Technical Conference

The POETS technical conference is an opportunity for students to present their novel research in the spirit of collaboration. These presentations draw on a multi-disciplinary group of electrical, mechanical, and materials engineers and showcases their uniquely homogeneous experiences solving today’s challenges to increase power density.  We are excited to announce the second annual technical conference to be held Tuesday April 18th 2017.

Conference Schedule 2017

8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AMWelcome
9:10 AMKeynote Speaker
10:20 AMSession 1: Thermal ManagementSession 2: Nano Materials
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMSession 3: Sensors and OptimizationSession 4: System Modeling and Optimization
2:50 PMSession 5: Systems ValidationSession 6: Systems Integration
4:10 PMIndustry / Student Mixer

The full program is available here Technical Conference 2017 

Keynote Speaker

This year we are excited to have Dr Edward Shaffer from the Army Research Laboratory speak on “Army Energy and Power Science and Technology Focus”.



The conference this year will be held at the beautiful Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois.


Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801


We recommend the following hotels near the venue

TownPlace Suites (0.8mi)

Hampton Inn (0.9 mi)


Coin operated parking meters are located adjacent to the Alice Campbell Alumni center. A day pass for a meter parking can be reserved during registration for $14.

Past Programs

Technical Conference 2016