AMPED at Pitt celebrates research growth at third annual meeting
Heading into its third year, the University of Pittsburgh Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) Consortium hosted an engaging three-days of meetings and workshops, with the AMPED Annual Industry Meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh. The annual gathering consists of a series of speaker presentations and panels, and this year featured keynote addresses from Lynn Petersen from the Office of Naval Research and Andre Pereira from the Department of Energy. The event delved deep into discussions on tunable magnetics, industry and government collaborations on research, and ultrahigh frequency magnetics. After a productive day of presentations, case studies, and networking, participants unwound during the afternoon-to-evening social hour, featuring a poster session with graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh and North Carolina State University showcasing their research.
Wednesday followed with a two-day workshop focused on Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Materials, hosted by Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering and AMPED, and sponsored by CBMM. Day one offered one-on-one meetings, a welcome reception with laboratory tours, and insights from industry leaders The second day continued with panel discussions on testing and standardization, emerging applications, and industry next steps. The workshop concluded with an afternoon-to-evening social hour, providing another opportunity for networking and exploration of laboratory spaces. This unique chance allowed attendees to stay at the forefront of advancements in magnetics and power electronics.
Special News: During a special visit to Pittsburgh on October 20, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm visited the EIC prior to hosting a community townhall and announcing new federal initiatives to support economic revitalization and workforce development in energy communities. (Left: Associate Professor and Eaton Faculty Fellow Brandon Grainger with Secretary Granholm.)
Above: Associate Professor Paul Ohodnicki with Secretary Granholm.