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 Virginia TechChristina DiMarino Academic Other Energy Technologies The Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) is dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery-operated electronics to vehicles to regional and national electrical distribution systems. CPES expertise encompasses five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) power electronics components; (3) modeling and control; (4) EMI and power quality; (5) high density integration. One of CPES' target application areas is vehicular power conversion systems. Over the years, CPES has worked with the leading aerospace companies to perform enabling research in this area.

CPES' capabilities include: power semiconductor device fabrication and characterization; power electronics packaging; materials engineering and characterization; passive and active reliability testing; partial discharge testing under DC, AC, and bipolar square wave; EMI testing; and high-power testing beyond 200 kW.
Website: https://cpes.vt.edu/

Email: dimaricm@vt.edu

Phone: 571-858-3203

Address: 900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA, 22203, United States
VA
 NEW ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT ENGINES – GSI S.r.l.Imperatore Gerardo Individual Transportation We are the NEAE-GSI.COM and we have developed and patented the systems listed below. We would be happy to collaborate with your department, even to carry out all the activities in the USA, if you can fully finance the development and production of our disruptive projects.
An Innovative Start UP was born in April 2019 in Caserta, in the south of Italy, able to design, develop and produce one of the largest aeronautical propulsors units powered solely by electricity, capable of delivering all the power necessary to push and fly every size and type of aircraft. We have new ideas, deep technical capacity, enthusiasm and stubbornness, and as the whole world is waiting with strong hope for the use of the only full electric aircraft, so our best business model is the needs and desires of the world population, specially “Fridays for future”. Our Innovative Start Up has the intellectual property of a patent application disclose at Italian Patent Office (UIBM) of the two disruptive items unique in the world up to day: 1) Aeronautical propulsor units powered solely by electricity; 2) Electric only eVTOL shuttle-bus whit 60 sits. The Innovative Start UP was born with the greatest enthusiasm in the development of the new electric technology, but also with the awareness of wanting to give an extra chance to our planet to make the future of our children and grandchildren better, contributing concretely to the decrease in heating of the planet as well as the emission of harmful gases. With our propulsors we want to anticipate the service of solely electric aircraft, since our engine has the size, power and safety of being able to replace existing turbofan engines already operating on all aircrafts in service today recovering all the existing aircraft, in addition to obviously equipping the new aircraft models of the future.
Website: https://www.neae-gsi.com/

Email: info@neae-gsi.com

Phone: +393348046341

Address: Via Cesare Battisti n. 68, Caserta, Campania, 81100, Italy
Campania
 MicrochipPatrick Franks Large Business Transportation Patrick Franks is the PI from Microsemi. Patrick has had 40 years of industrial experience in power conversion electronics including early silicon mosfet designs for sonar power amplifiers, navy standard power supplies, IGBT based MW level submarine power converters and commercial standard and custom converters for automotive and aviation applications. He is currently leading the development of an SiC based >1MW bi-directional power converter for a commercial aircraft electric propulsion demonstrator system scheduled for flight test in 2021.
Website: www.microchip.com

Email: patrick.franks@microchip.com

Phone: 7147996515

Address: 11861 Western Avenue, Garden Grove, CA, 92841, United States
CA
 BorgWarner Inc.John Shutty Large Business Transportation BorgWarner is a publicly traded company with 2018 sales of over $10B. We provide propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles (including fuel cell).
In general, our portfolio includes propulsion related technologies that are involved in the generation and usage of power as well as its storage. Examples of particular technical areas include hybrid motors, power electronics, thermal management, energy storage, systems and controls, engine and drivetrain components.
We believe our BorgWarner vision and mission are themselves impactful and align well with ARPA-E goals:

Vision: A clean, energy-efficient world

Mission: Propulsion System Leader for Combustion, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

The strategic value our organization can bring includes:
. systems level understanding: We have tools, simulation models, vehicles, expertise and experience to be able to determine how a new technology can lead to a net improvement in the energy system. As an example, we have used models and demonstration vehicles to show how fuel usage is reduced over a drive cycle through improvements in various hybrid motors’ efficiency. This capability is located within our business units as well as within our Corporate Advanced Engineering group.
Our operational systems and manufacturing experience covers a wide range of products from electronics and software (high voltage heaters, power electronics HW and SW) to large drivetrain components (e.g. transfer cases and power modules). This allows us to quickly transfer a developed technology into a managed high volume manufactured and sold product – a complete pathway to a manufacturing solution.
Website: www.borgwarner.com

