The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) organized with the participation of CISE, the Seminar "Urban Rehabilitation - Challenges and Opportunities", that was held at Tomar, on the 24th and 25th of May 2018. For further details, please click here.

CISE will actively participate, as institutional partner and exhibitor, in the organization of the third edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, that will take place in Sabugal, Portugal, from the 11th to the 13th of October 2018. For further details regarding the event, please click here.

The Brainstorming Workshop and High Level Conference on “Integration of renewable energy sources into the electrical grid”, and the Awareness Session on “Social acceptance of innovation in the energy sector”, organized by the Consortium of the European Project TR@NSENER, took place on the 17th and 18th of May 2018, in Seville, Spain.

The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (IPT) and the company Lipronerg - Engineering Consultants, Lda. organized with the participation of CISE, the Seminar "New Challenges for the Management of Service Buildings", which was held at Tomar on the 27th of April 2018. For further details, please click here.

The Competitiveness and Innovation Week, organized in the framework of Project 4INOVA.PT, took place from 5 to 9 of March 2018. A journey dedicated to "Trends for Innovation in the sectors of Agri-Food, Information Technologies, Communications and Electronics, and Materials", promoted by NERGA (Business Association for the Region of Guarda), took place on 9 March 2018, at Guarda. One of the panels of the event counted with the participation of Prof. Carlos Figueiredo Ramos who gave a talk under the thematic "Renewable Energies: Cogeneration and Trigeneration".

The 2017 issue of CISE Newsletter has been released. Enjoy your reading!

On the 1st of December 2017, Prof. Francesco Profumo, Chair of Compagnia di Sanpaolo (Italy) and Dr. Peter Barbosa, Global R&D Project Manager Delta Electronics (Taiwan), members of the External Standing Scientific Advisory Committee of CISE, visited the Guarda International Research Station on Renewable Energies facilities (CISE | GIRS-RES).

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 been listed by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper for receiving enough citations in November/December 2017 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 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 been listed by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper for receiving enough citations in November/December 2017 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 ℠].

Presentation of papers at the 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Beijing, China, October 29 - November 1, 2017:

  • “Fault Diagnosis in DC-DC Converters Using a Time-Domain Analysis of the Reference Current Error”;
  • “IGBTs and Current Sensors Fault Diagnosis in Direct-Drive PSMG Wind Turbine Systems using Adaptive Thresholds”.

Presentation of the paper “Performance Comparison of Three Different AC Variable Speed Motor Drives”, at the 10th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems, Rome, Italy, September 6-8, 2017.

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”. This position statement 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.

The IEEE EPPI brings together technology experts and European public authorities, promoting the dialogue and exchange of points of view between the European engineering community and the European public authorities.

Dr. Khang Huynh, from the University of Agder (Norway), presented a seminar entitled “Research on condition based maintenance and energy systems at University of Agder”, on June 12, at the Laboratory of Electromechatronic Systems (CISE | LSE). The seminar was followed by the presentation of several PhD and MSc students on-going work at CISE.

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.

Project TR@NSENER: “Réseau Européen de Coopération sur la Transition Energétique en Electricité”, involving Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (France), Fundación para la Sostenibilidad Energética y Ambiental (Spain), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Fundación CIRCE - Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos (Spain), Universidade da Beira Interior - CISE (Portugal) and Fundación Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía (Spain), was approved for funding by the European Commission under the Program INTERREG V-B SUDOE.