Scientific Coordinator
Antonio J. Marques Cardoso (S’89, A’95, SM’99) received the Dipl. Eng., Dr. Eng., and Habilitation degrees from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1985, 1995 and 2008, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1985 until 2011 he was with the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, where he was Director of the Electrical Machines Laboratory. Since 2011 he has been with the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal, where he is Full Professor at the Department of Electromechanical Engineering and Director of CISE - Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre (http://cise.ubi.pt). He was Vice-Rector of UBI (2013-2014). His current research interests are in fault diagnosis and fault tolerance in electrical machines, power electronics and drives. He is the author of a book entitled Fault Diagnosis in Three-Phase Induction Motors (Coimbra, Portugal: Coimbra Editora, 1991), (in Portuguese) and of around 400 papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings. He serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, and also for the Springer International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management.

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PhD Researchers
Guettaf Abderrazak was born in Biskra, Algeria on November 28th, 1977. He received the Engineer and Magister diploma and PhD degree in electrical engineering from University of Biskra in 2002, 2005 and 2013 respectively. His research interests are focused on design and fault analysis of switched reluctance and permanent synchronous machines. Currently, Mr. Guettaf is an assistant professor with the University of Biskra.

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Acácio Amaral was born in Luso, Angola, in 1974. He received the Electrical Engineering diploma, the MSc degree and the Dr. Eng. degree all from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1998, 2005 and 2011 respectively. Since 1998, he has been with the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, where he is currently an Assistant Reader in the Department of Informatics and Systems. His research activities include fault diagnosis and design of switch-mode power supplies, with emphasis on the consequences of aging of electrolytic capacitors, as well as the development of solutions to this problem.

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Adérito Alcaso holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon, a MSc in Automatic Systems and a PhD in Electrical Engineering both from University of Coimbra. His main research interests are related to electronic power systems for renewable energies and electrical drives. Currently he is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda.

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Vicente Leite received the diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, in 1993, 1997 and 2004, respectively. He became Assistant Professor at School of Technology and Management (ESTiG) of Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) in 1994 where he is professor in the field of Electronics, Power Electronics and Converters, Electrical Drives and Photovoltaic Systems. Currently, he is Sub-director of the ESTiG-IPB. Previously, he was President of the Scientific Council, President of the Assembly of Representatives, and Coordinator of the Electrical Engineering Department. He is the author of more than three dozens of publications in his research fields, namely: power electronic converters; system identification, control and condition monitoring of electric machines and drives; renewable energies systems. He has participated in four projects funded by the European Community.

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Amel Adouni received the Electrical-Automatic Engineering Diploma, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from National Engineering School of Gabes, Tunisia, in 2010, 2011 and 2016, respectively. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CISE – Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. Her research interests are focused on renewable energies, machine drives, power electronics and fault diagnosis.

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Ana Vieira received the Electrical Engineering diploma, the M.Sc. degree and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, in the domain of Asset and Maintenance Management, from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1996, 2004 and 2014, respectively. She is a Teaching Assistant at the Tomar School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal. Her teaching interests cover maintenance management, energy performance in buildings, energy savings and power quality. Her research interests include energy and maintenance management, maintenance audits, and maintenance strategies in asset management.

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Ângela Ferreira received the Electrical and Computer Engineering Diploma, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal, in 1996, 2001 and 2012, respectively. Her research interests are focused on design and modelling of novel permanent magnet machines and optimization of energy conversion systems using renewable energy sources. She has been with Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, at the Department of Electrical Engineering, since 1997. Her teaching activities are in the scientific areas of Electrical and Fundamental Sciences, Electrical Machines and Power Systems.

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Carlos Cabrita was born in Lisbon, Portugal on July 2, 1951. He received the E. E. Diploma and the PhD on E. E. from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1976 and 1988, respectively. He was been with Technical University of Lisbon, from 1978 to 1996. He has been with the University of Beira Interior since 1997, where he is currently Full Professor in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering. His research interests are focused on electrical machines design and maintenance processes. He has published about 250 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.

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Chiara Boccaletti received the Laurea degree in Mechanical Engineering and the PhD degree in Energetics from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She is an assistant professor at the Department of Astronautics, Electrical and Energetic Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome. Her current research interests include design, analysis and optimisation of electrical machines, condition monitoring and diagnostics of electrical machines and drives, and systems based on renewable energies. She is co-author of two books and author of more than 90 papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings.

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Davide Fonseca was born in Castelo Branco, Portugal on December 23, 1972. He received the E. E. Diploma in 1996, from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal and the PhD on E. E. in 2008, from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. He has been with the University of Beira Interior since 1997, where he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering and the Coordinator of the Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Industrial Maintenance Laboratory. His research interests are focused on reluctance machine's design and fault analysis. He has published more than 40 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings.

