Ana Rafaela Bento
PhD Student
Ana Rafaela Bento was born in Castelo Branco, Portugal, in 1998. She received both the BSc and MSc degrees in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Currently, she is working towards the PhD degree in Electric and Computer Engineering at the same university. Her scientific research interests include DC Microgrids, DC systems’ protection and DC fault analysis.

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.
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.
Bento, A. R. F., ''Analysis and Development of Protection Devices Applied to DC Microgrids (in Portuguese)'', Supervisor: Cardoso, A. J. M., University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 2021.