The List

Our Objectives

Provide PSMA Member Companies a resource to identify Educational and University Institutions, world wide, which have ongoing and active programs in power electronics. This will provide the Member Companies a source for attracting potential new employees and opportunity for possible partnering on Research and Development projects.

Provide the Educational and University Institutions an opportunity to promote their programs in power electronics to interested companies outside their immediate areas. This exposure could result in generating additional support for the institution from the power sources industry for ongoing and new programs. In addition the exposure will provide the students and graduates with additional options as they transition from the educational to the business community.

Click on the links below for detailed program information for each of the listed Universities.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Program description:

The Colorado Power Electronics Center engages in industry-sponsored research in the following areas: Practical digital control of switched-mode power supplies, Analog/mixed-signal IC design for power applications, Electronic ballast modeling, design, and control, Low-harmonic rectifier technology, Modular and composite converters for automotive applications. A professional certificate program in power electronics offers a sequence of three graduate courses in SMPS, and a new online program is offered through Coursera. Course offerings: Introduction to Power Electronics, Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Systems, Resonant and Soft-Switching Techniques in Power Electronics, Power Electronics in PV Systems Lab, Project Lab in Power Electronics, Introduction to Analog IC Design, Mixed-Signal IC Design, Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles, Variable-Speed AC Drives, Renewable Energy and the Future of the Power Grid, Power Systems Analysis, Advances in Control and Optimization of Power Systems.

# Grad students: 15-20 in PhD program plus 20-25 in professional master’s program
# Undergrad students: 30
Contact e-mail:
Contact name: Prof. Robert Erickson
Department website:
Department: Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Robert Erickson, Dragan Maksimovic, Khurram Afridi, Hanh-Phuc Le

General contact info:

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Campus Box 425
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309

Student body description:

Approximately half of our EE and ECE seniors enroll in our PV power electronics lab. A Professional MS program specializing in power electronics requires professional coursework in power electronics and related fields, including the PV power electronics lab and a power electronics project lab.

University website: