On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Diagnostics and Fault Tolerance in DC-DC Converters and Related Industrial Electronics Technologies" in the framework of the MDPI journal Electronics. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2022.

The publication Fault Detection and Condition Monitoring of PMSGs in Offshore Wind Turbines, by Nuno Freire and Antonio J. M. Cardoso, in MDPI journal Machines, Vol. 9, Issue 11, Paper 260, November, 2021, was selected as an "Editor's Choice Article".

On behalf of Chair Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Machines and Applications (IECMA) that will be held online from 15 to 30 September 2022. The e-conference is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Machines. Please refer to the conference website for further instructions.

Deadline for abstract submission: 18 May 2022.

The publication Determination of Heat Transfer Coefficient from Housing Surface of a Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled Machine during Passive Cooling, by Payam Shams Ghahfarokhi, Antonio J. M. Cardoso et al., in MDPI journal Machines, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Paper 120, June, 2021, was selected as an "Editor's Choice Article".

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Wind Turbine Technologies" in the framework of the MDPI journal Machines. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2022.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Feature Papers in Industrial Electronics" in the framework of the MDPI journal Electronics. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Line-Start Electric Motors: Opportunities and Challenges" in the framework of the Springer journal Electrical Engineering - Archiv für Elektrotechnik. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

We hereby invite experienced and outstanding researchers of any nationality, who have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree, to apply for the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Postdoctoral Fellowship, to conduct research at CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, University of Beira Interior. For further details about the call for expression of interest, please click here.

Deadline for application: 31/05/2022 17:00 - Europe/London

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Advancements in Renewable Energy Generation Technologies and Electric Vehicles - Energy of Things Perspective" in the framework of IET The Journal of Engineering. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2022.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Future Trends in Advanced Design of Electrical Machines, Drives and Electric Vehicles Using Additive Manufacturing Approaches" in the framework of the MDPI journal Machines. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022.

On 23 and 30 of March 2022, two classes of Mechatronics from the Professional School of Trancoso, visited the Guarda International Research Station on Renewable Energies (CISE | GIRS-RES). The event counted with the participation of 20 students, who were presented with a brief introduction to the work and the different research activities currently being developed there and in the various CISE facilities.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Latest Trends in the Design of Hairpin Winding Machines for Transport Electrification Purposes" in the framework of the MDPI journal Machines. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022.

The “Workshop on Energy Transition and Energy Regulatory Sandboxes”, organized in the framework of the European Project Tr@nsNet: “Living-Lab Model for an Ecological Transition through the Integration and Interconnection of Complex Heterogeneous Networks”, took place online on 10 March 2022. For further details regarding the event, please click here.

Doctoral Research Scholarship Opportunity Opening at CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre. The call for application will be open between 1 February and 15 February 2022. For further details regarding the scholarship opportunity, please click here to check the public notice published at EURAXESS - the pan-European Researcher’s Mobility Portal.

The Conference on “Applying Passive Acoustic Monitoring: current practices and future solutions”, organized in the context of the European Project Tr@nsNet: “Living-Lab Model for an Ecological Transition through the Integration and Interconnection of Complex Heterogeneous Networks”, took place online on 19 January 2022.

The 2021 issue of CISE Newsletter has been released. Enjoy your reading!

CISE participated, as institutional partner and exhibitor, in the fifth edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, that took place in Sabugal, Portugal, from the 11th to the 13rd of November 2021.

The “Workshop on Innovation and Regulation in the Framework of the Energy Transition”, organized in the context of the European Project Tr@nsNet: “Living-Lab Model for an Ecological Transition through the Integration and Interconnection of Complex Heterogeneous Networks”, will take place online on 16 November 2021. For further details regarding the event and registration, please click here.

In the framework of Project UNITA - Universitas Montium and Project Ef&RelDC@HomO, CISE participated in the organisation of the “UNITA Workshop on Renewable Energies” that took place on 27 and 28 October 2021.

Interview (in Portuguese) to Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, Principal Investigator of Project "Ef&RelDC@HomO – Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices", funded by Compete2020, addressing the project and the importance of support from community funds. To read to the interview, please click here.

CISE has the pleasure to inform that the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) has just published the public policy position statement entitled “E-mobility: Smart Charging”. CISE headed the preparation of this position statement, which provides European authorities with key recommendations to promote the switch to alternative fuels in line with the uptake of electric and zero-emission vehicles. To read this position statement, please click here.

On 26 July 2021, at 09:30, the online conference "Comunidades de Energia" (Energy Communities) addressed topics related to the energy transition, opportunities and challenges to tackle. The event, organised by Municipality of Sabugal in partnership with CISE and other regional energy entities, featured the participation of the Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba, and was transmitted by livestream in the Municipality of Sabugal Facebook page.

The publication Reliable Detection of Stator Interturn Faults of Very Low Severity Level in Induction Motors, by Konstantinos N. Gyftakis and Antonio J. M. Cardoso, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 68, Nº 4, pp. 3475-3484, April, 2021, has been listed by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper for receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. [Data from Essential Science Indicators ℠].

