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Challenges of Power Electronics

The field of power electronics involves creating efficient, controlled systems—for example, a mechanism that regulates temperature in the room—and accomplishing this goal comes with its own challenges. Ferdowsi explains that in any control scenario, “there are some disturbances in the system. You open the door, you close the door, you open the window, somebody walks in.” All of these issues must be addressed in the creation and programming of the control system.

On the Road

Mehdi Ferdowsi
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Missouri S&T

By Christina Andrade