Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines

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The advanced power electronics and electric machines (APEEM) research group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed world-class experimental and modeling capabilities for designing and evaluating efficient and reliable power electronics and electric machines thermal management systems. They also design, fabricate and characterize advanced power electronics packaging, and are developing state-of-health monitoring techniques. These researchers deliver safe, reliable, high performing, power-dense components that allow seamless integration between renewable energy sources, electric transportation, and the grid, helping to make widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and greenhouse gas emissions reduction more feasible. This document outlines the group's major capabilities in the areas of power electronics; module development and characterization; thermal modeling and management; thermomechanical reliability analysis of devices, modules, inverters/converters, and electric machines; physics-of-failure-based reliability analysis; and microelectronics. It also overviews the group's state-of-the-art equipment for fluid-based thermal management; thermal measurement & characterization; thermomechanical reliability analysis; micro- and power electronics measurement & characterization; and prototype fabrication, as well as the group's world-class modeling and simulation capabilities.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-5400-89436


  • advanced gate drivers
  • batteries
  • capabilities
  • condition monitoring
  • control systems
  • electric machines
  • electric-drive systems
  • evaluation
  • failure analysis
  • power converters
  • power electronics
  • power electronics packaging
  • power electronics reliability
  • reliability
  • state of health estimation of converters
  • state of health monitoring
  • thermal management
  • traction drivers


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