The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART)

Prof. Marco Liserre

Head of Chair

Phone: +49 431 880-6100
Telefax: +49 431 880-6103

  • Head of the chair since September 16th, 2013
  • He has been Associate Professor at Bari Polytechnic (Italy) and Professor in reliable power electronics at Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Vice-President for Publications, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2010-2011
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 2007-2009
  • IEEE-IES AdCom Senior member since 2012
  • IEEE-PELS AdCom member at large since 2017
  • Author of 438 technical papers (138 of them in international peer-reviewed journals), 3 chapters of a book and a book (Grid Converters for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Systems, ISBN-10: 0-470-05751-3 – IEEE-Wiley, also translated in Chinese) and a patent. These works have received: 29000 citations (h-index 69) in Google Scholar. Some of the papers have been among the most downloaded from overall IEEE Explore library and from the journals where they have been published.


  • Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.  
  • 2018 Mittelmann Achievement Award in recognition of his attainment in development of power electronic systems for distributed generation and power quality improvement
  • 2017 IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award
  • Thomson Reuters "Highly Cited": “The world’s most influential scientific minds”
  •  The Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award
  • IEEE Fellow, 2013 class, with citation "for contributions to grid connection of renewable energy systems and industrial drives"
  • Third Prize paper award by the Industrial Power Converter Committee at ECCE 2012, 2012
  • Best paper, Industrial Electronics Magazine 2011
  • Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award 2011, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • Early Career Award 2009, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • Google Scholar citations ''2006 top cited'' paper on 'Stability of photovoltaic and wind turbine grid connected inverters for a large set of grid impedance values'  - selected as one of the 2006 classics in power engineering
Chair of Power Electronics

  • Chair of Power Electronics, CAU Kiel