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AMPED CONSORTIUM RECEIVES SUITE OF EQUIPMENT FROM KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE POWER MAGNETIC RESEARCH CAPABILITIES AT THE ENERGY INNOVATION CENTER

August 24,2021

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has donated a suite of essential testing equipment to the Advanced Magnetics for Power & Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium, coordinated by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. The equipment will significantly enhance the consortium members’ capabilities in testing and developing new magnetic materials for power and energy applications.Learn More


DESIGNING A MORE SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

August 12,2021

Most electric motors for electric vehicles rely on permanent magnets made with rare-earth metals. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are working with Powdermet Inc., a nanomaterials and advanced materials research and development company in Euclid, Ohio, to develop a rare-earth mineral free electric engine. The project recently received $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).Learn More


BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR HIGH-POWER TECH

May 14,2021

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are working to solve that problem with new materials and manufacturing processes that will establish a foundation for UWBG semiconductors in novel power electronics switching devices. Their investigation received $820,000 in funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to support graduate students to explore new ideas in magnetic materials, advanced manufacturing, and advanced component design methods and techniques.Learn More


BRANDON GRAINGER ELECTED SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR ON EMERGE ALLIANCE BOARD

February 19,2021

Brandon Grainger, assistant professor and Eaton Faculty Fellow of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, was elected to the board of the EMerge Alliance and will serve as scientific advisor.Learn More