The Center for Electric Power Engineering (CEPE) consists of faculty members from two departments, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. The cooperative interaction of these faculty members makes possible state-of-the-art research in a wide variety of areas, ranging from detailed theoretical model study to experimental investigation in the Center’s high voltage laboratories. Because of the range of capabilities and expertise of its members, the CEPE is ideally suited to engage in timely research and graduate training, responding to the ever increasing needs of the Electric Power Industry.

The mission of the Center for Electric Power Engineering is to advance and apply scientific and engineering knowledge associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, use, and conservation of electric power. At the same time, the CEPE supports the instructional program of Drexel University in academic areas associated with electric power. In pursuing these goals, the CEPE works with electric utilities, state and federal agencies, private industries, nonprofit organizations and other universities on a wide spectrum of projects.

Research efforts, both theoretical and experimental, focus on the solution of those problems currently faced by the electric power industry. Advanced concepts for electric power generation are also under investigation, to ensure that electric power needs will be met at the present and in the future.


The main CEPE laboratories and research areas are located in Drexel University’s Curtis Building, on the basement level. Graduate researchers are located in Curtis 049. See the map below for directions to CEPE.

Map to CEPE