Email: jshutty@borgwarner.com

Phone: 2484597763

Address: 3800 Automation Avenue, Auburn Hills, MI, 48346, United States
MI
 AMM CARS SLFran Garcia Small Business Transportation Founded in 2019, we are a startup developing new earth transport solutions.
Website: ammcars.es

Email: info@ammcars.es

Phone: 0034669835212

Address: Pol. Industrial O Ceao, Lugo, Lugo, 27003, Spain
Lugo
 University of TennesseeFred Wang Academic Other Energy Technologies WBG based high power electronics converters for transportation and grid applications
Website: https://curent.utk.edu/

Email: fred.wang@utk.edu

Phone: 865-974-2146

Address: MHK 401, UTK, KNOXVILLE, TN, 37996, United States
TN
 Infinitum ElectricPaulo Guedes-Pinto Small Business Other Energy Technologies Infinitum Electric was founded in 2016 with the mission to disrupt the way electric machines consume and create electric power.

Infinitum Electric has assembled a team with decades of experience in electric motor and power converter development, design and commercialization focused on developing its proprietary air core axial flux electric machines for applications such as HVAC, gas compression, vehicle electrification, and power generation.

Infinitum Electric is focused on developing high power density, high efficiency machines for various applications. Currently Infinitum Electric motors are 70% smaller and lighter than equivalent rating conventional machines (induction or PM), and Infinitum Electric is interested in partnering with universities and other entities to push its machines to even higher power densities.
Website: https://www.infinitumelectric.com/

Email: paulo@infinitumelectric.com

Phone: (714) 732-8087

Address: 700 Jeffrey Way, Suite 200, Round Rock, TX, 78665, United States
TX
 University of California, Santa CruzLeila Parsa Academic Other Energy Technologies The electric machines and power electronics group at UC Santa Cruz has extensive experience in design, analysis, and realization of electric machines, controls, motor drives, and power converters.
In the area of electric machines and drives, our team has expertise with high-power-density electric machines; in particular permanent-magnet machines, fault tolerant electric machines, and high acceleration electric motors. We have developed and implemented various controls for permanent-magnet, induction, synchronous, and switched-reluctance machines as well as advanced controls and switching methods for multi-phase machines.
Our team has expertise in designing power electronic converters including isolated dc/dc converters using WBG devices for MVDC applications. We further have extensive background in developing new types of multilevel converters; including control for switching, capacitor voltage balancing, etc.
In the area of control, our team has designed and implemented power system impedance measurement techniques for both dc and ac interfaces up to and including the medium-voltage range. By establishing the combined impedance of electric machinery, power converters, and controls for a number of loads and sources in a power system, stability can easily be assessed.
The electric machines and power electronics lab at UC Santa Cruz is 3000 sqft. with 15 workstations. Solar PV is being installed as well as a location for plug-in electric vehicles. The standard 208V and 480V three-phase sources are available throughout the lab. The lab has finite element software and circuit simulation software such as Ansys, PLECS, and Matlab as well as real-time simulation with the RT-box.
The lab contains unique electric machines including multi-phase machines and 4-quadrant vector-controlled dynamometers. The lab has traditional power supplies (including MVDC), advanced measurement capabilities, and programmable loads. A number of high-functionality DSPs and FPGAs are available for power converter control.
The investigators have worked on various projects on topics related to machine design, fault tolerant control, MVDV converters, offshorre wind supported by NSF, ONR, DOE and many reputable companies.
Website: https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/leila

Email: lparsa@ucsc.edu

Phone: 8314592451

Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064, United States
CA
 Argonne National LaboratoryDominik Karbowski Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Transportation The Vehicle Mobility and Simulation team at Argonne, has over 20+ years of experience in vehicle systems research, and is recognized worldwide for Autonomie, Argonne’s road vehicle energy consumption tool. Developed over the past 20 years with US DOE support, and adopted by over 275 organizations, Autonomie is extensively used for the development of more energy-efficient vehicles. The team has extensive experience in research on electrified/hybrid/fuel cell powertrains, powertrain systems design optimization, powertrain control and energy management, battery and other component requirements, systems-level impact of individual component technologies.

