The Ludois Research Group

Our Focus

Our focus is to enhance power conversion systems via new dielectric materials, geometric optimization, and high frequency power electronics.
Power Electronics

To minimize the impact of passive components within circuits.

Electric Machines

To make electric machines more sustainable and perform better.

Wireless Power Transfer

To implement capacitive coupling for wireless power tansfer.

Our Team

The Ludois Research Group, under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Ludois, is a close knit team that strives to push the boundaries of power conversion technology.

Daniel Ludois
Assistant Professor
Ludois received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UW-Madison 2011. He currently serves as assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in UW–Madison’s College of Engineering and associate director WEMPEC.
Aditya Ghule
Graduate Student
Ghule earned a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from at UW-Madison in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in electrical engineering. His research interests include control of electric motors and power electronics.
Andy Schroedermeier
Graduate Student
Schroedermeier is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the UW–Madison. As a member of the group since 2014, his research interests include power electronics, electric machines and power electronic component integration.
Baoyun Ge
Graduate Student
Ge is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at UW-Madison, with the Wisconsin Electric Machine and Power Electronics Consortium. Baoyun’s interests include electric machines and power electronics.
Jiejian Dai
Graduate Student
Dai is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at UW-madison with the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. Dai joined the group at 2013, and his interests include power electronic circuit design and control.
Peter Killeen
Graduate Student
Killeen worked for Arkansas Power Electronics International and Wolfspeed focusing on SiC gate drivers and power module applications from 2012 to 2016. He joined WEMPEC and Dr. Ludois’ group in Fall 2016 and is pursuing a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering.
Ryan Knippel
Graduate Student
Knippel is currently researching hydrodynamic thrust bearing assemblies for capacitive power transfer at WEMPEC while working to complete his Ph.D. Areas of research interest include fluid mechanics, mechanical design of electric machines, and design optimization.
Skyler Hagen
Graduate Student
Hagen is pursuing his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as a student in the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. His current research is centered around capacitive power transfer through journal bearings.

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