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Eunice Ribeiro received the MSc degree and PhD degree from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Her research interests include electronic power converters, renewable energies and energy systems.

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Fabiano F. Costa (M’07) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1997, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Campina Grande, Brazil, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande, Brazil, in 2005. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. His current research interests include the application of control techniques for grid-connected converters, PLL algorithms and islanding protection

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Imed Jlassi was born in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1984. He received the B.S, M.S and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis (ENIT), Tunisia, in 2009, 2011 and 2016 respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CISE – Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. His main research interests include drive control of electric machines, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of AC motor drives and wind turbine systems.

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João Monteiro holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Aerodynamics from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Coimbra University and a PhD in Aeronautics from the University of Beira Interior. His main research interests are related to micro generation energy systems. Currently he is a Professor at the Electromechanics Department of the University of Beira Interior.

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Jorge Estima was born in Aveiro, Portugal in 1984. He received the E. E. diploma and the PhD degree from University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Since then, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Electromechatronics Laboratory in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. His research interests are focused on condition monitoring and diagnostics of power electronics and AC motors, fault-tolerant variable speed drives and energy efficiency in motor drive systems.

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Khaled Yahia was born in Biskra, Algeria in 1980. He received the B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Biskra, Algeria in 2002, 2005 and 2012, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Biskra. His research interests are focused on condition monitoring of AC motors and energy efficiency in AC variable speed drives systems.

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Konstantinos N. Gyftakis was born in Patras, Greece (1984). He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 2010. He pursued a Ph.D in the same institution in the area of electrical machines condition monitoring and fault diagnosis (2010-2014). Then he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK (2014-2015). He is currently a Lecturer, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing and an associate with the Research Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University, UK. His research activities are in fault diagnosis, condition monitoring and degradation of electrical machines. He has authored/co-authored more than 40 papers in international scientific journals and conferences.

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Luís Oliveira received the Electrical Engineering Diploma, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1995, 2001 and 2014, respectively. In 1996 he joined the University of Algarve, Portugal, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor. His research interests include modelling and simulation of power transformers, condition monitoring and diagnostics of power transformers, and protection systems.

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M’hamed Drif was born in Saïda, Algeria, in 1964. He received the E.E. Diploma and the M.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of Oran (USTO), Oran, Algeria, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. In 2009, he received the PhD degree in E.E. by the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Since 1993, he is with the Department of Electrotechnics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, USTO. Since 1996, he has been working in the field of fault diagnosis in electrical drives. He has authored several technical conference and journal papers. His teaching interests cover electrical machines. His research interests are focused on modeling and simulation, condition monitoring, and fault diagnostics of electric machines and drives.

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Messaoud Mohammedi was born in Biskra, Algeria, in 1975. He received the Magister and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the universities of Batna and Biskra in 2004 and 2016, respectively. Mr. Mohammedi was an assistant professor at the electrical engineering department of the University of Eloued, Algeria from 2004 to 2009 and since 2010, he is with the University of Biskra. He is a member of the LMSE Laboratory. His main research interests are related to the renewable energy applications and energy management in hybrid electric systems.

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Mohamed Sahraoui was born in Biskra, Algeria on May 26th, 1978. He received the Engineer and Magister diploma and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Biskra, in 2001, 2004 and 2010 respectively. Mr. Sahraoui is an assistant professor with the University of Biskra since 2005 and he is a member in the LGEB Laboratory. His research interests are related to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in power electronics systems and AC machines.

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Mohamed Yacine Hammoudi was born in Biskra, Algeria on October 5th, 1980. He received the Engineer and Magister diploma and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Biskra, in 2003, 2006 and 2015, respectively. Mr. Hammoudi is an assistant professor with the University of Biskra since 2009 and he is a member of the MSE Laboratory. His research interests are related to advanced control in power electronics systems and AC machines.

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Natália Gameiro received the Electrical Engineering Diploma, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1997, 2004 and 2014, respectively. Since 1997, she has been with the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Leiria, Portugal, where she is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Her teaching interests cover electrical machines, control systems, and basic electric network analysis, and her research interests include electrical machines and drives, control of variable electric drives, fault diagnosis, and fault-tolerant control. Currently, she is mainly focused on the analysis and development of fault-tolerant solutions, based on inverter and/or control reconfigurations applied to switched reluctance motor drives.

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Ramzi Saadi was born in Biskra, Algeria on June 20th, 1987. He received the B.S and Master diploma and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Biskra, in 2008, 2010 and 2015 respectively. Mr. Saadi is an Associate professor with the University of Biskra since 2015 and he is a member in the MSE Laboratory. His research interests are related to Renewable Energies; Fuel Cell, Energy Management, Electric vehicle and DC/DC Converter.

