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Prof. Ion G. Boldea University Politechnica of Timisoara, Romania, IEEE Life Fellow

Professor Ion G. Boldea is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University Politechnica of Timisoara, Romania. He spent about 5 years as Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering in Kentucky and Oregon, USA since 1973 when he was a Senior Fullbright Scholar for 10 months. He was also a Visiting Professor in UK at UMIST and Glasgow University. He is a full member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences and a full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts of Salzburg, Austria. Professor Boldea is a Life Fellow of IEEE, Associate Editor of the EPCS Journal, Director and Founder of the International Journal of Electrical Engineering www.jee.ro and was General Chairman of the International Conference OPTIM in between 1996 and 2010.


Electric motors and generator systems: recent progress and prospective

Ion G. Boldea
Professor, IEEE Life Fellow, University Politechnica of Timisoara, Romania


Electric (linear and rotary) motor/actuator drives are everywhere, from cell phones, home appliances, info-gadgets to robotics vehicles (road and rail-road vehicles, aircraft, marine ships) and industrial, most PWM converter fed, for variable speed, to increase productivity and induce energy savings. Also variable speed generators in local or regional power grids driven by wind or hydro/marine currents (renewable energy) turbines and autonomous generator systems as UPS or local energy sources have extended aggressively in the last two decades.

The presentation attempts an overview of recent progress on all these aspects from topology to performance, optimal design and control issues, inferring new avenues for the near future in the field, with around 80 literature citations. It will be around 30 slides, one per minute at average, followed by a 10 minute dialogue session.