Department of Electrical Engineering

Electromechanics and Power Electronics

We carry out fundamental research on the energy conversion theory, methods and technologies that future developments in electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems depend on.

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We want to remain the academic frontrunner in sustainable energy conversion systems in the Netherlands

Electromechanical technologies and devices of all sizes are part of all areas of society. These devices need to meet increasingly stringent demands for precision, efficiency and sustainability. The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group researches the energy conversion theory, methods and technology needed to build electromechanical devices that live up to that challenge.
To do this, we closely collaborate with national and international industrial and academical partners. Together, we create prototypes at high technology readiness level (TRL) and work on many projects co-funded by industry. We work on widely disseminating our results, so partners in our extensive national, European and world-wide network can apply them in their designs.

News

Coen Custers promoted cum laude for his research into high-precision bearingless planar motors

June 24, 2019

Title of PhD-thesis: Overactuated Magnetically Levitated Systems. Flexible modes and eddy current phenomena in high-precision bearingless planar motors. Promotor: Elena Lomonova.

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Electromechanics

The research efforts in Electromechanics are mainly focused on the novel multifunctional electromagnetic and electromechanical system solutions (over-actuated, non-periodic, non- or quasi-symmetrical, re-configurable structures) for high-tech precision technology (for different motion profiles), medical technology, advanced robotics and automotive concepts in a close cooperation with (inter)national industrial and academical partners.  The uniqueness of the obtained achievements is provided by the strong synergy of the theoretically and experimentally verified innovative results.

  • Ultrafast 2D and 3D semi-analytical models of static and dynamic fields
  • High accuracy linear and planar magnetic levitation systems
  • High-voltage and superconducting motors
  • Electromagnetic suspension and vibration isolation systems
  • Multi-DOF actuators and commutation strategies
  • High-speed and flux-switching machines
  • Integrated actuation and wireless energy transfer systems

Meet some of our Researchers

Work with us!

All scientific as well as non-scientific vacancies are centrally cataloged by the electrical engineering department and can be found here. The cataloged vacancies include PhD and technological designer programs.

 

Power Electronics

The research efforts in Power Electronics are mainly focused on the design of  converters for efficient sustainable energy systems. The converters are constantly improved in performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. The designed converters are used in the high-tech precision technology, medical technology, advanced robotics and automotive concepts in a close cooperation with (inter)national industrial and academical partners.

  • Analytical modelling techniques and modulation strategies
  • High precision amplifiers
  • Multiport converters
  • Advanced (embedded) control
  • Short and long-range wireless energy transfer
  • High-voltage, high-power and high frequency converter systems
  • Grid-interfacing power converters
  • Reconfigurable multicell (multilevel, interleaved) power converter topologies
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EPE Lab

680 m2 new research facilities, opened in 2015

The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group has a broad range of high power converters, supplies, generators and measuring equipment available for its power electronic and electromechanic needs.

The EPE Lab is located on the ground floor of the Flux building (FLX 0.560). 

For details about our facilities, please contact Marijn Uyt de Willigen (M.J.P.C.Uyt.de.Willigen@tue.nl) or Rutger van Veen (R.S.v.Veen@tue.nl).

To ensure everybody's safety, strict rules and regulations apply for the EPE Lab, as described here. To work in the lab authorization should be given.

 

Accomplished Projects

The research in the EPE group has strongly grown in the past years because of the industrial demands for innovative and energy-saving conversion systems. The research has been greatly supported by the national and international programs, such as IOP-EMVT, Point-One, FP7 and by direct industrial grants.

Student Opportunities

The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group is providing lectures, practical training, internal and industrial traineeships, and graduation projects in both the Bachelor and the Master of the Electrical Engineering department.

A complete list of BSc and MSc courses provided by the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group can be found here

All Master projects offered by the Electrical Engineering department can be found at the Master Project Marketplace. You can login to this website using your TU/e account.

For advice on traineeships, graduation projects and more, Elena Lomonova has an almost weekly walk-in for students on Thursdays from 6PM-7PM at Flux 2.111. The exact day is announced every Monday morning at the door of Flux 2.111. Because of the limited time of Professor Lomonova, please fill in this form and send it to the secretary of the EPE-group at least one day before the reservation. 

In case you have questions, send an email to secretariaat-epe@tue.nl

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