*A selection process for the next round of Member Initiated Projects is currently underway. Funding recipients are expected to be announced in February 2021.
As the name suggests, Member Initiated Projects (MIP) are only available as funding opportunities for PowerAmerica members. MIPs are a valuable benefit of the Institute, as they establish a process for supporting technology development that is focused on pre-competitive, yet critical needs of the broad wide bandgap community.
MIPs provide a mechanism for Institute members to collectively identify the highest priority projects that are needed to advance WBG commercialization and to direct resources to address those challenges. Successful projects yield tangible results that benefit members.
These projects are funded by member dues and other revenue-generating activities that the Institute performs (no direct federal funding). A small working group composed of members works with PowerAmerica staff to administer the MIP program.
Current Member Initiated Projects
- Quantifying Power Device Reliability Due to Terrestrial and Other Radiation Sources (CoolCAD Electronics)
- Reliability Analysis of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices (Texas Tech/Group NIRE)
- Short-circuit Behavior and Protection of Next Generation SiC Modules (Ohio State)
- WBG Integrated High Voltage APM/OBCM Converter for Future Use in Autonomous Vehicles (Virginia Tech)
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