ESRs – Early Stage Researchers

ESR Recruitment Institution IRP
ESR02
Luis  Martínez

Luis Martínez

Luis Martínez was born in Zacatecas, México on July 11, 1993. In 2017 he received his Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering degree from the National Polytechnique Institute. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National Center for Research and Technological Development in 2021. He is currently recruited by the Warsaw University of Technology and his research interests include grid-connected systems with ancillary services to improve power quality and control strategies for power electronics converters.

Politechnika Warszawska
Politechnika Warszawska
Diversified Power Generators for Smart Buildings with Advanced Power Sharing Capabilities
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ESR03
Anas Abdullah  Alvi

Anas Abdullah Alvi

Anas Abdullah Alvi was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in the year 1996. He has received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in 2020 and 2018 respectively. He has also received Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems from University of Nottingham, UK; University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy and University of Oviedo, Spain in 2021. Previously, he has worked as a lecturer in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at World University of Bangladesh and American International University-Bangladesh. His general research interests are power electronics, power systems and renewable energy. Currently, he is pursuing PhD at University of Extremadura where he will focus on developing a virtual power plant (VPP) to aggregate different sources of renewable energy which is able to work both isolated and connected with other VPPs.

University of Extremadura
University of Extremadura
Virtual Power Plant for operation, both isolated and connected
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ESR06
Mykola  Lukianov

Mykola Lukianov

Mykola Lukianov received a B.Sc. and M.Sc degree in Electronics and Communications from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in 2018 and 2020 respectively. He is currently a PhD student at the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland and a researcher group member in project SMARTGYsum “Research and Training Network for Smart and Green Energy Systems and Business Models”. His research interests include PV converters, power converters topologies, battery chargers and their control algorithms.

Politechnika Gdanska
Politechnika Gdanska
EV chargers, developing an active bidirectional charger able to provide anciallary services
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ESR07
Mahyar Hassanifar

Mahyar Hassanifar

Mahyar Hassanifar was born in Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran, in 1995. He received a B.Sc. in electronics and M.Sc. in power electronics (First Hons.) from Urmia University in 2018 and 2021, respectively. He was a research and teaching assistant at Urmia University for several semesters. He has been working on multilevel inverters for the past three years, mainly focused on new topologies. He has hands-on experience with different laboratory prototypes as well as experience on working with MATLAB/Simulink environment and Code Composer Studio (for coding on DSPs). His current research interests include design, control, fault detection, and fault-tolerant of multilevel inverters and applications of power converters in FACTS and Smart Transformers. He was involved as an author or co-author of four journal and ten IEEE-indexed conference papers. At the fluent level, he speaks English, Persian, and Azeri.

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Zu Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Zu Kiel
Reliability and availability of Smart Transformers for cost effective and high quality of services in the grid
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ESR08
Gabriele Arena

Gabriele Arena

Gabriele Arena was born in Catania, Italy, on September 24, 1996. He received his M.Sc (cum laude) in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems from University of Catania in 2020. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. with the Real-Time System Integration Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research interests include power electronics and DC microgrids, with a focus on isolated DC-DC converter topologies.

Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie
Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie
Real-time modelling and validation of Distributed Energy Storage Systems and Integration strategies
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ESR10
Pietro Emiliani

Pietro Emiliani

Pietro Emiliani was born in Milan, Italy, on August 23, 1997. He received his M.Sc (cum laude) in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2021. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. with the Power Electronics Group at Tallinn University of Technology. His research interests include power electronics and DC distribution grids, with a focus on energy management systems for residential micro-grids with integrated energy storage.

Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn University of Technology
Energy management systems for Residential micro-grids with integrated energy storage
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ESR13
Rafael Marentes Ortiz

Rafael Marentes Ortiz

Rafael Marentes Ortiz was born in Mexico, Mexico in 1994. He received his MSc in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment with specialization in Power Electronics and Control for Offshore Renewable Energy Systems from the universities of Strathclyde, the Basque Country and NTNU as part of the REM Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. Currently he is working in France as a Research Engineer at Siemens pursuing a PhD with the University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard. The topic of his research is in digital twins of microgrids to model the prosumers considering socio-tecno-economic factors.

Siemens Industry Software SAS France
Siemens Industry Software SAS France
Digital twins of prosumers using socioeconomical factors and big data for Optimization of Customers bill savings, and the adoption of concepts of self-consumption and presumption
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ESR14
S.M. Masum Ahmed

S.M. Masum Ahmed

S.M. Masum Ahmed was born in Khulna, Bangladesh on December 17, 1997. He received his Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc in Smart Cities and Communities (SMACCs) from the Heriot-Watt University in 2021. Moreover, he received his second MSc in Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Mons. He had completed his B.Sc. Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with an honor "Magna Cum Laude" from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in 2018. Currently, he is an early-stage researcher at Bocconi University, working on the development of market solutions and business models for distributed and sustainable EES. His research interests include Energy Economics, Smart Cities, Control Strategies, and Smart grid.

Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Energy value chains and markets developed with the new paradigm of distributed EES
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