Public lecture by Prof. Frede Blaabjerg, President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, on September 17 at 10:00 in TTÜ NRG-422
On Monday, September 17, at 10:00, there will be a public lecture "Power electronics research at Aalborg University" at the auditorium NRG-422 by Freder Blaabjerg, the president of IEEE Power Electronics Society and professor of Aalborg University.
The Department of Energy Technology is a part of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University (which is founded in 1974), and it is organized in seven sections covering the following main technical areas; Electric Power Systems, Power Electronic Systems, Electrical Machines, Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, Thermal Energy Systems and Esbjerg Energy Section. The Department has a series of world class laboratory facilities at its disposal where researchers and students do much of their work. Companies and organizations have the opportunity to gain access to the laboratories, and with the expansion and renovation of the laboratories, the Department can now offer students and cooperating partners some of the research world's most advanced and modern facilities in the energy sector. This presentation will give an overview about the facilities, teaching programmes as well as research activities in power electronics including examples like renewable energy systems, power electronic based power systems and reliability.
About the Speaker
Frede Blaabjerg (S’86–M’88–SM’97–F’03) was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania.
His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 500 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of two monographs and editor of 7 books in power electronics and its applications.
He has received 26 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. In 2018 he is President Elect of IEEE Power Electronics Society.
He is nominated in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.