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

FCT 2018 Call for PhD Scholarship will be open from February 28 to 17h (Lisbon time) of March 28, 2018. Portuguese citizens and citizens of EU member states may apply. Regarding citizens of other countries, they may also apply, as long as they hold a resident permit by the time set for their scholarship to begin. For further details, please click here (English version available soon).

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 High Level Conference “Digital Transformation of Cities: Creating Value with Novel and Energy-Efficient Applications”, organized by the Consortium of the European Project TR@NSENER, took place on February 13, in Madrid.

FCT call for application for "Stimulus to Individual Scientific Employment 2017" was open from 19 January to 12 February 2018. The call aimed to fund 500 Contracts for PhD Researchers in all scientific areas. For further details and automatic translation of the call, please click here.

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.

Presentation of papers at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, Tinos, Greece, August 29 - September 1, 2017:

  • “A Single Fault Diagnostics Approach for Power Switches, Speed Sensors and Current Sensors in Regenerative PMSM Drives”;
  • “Detection and Isolation of Open-Switch and Current Sensor Faults in PMSM Drives, Through Stator Current Analysis”;
  • “Investigation of Traction Motor Windings' Insulation Capacitance at Switching Frequencies under Accelerated Thermal Stress”;
  • “Off-line Flux Injection Test Probe for Screening Defective Rotors in Squirrel Cage Induction Machines”;
  • “On-line Estimation of Aluminum Electrolytic-Capacitor Parameters Using a Modified Prony’s Method”;
  • “On-Line Stator Fault Diagnosis in Switched Reluctance Motors”;
  • “Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Interleaved DC-DC Boost Converters and Reconfiguration Strategy”;
  • “Physical Parameterisation of 3C- Silicon Carbide (SiC) with Scope to Evaluate the Suitability of the Material for Power Diodes as an Alternative to 4H- SiC”;
  • “Turn-to-turn Fault Protection Technique for Synchronous Machines without Additional Voltage Transformers”.

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.

Presentation of the paper “Fault Tolerant DC-DC Converters in DC Microgrids”, at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrid, Nuremberg, Germany, June 27-29, 2017.

Presentation of the paper “Unregulated AC-DC Power Supply under Heavy Load Operation: Simulation and Design”, at the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Edinburgh, UK, June 19-21, 2017.

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.

CISE participated, as institutional partner and exhibitor, in the second edition of ENERTECH SABUGAL – Technology for Energy Fair, that will took place in Sabugal, Portugal, from the 25th to the 28th of May 2017. For further details regarding the event, please click here.

Cristina Moscatiello was awarded the second prize of the prestigious IAS CMD Student Thesis Contest 2017 (Non-PhD Category) for her MSc thesis entitled "Theoretical Study and Experimental Analysis of a Thermal-Photovoltaic Panel", Sapienza University of Rome, supervised by Prof. Chiara Boccaletti and Prof. A. J. Marques Cardoso.

Presentation of the paper “A New Space Vector Approach to Detect Stator Faults in Induction Motors”, at the IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis, Nottingham, UK, April 20-21, 2017.

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

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.

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 September/October 2016 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 September/October 2016 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 February 9th, Prof. Francesco Profumo and Dr. Peter Barbosa, members of the External Standing Scientific Advisory Committee of CISE, visited LSE and GIRS-RES facilities.