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 Electronics 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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Become a Member

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

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...

Wolfspeed, NCREPT Make R&D Magazine Top 100 for Third Time

Wolfspeed, NCREPT Make R&D Magazine Top 100 for Third Time

Nov. 09, 2016 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the third time in seven years, University of Arkansas researchers have been recognized for their contribution to a local electronics company being included in R&D Magazine's list of the world's top 100 technological product...

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