Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Energy Systems

Our research aims at transforming electricity grids towards a truly future-proof, sustainable energy supply. The group focusses on methodologies for planning, design and operation of smart medium-voltage and low-voltage networks with high amounts of renewable energy generation, storage and flexible demand.

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The generation and dissemination of knowledge to support the supply and efficient use of electrical energy for a sustainable society

Electricity - the sustainable energy carrier. The electricity supply system is an essential link in the use of electricity and renewable energy. The following four developments impose new challenges to the design and operation of electricity networks:

Research Program Power Grid Technologies

The EES group contributes to the area of electric energy supply and use, through two main research programs. These research programs are chosen on the basis of the current needs of society and industry, the competencies of our group built in history and the synergy with our colleagues in and outside TU/e.

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Research Program Intelligent Power Grids

The EES group contributes to the area of electric energy supply and use, through two main research programs. These research programs are chosen on the basis of the current needs of society and industry, the competencies of our group built in history and the synergy with our colleagues in and outside TU/e.

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Current Open Position

Assistant Professor in Medium Voltage Power Electronics (V36.3816)

Please check out the TU/e vacancy pages for opportunities within our group. 

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Student Opportunities

Education and research is strongly related in the EES group. The content of our courses lay in the area of Intelligent Power Grids (Smart Grids), Pulsed Power Technology and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). The fact that a significant part of our research is done in one of our specialized laboratories, reflects also on the  courses which incorporate laboratory experiments.

The EES group offers a wide variety of internships and master graduation projects within the 2 research programs. 

In EMC we develop advanced modeling and measurement techniques that will help the designers of electronic systems to fully understand and simulate the key factors leading to potential degradation of signals in systems at an early stage of the design process. For more information, please contact Ramiro Serra.

Research on Intelligent Power Grids focusses on design and operating methodologies for future electricity delivery systems with special emphasis on smart autonomous distribution networks and their interaction with the upper level and customers. For more information, please contact Phuong Nguyen.
 
The research on Pulsed Power Technology concerns three interrelated systems: the power modulator, the interfacing plasma and the target process. For more information, please contact Guus Pemen.

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