The team is also developing Aeronomie, the aeronautical version of Autonomie. Aeronomie models the entire aircraft, including the environment, the airframe (6-Degrees-of-Freedom motion and aerodynamics), the power-plant and propulsion systems, and the control and pilot to follow entire missions. Both fixed-wing and multi-rotary designs have been implemented, and an entire mission can be simulated, so that trade-offs between range, payload, energy and performance can be analyzed. Aeronomie comes with a powerful interface to enable efficient large-scale systems simulations.

Within a team for this proposal, we can contribute to the system-level analysis and development: defining component requirements, power-plant systems/propeller design optimization, energy management, power plant control optimization, trajectory optimization for energy-efficiency, etc. We would be able to predict how the motor systems would impact the performance of the aircraft.
Website: https://vms.es.anl.gov/

Email: dkarbowski@anl.gov

Phone: 6302525362

Address: 9700 s cass ave, lemont, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 Electric Motor and ContractingChristopher Stroud - Engineering Director Large Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Electric Motor Repair - Fractional HP to 13.2KV 12,500 HP, all types (e.g. DC, induction, synchronous, generators, permanent magnet, etc...) $50M mature business, fully staffed with teams of project managers and engineers who support re-design and specialize in insulation systems. One of the largest epoxy vacuum and pressure impregnation tanks on the east coast. All services are performed in house, including rewinding, pole piece manufacturing, coil manufacturing, balancing, machining, no-load and dyno testing, partial discharge testing, corona testing, vibration analysis, current signature analysis, etc... Licensed distributor for motors and drives. Services also include pump repair, re-design, manufacture, and testing.

Participated in multiple EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) projects. IEEE participation and long standing business relationships exist with PhD consultants who specialize in electrical insulating materials, and testing. Compete with major OEMs around the world. Less than 500 employees and a single owner, provides us with enough resources to support multi million dollar projects with efficiency and better customer service than OEMs (according to customer feedback).

Interested in participating and helping energy, exploration, and defense industries to help lead and innovate technology for electric motors.
Website: www.emc-co.com

Email: christopher.stroud@emc-co.com

Phone: 7574872121

Address: 3703 Cook Blvd, Chesapeake, VA, 23323, United States
VA
 University of Texas at AustinAlex Huang Academic Other Energy Technologies Power electronics, high density power electronics, medium voltage power electronics, WBG power devices and their utilization in power electronics systems. magnetics and control.
Website: spec.ece.utexas.edu

Email: aqhuang@utexas.edu

Phone: 512 232 6647

Address: 2501 speedway, Austin, TX, 78712, United States
TX
 Holo IncBrian Adzima Small Business Other Energy Technologies Founded as a spinout of Autodesk, Holo 3D prints intricate metal parts that are designed for additive manufacturing and optimized for high-performance applications. The Holo team, built around renowned additive manufacturing experts, has brought compelling new technologies and products to market. Our vision is to apply innovation and advanced technologies to change how manufacturing is done. Our team believes in a sustainable manufacturing future with a streamlined supply chain and maximum material utilization, requiring less energy with less waste.

The Holo PureForm(TM) production process is capable of producing a wide range of material classes including metals, ceramics, and composites, which are difficult to manufacture with other 3D printing methods. Utilizing true design freedom coupled with our proprietary, versatile manufacturing platform, we work closely with customers to supply advanced production parts that meet their specifications.

Holo’s initial focus is on 3D printing pure copper with highly optimized geometries for thermal and electrical applications.
Website: holoam.com

Email: brian@holoam.com

Phone: (510) 221-4177 ext 1000

Address: 2461 Peralta Street, Oakland, CA, 94607, United States
CA
 University of California, Santa CruzLeila Parsa Academic Other Energy Technologies The electric machines and power electronics group at UC Santa Cruz has extensive experience in design, analysis, and realization of electric machines, controls, motor drives, and power converters.
In the area of electric machines and drives, our team has expertise with high-power-density electric machines; in particular permanent-magnet machines, fault tolerant electric machines, and high acceleration electric motors. We have developed and implemented various controls for permanent-magnet, induction, synchronous, and switched-reluctance machines as well as advanced controls and switching methods for multi-phase machines.
Our team has expertise in designing power electronic converters including isolated dc/dc converters using WBG devices for MVDC applications. We further have extensive background in developing new types of multilevel converters; including control for switching, capacitor voltage balancing, etc.
In the area of control, our team has designed and implemented power system impedance measurement techniques for both dc and ac interfaces up to and including the medium-voltage range. By establishing the combined impedance of electric machinery, power converters, and controls for a number of loads and sources in a power system, stability can easily be assessed.
The electric machines and power electronics lab at UC Santa Cruz is 3000 sqft. with 15 workstations. Solar PV is being installed as well as a location for plug-in electric vehicles. The standard 208V and 480V three-phase sources are available throughout the lab. The lab has finite element software and circuit simulation software such as Ansys, PLECS, and Matlab as well as real-time simulation with the RT-box.
The lab contains unique electric machines including multi-phase machines and 4-quadrant vector-controlled dynamometers. The lab has traditional power supplies (including MVDC), advanced measurement capabilities, and programmable loads. A number of high-functionality DSPs and FPGAs are available for power converter control.
The investigators have worked on various projects on topics related to machine design, fault tolerant control, MVDV converters, offshorre wind supported by NSF, ONR, DOE and many reputable companies.
Website: https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/people/leila

