The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART)

Prof. Marian P. Kazmierkowski

Marian P. Kazmierkowski, IEEE Fellow. Since 2003 he has been the Head of the Centre of Excellence on Power Electronics and Intelligent Control for Energy Conservation – PELINCEC at ICIE. He received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Aalborg University in 2004; from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France in 2010, and University of Zielona Gora, Poland in 2012. In 2005 he received the Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and, in 2007, the SIEMENS Research Award in Poland. In 2007 he was elected as the Corresponding Member of Polish Academy of Science. He was V-ce President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1999-2001) and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS (2004-2006). Currently, he is the Dean of the Engineering Science Department, Polish Academy of Science.

Prof. Johann W. Kolar

Johann W. Kolar, IEEE Fellow. Since 2001, he has been Professor and Head of the Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. He has proposed numerous novel converter topologies and modulation/control concepts, e.g., the VIENNA Rectifier, the Swiss Rectifier, and the three-phase ac–ac sparse matrix converter. He has published more than 450 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has filed more than 85 patents. His current research interests include ac–ac and ac–dc converter topologies with low effects on the mains, and solid-state transformers for smart microgrid systems.

Prof. Costas D. Vournas

Costas D. Vournas, IEEE Fellow, received the Diploma of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, in 1975, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1978, and the Doctor of Engineering degree from NTUA in 1986. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Energy Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA. His research interests include voltage stability and security analysis, as well as power system control.

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg was employed at ABB-Scandia, Randers, from 1987-1988. During 1988-1992 he was a PhD. student at Aalborg University, Denmark, then became Assistant Profes¬sor in 1992, Associate Professor in 1996 and full professor in power electronics and drives in 1998 the same place. He has been part-time research program leader at Research Center Risoe in electrical design of wind turbines.

In the period of 2006-2010 he was the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine the same place and became visiting professor at Zhejiang University, China in 2009. His research areas are in power electronics and its applications like wind turbines, PV systems and adjustable speed drives.

Since 2006 he has been Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics but this term ends in 2012. He was Distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011. He has received more than 20 national and international awards including being IEEE fellow and has published substantially in journals and at conferences with high impact.


Chair of Power Electronics

  • Chair of Power Electronics, CAU Kiel