[Note: Professor Pilawa is starting at UC Berkeley on January 1, 2018, and a large portion of the group will move with him. All prospective graduate students interested in working in our group are encouraged to apply to the EECS department at UC Berkeley]
The Pilawa Research Group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 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!