Email: lparsa@ucsc.edu

Phone: 8314592451

Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064, United States
CA
 Oregon State UniversityProf. Yue Cao Academic Transportation • Prof. Yue Cao is known for system-level research for more electric aircraft (MEA) and heavy-duty unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). He specializes in power electronics and motor drives to improve energy efficiency and system reliability, including control and hardware designs, such as fault-tolerant motor and inverter and their associated controllers (papers in TTE, ECCE). He has co-developed MEA and UAV multi-physical power systems modeling and optimization design tool (published in TTE, EATS, ITEC). Cao is also known for battery electric vehicle modeling (main author of a top 20 download paper on IEEE TTE journal). He developed novel energy management for MEA power system to reduce transient peaking and associated component sizing, particularly generators and motors (published in APEC).
• Prof. Cao is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE) overseeing MEA and UAV related submissions. He is active in IEEE Transportation Electrification Community especially in the Aerospace area, serving as panelists, invited speakers, organizers, and industry liaison for multiple conferences including ITEC, ECCE, EATS, APEC, etc.
• Prof. Cao received MS/PhD from UIUC (Urbana-Champaign) and BS from UT-Knoxville, all electrical engineering with a Power and Energy concentration. He previously worked at Amazon Prime Air, Apple Special Projects, Halliburton, Oak Ridge National Lab. He is working on or worked on sponsored research from Amazon Prime Air, Rolls-Royce, Ingersoll Rand, Grainger, NSF/DOE. He maintains strong connections with multiple corporates and national labs, for partnering and supporting purposes.
• Oregon State University offers geographical diversity in the Pacific Northwest and an advantage to local Aerospace related industry. Prof. Cao co-directs WESRF Facilities that offer up to 750 kVA DC and AC supplies, a 300 HP motor-dyno set, multiple storage physics, and connected complex machinery and stationary loads, capable of doing a variety of tests.
• Prof. Cao is interested in joining a multi-disciplinary team. He is also capable of leading a large team, given his recent experience leading one ARPA-E full proposal. He also served as a recent review panelist for another DOE office. Please feel free to contact anytime.
Website: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~caoy2/

Email: yue.cao@oregonstate.edu

Phone: 541-737-8201

Address: 1148 Kelley Engineering Center, Corvallis, OR, 97331, United States
OR
 National Renewable Energy LabSreekant Narumanchi Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Transportation NREL advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies. As part of this mission, NREL has developed facilities to support the integration of energy systems. This includes facilities for high-performance computing, materials, power electronics, electric machines, transportation, power systems integration, and strategic energy analysis.

Materials Research
- High-temperature electronics materials
- Power Electronics devices
- Nitride and Oxide Materials
- Growth techniques such as molecular beam epitaxy
- Materials characterization
- Semiconductor device synthesis
- Materials modeling and theory
Power Systems Integration
- Power electronics controls
- Power electronics modeling validation
- Power hardware in loop testing
- System integration for power electronics converters
- System validation for power electronic converters
- Electromagnetic simulation

