Project: AC/DC interactions with a focus on power protection performance at Universidade do Porto (9 May 2018 – 8 May 2021).
Communication Requirements for a Hybrid VSC Based HVDC/AC Transmission Networks State Estimation, Energies 2021.
PowerPoint video presentations:
Generic wind generator type 4 and protection studies (8 mins) Aug 2020.
VSC based HVDC interconnection impact on AC power system energy transmission wide-area disturbances (15 mins) March 2020.
Policy related work:
European Energy Innovation InnoDC feature contributor, winter 2020.
Cardiff University, autumn 2019.
Emerging Topics in Control of Power Systems, KTH (2020); ACDC international conference, Coventry (2019); BIN@Porto (2018). Network meetings: KU Leuven (2021), Cinergia & UPC (2020), Cardiff University (2020), Elia (2019), DTU (2019), Uporto & Efacec (2018) and UPC (2018). Imperial College London: IEEE Worshop on Representations of Power Electronics for Grid Dynamic Studies (2019). Cardiff University: Visiting scientist, Carl Barker of GE, lecture on VSC and Power Electronics (2019). Uporto: Signal Analysis, Classification & Processing (2019), Power Conversion (2019), Robotic Manipulators (2019), Mobile Robotics (2018), Embedded Real-time Systems (2018) and Mobile Robotics & Mechatronics (2018).
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.