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Rui Pitarma received the Mechanical Engineering diploma degree from University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1988, and the MSc and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon respectively in1992 and 1998. His main research interests are related to building air conditioning, energy and air quality. Currently he is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda.

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Sejir Khojet El Khil was born in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1977. In 2001, he received the electric engineering diploma from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis (ENIT) and the Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia and the Ecole Nationale Polytechnique de Toulouse, France in 2006. Since 2008, he has been an assistant professor at the Institut Supérieur des Etudes Technologiques en Communication de Tunis (Iset’Com). His main research areas include fault detection and fault tolerant control of electrical drives and telecom power supply.

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Victor M. F. Mendes received the Dipl. Electrical Engineering, Msc. and Dr. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from ISTécnico at the UL - University of Lisbon in 1977, 1987, 1994, respectively, the Habilitation from the University of Beira Interior in Electrical Engineering, 2007. Since 1977 he is with ISEL – Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, where he is a Coordinate Professor, head of the Energy and System Division, and since 2012 he is an invited Full Professor at the School of Science and Technology, UEvora - University of Évora. Previously: at ISEL, Vice-President of the General Assembly of School, Coordinator of the Centre for Instrumentation and Control, Chairman of the Board of Library, Vice-president of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, head of the Economic and Management Division, President of the Departmental Area of Engineering Power Systems and Automation, Coordinator of the Committee for the Master in Electrical Engineering - Energy and Electronic Automation; at the ISMAG - Institute of Mathematics and Management, Full Professor of Electrical Engineering; at the ULHT - Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Full Professor Director and Supervisor of the Graduate Course in Electrical Engineering; at the Association of Portuguese Polytechnic Institutes, member of the Council of Evaluation; at the Foundation for Science and Technology Portugal, PhD and postdoctoral evaluator fellow. His research interest includes mathematical programming, power systems and operation; renewable energy; power electronics, market support managing systems. He is author of around 300 papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings.

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PhD Students
Abdelkader Mahmoudi was born in Eloued, Algeria, in 1992. He received the B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sidi Belabbes in 2015 and the University of Oum Elbouaghi in 2017. Currently he is a PhD Student at the University of Biskra. His research interests are related to performance improvement of wind turbine system using a synchronous reluctance machine.

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Arlindo Ferreira was born in Pinhel (Portugal) in 1964. He received the Diploma degree and the M.Sc. degree, both in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, (Portugal) in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Since 1994, he has been with the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda (Portugal) where he is a Professor. He is currently a PhD student in the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, (Portugal). His current research interests are focused on renewable energies, particulary in the production of energy from biomass convertion.

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Figueiredo Ramos received the Mechanical Engineering diploma and the master degree in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is currently a PhD student in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal). He is a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda (Portugal). His research interests include renewable energies and energy systems.

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Cristina Moscatiello was born in Rome, Italy in 1990. She got her Bachelor Degree and M.Sc. Degree in Energetic Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, where she is currently a PhD Student. Her research interests are focused on Nuclear Energies, Renewable Energies and Home and Building Automation.

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Fernando Bento received both the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electric and Computer Engineering from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Electric and Computer Engineering at the same institution. His scientific activities focus efficiency analysis, fault detection and fault tolerance in electronic power converters, namely DC-DC power converters.

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Kamal Kerbouche was born in Jijel, Algeria in 1991. He received the B.Sc, M.Sc degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Jijel, Algeria in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Currently he is a PhD Student at the University of Biskra, Algeria. His research interests are focused on control, condition monitoring of AC motors and energy efficiency in AC variable speed drives systems.

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Khaled Laadjal was born in Tebessa, Algeria, in 1991. He received the B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Biskra, in 2013 and 2015. Currently he is a PhD Student at the same university. His research interests are related to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in power electronics systems and AC machines.

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Mahdi Sabouri was born in Zanjan, Iran, in 1985. He received M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zanjan, in 2012. Currently he is a PhD Student at the same university. His research interests are related to condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in 3-phase induction motors.

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Maria Machado graduated in Renewable Energy by University of Azores, in 2014. In 2016, she received the M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at University of Beira Interior. Currently, she is a PhD Student in Electric and Computer Engineering at the same institution. Her scientific interests are focused on the organization and management of maintenance, and physical asset management.

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Mohamed Essalih Boussouar was born in Biskra, Algeria, in 1990. He received the B.S in experimental sciences and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Biskra, in 2015 . Currently he is a PhD Student at the same university. His research interests are related to speed sensorless control of a synchronous reluctance machine.

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Salah Merabet was born in Biskra, Algeria on May 20th, 1979. He received the Engineer degree from the University of Biskra in 2003, and the Magister diploma from the University of Batna in 2013. His research interests are focused on design and fault analysis of permanent magnet synchronous machines. Currently, Mr. Merabet is a PhD Student at the University of Biskra.

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