Electric Machines
- Design and optimization for advanced electric machine - modeling and validation
- Machine test facilities (125 kW, 225 kW, 2.5 MW, and 5 MW Dynamometers)
- Wireless power transfer
- Electromagnetic modeling and analysis
Power electronics and electric machines heat transfer, packaging, and reliability
- Reliability and prognostics of electric drive components
- Thermomechanical modeling
- Power electronics electro-thermal modeling
- Heat transfer analysis and simulation; Computational fluid dynamics
- Experimental facilities for heat transfer
o Single-phase liquid cooling with water-ethylene glycol, air, transmission fluid, dielectric fluids
o Two-phase cooling with dielectrics and refrigerants
- Material and interface thermal characterization
o Bulk material thermal resistance
o Interface thermal resistance in assembled components
- Experimental facilities for reliability
o Environmental chambers
o Thermal shock chamber
o Thermal cycling chamber
o Highly accelerated stress test (HAST) chamber
o Vibration test system
o C-mode scanning acoustic microscope
- Wireless power transfer
- Electromagnetic modeling and analysis
Strategic Energy Analysis
- Supply chain analysis
o Understanding trade flow
o Determining potential material barriers
o Analyzing geographical manufacturing capacity
- Techno-economic analysis
o Bottom-up cost analysis
o System cost analysis
o Levelized cost of energy analysis
Website: http://www.nrel.gov/transportation/peem.html

Email: sreekant.narumanchi@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-275-4062

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 UW-MilwaukeeAdel Nasiri Academic Other Energy Technologies Area of expertise for RFI-0000043: Power electronics; high-power, high-speed drives; power dense converters; water-cooled thermal management;

Prof. Nasiri has been working on high power electronics, high-power density converters, energy storage, and microgrids in the last 15 years. He directs the Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He is also the site director for the National Science Foundation I/UCRC center on Grid-connected Power Electronics (GRAPES). The center's focus is high power electronics and grid-connected converters.

Prof. Nasiri has served as a primary investigator on many federally and industry funded projects including projects supported by ARAP-E, NSF, Air Force, and Army.

Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems currently has four lab spaces: Power Electronics and Electric Drives lab, Microgrid and Energy Storage lab, Protection and Wide Band Gap Devices lab, and Power System lab. Power electronics lab has is a 2000 sq-ft space with over 250kVA power supply capabilities. The lab is equipped with 10 work benches and necessary tolls to conduct multiple projects. Full packages of MATLAB/Simulink, dSpace systems, PSIM, PSS/E, ANSYS, and PSCAD for software simulation are available. The lab includes DC and AC power supplies, energy storage devices, dynamometers, etc.
The power electronics lab is currently equipped with three dSpace systems, TI DSP boards, and NI Compact RIO and computers, Typhoon HIL 604 setup, high power AC and DC sources, 500 MHZ, 4 channel Lecroy LT364L oscilloscope with PMA1 power measure analysis software and current probes, three 4-channel, 250MHz Tetronix 4054 oscilloscopes, power electronics components including switches, gate drivers, and heat sinks.

The Microgrid and Energy Storage lab is another 2000sq-ft of space with various energy storage chemistries and power/voltage levels from cell to 850V/100kWh. It is equipped with power supplies, two 150kW battery chargers, and microgrid control systems.
Website: www.uwm.edu/sees

Email: nasiri@uwm.edu

Phone: 4142294955

Address: 115 E. Reindl Way, Milwaukee, WI, 53212, United States
WI
 University of HoustonHarish S. Krishnamoorthy Academic Transportation High density power conversion including WBG devices, SSTs, etc., reliability and Remaining Useful Life (RUL) prediction techniques for power converters involving multiple critical components, machine learning assisted converter modeling.
Website: http://www.ee.uh.edu/faculty/krishnamoorthy

Email: hskrishn@uh.edu

Phone: 7137437382

Address: 4726 Calhoun Rd., Electrical Engineering, Houston, TX, 77204, United States
TX
 University of FloridaSaeed Academic Other Energy Technologies Dr. Saeed Moghaddam is Knox T. Millsaps Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida. His academic background is in thermofluid science and two phase heat transfer. Dr. Moghaddam has made significant contributions in the field of phase-change heat transfer including the invention of a gravity-independent two-phase heat sink with 2000 W/cm2 CHF at 100% exit vapor quality and 0.7 MW/m2k heat transfer coefficient. His research is published in nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, 16 patents and one book chapter. Dr. Moghaddam’s research has been funded by ARPA-A, DARPA, DOE, ONR, NSF, NIH, SRC, ORNL, and private companies.
Website: http://www.mae.ufl.edu/saeedmog/