Interview (in Portuguese) to Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, presented at the 2020 edition of “Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Engenharia Electrotécnica”, an annual meeting of students of Electrical Engineering. The interview provides a brief description of the research activities under development at CISE. To view the interview, please click here

Interview (in Portuguese) to Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, Director of CISE, published in “Perspetiva Atual”, a supplement of the weekly newspaper “Nascer do Sol”. The interview is dedicated to the presentation of the research activities developed at CISE, regional involvement, ongoing projects, and future perspectives of growth. To read the interview, please click here.

Project Tr@nsNet: “Living-Lab Model for an Ecological Transition through the Integration and Interconnection of Complex Heterogeneous Networks”, involving Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (France), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), Universidade da Beira Interior - CISE (Portugal), Université de La Rochelle (France), Fundación para la Sostenibilidad Energética y Ambiental (Spain), Fundación CIRCE - Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos (Spain), and Fundación Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía (Spain), was approved for funding by the European Commission under the Program INTERREG SUDOE.

Interview (in Portuguese) by Rádio F (local radio station from Guarda, Portugal) to Prof. Adérito Alcaso and Prof. Figueiredo Ramos, dedicated to the presentation of the research activities developed at CISE, more particularly at Guarda International Research Station on Renewable Energies (CISE | GIRS-RES). The interview also features key remarks about Project "Ef&RelDC@HomO – Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices". To listen to the interview, please click here.

The publication A New Algorithm for Real-Time Multiple Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Voltage-Fed PWM Motor Drives by the Reference Current Errors, by Jorge Estima and Antonio J. M. Cardoso, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, Nº 8, pp. 3496-3505, August, 2013, has continuously been listed, since 2016, by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper for receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. [Data from Essential Science Indicators ℠].

The publication Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis in PMSG Drives for Wind Turbine Applications, by Nuno Freire, Jorge Estima and Antonio J. M. Cardoso, in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60, Nº 9, pp. 3957-3967, September, 2013, has continuously been listed, since 2016, by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper for receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. [Data from Essential Science Indicators ℠].

João Dinis, CISE MSc Student and member of ELECTRUBI (students association and representative body of the students enrolled in Electrical Engineering at UBI), organized, on November 21, 2019, a visit to Guarda International Research Station on Renewable Energies (CISE | GIRS-RES). The event counted with the participation of 24 students, who were presented with a brief introduction to the work and the different research activities developed there and in the various CISE facilities. Finally, the group visited the indoor and outdoor installations of CISE | GIRS-RES.

In the framework of Project TR@NSENER - European Cooperation Network on Energy Transition in Electricity, and Project Ef&RelDC@HomO – Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices, CISE organised a High Level Conference entitled “DC Electricity Distribution”, on the 07th of May 2019, at Guarda, Portugal.
The two keynote speakers - Mario Dionisio, Programme Officer from the European Commission (DG Energy) and Bernd Wunder, Group Manager “DC Micro Grids” from Fraunhofer IISB - provided an overview on the challenges and opportunities underlying the development of DC electricity distribution systems within the context of homes and offices. The High Level Conference was followed by a visit to Guarda International Research Station on Renewable Energies (CISE | GIRS-RES).
The High Level Conference counted with the participation of nearly one hundred attendees, representing institutions from academia, energy agencies, municipalities, and other entities.

Interview (in Portuguese) about Project "Ef&RelDC@HomO – Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices", to its Principal Investigator and Director of CISE, Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, for the radio program "90 Segundos de Ciência" (90 Seconds of Science). To listen to the podcast, please click here.

The research project entitled "Ef&RelDC@HomO – Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices" has been approved for funding by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020) and by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. The project aims to leverage the deployment of DC electric energy distribution system at homes and offices, by proposing efficient and reliable solutions for the components that play a vital role in the DC electric energy distribution system. This mobilizing research project, which involves a relevant number of researchers of CISE, covers most of the fields of expertise in which CISE research team has advanced know-how. The project, funded in € 239.879,65, started on the 19th of July 2018 and will be developed over the next three years.

The book "Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance of Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives" was released by IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology. The scope of the book encompasses the issues related to fault analysis, fault detection and isolation, diagnostics, prognostics, condition monitoring, post-fault reconfiguration, remedial operation, robust control, and fault tolerance of electromechatronic systems. Most book chapters’ contributors are Integrated Researchers of CISE. The book is edited by Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, Director of CISE. For further details, please click here.

CISE has the pleasure to inform that the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative (EPPI) has just published the public policy position statement entitled “DC Electricity Distribution in the European Union: An opportunity for energy efficiency in Europe”. CISE headed the preparation of this position statement, which provides European authorities with key recommendations that will help positioning Europe as a leader of one of the most significant technology advances of the next few years. To read this position statement, please click here.

On behalf of the Guest-Editor, Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we have the pleasure to inform that the Special Issue on "Fault Diagnosis of Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives" of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications has been released. To access it, please click here.