By engaging in both fundamental and applied research activities in the areas of electromagnetics, electromechanical devices, power electronics, and advanced materials, The Center for Electromechanics' (CEM) goal is to be the world's best university source for leading edge concepts and technology for novel generation, storage and use of electric and mechanical energy. To fulfill this vision, CEM will continue to develop and maintain preeminence in the following core competency areas:
- High specific power electromechanical devices
- Coupled electro-mechanical-thermal analysis and simulation techniques
- Composite materials and manufacturing technology
- High specific power converters
- Energy storage systems
- System level design and optimization
As shown in the image above, CEM's approach involves participation in a continuum of research projects, each contributing to their knowledge base and core competencies while leveraging the results and experiences gained in previous projects. CEM intends to always be on the forefront of the new age of electrification by applying our fundamental understanding of the technologies involved to an increasing number of novel application areas.