Unplugged: Engineers Develop Wireless Charging System for Electric Wheelchairs
Researchers at Utah State University are rethinking a 30-year-old technology and giving new meaning to the words limited mobility.
Regan Zane Named Inaugural David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor
A new professorship in Utah State University’s College of Engineering honors longtime supporters David G. and Diann L. Sant and empowers a new generation of the most qualified engineering faculty.
The Ray Joins World Class Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center
The Ray is excited to announce a new partnership with Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Research Center, led by Utah State University.
Rocky Mountain Power Comes to USU to Celebrate a New Partnership
Monday, May 14th marked a new partnership with Rocky Mountain power to provide Electric Vehicle chargers for public access.
Ribbon Cutting Marks Growing University-Industry Partnerships
The College of Engineering at Utah State University invites students, faculty, staff and members of the community to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 14 at the USU Electric Vehicle & Roadway (EVR) Research Facility & Test Track.
Electric Power Systems successfully tests batteries with NASA at USU BLAST Lab
The Utah Power Electronics Lab (UPEL) is pleased to announce the completion of a successful battery test with Electric Power Systems (EP Systems) and NASA.
Second Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase - September 2017
The second annual SELECT meeting and technology showcase will be held on September 26-27, 2017.
Utah lawmakers experience self-driving technology at the EVR test track
Utah lawmakers and transportation officials discussed the future of self driving vehicles and wireless charging technology while visiting the UPEL facility in July.
SELECT Partner Proterra Makes Debut in Park City
The Research Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) is pleased to announce that partner Proterra is established in Park City, Utah.
UPEL Students and Faculty Present at ECCE 2016
UPEL students, Hongjie Wang, M. Muneeb Ur Rehman and Reza Tavakoli, presented their research papers at the annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2016) sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Industrial App...
UPEL Students present their research work at IEEE COMPEL 2016 in Trondheim, Norway
UPEL students, M. Muneeb Ur Rehman, Hongjie Wang, and Tarak Saha, presented their research papers at the 17th annual IEEE conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL 2016) sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS).
Utah State Gets a Charge Out of Roads with Help from Strongwell
To support the electric vehicles tested at UPEL, a Duragrid HD-4000 composite grating from Strongwell is used.
Annual Meeting and Technology Showcase 2016
The first annual technology showcase brought attendees from around the country to collaborate, network and ideate the future of electrified transportation.
Dr. Regan Zane Presenting At 2016 ITE Annual Conference
Dr. Regan Zane will be presenting at the 2016 ITE Annual Conference. The ITE conference this year will focus on issues with transportation by studying and understanding future trends.
Dr. Regan Zane presenting at USU Sunrise Session
Dr. Regan Zane will be presenting at the next USU Sunrise session. The USU Sunrise sessions host faculty and students that present on issues that impact Utah.
USU Power Electronics Lab Collaborates with Strongwell
USU has teamed up with Strongwell. Strongwell was awarded the ACE Award at this year's Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Dallas, TX.
UPEL Students Publish Research Papers on Electric Vehicle Battery Management System at COMPEL 2015
UPEL students, M. Muneeb Ur Rehman and Hongjie Wang, published three research papers at COMPEL 2015, the annual IEEE conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics.
Dr. Regan Zane Interviewed for UK-Based Industry Journal
Utah State University Power Electronics Lab's Dr. Regan Zane was interviewed for a UK-based industry journal CRI.
Mount Logan Middle School Students Test Electric Cart
On June 12th, students from Mount Logan Middle School test out their electric cart on the EVR (Electric Vehicle & Roadway) track.
Department of Energy Announces $18M to Accelerate EV Development
The Department of Energy announced $18M to accelerate development of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and alternative fuels.
Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Facility Operational
Utah State University's new Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) test facility is complete and is nearing full operation.
Students Compete in 2nd Annual Electric Bike Race
Students in the Electric Vehicle Lab course (ECE 6930) competed in the second annual Electric Bike Race.
UPEL Student Presents Electric Vehicle Paper at ECCE 2014
UPEL student, Muhammad Muneeb, published a paper at ECCE 2014, the annual IEEE conference for Energy Conversion Congress & Expo.
Groundbreaking for Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Test Facility Gets Press Coverage
USU officials and UPEL faculty broke ground for the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Test Facility.
UPEL hosts DOE review meeting
The USU Power Electronics Lab (UPEL) hosted the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) quarter V program review of AMPED project on April 25th, 2014.
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Electric Vehicle Test Facility
The USU Board of Trustees approved plans to begin construction on a 4,800 square foot facility at 650 E. Grand Ave.
UPEL presents paper at COMPEL 2014
UPEL Student, Warren Chen, published a paper at COMPEL this year, the annual conference for Control and Modeling for Power Electronics.
Students compete in 1st annual Electric Bike race
Students in the Electric Vehicle Lab course (ECE 6930) competed in the first annual Electric Bike Race.
UPEL Students Recognized by ECE Department
Chandler Austin and Kevin Kennedy were recently recognized by the ECE department for academic excellence.
UPEL Students Awarded Best Poster at APEC 2014
UPEL AMPED team published a paper, titled ‘Active balancing system for electric vehicles with incorporated low voltage bus’, at APEC, the annual conference for Applied Power Electronics and Exposition.
Dr. Zeljko Pantic Joins UPEL
UPEL is proud to announce that Dr. Zeljko Pantic will be joining the ECE Faculty this fall at Utah State University.
Kevin Kennedy recognized as ECE Department Outstanding Pre-Professional Student
Kevin was recognized by the Electrical and Computer Engineering department as this year's Outstanding Pre-Professional Student.