Advancing the Stability, Flexibility, Robustness, and Economy of the Power Grid

Welcome to GRAPES


The goal of the Research Center on GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) is to accelerate the adoption and insertion of power electronics into the electric grid, in order to improve system stability, flexibility, controllability, robustness, and economy.

GRAPES is partially funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program of the National Science Foundation, while industry members fund the bulk of our research. Our work with industry focuses on improving power electronics technology and integrating it with the needs of industry and of the power grid as a whole.

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The stronger our network of allies, the more successfully we protect our energy delivery systems and infrastructure. Whether you are a student, industry leader, or concerned business owner, your support or involvement can help awareness and research to keep the power grid safe, stable, and economical.

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Interested in being on the forefront of smart power grid research, with access to expert faculty and industry mentors?

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Our industry members receive access to our facilities, faculty, and research, as well as opportunities to directly influence the path of our research.

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Latest News

GRAPES holds Spring 2018 IAB Meeting

GRAPES holds Spring 2018 IAB Meeting

The NSF Center for GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) in the Department of Electrical Engineering hosted its Spring 2018 Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on May 30-31st in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)...

University of Arkansas Power Group at APEC 2018

University of Arkansas Power Group at APEC 2018

Want to know about the latest development from University Arkansas Power Group? Join us at APEC 2018 in different sessions!   Tutorial: WBG Switching Circuits: Design, Test, Devices and Applications (March 4, 2018, 9:30am-1:00pm, 4th session in block) T10:...

GRAPES Spring Industrial Advisory Board Meeting-May 30-31, 2018

GRAPES Spring Industrial Advisory Board Meeting-May 30-31, 2018

Our GRAPES Spring 2018 Semi-Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting will be held on May 30-31, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All GRAPES IAB members, faculty, students and guests are invited to attend. Guests will be required to sign a nondisclosure...

Graduate and Professional Programs Perform Well in U.S. News Rankings

Graduate and Professional Programs Perform Well in U.S. News Rankings

March 15, 2017 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas graduate and professional programs performed well in the rankings of the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. The rankings for College of Education and Health Professions, the...

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