News and Events

NCRECPT Hosts Hellstern Middle School 6th Graders for Tour

Hellstern Middle School 6th Grade

College of Engineering Celebrates Outstanding Faculty

On Wednesday, April 28, the College of Engineering held its annual faculty awards reception at University House. Five awards were given at the event. Alan Mantooth, Jin-Woo Kim, Dale Thompson and Kartik Balachandran were honored at the College of Engineering Faculty Awards event. "The purpose of this event was to celebrate the hard work and great achievements of our faculty," said engineering dean John English. "These individuals have really gone above and beyond in their dedication to students and to research, and it felt good to let them know they're appreciated."

NCREPT Hosts Tour for Representatives from the Republic of Panama

Panama visitors with Dr MantoothAlan Mantooth, Executive Director of NCREPT, met with representatives from the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation visiting from the Republic of Panama and gave them a tour of the NCREPT facility.  The University of Arkansas currently has several students from Panama enrolled.  The Panamanian government offers scholarships to Panamanian student to apply for graduate studies in the US.  We hope to have the opportunity to host some of those students at the University of Arkansas.

Fayetteville Ranked as 3rd Best Place to Live in the U.S.

Fayetteville has been growing more and more each year and with growth comes attention. The 2016 U.S News and World Report ranked the best places to live in the U.S. and Fayetteville, Arkansas came in third on the list.

APEI Powers Into R&D 100 for Second Time

For the second time in the company's history, Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc. has been included in R&D Magazine's list of the world's top 100 technological product innovations.

APEI, with University of Arkansas and others, receives R&D 100 Award

R&D Magazine announced the 2014 R&D 100 winners recently. Among the winners was Arkansas Power Electronics, International Inc. (APEI) who, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas and several other research and industrial entities. Their winning technology was a High-Performance Silicon Carbide-based Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Charger.

NCREPT REU Student Places Third in Carver Research Program Poster Competition

Jaylan Dawson, an undergraduate student from Fort Valley State University, participated in the Carver Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program during the summer of 2014. Mentored by Mr. T.A. Walton, Managing Director of NCREPT, Jaylan designed and constructed a wireless power transmission demonstration unit. Jaylan placed third in the Carver Program Poster Competition, held on July 9th. This unit will become part of the outreach program hosted by NCREPT and sponsored by VICTER, the Vertically-Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research.

NCREPT reaches out to Arkansas HS students (page 3)

Students from all over Arkansas come and tour NCREPT and U of A Campus.

Spotlight on NCREPT Testing Center

Check out our video, detailing what NCREPT is, and what we can test!

Dr. John D. Cressler Discusses SiGe HBT's as Part of EE Distinguished Lecturer Series

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, Dr. John Cressler from Georgia Tech, a world authority of SiGe , will be making a presentation from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in Bell 2284. Please join us!

NCREPT Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Please see the third page of the Arkansas Research & Technology Park newsletter for information about NCREPT's 5th Anniversary.

National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

The National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission at the University of Arkansas opened during the fall semester of 2008. At NCREPT, up to six megawatts of electricity — enough power for over 300 homes — can be harnessed to test the performance and reliability of power electronic devices such as chargers for electric vehicles and safety devices for the power grid.

Researchers Develop Device to Mitigate Blackouts, Prevent Equipment Damage

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A local power failure in Ohio ten years ago caused a series of cascading power failures that resulted in a massive blackout that affected 50 million people and caused billions of dollars in damage and lost revenue.

Release date: 4/19/2013

Mantooth Elected IEEE Power Electronics Society Vice President of Operations

Alan Mantooth, a Distinguished Professor in the department of electrical engineering, was elected as the 2013-2014 vice president of operations for the Power Electronics Society in November.

Release date: 12/4/2012

Congressman Womack Visits University of Arkansas Research Center

The National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission was pleased to host Congressman Steve Womack earlier this month. The congressman toured the center as part of a visit to the University of Arkansas campus.

Release date: 12/3/2012

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