A row of electric cars at a recharge station
 A large field of solar panels
 Several windmills in a twilit sky
 Two rows of solar panels in the foreground with a town and mountains in the background
 A wind turbine standing in the middle of a rural landscape.

The Miami PowER, the Power and Energy Research (PowER) Laboratory of Miami University performs research that addresses the energy needs of the 21st century. We are

  1. developing new technologies that improve the efficiency and lower the cost of solar cells;
  2. utilizing wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, specifically gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC), in power conversion hardware for electric vehicles and solar powered inverters;
  3. exploring new power system architectures for tokamak style fusion reactors.

We are committed to providing power and energy related education to the students at Miami University and the greater community of Southwestern Ohio. Currently, the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers four courses in the area of power and the Institute for Environment and Sustainability has an Energy Co-major for students of all backgrounds.