richard D. Christie
- Daniel Kirschen
- Intelligent Systems Lab
- Brian Johnson lab
- Renewable Energy Analysis (REAL) Lab
- Nanotechnology Modeling Laboratory
- Sensor Systems Lab
- Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory (SEAL)
- Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters
- A multilevel DC to three-phase AC architecture for photovoltaic power plants
- Using Battery Storage for Peak Shaving and Frequency Regulation: Joint Optimization for Superlinear Gains
- Model-Free Renewable Scenario Generation Using Generative Adversarial Networks
- Real-Time Prediction of the Duration of Distribution System Outages
- Sharing Energy Storage Between Transmission and Distribution