Emily Maggioli

Project 8: AC/DC interactions with a focus on power protection performance – Universidade do Porto

My education and training started in Porto, where I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Electrical Power Systems at ISEP (School of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto), followed by my Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering at FEUP (Faculty of Engineering University of Porto) in 2014.  For my Master thesis I was an intern at EDP Distribuição (Portuguese Distribution utility) in Porto, where I conducted a Study of the Portuguese MV underground cable failure.

After completing my Master’s, I was accepted as an Engineer on the Bentley Motors Graduate programme in Crewe (England), where I moved to in July 2015.  During this time, I was based in the Motion Electronics team with feature owner responsibilities, and also spent time in other areas of the business, such as Labcar & Simulation and Engine Production Line.  After completing the programme (September 2017) I was taken on as SW Release Process Engineer in the Motion Electronics team, and remained in this role until May 2018, moving on to become an Early Stage Researcher for InnoDC, based at the University of Porto (FEUP).

Why work for InnoDC?  It is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a group of researchers working towards breaking boundaries and creating new knowledge in the area of Power Systems.  I am looking forward to the cooperation between researchers, and also between academia and industry.  At the end, I hope to have overcome any hurdles and to have completed all the set project objectives.

In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks, trying new restaurants and travelling.

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