Utah State University


The Utah State University Power Electronics Lab (UPEL) was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Utah State Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative as a world-class energy and power research center. UPEL addresses research challenges that directly impact society.



The Systems, Materials, and Structural Health (SMASH) Laboratory is the main structural testing facility on Utah State University’s campus. Built in 2009, the SMASH lab is a 5,000 ft2 testing facility equipped with a 60 ft. by 24 ft. strong floor, an L-shaped permanent strong wall (capable of bi-axial loading), a load frame designed to withstand 1200 kips of shear as well several smaller load frames, and two 20 ton overhead cranes.



The Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) research facility and test track is a state-of-the-art facility at the forefront of electric roadway, electric vehicle, and electrified transportation infrastructure technology research, development, and testing.

University of Colorado, Boulder


The Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC) research and education programs are focused on smart power electronics for energy efficiency and renewable energy applications and systems. CoPEC maintains a tradition of innovative design-oriented and application-focused research and education in power electronics and integrated circuit design.


University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education (IDEATE) is the result of two campus's collaboration. The University of Colorado, Boulder is respected nationally as a top graduate power electronics program; the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs has unrivaled expertise in automotive battery control.


Olin College of Engineering


The Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE) is a unique industry-university collaboration, and the culminating experience of an Olin student's education. Over the course of a full academic year, seniors work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to a company’s real-world problems. Notably, sponsors retain full rights to all intellectual property developed by the team.


Olin Electric Motorsports

Olin Electric Motorsports is a Formula SAE and Formula Hybrid competition team. The team comprises over 30 electrical, computer, and mechanical engineers that work every year to design, build, and test a formula style prototype racecar. The team was founded in 2011 based on the belief that building a vehicle for these competitions will be one of the most challenging, engaging, and complex projects our members will work on during their time at Olin. The teams works out of the Large Projects Building, a four-garage-bay facility.


Purdue University

Pankow Facility

The Charles Pankow Concrete Materials Laboratory has facilities for specialized in-depth analysis of building materials, in particular, cement and concrete while the Bituminous Laboratory facilities located at Purdue University contain all conventional and Superpave asphalt binder and mixture test equipment required for binder classification and mixture design. Test equipment for conducting laboratory accelerated wheel track and full-scale accelerated testing are also included in these facilities.