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.
A recent POETS High Ambient Temperature Systems (HATS) workshop identified needs, gaps and roadblocks resulting from thermal limits of electronic devices in the automotive, off-highway and aerospace sectors. Recognizing that thermal limits prevent engineering of safe electronic systems with power densities exceeding ~1kW/cm2, this POETS workshop brought together experts from industry, government and universities. POETS has already established high-temperature electronics, sensor and packing technology, as well as unique modeling, reliability approaches and testbeds/facilities, and will continue to partner with current and potential POETS members to advance technology solutions.
Infrared thermal imaging of an electronic system illustrating the high temperatures on devices is shown in the featured image. Researchers are working to increase how much heat electronic devices can withstand while still functioning.
Did You Know?
Dr. Herschel Pangborn received the ASME Energy Systems Technical Committee Best Paper Award for his paper titled "Cooperativity and Hierarchical MPC of State - Constrained Switched Power Flow Systems" at the The American Control Conference this July
Check out the POETS booth at COMVEC Sept 10-11, Indianapolis, IN.
Dr. Alan Mantooth received the IEEE Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society at the award dinner in Toronto on June 19th during the Control and Modeling in Power Electronics (COMPEL) Workshop.
Dr. Nenad Miljkovic wins Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research.
UA POETS RET Curricula Awarded Grade Division Winner in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) STEM Lesson Plan National Competition (2018).