The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART)

Prof. Marco Liserre

Head of Chair

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  • 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
 

Ph.D. Giampaolo Buticchi

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Giampaolo Buticchi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1985. He obtained his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Parma, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2013. In 2012 he was visiting researcher at The University of Nottingham, UK, working on electric actuators for aerospace applications. In 2013 he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Parma, and since 2014 he is at the Chair of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel, focusing his research on solid-state transformers and smart-grid applications. In the same years he was awarded with the Von Humboldt Research Fellowship.

M.Sc. Giovanni De Carne

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Giovanni De Carne was born in Bari, Italy, in 1988. He obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree at “Politecnico di Bari”, in Bari, in 2011 and 2013 respectively. In 2013 he developed the Master’s thesis at the Distributed Electrical System Laboratory at the EPFL, in Lausanne. He has worked as research assistant at “Politecnico di Bari” from 2011 to 2013, researching on the stability enhancement of the high voltage transmission grids. Currently he is pursuing the doctorate studies at the Chair of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel, within the HEART project, analyzing the Smart Transformer features for the electric distribution grid. He is sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

M.Sc. Levy Costa

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Levy Costa received the B.Sc. degree from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, in 2010, and M.Sc. degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2013. In 2013 and 2014 he was with Schneider Electric, Brazil, as a R&D Engineer. In September 2014, he started his Ph.D. at the Chair of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel, working on the Heart project. His work is focused on the architectures and modular design of smart transformers.

 

M.Sc. Markus Andreesen

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Markus Andresen received the Bachelor degree and his Master degree from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, respectively in 2010 and 2012. Since 2013 he is working towards his Ph.D. at the Chair of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel. In 2014 he joined the HEART project. His research includes active thermal control, thermal modeling and reliability in power electronic converters.


M.Sc. Vivek Raveendran

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Vivek Raveendran recieved his Bachelors degree from College of Engineering Trivandrum, India, in 2011, and M.Sc degree from RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was working in GS E&C Pvt. Ltd as Electrical Design Engineer. He started working on HEART project for his Ph.D at the Chair of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel, in May 2016. His research includes control, communication and optimal energy flow of the smart transformer. 

Ph.D. Ke Ma

Telefon: +45 2136 9447
kema@et.aau.dk

Ke Ma received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Zhejiang University, China in 2007 and 2010 respectively, and in 2013 he received the PhD degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, where he continued the Postdoc research until 2014. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at Aalborg University with the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), where he is the leader of working package 4 involving reliability modelling and design tools development. His current research interests are power electronics technology including reliability in the application of renewable energy systems. In the last 3 years he has contributed more than 40 journal and conference papers including 3 book chapters in the field of power electronics, renewable energy and reliability.

Ph.D. Ma received the Excellent Young Wind Doctor Award 2014 by European Academy of Wind Energy, and he was the receiver of a few IEEE prized paper awards. Right now he is serving as the Associate Editor on IEEE Transaction on Industry Application and the Founder of an IEEE Student Branch at Denmark Section. He was also the speaker at several workshops and conference tutorials.

Ph.D. Tamás Kerekes

Telefon: +45 9940 3308
tak@et.aau.dk

Tamás Kerekes obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. The topic of the Ph.D. program was: "Analysis and modeling of transformerless PV inverter systems". He is currently employed as an Associate professor and is doing research at the same institute within the field of grid connected renewable applications. Tamas Kerekes is an IEEE member and is Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His research interests include grid connected applications focusing on DC-DC, DC-AC single- and three-phase converter topologies; solid state transformers, parallel connection of converters, current control, MPPT, PLL techniques in the area of photovoltaic and wind applications.

Ph.D. Huai Wang

Telefon: +45 9940 3816
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hwa@et.aau.dk

Huai Wang is currently an Assistant Professor with the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE) in the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He received his PhD degree from the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2012, and B. E. Degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2007. He was a Visiting Scientist with the ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, from August to September, 2014 and with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, from September to November, 2013. He was with the ABB Corporate Research Center, Baden, Switzerland, in 2009.

 

Ph.D. Wang’s research interests include the reliability of DC-link and AC filter capacitors, reliability of power electronic systems, multi-objective life-cycle performance optimization of power electronic systems, high voltage DC-DC power converters, time-domain control of converters, and passive components reduction technologies, and their emerging power electronics applications. In the above areas, he has contributed more than 25 journal papers and filed four patents. 

 

Ph.D. Wang is a recipient of six paper awards and project awards from industry, IEEE, and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He also receives the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in 2014. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a Guest Associate Editor of several special issues on topics relevant to reliability in power electronics.