Unconventional Actuators, Micromachines and Micropower Drives laboratory it’s a part of the structure of Research Center in Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives recognized in 2004 by National Council of Stiintific Research from Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation.
The laboratory activitie follow the strategy of the Research Center and have the following objectives: specialists forming which can may compete through their calification and performance at enlargement of knowledge frontier; university competitivity development on top qualification market; committal of performance elite forming by line of young teachers.
The research directions which entailed the founding of Unconventional Actuators, Micromachines and Microdrives laboratory relies on the reconsideration of some categories of classic forces developed in magnetic field and electric field or another category of forces: forces based on solid structure deformation under the action of the electric field (piezoelectricity etc.) or under the action of the magnetic field; forces based on solid structure deformation under the action of the heat (thermo-bimetal; memory alloy etc.) and which brought in some prototypes in solar energetic (solar bimetallic engine, solar nitinol engine, solar pneumatic engine etc.); forces based on chemical reactions leading to the achievement of the electrochemical pumps; forces based on hydraulic effects uses. Non-conventional energy supply developments, micro wind turbine dimensioning and power system testing equipment represents new research directions.