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  • CPES : 10-Year Progress Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2010-04)
    A major strength of CPES is its ability to use a wealth of existing resources and industrial collaboration. Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are the nation’s ...
  • CPES Center Brochure (April 2011) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems is a $4 million/year research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and dis­tribution that impact systems of all sizes –from battery-operated electronics to ...
  • CPES : Mini-Consortium Brochure 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The CPES mini-consortium model provides a unique mechanism for all participants in power electronics – including industry competitors – to pool efforts to address their common challenges and develop pre-competitive Advances. ...
  • Center Program Snapshot (April 2009) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2009-04)
    With the widespread use of power electronics technology, the United States would be able to cut electrical energy consumption by 33 percent. The energy savings, by today’s measure, is equivalent to the total output of 840 ...
  • CPES Annual Report 2017 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2017)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2016 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2016)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2015 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2015)
    In its efforts to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has developed research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2014 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2014)
    Over the past two decades, CPES has secured research funding from major industries, such as GE, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Alstom, ABB, Toyota, Nissan, Raytheon, and MKS, as well as from government agencies including the NSF, ...
  • 2013 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2013)
    The CPES industrial consortium is designed to cultivate connectivity among researchers in academia and industry, as well as create synergy within the network of industry members. The CPES industrial consortium offers: The ...
  • 2012 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2012)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech is a research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery – operated electronics to ...
  • Living in the Anthropocene: Science, Sustainability and Society 

    Tewksbury, Joshua
    Dr. Joshua Tewksbury is an ecologist, conservation biologist, and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society. In addition to his appointment at Future Earth, Tewksbury is also a research ...
  • Nucleobase-functionalized acrylic ABA triblock copolymers and supramolecular blends 

    Zhang, Keren; Aiba, Motohiro; Fahs, Gregory B.; Hudson, Amanda G.; Chiang, William D.; Moore, Robert B.; Ueda, Mitsuru; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-01-30)
    Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization afforded the unprecedented synthesis of well-defined acrylic ABA triblock copolymers with nucleobase-functionalized external blocks and a central ...
  • Phosphonium-containing diblock copolymers from living anionic polymerization of 4-diphenylphosphino styrene 

    Schultz, Alison R.; Fahs, Gregory B.; Jangu, Chainika; Chen, Mingtao; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-11-20)
    Living anionic polymerization of 4-diphenylphosphino styrene (DPPS) achieved well-defined homopolymers, poly(DPPS-b-S) styrenic block copolymers, and poly(I-b-DPPS) diene-based diblock copolymers with predictable molecular ...
  • Imidazole-containing triblock copolymers with a synergy of ether and imidazolium sites 

    Jangu, Chainika; Wang, Jing-Han Helen; Wang, Dong; Fahs, Gregory B.; Heflin, James R.; Moore, Robert B.; Colby, Ralph H.; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-03-06)
    Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization enabled the synthesis of well-defined A-BC-A triblock copolymers containing a synergy of pendant ether and imidazolium sites. The soft central BC block ...
  • Size dependent ion-exchange of large mixed-metal complexes into Nafion® membranes 

    Naughton, Elise M.; Zhang, Mingqiang; Troya, Diego; Brewer, Karen J.; Moore, Robert B. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-08-18)
    Perfluorosulfonate ionomers have been shown to demonstrate a profound affinity for large cationic complexes, and the exchange of these ions may be used to provide insight regarding Nafion® morphology by contrasting molecular ...
  • Imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers via olefin cross-metathesis 

    Dong, Yifan; Edgar, Kevin J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-09)
    Olefin cross-metathesis is a valuable new approach for imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers. Starting from commercially available ethyl cellulose, terminally unsaturated alkyl groups were appended as metathesis ...
  • Peptide-based hydrogen sulphide-releasing gels 

    Carter, Jennifer M.; Qian, Yun; Foster, Jeffrey C.; Matson, John B. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-07-20)
    An aromatic peptide amphiphile was designed for delivery of the signaling gas H2S. The peptide self-assembled in water into nanofibers that gelled upon charge screening. The non-toxic gel slowly released H2S over 15 hours, ...
  • Origin of high piezoelectric response in A-site disordered morphotropic phase boundary composition of lead-free piezoelectric 0.93(Na0.5Bi0.5)TiO3-0.07BaTiO(3) 

    Maurya, Deepam; Murayama, M.; Pramanick, A.; Reynolds, W. T., Jr.; An, Ke; Priya, Shashank (American Institute of Physics, 2013-03-21)
    Perovskite piezoelectric compositions near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) are known to exhibit high piezoelectric response. In lead-based ABO(3) compound with B-site disorder, the origin of this enhancement has been ...
  • Thermal conductivity of self-assembled nano-structured ZnO bulk ceramics 

    Zhao, Yu; Yan, Yongke; Kumar, Ashok; Wang, Hsin; Porter, Wallace D.; Priya, Shashank (American Institute of Physics, 2012-08-01)
    In this study, we describe the changes in thermal conductivity behavior of ZnO-Al micro- and nano-two-phase self-assembled composites with varying grain sizes. The reduction in thermal conductivity values of micro-composites ...
  • Near-flat self-biased magnetoelectric response in geometry gradient composite 

    Zhou, Yuan; Priya, Shashank (American Institute of Physics, 2014-03-14)
    We demonstrate a near-flat self-biased magnetoelectric (ME) effect in geometry gradient magnetostrictive-piezoelectric laminates. The near-flat behavior was characterized by a stable ME response over a wide range of magnetic ...

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