Email: saeedmog@ufl.edu

Phone: 352-392-0889

Address: Unversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611, United States
FL
 Xologies IncorporatedJeremy L Perando Small Business Other Energy Technologies While going to college i worked via an Electrical Engineer apprenticeship with CONSOL energy. This certified me for working underground and I got my first look at drives and high voltage systems. With my newly found wealth working in the mines, i found the next 4 years in general labor underground in the coal mines. For the last two years of those 4 I was enrolled in a computer tech school completing my degree. I took job placement from there with Adelphia Communications where I got to work at corporate doing technical phone support while watching the broadband base grow from to 50 cities to 50000 cities. I wanted to get back closer to home and bid on a job at a local office where after a couple years Adelphia went bankrupt and i moved into temp work for COVAD communications doing backend phone support for T1 and T3 business lines. From there I took a permanent job working for BEITZEL corporation, a construction company in Garrett County MD. They were at a unique crossroads where mining safety regulation and technology smashed together. Being that I was already a certified miner and had spent the last 4 years in the tech field, I was able to help substantially in the Automation department. After a couple years Beitzel Corp formed Pillar Innovations where i assisted with building the department where i became manager of the automation and atmospheric monitoring product manager. After 9 years i was ask to start an automation department for an electrical contractor startup. Here I was responsible for entire coal preparation plant programming and SCADA systems. This lasted for a year where we started up one entire plant and some train loadouts. After the mining industry started to decline, CLINE Industires was still adding onto their coal plants as planned so all the work was moving to Illinois. At this point I started my business, Xologies Incorporated. Six years in and i can say that finding the right employee is the most difficult part of what a business owner does. Currently we support chemical and control systems using primarily Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley hardware. We also do custom robotics with ARM processors using PYTHON and web interfaces. Best asset is problem solving followed by intercommunication of old and new tech. Process control and control systems in general, just make sense to me. I also coach 2 FIRST robotics tech challenge teams and mentor on other teams.
Website: www.xologies.com

Email: jperando@xologies.com

Phone: 3046123788

Address: PO Box 102, Accident, MD, 21520, United States
MD
 National Renewable Energy LabChun-Sheng Jiang Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Background and interests
Electrical characterizations in nm-resolutions are expected to give critical understanding and guidance for developing novel inexpensive and reliable power electronics. This work proposes unique nm-scale material and device characterizations and failure mechanism analysis of power electronics, by applying and further partially developing a combination of complementary AFM-based nanoelectrical probes including Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM), scanning capacitance microscopy (SCM), scanning spreading resistance microscopy (SSRM), and scanning microwave impedance microscopy (SMIM), which operando-image the local electrical potential distribution, carrier concentration, local resistivity or conductivity, and simultaneous local capacitance and conductance, respectively. This set of characterizations will give critical device characteristics including but not limited to junction location, junction uniformity and breakdown, active carrier concentration and uniformity, and local resistivity distribution. The characterizations can be performed with in-situ changes during high voltage, high current, and high temperature stressing, which will give unprecedent understanding about device defects and device failure.
Capability
With more than 20 years of success in scanning probe microscopy (SPM), developed many types of SPM including the world first duel-probe Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and applied to a wide range of fundamental materials science and energy science of photovoltaic and energy storage. Published more than 60 first-authored papers and 200 co-authored papers, with most of them being contribution to characterization and mechanism understanding using SPMs. At NREL, we have a set of state-of-the-art AFM-based nanoelectrical probes described above. The home-made KPFM is among the current best voltage resolution of 10 mV. The high voltage mode of KPFM can map high potentials up to 100 V, which is necessary for the power electronics characterizations. Carrier mapping by SMIM can mitigate the requirement of high-quality insulating layer, which is critical for wide bandgap power electronics, but SCM can give higher sensitivity of capacitance signal. We have developed the in-situ high voltage and high temperature stressing for a PV core program, which can be transferred directly to the reliability and failure study for power electronics. Scientifically, I have backgrounds of physics, electrochemistry, and material science.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/research/chun-sheng-jiang.html

Email: Chun.Sheng.Jiang@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-6687

