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.

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 behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Integrated Control and Modulation for Electric Drives" in the framework of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

On behalf of Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce that MDPI journal Machines is now inviting nominations for the Machines 2021 Young Investigator Awards (1,000 CHF). This prize will be given to three young investigators in recognition of their excellence in the field of machinery and engineering. All nominations will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso. For further details about the Award please click here.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue "Feature Papers to Celebrate the First Impact Factor of Machines". This Special Issue is launched to celebrate MDPI journal Machines' first Impact Factor of 2.428, in the 2020 Edition of the Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate), released in June 2021. Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

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 ℠].

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of Energy Storage Systems Components" 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.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Machines Predictive Control" 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: 15 October 2021.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we are pleased to announce the organisation of a new Special Issue on "Thermal Analysis of Electric Machine Drives" 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 September 2021.

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform that our PhD student André Barcelos passed away suddenly on May 31, 2021.

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.

Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a New Year 2021 filled with happiness and success!

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.

In times of pandemic, the fifth edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, took place online on the 23rd of October 2020. The event comprised a set of oral communications (in Portuguese), dedicated to subjects of interest in the domain of energy, and was transmitted by livestream in the Enertech Facebook page. CISE participated as institutional partner and through the presentation of the communication on the “Trigeneration Energy". For further details regarding the program (in Portuguese), please click here.

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.

CISE participated, as institutional partner and exhibitor, in the fourth edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, that took place in Sabugal, Portugal, from the 11th to the 13rd of October 2019.

On behalf of Guest Editor Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, we have the pleasure to inform that a new Special Issue of the IET Electric Power Applications is being organized, entitled: "Advances in Fault Diagnostics and Post-Fault Operation of Electrical Drives".

Prospective authors willing to contribute to this Special Issue are invited to refer to the Call for Papers for instructions.

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.