New faces in SysOpt
We are proud to announce that we have recently added four personnel to the SysOpt research team.
Emil Ghieh Melfald (M.Sc.) is a Ph.D. research fellow working at USN, and is working towards WP1. He received his MSc degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of South–Eastern Norway (USN) in 2020. He then worked one year as a research assistant at USN (2020 to 2021) before starting his Ph.D. in august of 2021. Since then, he has been working on energy losses and minimal power loss control for synchronous machines in hydropower systems as part of WP1 in the SysOpt project.
Dany Josué Tomé-Robles (M.Sc.) is a Ph.D. research fellow working at USN, and is working in WP1. He was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in 1992. He received two bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). In August 2021, he finished a joint MSc degree from the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM) program at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) in the SysOpt project. His research interests include AC superconducting coils, Multi-Phase machines, the design of compact machines, electromagnetics, Power System Analysis and Dynamics.
Hugo Rodrigues de Brito (M.Sc.) is a Ph.D. research fellow working at NTNU, and is working in WP2. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical power engineering from Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil, in 2017 and 2019 respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, working within the department of Power System Operation and Analysis (PSOA). His Ph.D. research in coordinated voltage control is a part of the ongoing SysOpt project, WP2. His research interests include power system theory, modelling and simulation.
Frédéric Michael Maurer (Ph.D.) is a collaboration researcher working at USN, and will be mainly working towards WP1. He received his M.Sc. degree in 2009 and the Ph.D. degree in 2019 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Since April 2009, he is working for Alstom Hydro (now GE Hydro) in positions: R&D engineer in the generator technology center, Lead electrical engineer, and technical project manager. From February 2021, he is a guest researcher at the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His current research interests include circulating current, electromagnetics, improved utilization of electrical machines, and electricity market design. Dr. Maurer regularly serves as a Reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences.