Smart Power Electronics and Control Systems (SPECS) is a research group with the state-of-the-art laboratories located in the Engineering Hall on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. These newly developed labs are equipped with various modern equipment and are growing.
We are conducting research on smart inverters with grid-forming and grid-following modes of operation implementing self-governing, self-adapting, self-security, and self-healing features. Furthermore, we design and control WBG converters for powertrains in more electric mobile systems. The present website includes highlights of our research outcomes, current research staff, and ongoing research projects.