Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems
What We Do
POETS’s ambitious, innovative approach to improving the power density of next generation electro-thermal systems involves integrating traditionally separate research efforts in mechanical, electrical, and materials engineering across different technical domains.
Two POETS Illinois REU students were recently awarded research presentation awards from the Illinois Summer Research Symposium (ISRS). ISRS hosted over 150 undergraduate and graduate students doing research this summer at the University of Illinois campus. Alexandra Moore (Right) was awarded an ISRS Outstanding Oral Presentation award and Andrew Reader (Left) was awarded an ISRS Outstanding Poster Presentation award. Alexandra is currently a rising sophomore from San Antonio College who worked in Dr. Miljkovic’ s lab this summer on The Optimization of Boiling Heat Transfer on Active Printed Circuit Boards. Andrew is also a rising sophomore from Kansas State University and worked in Dr. Lyding’s lab on Carbon Nanotubes and Thermal Conductivity.
Did You Know?
By increasing the power density of current mobile electrified systems, all-electric vehicles could nearly double their range.
100 Billion liters of fuel could be saved each year in off-highway vehicles if power density goals are achieved.
POETS has partners in Brazil and Sweden!
POETS runs several summer programs for high school and undergraduate students.
Professor Ken Goodson received the 2017 ASME InterPack Achievement Award and will give a plenary talk at the InterPack conference this September.