"Man advances, not by what he sees, but by his vision," summarizes the long struggle we all face to move technology and mankind forward. Our discovery of new truths and the dissemination of our findings is our legacy that others build on. The direction in which they build, however, comes from the vision we provide.

Welcome to the site. Feel free to discover more of the research we are involved with.

  • Students can find information related to their course work in the ACADEMIC Section.
  • Professionals interested in Power Packaging and Smart Grid Seminars will find excerpts and resources in the "Open Seminars" link in the PROFESSIONAL Section.
  • Those who have attended my Professional Development Seminars will fine those presentations, plus further resources in the "Restricted Seminars" link and will need a password. Enjoy.
  • A New Proposition - The Laboratory for

    Packaging Research in Electronic Energy Systems (PREES)

    It is very fortuitous to consider electronic packaging at this time with the confluence of three major developments. We have new power semiconductors, i.e. SiC and GaN that allow much higher temperatures of operation, switching speeds and voltage capabilities. All-electric military crafts, consumer vehicle propulsion electrification, and the smart grid, which are pushing extensive innovation in energy systems packaging. Many new materials in the graphite and nano-scaled metals offer unprecedented performances in packaging.

    PREES brings together commercial, industrial and military interests in exploring newer approaches to physical definition, development and fabrication of electrical energy processing systems. Any physical realization of a power electronic system can be addressed in "Energy Systems Packaging."

    Please consider being part of this by joining in with material or financial support. Send me an email - DCHopkins@NCSU.Edu  

    The Comprehensive Plan -

    PREES's Many Facets for Facilities, Education and Research

    Now Under Construction -

    PREES's EB-II Lab for Printed Power Electronics Circuits Research

    Many Resources -

    Prof. Doug Hopkins

    Dir., Laboratory for

    Packaging Research in
    Electronic Energy
    Systems (PREES)

    NSF FREEDM Systems Center

    NC State University

    Raleigh, NC 27606-7571




    Dept. of Electrical and
    Computer Engineering

    NC State University

    Raleigh, NC 27695-7911