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 Ames LaboratoryMatthew Kramer Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Ames Laboratory has more than 70 years of research experience in purifying and making alloys from Lanthanides. We have broad capabilities for alloy production from laboratory scale 10’s grams to small-scale production ~ 20 Kg. Home of the Critical Materials Institute.
1. Magnetic Materials - theory, discovery, synthesis, characterization
• High-energy rare-earth-based permanent magnets with improved properties: Nd-based 2-14-1, Sm-based 1-5 and 2-17 with reduced critical RE.
• High-energy permanent magnets with substantially reduced contents of Nd, heavy lanthanides and Co that use domestic supply of rare earth, i.e., utilizing Ce, La stocks.
• Low-cost, high-performance rare earth-free permanent magnets with improved properties: MnBi, alnico, L10-FeNi, transition metal nitrides
• Soft magnetic alloys: 6.5% Si steel
• Adaptive genetic algorithm and machine leaning for structure-stability-property predictions
2. Advanced synthesis capabilities
• Rapid solidification (Small scale 5-15 g/batch, mid-scale 500-1000 g/batch)
• Gas atomization (50-100 kg/batch)
• Centrifugal atomization (1 kg/batch)
• Mechanochemical processing and synthesis in controlled environments, including at cryogenic temperatures, gas-solid and solid-liquid reactions under applied or autogenous pressure.
• Additive manufacturing of magnetic alloys
3. High throughput synthesis for materials discovery
• LENS
• Combinatorial
• Off-axis multi-gun DC/RF sputtering
4. Unique characterization tools
• Multisample DSC/TGA
• Multisample VSM magnetometry
• SQUID magnetometry
• Hysteresisgraph Tracer
• Pulsed magnetizer
• Rapid ultrasonic mechanical testing including at elevated T’s, high-T creep measurements.
5. Theory tools
• DFT without adjustable parameters
• Simplified DFT exchange with speed of LDA and results like hybrid functionals
• KKR-CPA methods for rapid materials discovery
• Micromagnetic and micromechanical modeling
• Systems level coupled multiphysics simulations
• Extensive expertise in interatomic potential development (including machine learning potentials) for accurate atomistic simulation of materials
• Efficient molecular dynamics simulation methods for studying crystal nucleation and growth at atomistic scale and at experimental conditions
• Ab initio methods for accurate calculations of correlated electron materials including f-electron materials
Website: https://www.ameslab.gov/

Email: mjkramer@ameslab.gov

Phone: 5152940276

Address: 126 Metals Development, Ames, IA, 50021, United States
IA
 National Renewable Energy LabJonathan Keller Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable MADE3D (Manufacturing and Additive Design of an Electric Machine enabled by 3D printing) is our transformative technology for designing and manufacturing the next generation of high efficiency, high power density electric machines that are needed to support advancements in the renewable and transportation industries. MADE3D leverages advanced topology optimization engines along with NREL’s additive manufacturing techno-economic and Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) toolsets to produce high power density, 3D printable electric machines at costs, masses and efficiencies that allow for rapid adoption and commercialization. This technology unlocks an entirely new paradigm that can have far-reaching system level impacts and low risk pathway for enabling high performance materials and manufacturing and de-risking next generation powertrain technology.
Website: https://energyicorps.energy.gov/content/team-97-nrel-mad%E2%84%AE3d

Email: jonathan.keller@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-7011

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 The Ohio State UniversityJulia Zhang Academic Power Generation: Renewable The investigator submits this request for collaboration on behalf of the Ohio Center for Power and Propulsion. The team has multiple faculty and research scientists specialized in the following areas: 1) electric power systems modeling and analysis, 2) electromagnetic/thermal/mechanical design, mathematical modeling, control of high-efficiency high-power-density electric machine and drive systems, 3) modeling, design, and control of wide bandgap power electronic converters, and 4) high voltage engineering. The team has several on-going projects related to high power high speed electric machine and drive systems for aircraft application, e.g., 1) OSU is the lead university of a 5-year NASA University Initiative Leadership Program “Electric Propulsion Challenges and Opportunities” from 2007 to 2022, 2) lead university of a 2-year program funded by the Ohio Federal Research Network to develop and commercialize brushless doubly-fed machines for unmanned aircraft.

The team is seeking collaboration from other research institutes with strong expertise in energy storage technology and aviation industry partners to team up in the upcoming ARPA-E proposal.

The team owns 4 labs on the campus of The Ohio State University: 1) electric machine and power electronics lab, 2) high voltage lab, 3) power electronics packaging lab, and 4) real-time simulation system lab.

The electric machine and power electronics lab has multiple power benches to test and verify the state-of-the-art designs of wide bandgap power semiconductor devices and converters. The lab is equipped with advanced electrical and mechanical measure instruments dedicated to electric machine and power electronics research. This lab has a 350-kVA, 30000-rpm rotating dynamometer for design verification of high-speed machines for transportation applications and multiple 10-kW 3000-rpm rotating dynamometers.

