Power Management Integration Center

Third Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting: July 23, 24, 2020, Virtual. Join us!

an NSF IUCRC

Dartmouth's Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry University Collaborative Research Center Program (IUCRC), and aims to connect academic researchers with industry members to address a range of challenges facing next-generation power electronic circuits, systems, and components.

Printable IUCRC Fact Sheet (PDF)

An overview webinar recorded in February 2020 by UIDP is now available here.

Mission

The Center targets innovations in power electronics that support higher efficiency, smaller size, and reduced cost. Considerations are made for system reliability, robustness, and performance in a diverse range of industry sectors and applications spanning consumer, industrial, and automotive electronics.

Membership

Become a Member

PMIC = Access to innovations in power electronics at reduced cost.

Join our Industry–University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) to perform cutting-edge pre-competitive fundamental research in power electronics that can drive innovation and the U.S. economy. Members guide the direction of Center research through active involvement and mentoring.

IUCRCs offer a platform for significant leveraging of financial investment by members to accelerate the knowledge base and develop an industrially savvy workforce.

To become a member, contact us.

PMIC member presents a poster at the IAB meeting
Poster presentation by 3rd year PhD student Ziyu Xia showing the progress of his project “An Integrated 5:1 DC-DC converter” funded by PMIC.

Benefits

Industry members of the Center enjoy a range of benefits:

  • Access to talent—Train students with the desired skills for your industry.
  • Lower R&D risk—Share the inherent risks of early stage research.
  • Lower R&D cost—Save research dollars through access to facilities and human resources.
  • Increased ROI—Earn a higher return on investment through jointly-funded research.
  • Access to expertise—Network and learn from PMIC co-members.
  • Access to IP—Gain royalty-free, non-exclusive licenses on intellectual property produced in the Center.
  • Voting rights—Have a voice on the PMIC Industry Advisory Board.

Eligibility

Any company, federal R&D organization, or any government-owned contractor-operated laboratory may become a member (consistent with applicable state and federal laws and statutes).

Cost

Due to expected R&D timelines, we ask that companies join with the intention of remaining a fee-paying member for at least two years.

Companies with fewer than 500 employees:

  • Associate Membership + 3 Votes
    $25,000 / year

Companies with 500 or more employees:

  • Full Membership + 6 Votes
    $50,000 / year
  • Full Membership + 12 Votes
    $100,000 / year
PMIC members at the IAB meeting

Industry Advisory Board

The Industry Advisory Board is composed of one representative from each member organization or company. The Board steers the Center and provides input into plans for PMIC expansion. In addition, the Board makes recommendations on:

  • Research projects
  • Apportionment of resources
  • Changes to bylaws

Members