The Center for Physical Electronics and Power Electronics is led by a Logan Distinguished Associate Professor, Dr. Randy D. Curry, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Center focuses on high-power electronic devices for defense, life sciences, environmental applications and alternative energy sources and storage. Applications of the Center's research encompass the environmental and medical fields, including work on pulsed electric fields, atmospheric plasmas, and pulsed UV and electron beams that can inactivate bacteria or purify water. The Center is also funded to develop new dielectrics for energy storage that utilizes nanotechnology.
Laboratories and Facilities
Recently, a new 6000 square foot building was erected in addition to our current facility in order to further support the needs of the expanding center. It houses a great deal of high-tech equipment, including (but not limited to); high voltage sources, fast oscilloscopes, signal generators, time domain reflectometers, high pressure-switches, Marx-bank capacitors, oil tanks, lasers, computer simulation equipment, fume hoods and a full machine shop.
Our off-site facility is conveniently located a few minutes form the College of Engineering and is in addition to our three laboratories, and four offices located within Engineering Building-West.
The College of Engineering
A civil engineering class taught at the University of Missouri in 1849 marked MU's first foray into educating engineers.
Today, 1,800 of the brightest undergraduate students on the university's campus and over 400 exceptional graduate students make up the diverse student body of Mizzou Engineering.
In the fall of 2007, ground was broken for Phase I of a $120 million overall renovation plan. The multiyear plan will rebuild the college into an interdisciplinary teaching and research hub.