Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics.
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Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics carries out cutting edge research and development in pulsed power and power electronics. It also provides a critically needed supply of highly trained graduates as well as advice and unique research facilities for industry and government.

Vision Statement

The Center will be the leading university laboratory in its field of research in the United States and internationally recognized as one of the leading research laboratories in this field in the world.

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics Research will

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics Research is committed to the values of

Goals, Critical Success Factors, and Objectives (including Strategies and Assessments)

Goal 1. Research Excellence: Establish the Center as the leading university research laboratory in its field.


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 »  Objective 1.1: Increase external research funding, interdisciplinary participation, and international reputation.

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 »  Objective 1.2: Strengthen our leading international position.

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 »  Objective 1.3: Increase number of publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, patents, etc.

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Goal 2. Partnerships: Increase cooperation with other universities, national laboratories, and industry.


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 »  Objective 2.1: Increase the number of cooperative programs.

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 »  Objective 2.2: Increase multidisciplinary nature of program.

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Goal 3. Educational Activities: Develop instructional material and offer special university courses and international short courses.


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 »  Objective 3.1: Promote the production of educational material.

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 »  Objective 3.2: Conduct workshops and short courses.

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Goal 4. Marketing and International Image: Increase national and international visibility and recognition


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 »  Objective 4.1: Promote and nominate faculty members for critical committee assignments and lectureships.

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Goal 5. Student Recruiting and Research Participation: Increase the number of U.S. graduate and undergraduate students in the program with an emphasis on minorities and women.


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 »  Objective 5.1: Aggressively recruit the top U.S. students in all departments involved in the program.

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