Our research and divisions

Our department consists of four divisions engaged in interesting research and teaching. Here and under the heading Research in the left menu, you will find information about each division and their research. 

Research Centers and other networks

The Department of Electrical Engineering runs or participates in several research centers and other larger collaborations within and outside Uppsala University:

STandUP for Energy

STandUP for Energy brings together leading research groups within four universities to find solutions to some of today's most pressing energy problems – the global challenges of climate change and the transition to sustainable energy supply. In order for the large-scale use of electricity from renewable energy sources to increase, new and existing technologies must be developed based on a holistic perspective on energy systems. The focus is on socially useful and sustainable solutions that can easily be transferred to industry, with a safe and sustainable energy supply as the goal.

Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS)

CNDS is an interdisciplinary research centre that brings together researchers from engineering, social and earth sciences to work together on collaborative projects on natural hazards, socio-technological vulnerabilities, and societal security. 

Swedish Hydropower Center (SVC)

Swedish Hydropower Centre, in Swedish svenskt vattenkraftcentrum, SVC, was established in 2005 and, since 2018, has been a competence centre. We contribute to a renewable energy system through research and development of technology, systems, methods, and issues around hydropower and dams. In Uppsala, the business focuses on the electricity system and its generators and how they should be constructed, controlled and controlled in cooperation with other parts of the power system. New analysis methods make it possible to understand various phenomena and work together with the components found in the electrical system. Hydropower's regulation of the electricity grid is an important issue.

Swedish Center for Electric Energy Storage and Balancing (SESBC)

​Our vision is that the future energy system will be sustainable, and the electric power system will play a critical role for the realization of the 100% renewable-based society, where the electric power system shall not be a limiting factor for society progress – available, secure and reliable at any place, at any scale, and at any time. The Swedish Electricity Storage and Balancing Centre will be a key enabler for reaching the 100% renewable system through the establishment of an interdisciplinary and internationally competitive Swedish hub for excellence in research and industrial collaboration. Cutting-edge research will be conducted with focus on three research and innovation layers: systems, materials and devices for energy storage and intelligent energy management systems. The broad consortium of 5 academic and 30 non-academic stakeholders provides an enormous potential to drive innovation and transfer knowledge to industry and public actors.​

Swedish Electromobility Centre (SEC)

The Swedish Electromobility Centre is a national reseach centre for electromobility. It unifies Sweden´s competence and serves as a platform for interaction between academia, industry and society.

Previous research centres and networks

  • Centre for renewable electrical power conversion (CFE) (in Swedish)
  • KIC InnoEnergy: KIC InnoEnergy is a broad European investment to develop the entrepreneurs and companies that build the sustainable Europe of the future. We do this through master's and doctoral studies, support for new companies, and innovation projects where academia and industry jointly develop products and services in sustainable energy. In Sweden, KIC InnoEnergy is a partnership between Uppsala University, KTH, ABB, and Vattenfall. Our task is to develop technology and services for smart grids and electric energy storage by bringing forward innovative people and companies that drive development.

Upcoming dissertations

  • Shahroozi, Zahra

    Survivability control using data-driven approaches and reliability analysis for wave energy converters

    Häggsalen (10132), Ångströmlaboratoriet, Uppsala 2024-05-17 09:00

    Open access
  • Jonasson, Erik

    Modeling and analysis of offshore hybrid power parks

    Sonja Lyttkens, 101121, Ångströmslaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala 2024-05-14 09:15

    Open access
Last modified: 2023-12-11