Prof. Josep M. Guerrero

    Wednesday, Ma10 March 2021  12:00-13:15 CET

    Space Microgrids – NanoSats, Lunar Bases and Closed Ecosystems

    This talk will begin by introducing the control of microgrids, the parallelisms with the human brain and the research for possible sources of inspiration in last frontiers of neuroscience. Then, control in electric power systems of satellites and space platforms will be presented, showing approaches that are extended from terrestrial microgrids and explaining the differences and challenges when it comes to apply them out in the space. Further, multi-microgrid systems will be discussed for moon craters in future lunar manmade bases. Finally, the extension from the hierarchical control of microgrids to bioastronautics in the control of closed ecological systems to support with oxygen, water, and food to the astronauts and creating thus creating new ecosystems for the moon and future mars bases.

    Short bio

    Josep M. Guerrero received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program. From 2019, he became a Villum Investigator by The Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University, being Prof. Guerrero the founder and Director of the same centre (www.crom.et.aau.dk).

    His research interests is oriented to different microgrid frameworks in applications like microgrid clusters, IoT-based and digital twins, maritime microgrids for electrical ships, vessels, ferries and seaports, and space microgrids applied to nanosatellites, lunar bases, and closed ecological systems. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He has published more than 600 journal papers in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 60,000 times. During seven consecutive years, from 2014 to 2020, he was awarded by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters) as Highly Cited Researcher with 50 highly cited papers.