C-Motive Technologies Inc. is a high-tech startup focusing on power conversion technology R&D based in Madison, WI.
NEW: Capacitive Power Coupler whitepaper now available upon request.
• Enabling technologies for rare earth magnet replacement
• Wireless power technologies
• Electric vehicle drive and storage technologies
• Modular multi-level power conversion for wind or solar farms
• Electromagnetic design
• Smart-grid solutions
March 11, 2013
C-Motive is proud to present its first video demonstrating Capacitive Power Coupling technology. CTO Dan Ludois discusses capacitive power coupling and demonstrates features of C-Motive's prototype that make it practical and superior to existing solutions.
March 11, 2013
C-Motive has published a whitepaper discussing the functional capabilities and features of the Capacitive Power Coupler prototype. This document is available by request.
December 27, 2012
C-Motive Technologies achieves Qualified New Business Venture status and receives investment tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. See More
November 13, 2012
C-Motive Technologies pitched their fundamentally new technology for electric motors and generators at the 2012 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. See More
June 6, 2012
C-Motive Technologies receives 2nd place in the Advanced Manufacturing track of the 2012 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. From a total of 248 entries in this year's contest, which had multiple rounds over 5 months, C-Motive consistently received top marks and even took the "crowdsourcing" award for crowd favorite. See More
C-Motive Technologies was founded by three Electrical Engineering Ph.D. students from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009. The three founders represent the core technical team and are supported by external business advisors and specialty technical associates.
Dr. Dan Ludois
Dr. Dan Ludois received his Ph.D. in December 2011. He has a background in both physics and electrical engineering, and specializes in electromagnetics and power converter design. Dan previously led The Microformer team in the UW-SAGE Climate Leadership Challenge in 2010 and won the $50k grand prize for their sustainable electrification system. He also placed 2nd in the international IEEE Presidents Change the World Competition in 2011. He has published 12 research papers and filed two patents to date with more on the way.
Justin Reed specializes in multilevel power converters and high-frequency converter development. He also has a strong background in electromechanical conversion. He has published 12 research papers and he attended the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and the Dutch Block Program in 2009.
Dr. Micah Erickson
Dr. Micah Erickson received his Ph.D. in December 2012. His research focused on distributed generation inverter control for microgrids including energy storage, generator and photovoltaic applications. Prior to his appointment at UW-Madison, Micah was an electrical systems engineer at the Orbital Sciences Corporation. He has worked as a consulting controls engineer at American Superconductor Corporation and has published his research in peer reviewed journals.