Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems


For decades, there has been a clear and long-term trending toward increased electrification in all modes of mobility and transport, from cars to construction to aircraft, both in the number of electrified vehicles as well as the amount of electric power on board each vehicle. To support and enhance this trend, there is a strong need to increase the power-to-weight or power-to-volume ratio for such electrified components as motors, electronics, batteries, etc.

POETS is a key enabler in providing this increase in power density through its advanced technology and workforce development.

What sets the POETS’ process apart from others is that we consider both the electrical and thermal systems from beginning design concept and optimization through actual deployment in fielded vehicle testbeds.

Our goal is to break down the silos between different disciplines (electrical, mechanical, materials) in order to co-design and co-operate these power-dense electro-thermal systems.