Fernando José Figueiredo Bento
PhD Researcher
Fernando Bento received the BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electric and Computer Engineering from University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, in 2014, 2016 and 2022, respectively. Currently, he is a PhD Researcher at CISE – Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, and also Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior. His scientific research activities focus on energy efficiency analysis, fault diagnostic and fault tolerance in electronic power converters, namely DC-DC converters.

Bento, F. J. F.; Ribeiro, E. F. F.: ''DC-DC Converters''; Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, A. J. M. Cardoso (Editor), , 287-348 pp., IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology (978-1-78561-531-3), London, UK, 2018.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Serra, J.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''An Integrated Strategy for the Real-Time Detection and Discrimination of Stator Inter-Turn Short-Circuits and Converter Faults in Asymmetrical Six-Phase Induction Motors''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 377-387, January / February, 2024.
Bento, A. R. F.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A Review on Hybrid Circuit Breakers for DC Applications''; IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, Vol. 4, No. N/D, pp. 432-450, October, 2023.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Henriques, K.; Cardoso, A. J. M.; Sahraoui, M.: ''A Novel Indicator-Based Online Diagnostics Technique of Interturn Short-Circuit Faults in Synchronous Reluctance Machines''; IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 3492-3501, June, 2023.
Laadjal, K.; Antunes, H. R. P.; Sahraoui, M.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Online Diagnosis and Discrimination of Stator Faults in Six-Phase Induction Motors Based on Voltage Symmetrical Components''; IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 3115-3126, June, 2023.
Cardoso, A. J. M.; Bento, F. J. F.: ''Diagnostics and Fault Tolerance in DC–DC Converters and Related Industrial Electronics Technologies''; Electronics, Vol. 12, No. 10, pp. 1-3, May, 2023.
Andrade, P. M. B.; Alcaso, A. N.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Buck-Boost DC-DC Converters for Fuel Cell Applications in DC Microgrids - State-of-the-Art''; Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 23, pp. 1-19, December, 2022.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Antunes, H. R. P.; Sahraoui, M.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Speed Estimation of Six-Phase Induction Motors, Using the Rotor Slot Harmonics''; Sensors, Vol. 22, No. 21, pp. 1-16, November, 2022.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''On-Line Diagnostics of Electrolytic Capacitors in Fault-Tolerant LED Lighting Systems''; Electronics, Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 1-15, May, 2022.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comprehensive Survey and Critical Evaluation of the Performance of State-of-the-Art LED Drivers for Lighting Systems''; Chinese Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 21-36, June, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Adouni, A.; Muxiri, A. C. P.; Fonseca, D. S. B.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''On the Risk of Failure to Prevent Induction Motors Permanent Damage, Due to the Short Available Time-to-Diagnosis of Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Faults''; IET Electric Power Applications, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 51-62, January, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Fault-Tolerant LED Lighting Systems Featuring Minimal Loss of Luminous Flux''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 4309 - 4318, July / August, 2020.
Santiago, F.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.; Gyftakis, K. N.: ''Thermal Analysis of a Directly Grid-Fed Induction Machine with Floating Neutral Point, Operating under Unbalanced Voltage Conditions''; Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 47, No. 11-12, pp. 1060-1076, November / December, 2019.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Operation of Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converters for Homes and Offices''; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 4855-4864, September / October, 2019.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A Comprehensive Survey on Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of DC-DC Converters''; Chinese Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-12, September, 2018.
Mpanda, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Dimensionamento e análise do funcionamento de um sistema fotovoltaico Off-Grid para o Campus da Universidade Kimpa Vita''; Revista da UNIKIVI, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-18, October, 2023.
Bento, A. R. F.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A novel DC circuit breaker with an absorbing branch based on TVS diodes''; IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-5, November, 2023.
Laadjal, K.; Serra, J.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A Novel Online Open-Circuit Fault Diagnostics Strategy for Asymmetrical Six-Phase Induction Motor Drives''; IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Nashville, TN, USA, pp. 3174-3179, October / November, 2023.
Serra, J.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Virtual Voltage Vectors Based Model Predictive Control for Symmetrical Six-Phase Induction Machines''; IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Nashville, TN, USA, pp. 4726-4732, October / November, 2023.
Andrade, P. M. B.; Bento, F. J. F.; Alcaso, A. N.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Output Current Control for Two-Switch Boost Buck Converters in Fuel Cell Applications for DC Microgrids''; International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, Terrasini, Italy, pp. 136-140, June, 2023.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Serra, J.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''An Integrated Strategy for the Real-Time Detection and Discrimination of Stator Inter-Turn Short-Circuits and Converter Faults in Asymmetrical Six-Phase Induction Motors''; IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 1-6, April, 2023.
