The Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group, formerly the Power Electronics Research (PERG) Group, was initiated at Concordia University in 1986. The research of the group is supported by various grants from Federal and Provincial Agencies, as well as industry. The PEER Group offers a program in static power converters, electric machines, drives and renewable energy that serves students at the university as well as engineers already established in the industry. The courses are offered on the Sir George Williams campus of Concordia University in downtown Montréal. The PEER Group research laboratory is located in the EV building at the corner of Guy and Sainte-Catherine streets.
Professor Pragasen Pillay is an IEEE Fellow. He is leading the Power Electronics and Energy Research (PEER) Group at Concordia University with over 20 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and engineers. His research focuses on electric machine design for electrified transportation.
Professor Luiz Lopes is a Senior IEEE Member. His current research interests include microgrids islanding detection schemes, distributed power systems, control of power electronic converters, and renewable energy sources.