ENGINEERING DISSEMINATES KNOWLEDGE ON POWER ELECTRONICS
THROUGH A PROJECT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, OUR CORPORATION ORGANIZED TUTORIALS SEMINARS ON THIS SCIENTIFIC AREA FOR ACADEMICS AND STUDENTS OF THE COUNTRY.
March 18, 2016
“Tutorial on Grid Connected Power Conversion” was the name of the first activity organized through the Newton Picarte project for the Development of Institutional Capabilities, led by Professor Marco Rivera, from the Department of Engineering.
This is the second time that the academic is awarded with this type of funding, which is delivered to a few researchers in the country. Both projects have been in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, with which it has a strong link in the field research.
“For the Department of Engineering it is of vital importance to have ties with Universities and research centers of high level in the world, and we believe that these types of initiatives are aimed in that sense. Power electronics is one of the research areas that has been promoted in our unit. In addition, we believe that it is in line with what is required in the region and the country,” said the dean of the Department of Engineering, Claudio Tenreiro.
The project is called “Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems ISCL2015006” and is funded by the British Government and our University. It consists of five activities that will be performed during this year, four tutorials, and a Workshop that will be open to companies and professionals related to the topic of energy.
“We want to continue strengthening cooperation ties between the different universities of the country and the University of Nottingham. Likewise, to develop and enhance the capabilities of research and technology transfer in the area of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems for researchers, professors and students,” said Professor Marco Rivera.
The first tutorial imparted —from March 4 to March 18— was given by Professor Pericle Zanchetta, from the University of Nottingham. The scientist stressed the high level of Chilean professionals.
The European researcher valued the strong bond of cooperation that exists in the field of power electronics between the University of Nottingham and our University through these Newton Picarte projects.
The tutorials were organized with the participation of students and academics from the universities of Chile, Técnica Federico Santa María, Concepción, del Bío-Bío, Católica de la Santísima Concepción, La Frontera, Austral, de Magallanes and our Corporation.
In the organization of the activity, Marco Rivera highlighted the support of the Vice President for Innovation and Technology Transfer.
In addition, the Engineering 2030 and FIC-R Conicyt projects called “Alternatives for the Use of Wind Energy in the Maule Region” and the Direction of Research of our University, under the Academic Vice President.
In the coming months the activities related to the project will continue and will be taught by researchers from the University of Nottingham. From April 4 to April 8 the same meeting will be held. This time it will be taught by Professor Patrick Wheeler, who will offer the Tutorial on HVDC Networks, and Applications”. The next one will be from April 10th to April 15th, by Professor Alessandro Costabeber and will be titled “Tutorial on Power Converters in Micro-grids”.
Between May 11th and May 13th, the Workshop Ener16 “Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems”, will be offered at the Curicó Campus.