Center for Power Optimization of Electro-thermal Systems

Right Problem.

Right Time.

Right Team.


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.

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Did You Know?

POETS faculty Dr. Yarui Peng has received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2021, known as the NSF CAREER award.

Dr. Yarui Peng

Illinois ECE Professor Xiuling Li, Donald Bigger Willett Professor in Engineering, and Jianjun Cheng, affiliate faculty member, are two of the 175 academic innovators elected to the 2020 class of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows. NAI fellow status is the highest professional distinction awarded solely to academic inventors.

Center Director Prof. Andrew Alleyne was honored with the ASME Thurston Lecture Award and Air Force Public Service Award.