Our Focus

To  enhance power conversion systems through the creative application of new materials, mechanical integration, and power electronics operating at high frequency or high voltage.

 

Power Electronics

To enable new technologies and 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 transfer

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

Credentials: Associate Professor

David Skrovanek

Position title: Graduate Student

Shiying Wang

Position title: Graduate Student

Federico Coppo

Position title: Graduate Student

Thomas Nguyen

Position title: Graduate Student

Connor Akers

Position title: Graduate Student

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Past Group Members (Alumni)

  1. Federico Coppo, M.S. Fall 2023, “Horn Style Tesla Turbines,” employment after graduation: Tesla Motors
  2. Sarah Behringer, M.S. Spring 2023, “Capacitive Power Transfer with Rotary Double Layers,” employment after graduation: Kollmorgen Motors & Drives
  3. Jamie Turnbull, M.S. Spring 2023, “Liquid Immersed High Power Density Power Electronics,” employment after graduation: Milwaukee Tool
  4. Marisa Liben, Ph.D. Spring 2023, “Rotary Capacitive Power Transfer with Integrated Resolver Functionality,” employment after graduation: Lockheed Martin
  5. Blake Rose, M.S. Spring 2022, “Galvanically Isolated Clamp-on Medium-Voltage Sensing,” employment after graduation: General Electric Global Research Center
  6. Michael Mayberry, M.S. Summer 2021, “Towards Electrostatic Levitation of Macroscale Rotating Machines,” employment after graduation: General Motors
  7. Peter Killeen, Ph.D. Fall 2020, “Current Source Inverters for Synchronous Electrostatic Machine Drives,”  employment after graduation: C-Motive Technologies
  8. Max Liben, M.S. Spring 2020, “Analytical Design and Testing of a Self-Cooled, Toroidally Wound Ring Motor with Integrated Propeller for Electric Rotorcraft,” employment after graduation: Tesla Motors, then co-founded H3X
  9. Skyler Hagen, Ph.D. Fall 2019, “An Integrated Capacitive Brushless Excitation System for Wound Field Synchronous Machines Using Low-Cost Printed Circuit Boards,” employment after graduation: John Deere
  10. Aditya Ghule, Ph.D. Fall 2019, “Torque Modulation and Self-Sensing for Separately Excited Electrostatic Machines,”  employment after graduation: C-Motive Technologies
  11. Ryan Knippel, Ph.D. Spring 2019, “Rotating Capacitors with Spiral Groove Features for Hydrodynamic Gap Maintenance in Power Conversion Systems,”  employment after graduation: C-Motive Technologies
  12. Andy Schroedermeier, Ph.D. Spring 2019, “Integrated Inductors, Capacitors, and Damping in Bus Bars for dv/dt Filter Applications,” employment after graduation: Eaton Corporation
  13. Baoyun Ge, Ph.D. Spring 2018, “The Modeling, Design and Demonstration of Electrostatic Synchronous Machines,”  employment after graduation: C-Motive Technologies
  14. Jiejian Dai, Ph.D. Fall 2017, “Power Electronics Design for High Power Capacitive Power Transfer,” employment after graduation: Monolithic Power Systems: MPS