Power Management Integration Center

About PMIC

The Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) is a collaboration between the engineering schools at Dartmouth and UC San Diego (UCSD), working to address a range of challenges facing next-generation power electronic circuits, systems, and components, PMIC's mission is to target innovations 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.

The Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry University Collaborative Research Center Program (IUCRC) that aims to connect academic researchers with industry innovators.

Printable IUCRC Fact Sheet (PDF)

Research at PMIC

Research collaborations focus on areas identified by corporate members as relevant to industry needs including:

Members


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 4th year PhD student Ziyu Xia showing the progress of his project “An Integrated 5:1 DC-DC converter” funded by PMIC. Image by Andrila Hait

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).

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.

Industry Advisory Board

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is composed of one representative from each member organization or company. The Board steers the Center and provides input into plans for PMIC expansion. The Board decides:

  • Which projects to fund
  • Steers the overall center focus and strategy
PMIC members at the IAB meeting
PMIC Graduate students during the IAB poster presentation. Image by Andrila Hait