Research Areas


Power Electronics
New power converter topologies (DC/DC, AC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC), Multilevel Converters, Resonant and Soft-Switching Converters, Gate Drive Circuits, Power Supplies and New Modulation Methods.
Machine Drives
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM, BLDC, etc.), Reluctance Motor and Generators, Induction Motors, Axial Magnetic Flux Electric Machines, Sensorless Control and Estimation, Direct Torque Control (DTC), Field Oriented Control (FOC), New AC Machine Drives and Position Sensors.
Control in Power Conversion
Conventional Control, Predictive Control, Intelligent Control, Expert Control, Multivariable Control, Adaptive Control, Vectorial Control, Model Estimation and Adaptation, Parameter Acquisition and Instrumentation, Digital Signal Processing, Microcontrollers, Field Programable Gate Array, Industrial Controllers and Embebed Systems.
Storage and Management of Energy
Battery Management Systems, Battery Chargers, Battery Equalisation, Integration and management of hybrid energy storage systems, Ultracapacitors, High Temperature Batteries and Lithium-ion Batteries.


Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
State-of-the-art in technology and research (Energy Storage and Management, Power Converters, Motor Drives, Power Trains and Instrumentation).
Renewable Energies
Photovoltaic Cells, Wind Generation, Sea Energy and Micro-generation.
Static Active Filters, Felixible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS), Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOMS).
Electromechanical Process, Motion Control, Machine Drives and Industrial controllers.

Future Research Interest

Smart Grids
Sensors, Smart Meters, Advanced Control and Specific Power Converters.
Distributed Generation
Cogeneration, Vehicle to Grid Systems, Power Management, Independent and Central Control.
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission and Interconnection, Current and Voltage Converteres, Multilevel Modular Converters (MMC), Power System Controls, Multi-grid HVDC and Semiconductors application (IGBTs, GTOs, IGCTs, etc.).
Energy Harvesting
Piezoelectric generators, Pyroelectric generators, Magnetic Induction, Pedal Power, Special Power Converters and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS).