April 20, 2020 - Webinar: Control, design and cyber-security challenges for DC Microgrids

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    Control, design and cyber-security challenges for DC Microgrids


    With the rapid development of power electronics technology to encompass reduced environmental impact, there is a clear tendency to establish high voltage (HV) and low voltage power distribution systems using DC technology – thereby giving rise to a DC microgrid concept. Today, we can find DC microgrids in many areas, from power distribution systems to rural electrification and electrified transportation.

    This webinar will address the control and design challenges of DC microgrids. In light of this, practical implementation of the control layers and operational details of several types of DC microgrids with stability assessment techniques will be presented. Also, a number of study cases involving innovative techniques for power architecture design and coordination strategies will be discussed in the first part of the webinar. In line with this, the second part of the webinar will extend the control liabilities discussed in the first part by investigating a new concern, i.e., cybersecurity in DC microgrids and its critical vulnerabilities concerning system instability/shutdown. Further, strategies to detect and mitigate variant cyber-attacks generally injected into the sensors and communication in DC microgrids based transportation systems will be elaborated.

    The webinar will also present the view of the instructor on the promising research directions in this area, including a Q&A session.


    About the Presenter:


    Prof. Tomislav Dragičević

    Technical University of Denmark


    Tomislav Dragičević (S’09-M’13-SM’17) received the M.Sc. and the industrial Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2013 until 2016 he has been a Postdoctoral researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2016 until 2020 he was an Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2020 he is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He made a guest professor stay at Nottingham University, UK during spring/summer of 2018. His research interest is application of advanced control, optimization and artificial intelligence inspired techniques to provide innovative and effective solutions to emerging challenges in design, control and cyber-security of power electronics intensive electrical distributions systems and microgrids. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 technical publications (more than 100 of them are published in international journals, mostly in IEEE), 8 book chapters and a book in the field. He serves as an Associate Editor in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, in IEEE Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics and in IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine. Dr. Dragičević is a recipient of the Končar prize for the best industrial PhD thesis in Croatia, a Robert Mayer Energy Conservation award, and he is a winner of an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers.


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    The webinar held on April 29, 2020.

    You can download the webinar here.