Last Updated: 05 May 2017
„Control Challenges in Power Systems Dominated
by Converter Interfaced Generation and Transmission Technologies“
Professor István Erlich
University of Duisburg-Essen
(1953) received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dresden/Germany in 1976 and his PhD in 1983 from the same university. After his studies, he worked in Hungary, Berlin and Dresden (Germany) in different fields of power engineering. Since 1998, he is Professor and head of the Institute of Electrical Power Systems of the University Duisburg‑Essen/Germany. His major scientific interest is focused on power system stability and control, modelling and simulation of power system dynamics including intelligent system applications, smart grids and renewable energy sources. He is a member of VDE and senior member of IEEE. He chaired the IFAC Technical Committee 6.3 on Power and Energy Systems in 2008-2014. Currently he is chair of the IEEE PES German Chapter.
„Analysis and Mitigation of Renewable Energy
and HVDC System Resonances“
Professor Jian Sun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Jian Sun
joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering. He is also Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) funded by New York State government. His research interests are in the general area of power electronics and power systems, with a focus on modeling, control and stability of renewable energy and high-voltage dc transmission systems. As Director of CFES, he is responsible for strategic directions of the Center, its research and industry collaboration programs, as well as overall management of Center staff and operation.
Dr. Sun received his Dr.-Ing degree from the University of Paderborn in Germany. Prior to joining RPI, he spent five years at the Advanced Technology Center of Rockwell Collins working on power electronics for aircraft power systems, and was a Post-Doc Fellow at Georgia Tech from 1996 to 1997. His services to the professional society included serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014 and as Treasurer of IEEE Power Electronics Society since 2013. He received the IEEE PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievements Award in 2013 for contribution to averaged modeling and ac power electronic system stability. He is a Fellow of IEEE and has consulted to a number of companies on technical matters related to the subject of this presentation.