Mpanda, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Verification of Compliance with the Regulations Applicable in the Distribution of Electricity by ENDE-EP: Case of the Head Municipality of Uíge / Angola''; International Conference on Engineering, Covilha, Portugal, pp. 1-10, November, 2022.
Andrade, P. M. B.; Bento, F. J. F.; Alcaso, A. N.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comparative Study of Single-Switch and Double-Switch Converter Topologies, Working on Dead-Zone Mode, for Fuel Cell Applications''; International Conference on Sustainable Mobility Applications, Renewables and Technology, Cassino, Italy, pp. 1-6, November, 2022.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Model-Free Predictive Control of Multilevel DC–DC Converters for Energy Storage Applications''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 1-5, October, 2022.
Dinis, J. P. M.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''A Single-Inductor Multiple Current Output RGB LED Driver Architecture with Hybrid Dimming for Large-Scale Facilities''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 1-6, October, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Jlassi, I.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Model-Free Predictive Control of Interleaved DC-DC Converters, Based on Ultra-Local Model, with Constant Switching Frequency''; IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 2022-2028, October, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Comparative Performance Evaluation of Two LED Driver Architectures for Residential Lighting Applications''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Dallas, TX, USA, pp. 216-220, August, 2021.
Laadjal, K.; Bento, F. J. F.; Jlassi, I.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Online Condition Monitoring of Electrolytic Capacitors in DC-DC Interleaved Boost Converters, Adopting a Model-Free Predictive Controller''; IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, Florence, Italy, pp. 1-6, July, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Highly Accurate Software-Based Current Compensating Strategy for Fault-Tolerant Large-Scale LED Lighting Systems''; IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition – Asia, Singapore, Singapore, pp. 2334-2338, May, 2021.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Performance Assessment of Two Alternative DC-DC Converter Topologies for EV Charging Applications''; International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies, Monte Carlo, Monaco, pp. 1-6, September, 2020.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Sensorless Current Control of Large-Scale LED Lighting Systems based on SIMO LED Drivers''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 4280-4285, October, 2019.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Fault-Tolerant LED Lighting Systems Featuring Minimal Loss of Luminous Flux''; IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Baltimore, MD, USA, pp. 853-859, September / October, 2019.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Novel Fault Tolerant DC-DC Converter Architecture for LED Lighting Systems Operating in DC Microgrids''; IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids, Matsue, Japan, pp. 1-6, May, 2019.
Muxiri, A. C. P.; Bento, F. J. F.; Fonseca, D. S. B.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Thermal Analysis of an Induction Motor Subjected to Inter-Turn Short-Circuit Failures in the Stator Windings''; International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Applications and Manufacturing, Sochi, Russian Federation, pp. 1-5, March, 2019.
Jlassi, I.; Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Fault-Tolerant PMSG Direct-Drive Wind Turbines, using Vector Control Techniques with Reduced DC-Link Ratings''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington, USA, pp. 1214-1219, October, 2018.
Bento, F. J. F.; Estima, J. O.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Performance Evaluation of Three Variable Speed AC Motor Drives under Different Load Profiles''; International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Applications and Manufacturing, Moscow, Russian Federation, pp. 1-6, May, 2018.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Fault Diagnosis in DC-DC Converters Using a Time-Domain Analysis of the Reference Current Error''; Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Beijing, China, pp. 5060-5065, October / November, 2017.
Bento, F. J. F.; Estima, J. O.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Performance Comparison of Three Different AC Variable Speed Motor Drives''; International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Rome, Italy, pp. 746-758, September, 2017.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converters and Reconfiguration Strategy''; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics & Drives, Tinos, Greece, pp. 394-400, August / September, 2017.
Bento, F. J. F.; Cardoso, A. J. M.: ''Fault Tolerant DC-DC Converters in DC Microgrids''; IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids, Nürnberg, Germany, pp. 484-490, June, 2017.
Bento, F. J. F., ''Fault Tolerant DC-DC Converters'', Supervisor: Cardoso, A. J. M., University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 2016.
Bento, F. J. F., ''Fault Tolerant DC–DC Converters at Homes and Offices'', Supervisor: Cardoso, A. J. M., University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 2022.
Machines 2022 Young Investigator Award (2022)
This award, bestowed by international journal MDPI Machines, is assigned to young researchers in recognition of their scientific excellence in the fields of machinery and engineering.