Current Teams

Cycle 1: HIGHEST Transformers – High Efficiency Shielded Toroidal Transformers

Home Institution: NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Team
Principal Investigator - Francisco de Leon (right)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Saeed Jazebi (left)
The Project

HIGHEST Transformers (HIGH Efficiency Shielded Toroidal transformers) are designed to help distribution network operators save energy. HIGHEST transformers have higher efficiency, greater over-load capability, and increased reliability compared to the current standard. A HIGHEST transformer does not require oil; thus it is more environmentally friendly and is not as subject to explosions. The team used the PowerBridgeNY funds to build a commercial prototype and investigate potential business models.

HIGHEST Transformers recently received an SBIR award.