The high voltage lab is the only one of its kind among the universities in the Midwest to study electrical insulation and high voltage phenomena in power systems, electric machines, and power electronics.

The power electronics package lab is an integrated cleanroom lab space, with the equipment for die handling, interconnection, and module encapsulation.

The real-time simulation system lab is dedicated to modeling and control verification for high power systems, consisting of 4 target machines with a total of 8 CPUs, 48 cores, 4 FPGAs, and >500 analog and digital I/Os.
Website: https://chppe.osu.edu/

Email: zhang.564@osu.edu

Phone: 6146192889

Address: 205 Dreese Lab, 2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH, 43210, United States
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 Brookhaven National LabKathleen M Amm Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Superconducting Magnet Division
The Superconducting Magnet Division (SMD) develops very high field superconducting magnets. SMD has the capability to study, design, build, and test high field superconducting magnets and cables for accelerators and other applications.
SMD has used its deep experience in magnet design and development to study the behavior of superconductors, cables and magnets. With the discovery of high temperature superconductors – superconductors that can operate at higher temperatures or higher fields – SMD has been at the forefront of studying the behavior of these materials and how to design magnets with these exciting and challenging conductors and is a world recognized leader in high field HTS magnet design. HTS magnets and conductors if successfully developed could lead to strong green and sustainable energy sources such as compact fusion reactors and larger, more efficient superconducting generators.
SMD is a true leader in superconducting magnet design. At the core of SMD’s expertise is accelerator magnet development. From the earliest days of superconductivity playing a role in particle physics with the Brookhaven Summer School in the 1960’s, through the development of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider with robust magnets that have performed well for over 20 years, and to playing a major role in the High Luminosity Upgrade for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the Electron Ion Collider that will unlock the secrets of the strongest force in nature. SMD also has a strong history of partnering with industry and transferring technology both to small and large businesses. Currently SMD is pursuing new partnerships in the HTS space both in the accelerator/scientific magnet and fusion spaces. SMD is very interested in potential areas for the application of superconductivity, including power applications and high field magnets and would be very interested in discussing partnerships in this space.
The SMD has expertise in studying, designing, building and testing superconducting magnets and has world-recognized expertise in the physics and engineering of magnets. SMD has extensive space and facilities to build and test superconducting and conventional electromagnets. With over 58,000 square feet of technical development space, SMD has extensive space and facilities to wind, heat treat, vacuum impregnate, construct, and test superconducting magnets. SMD staff broad experience in collaborations.
Website: https://www.bnl.gov/magnets/

Email: ammk@bnl.gov

Phone: 6313446150

Address: Brookhaven National Lab building 902a, PO Box 5000, Upton, NY, 11973, United States
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 Calnetix Technologies, LLCCo Huynh Small Business Other Energy Technologies Since its founding in 1998, Calnetix Technologies, LLC. has developed and introduced numerous disruptive innovations for variety of applications and industries. Most of the innovations have been for large OEMs where Calnetix Technologies continues to manufacture and provide components, and several of those innovations have become the foundation of entirely new companies. Calnetix’s innovations have repeatedly provided path-bending advances in technology to customers in a wide variety of industries, enabling companies all over the world to drive market growth.

With its significant annual investment in R&D, Calnetix designs, develops and manufactures high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, magnetic bearings systems and power electronics. Combining these three core competencies, Calnetix provides comprehensive integration services to assist customers in the design and development of tomorrow’s most advanced energy efficient systems.

Calnetix Technologies currently designs, develops and manufactures products for the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, food, HVAC, industrial equipment, medical, marine, power generation, semiconductor, water and waste water industries. Its technology is being used in applications such as gas turbines, precision lasers, turbo expanders, electrically-assisted turbochargers, blood pumps and air and gas compressors. Calnetix’s customers are often large global organizations seeking innovative and highly efficient product enhancements or new products altogether.

Due to increased electrical complexity, demands for greater power output, high power density, and high system reliability in electric and hybrid aviation , Calnetix's motor, generator and power electronics technology suite offers competitive advantages to our aviation OEM customers.
Website: https://www.calnetix.com/

Email: fsarhan@calnetix.com

Phone: 5622931361

Address: 16323 Shoemaker Avenue, Cerritos, CA, 90703, United States
CA
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