Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (known as TU Delft) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. TU Delft prides itself on being a forward-looking, creative institution with an international outlook. In 2017, the University is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2017. TU Delft ranks 59th on the 2017 THE World University Rankings.
DC Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage
The research of DCE&S group at TU Delft deals with design, analysis and application of DC systems for energy conversion, distribution and transport via DC networks and integration of electrical energy sources and loads using electronics and electrical engineering. This includes power conversion, solar, wind and wave energy and energy storage options such as electro-mobility. The DCE&S group has approximately 500 m² laboratory space with a wide range of high-power high- precision equipment as well as various test benches for renewable energy sources (photovoltaic simulator, fuel cell emulator), power electronic conversion and energy storage systems and scaled setup of a DC network with OPAL real time simulator.
We have 6 main areas of expertise:
Dr Laura Ramirez-Elizondo
Dr Ramirez-Elizondo is an assistant professor at the DCE&S group. She was awarded with the Erasmus Energy Science Award. Currently she is involved in the projects STW Perspektief P13-21: Smart Energy Management and Services in Buildings and Grids (SES-BE); KI Switch 2 Smart Grids: Flexible and future power links for smart grids (FLINK); and NWO URSES project: Gaming beyond the Copper Plate. She shares the Project Coordination of the recently awarded project “DC SMART: DC Distribution Smart Grids”.
Prof. Pavol Bauer
Prof. Bauer is the head of the DCE&S group. He has published over 60 journal and 300 conference papers in his field (with H factor 22), and is an author or co-author of 6 books, he holds international patents and organized several tutorials at international conferences. He has worked on many projects for industry concerning wind power, power electronic applications for power systems such as Smarttrafo etc. and participated in several Leonardo da Vinci EU projects as project partner (ELINA, INETELE, E-Pragmatic) and coordinator (PEMCWeb Lab.com-Edipe, SustEner). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, former chairman of Benelux IEEE Joint IAS/PELS/PES chapter, member of the Power Electronics and Motion Control (EPE-PEMC) council, Member of the Executive Committee of European Power Electronics Association (EPE) and also member of international steering committee at numerous conferences.
Nils van der Blij