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  • Fall 2016 PoTenntial Trainees Arrive!

    Beginning research at UTK
  • 3D-printed Electric Vehicle

    Printed at ORNL
  • NASA Future Electric Aircraft

    Power electronics researched at UTK
  • Curiosity Rover

    Equipped with IC designed at UTK
  • Power Flow Controller

    Designed and built by UTK and ORNL

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DOE Visits PoTenntialmore_vert

Members of the US Department of Energy including Anant Agarwal, Senior Advi...

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Members of the US Department of Energy including Anant Agarwal, Senior Advisor for Wide Bandgap Technology in the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy division visited the University of Tennessee Knoxville to review the newly-formed PoTenntial traineeship program on Friday. Dr. Agarwal was accompanied by Pawel Gradzki, and Ziaur Rahman, of DOE read more

DOE funding expands UT power electronics graduate programmore_vert

Cell phone and laptop chargers, electric cars, medical devices: improvement...

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Cell phone and laptop chargers, electric cars, medical devices: improvement and development of these and other devices are all done by engineers in power electronics. A new $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is helping the University of Tennessee encourage more students to go to graduate school in that discipline with a new ... read more

EV Research Featured in Science Alliancemore_vert

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become fixtures in the car market, both in the...

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Electric vehicles (EVs) have become fixtures in the car market, both in the U.S. and abroad, but there are hurdles to mass consumer adoption. In addition to continuing to be cost prohibitive to many, EV technology is still in need of advancements in efficiency, particularly at typical performance levels... read more

ORNL announces big leap in wireless charging for electric vehiclesmore_vert

Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Thursday that it had successfully d...

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Thursday that it had successfully demonstrated a new 20-kilowatt wireless charging system for electric vehicles. The lab said the charging system achieved 90 percent efficiency at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used to recharge electric vehicles. \"This ability can help accelerate read more

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About the Traineeship

is a design-oriented, hands-on graduate degree program at The University of Tennessee Knoxville, focusing on the use of wide bandgap semiconductors in power electronics. Traineeships are available for Masters or Doctoral-level studies. All students accepted into the program will receive a full waiver of tuition, and a $30,000 yearly stipend during their studies. Applicants must be US citizens.

The traineeship is led by the The University of Tennessee Knoxville, in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NSF/DOE engineering research center CURENT, and is sponsored by the United States Department of Energy.



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