PowerAmerica now part of Manufacturing USA

The National Network of Manufacturing Innovation – of which PowerAmerica is a part – has a new name and brand: Manufacturing USA.

The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago on Sept. 12. Read the full press release here.

Manufacturing USA consists of nine public-private institutes dedicated to securing the nation’s future through manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration.

Watch a video about Manufacturing USA below.

PowerAmerica issues Call for Projects

PowerAmerica released its annual Call for Projects on Sept. 8. The Institute is seeking to fund TRL>4 projects from both industry and academia for a broad range of power electronics applications, including SiC and GaN device and module production and systems incorporating such devices and modules, as well as education and workforce development.

Find more information and view the Call for Projects here.

Join Us for PowerAmerica’s Monthly Technical Webinar Series Wednesday, Sept. 7

Dr. Iqbal Husain and Dr. Srdjan Lukic of N.C. State University will speak about their work to design and build an electric vehicle traction drive and a fast charger using commercially available wide bandgap semiconductor devices during PowerAmerica’s monthly technical webinar series from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Husain will give a technical presentation titled, “100 kW SiC Inverter for EV Traction Drive,” while Lukic’s talk is titled, “WBG Medium Voltage EV Fast Charger.”


Iqbal_HusainIASDr. Husain is the director of the FREEDM NSF Engineering Center, the ABB Distinguished Professor in the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the director of the Advanced Transportation Energy Center at N.C. State University in Raleigh. His work has focused extensively on electric and hybrid vehicles. View Dr. Husain’s full biography here.


Author_Lukic (1)Dr. Lukic is an associate professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at N.C. State University. His research interests include design and control of power electronic converters and electromagnetic energy conversion with application to wireless power transfer, energy storage systems, and electric automotive systems. View Dr. Lukic’s full biography here.


Abstract (Husain): 100 kW SiC Inverter for EV Traction Drive

Abstract (Lukic): WBG Medium Voltage EV Fast Charger


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