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Power and Energy Systems


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.


Power Systems

Faculty: Richard D. Christie, Daniel Kirschen, Baosen Zhang

Power Electronics

Faculty: Brian JohnsonAlex Mamishev

Renewable Energy

Faculty: Richard D. Christie, Daniel Kirschen, Baosen ZhangAlex Mamishev

Photovoltaics and Energy Harvesting

Faculty: Scott T. Dunham, Joshua Smith

Latest News

The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoEs) will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. It is housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus and led by UW EE Professor Karl Böhringer.



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