In the recent election, DI Stefan Leitner was unanimously elected as new vice-chair of the IEEE Joint Austrian IAS/PELS/IES (Industry Application Society, Power Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society) Chapter.
New course "Power Electronics for Power Engineering"
The continuously increasing demand for electric power and the need for efficient grid integration and transmission of remote large-scale renewable energy resources have revived the interest in High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems. This course, taught by visiting Prof. Dr. Saeedifard (Georgia Tech, US) provides a comprehensive description and overview of such HVDC systems.
Prof. Charles R. Sullivan is a full professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, US, where he directs the Center for Power Management Integration, and is a 2019 Fulbright Visiting Professor at TU Graz. He has 30 years of experience in high-frequency magnetics design, holds 42 patents, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Oesterreichs Energie-Preis 2017 for Mr. DI Leitner
At the recent 55th OGE-Symposium in Hallein, Salzburg, Mr. DI Stefan Leitner was awarded Oesterreichs Energie-Preis 2017 for his Master Thesis „Internal Model-Based Control Strategies for Voltage Source Converters“. The work had been financially supported by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and carried out in cooperation with Washington State University, Pullman, USA.
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Best Paper Award 2017 - Second Prize
Profs. Annette Muetze und Elias Strangas have been awarded the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Best Paper Award 2017 - Second Prize for their work "The useful life of lnverter-based drive bearings: methods and research directions from localized maintenance to prognosis" (IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 63-73, July-Aug. 2016).
With more than 120 articles pear year, the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine is one of the most important international journals in the field of electric engineering, with a special focus on the unique needs of industry and commerce.
LV "Power System Applications of Power Electronics"
...unique course of a Visiting Professor!
Prof. Maryam Saeedifard received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, in 2008. Since January 2014, she has been an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.