Welcome to the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research & Green Energy (CHARGE) at the University of Windsor . We cover a wide range of research and development areas which include Transportation Electricfication, Wind Power, Solar Energy and Smart Grid Technology. This centre is designed to facilitate graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to engage in R&D activities along side with industry in the above areas and many more.
Areas of Research
Analysis and Design of PMSM for Electric and Hybrid Electric VehiclesResearch on the design of compact, light weight, efficient permanent magnet synchronous AC motor is being conducted employing electromagnetic simulation software at our facility. We have recently acquired a programmable dynamometer system to test the performance of the developed motor. Opal RT-Lab is ued for real-time simulation. Our lab is also equipped with a 21 HP permanent magnet synchronous AC motor.
PhD 1 - Design and development of high performance axial-flux switched reluctance machines and drives for electric vehicles.
PhD 2 - Design and development of interior permanent magnet synchronous machines and drives for electric vehicles.
PhD 3 - Advanced induction machines and drives for electric vehicles.
PhD 4 - Bi-directional battery chargers with improved power quality for electrified vehicles.
PhD 5 - Grid interaction of renewable energy systems (Wind and Solar PV) with battery back-up.
PhD 6 - Energy management through modeling, simulation and testing of electric/hybrid electric vehicles.
Post Doctoral Fellow 1 - Should have extensive expertise and experience in 1) electric machine design, analysis and control, and 2) power electronic applications towards machine drives and power systems.
Post Doctoral Fellow 2 - Should have expertise and experience in batteries, charging and energy managment systems and power electronics applications for electric vehicles.
Candidates are encouraged to apply at nkar-at-uwindsor.ca. Please indicate the position being applied for, in the subject of the email. For example, "PhD 1".
Anas Labak is our switched reluctance motor (SRM) expert whose research is focused on the design, development and analysis of high performance SRMs for electric and hybrid electric vehicle specific applications by utilizing 2D/3D FEA. He is currently building an SRM prototype based on a custom...
UWindsor Research Excellence Awardee
Ontario Graduate Scholarship Awardee
We would like to congratulate Ms. Xiaomin Lu for earning the prestigious Ontario Graduate Scholarships for the year 2012-2013. She is one of the 90 international students who was awarded this scholarship among all the international graduate students in Ontario.