Research Expertise and Interest
power electronics, energy systems, renewable energy, photovoltaics, electric vehicles
The Pilawa Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley performs research in electrical energy conversion. Our goal is to address technical challenges with large societal impact, and enable a transition to a clean and renewable energy society. We drive this change through innovations in power electronics systems and its application in a number of areas, such as: solar photovoltaics, grid storage, electric vehicles, electric motor/generator drive systems, renewable energy integration, energy harvesting systems, data center power delivery, and consumer electronics. A hallmark of our research is the experimental demonstration of our techniques through hardware prototypes – we build things!