Presentation of paper “Fault-Tolerant PMSG Direct-Drive Wind Turbines, using Vector Control Techniques with Reduced DC-Link Ratings” at the 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Washington D.C., USA, 21-23 October 2018.

CISE participated, as institutional partner and exhibitor, in the third edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, that took place in Sabugal, Portugal, from the 11th to the 13th of October 2018.

In the framework of an academic visit to CISE | LSE, Dr. Alejandro Gómez Yepes from Universidad de Vigo, Spain, presented a lecture entitled “Modeling and Control of Multiphase Machines and Drives” on the 4th of October 2018. Dr. Alejandro Goméz Yepes’s lecture was followed by a series of seminars presented by Post-Doctoral Researchers and PhD Students.

A High Level Conference on “Innovation Challenges in Smart Buildings” and Brainstorming Workshop on “Upgrading Smartness of Existing Buildings through Innovations for Legacy Equipment”, organized by the Consortium of the European Project TR@NSENER, took place on the 2nd of October 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal.

The call for application for the International Selection Tender Procedure for Doctorate at CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, in the framework of Project Ef&RelDC@HomO: “Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices" (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029494) is now closed.
The received applications have been evaluated and the candidates have been contacted.

Presentation of papers at the 23rd International Conference on Electrical Machines, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 3-6 September 2018:

  • “Analysis of Stray Flux Spectral Components in Induction Machines under Rotor Bar Breakages at Various Locations”;
  • “FEM Study of Induction Machines Suffering from Rotor Electrical Faults Using Stray Flux Signature Analysis”;
  • “Impact of the Fan Design and Rotational Direction on the Thermal Characteristics of Induction Motors”;
  • “Model Predictive Current Control of Synchronous Reluctance Motors, Including Saturation and Iron Lossess”;
  • “Off-Line Detection of Static Eccentricity in Salient-Pole Synchronous Machines”;
  • “On-Line Stator Fault Diagnosis in Line-Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors”.

The call for application for Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity at CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, in the framework of Project Ef&RelDC@HomO: “Efficient and Reliable DC Electricity Distribution at Home and Offices" (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029494) is now closed. The received applications have been evaluated and the candidates have been contacted.

Project TR@NSENER won the "2018 Trophée d'Or" at the 7th edition of the Deauville Green Awards, in the category of "Energy Transition" of the "Info" Competition, with the promotional video that can be seen here. The festival took place in Deauville, France, on the 19th and 20th of June 2018, bringing together 420 documentaries, image films and adverts screened in 14 themed categories.

In the framework of an academic visit to CISE | LSE, Dr. Konstantinos Gyftakis from Coventry University, UK, presented a lecture entitled “Recent Advances in Rotor Electrical Faults Diagnosis in Induction Motors” on the 7th of June 2018. Dr. Konstantinos Gyftakis’s lecture was followed by a series of seminars presented by MSc and PhD Students, and Post-Doctoral Researchers.

In the scope of an initiative to raise awareness of environmental citizenship and to celebrate the World Environment Day, CISE | GIRS-RES facilities were visited by elementary school students.

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.

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 ℠].

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.

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.