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PhD Student Members

Armando Pires (Coordinator Professor)

Vitor Pires (Coordinator Professor)

João Martins (Adjoin Professor)

Paulo Santos (Adjoin Professor)

Luis Sousa Martins (Adjoin Professor)

António Gomes Martins (Full Professor – FCT/UCoimbra)

Joaquim Dente (Full Professor – IST/UTLisboa)

Rui Vilela Mendes (Full Researcher – UTLisboa)

Paulo Branco (Associate Professor – IST/UTLisboa)

António Pombo

José Luís de Sousa

Pedro Lobato

Silviano Rafael

 

 

Efective Members:

 

Armando Pires

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Dr. Armando Pires graduated in Electrical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1985. He received his M.Sc. in 1988 and his Ph.D. in 1994 in electrical engineering at the same institute.

His research areas are in electrical machines, power electronics, intelligent control systems for electrical drives and non-linear systems.

Vitor Pires

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Dr. Fernão Pires, received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Institute Superior of Engineering of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since 1991 he is a member of the teaching staff at Electrical Engineering Department of Superior Technical School of Setúbal – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. Presently he is a Professor, teaching Power Electronics and Control of Power Converters. His present research interests are in the areas of Modelling and Control of Converters, Electrical Drives and diagnosis of electrical systems.

João Martins

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Dr. João Martins graduated in electrical engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1990. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the same institute, respectively in 1996 and 2003.

His research areas are in control of electrical drives, advanced learning control techniques for electromechanical systems, grammatical inference learning algorithms and non-linear systems.

He has published more than 20 scientific articles in refereed journals,books and articles in refereed conference proceedings.

He keeps a regular cooperation with the industry, regarding building automation systems, such as Gare do Oriente Train Station, Alvalade Sec. XXI Football Stadium and Lisbon Airport Main Hall.

Paulo Santos

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Dr. P. J. Santos was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1963. He obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), in 1988, and graduated at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (IST-UTL), in 1992. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in electrical engeneering at IST-UTL, and his Ph.D. degree, also in electrical engennering, at Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), in 2005. His employment experience include portuguese’s CETEC and ENELEC. He is currently an Adjoin Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, Superior Technical School of Setúbal, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal. His current research interests are load forecasting, demand-side management, energy planning, electricity market transformation and deregulation.

Luis Sousa Martins

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Dr. L. Sousa Martins graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1975 and received the Msc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1989 and 2003, respectively.
His employment experience included the Siderurgia Nacional, Portugal, and SN-Angola / Voest Alpine, Angola. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal (ESTS), Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal, since 1991. His primary areas of interest are in electric power networks, design and protection, electrical installations. His present research interests are in the areas of advanced power systems protections.

 

Associated Members:

 

António Gomes Martins

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Dr. A.G. Martins was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1954. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1976 and obtained the PhD degree in 1985, both at the Coimbra University, Portugal. He is currently Full Professor at the Coimbra University, Electrical Engineering Department. His research interests are load research and forecast, demand-side management and electricity market transformation, deregulation, energy planning.

Joaquim Dente

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Dr. J. A. Dente graduated in Electrical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (I.S.T.), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1974/75. He obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the same institute in 1986, and was Associated Professor among 1989 and 1993.

He is currently Full Professor in the area of Electrical Machines at Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Section of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics at I.S.T.

He has published more than 30 scientific articles in refereed journals and books, and more than 40 articles in refereed conference proceedings. His primary areas of interest are in electrical machines, motion control, and presently is engaged in research on advanced learning control techniques for electromechanical systems.

Rui Vilela Mendes

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Dr. R. Vilela Mendes received an Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University (IST)- Lisbon, a Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Texas (Austin) and an Habilitation in Mathematics from the University of Lisbon. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Technical University of Lisbon and a member of the Center for Mathematics and Applications (CMAF) of the University of Lisbon. He has been a Visiting Researcher at CERN, CNRS (Marseille), IHES (Bures), and Univ. of Bielefeld. Co-organizer and collaborator of several international research projects on Theoretical Physics and the Sciences of Complexity. He is a correspondent member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.
Over the last few decades R. Vilela Mendes has worked in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, quantum theory, stochastic processes and mathematical economics. His current research interests center on quantum control and computing, the physics of complexity, mathematical economics and non-perturbative methods in field theory.

Paulo Branco

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Dr. Costa Branco is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Section of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics, in the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, and has been with the Mechatronics Laboratory/IST since 1992.

His research areas are in control of electrical drives, systems modeling and control using soft computing techniques, and he is presently engaged in research on advanced learning control techniques for electromechanical systems.

He has been a referee of international scientific journals and participated in boards of international meetings.

He is the author of published articles in international scientific journals as the IEEE Trans. On Magnetics, IEEE Trans. On System, Man, and Cybernetics, Pattern Recognition Letters, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, and European Transactions on Electrical Power engineering.

PhD Student Members:

 

António Pombo

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José Luís de Sousa

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J.L. Sousa was born in Melgaço, Portugal, in 1967. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and obtained the Mc.S. degree in 2000, both at the Coimbra University, Portugal. His research interests are demand-side management and electricity market transformation, deregulation, energy planning.

Pedro Lobato

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Pedro Lobato graduated in Electrical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, in 1993. He received his M.Sc. in 2003. His research areas are in electrical machines, control systems for electrical drives, special electrical machines and renewable energy.

Silviano Rafael

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Silviano Rafael, graduated in Engineering and Industrial Management, Electrical Engineering branch at Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal (ESTS), Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, in 1996. He obtained his M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (I.S.T.), Technical University of Lisbon, in 2004. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree at University of Évora.
He is currently Adjoin Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Escola Superior de Tecnologia / Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. He is also with the LabSEI Electrical Laboratory.
His research areas are in electric machines, control of electrical drives, advanced learning control techniques for electromechanical systems and non-linear systems.