Welcome to AC Microgrids (2021)
This course is going to be held as an online course!

Description: A Microgrid can be defined as a part of the grid with elements of prime energy movers, power electronics converters, distributed energy storage systems and local loads, that can operate autonomously but also interacting with main grid. The functionalities expected for these small grids are: black start operation, frequency and voltage stability, active and reactive power flow control, active power filter capabilities, and storage energy management. This way, the energy can be generated and stored near the consumption points, increasing the reliability and reducing the losses produced by the large power lines. In addition, as one of current trends and developments the Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting and will shape the society and the world in all respects. The meet of IoT and energy industry naturally brings the promise of Energy Internet round the corner to introduce significant advantages and opportunities: enhanced automation, controllability, interoperability and energy efficiency, smarter energy management, and so on. The course starts giving some examples of Microgrids in the world. The course participants not only will learn modeling, simulation and control of three-phase voltage source inverters operating in grid-connected mode and islanded mode, but also, how these power electronics converters are integrated in AC Microgrids and how to be extended Energy Internet at a systemic level. 

Relevant concepts like frequency and voltage droop control as well as the virtual impedance concept are explained in detail. Finally, this course also introduces the study of the hierarchical control of Microgrids for AC electrical distribution systems, stability analysis based on small signal models, as well as Energy Internet-enabled opportunities and advanced solutions.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk and Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Professor Juan C. Vasquez, Associate Professor - Yajuan Guan – AAU Professor Ernane Coelho, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil  

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 22-23 February 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Denmark

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 01 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Advanced Optimization Techniques for Energy Systems Planning and Operation (2021)
This course is going to be held as a fully virtual course.


Description: Optimal decision-making is a must in energy system planning and operation as the non-optimal decisions may lead to high economic losses and/or technical issues. The course on “Advanced Optimization Techniques for Energy Systems Planning and Operation” is aimed at providing an in-depth introduction to energy system optimization methods. The course will contain a wide range of the basic methods to advanced techniques with hand on examples related to energy systems. The participants will learn how to implement the methods using optimization packages such as GAMS and MATLAB. 
Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam - aam@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, Postdoc Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 10-12 March 2021

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: February 17 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (2021)


Description: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been successfully used in innovative design, trouble-shooting, optimization of technologies and facilities in numerous areas. This advanced CFD course will provide a familiarity with and an in-depth understanding of the following topics and issues: 


Day 1: Fundamentals of CFD (intro to CFD; the finite volume method for various steady and unsteady problems; different spatial and temporal discretization schemes, their formulation, assessment and applicability). Lecturer: Chungen Yin; 7.4 hours 

Day 2: RANS turbulence modeling (SIMPLE algorithm for pressure-velocity coupling; fundamentals of turbulence; different isotropic eddy viscosity models; near-wall modeling; meshing impact and strategies). Lecturer: Chungen Yin; 7.4 hours 

Day 3: Multiphase flow modeling (different methods for multiphase flow modeling such as Lagrangian method, Eulerian method, mixture & volume of fluid approach; modeling multiphase flow in porous media). Lecturer: Torsten Berning; 7.4 hours 

Day 4: Turbulent combustion modeling and user-defined functions (combustion analysis tools; species transport/eddy dissipation or EDC; mixture fraction/PDF; fundamentals & examples of user-defined functions). Lecturer: Chungen Yin; 7.4 hours 

During each of the four days, lectures will be combined with demos and hands-on sessions, in order to achieve the above objectives. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Associate Professor Chungen Yin, chy@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Associate Prof. Chungen Yin, Associate Prof. Torsten Berning, Aalborg University 

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 17-20 August 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: July 27 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Advanced FPGA-based Controllers for Power Electronic and Drive Applications (2021)
This course is going to be held online via Zoom.

Description: Digital controllers are now extremely powerful. With the current Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), designing a controller is no longer limited to the programming of a microprocessor but includes also the programming of the architecture of the processor itself along with its peripherals and its computing accelerators. As a consequence, the control designer should be now a system architect who also needs a deep understanding of the final system to be controlled. Along this line, this course aims to propose a rational use of current FPGA-based reconfigurable platforms for controlling power electronic and drive applications. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk, Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk, AAU

Lecturers: Professor Eric Monmasson (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Assistant Professor Mattia Ricco (University of Bologna)

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 30 March - 1 April 2021

Place: Aalvorg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: March 09 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Advanced measurements techniques in fluid mechanics – theory and practice (2021)


Description: The objective of this course is to give the student a brief overview of measurement techniques in the field of fluid mechanics. Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Constant Temperature Anemometri and flow meters are introduced and discussed in terms of advantages and limitations. Selected techniques are used in 4 different experimental session, where the participants are trained in the use of the equipment. As experimental sessions are an important part of this course, the participants must work together in groups of max 4-5 persons.  Topics on data reduction and analysis are offered in addition to the theoretical and experimental aspects.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer:
 Associate Professor Henrik Sørensen

Lecturers: Henrik Sørensen, Jakob Hærvig, Anna Lyhne Jensen and external guest lectures

ECTS: 6.0

Time: 1-5 February 2021 (POSTPONED - New date in 2021 will be arranged)

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: January 11 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Application-Oriented Modelling of Renewable Energy Sources, Conversion and Energy Storage Systems (2021)

Description: This four-day course provides an overview and hands-on experience into the most common modelling methods used for the design, analysis, and planning of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, wind power (WP) , and energy storage (ES) systems.   

The course will focus on the applicability and practical implementation of the models, and cover the following main topics:   

  1. Modelling solar and wind resource: from high frequency variations to hourly, daily, and monthly averaged models; 
  2. Detailed/dynamic models of the photovoltaic generator (PVG), wind turbine generator (WTG), power electronic converter (PEC) and battery storage system (BSS), used in applications where models with a high bandwidth are required, such as switching converter applications;
  3. Averaged, performance, and ageing models of the PVG, WTG, PEC, and BSS used in power system integration studies, power plant design, or performance monitoring and analysis. 

The mornings are dedicated to lectures, while the afternoons are spent with off-line application examples and exercises in Matlab/Simulink, and laboratory exercises focusing on Real Time implementation using Opal-RT, where the students will apply the models and methodology in practice. No less than 40% of the course time is spent in the state-of-the-art Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory and the Smart Energy Systems Laboratory at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@et.aau.dk, Associate Professor Florin Iov, fi@et.aau.dk, Assistant Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, dis@et.aau.dk, Assistant Professor Sergiu Spataru, sersp@fotonik.dtu.dk, DTU  

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 23-26 March 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 35

Deadline: March 2 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Capacitors in Power Electronics Applications (2021)


Description: Capacitors are one of the key components in typical power electronic systems in terms of cost, volume, and reliability. Power electronics applications are consuming unprecedented quantities of electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, and ceramic capacitors. This industrial/PhD course will discuss the sizing, modeling, and reliability analysis of capacitors from an application perspective, focusing on both classical and emerging power electronics applications.  It is the latest research outcome of several PhD projects and industrial collaboration activities.  The course will cover the following aspects:  


  1. Basics of capacitors and its functions in power electronic converters  
  2. Emerging capacitor technologies and latest developments  
  3. Capacitor sizing criteria in power electronics by considering steady-state performance, transient and stability performance under both normal and abnormal operations 
  4. Reliability of electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, and ceramic capacitors 
  5. Mission profiled based electro-thermal-lifetime modeling of capacitors 
  6. Condition monitoring and protection of capacitors in power electronics applications 
  7. Capacitor minimization techniques in power electronic systems 
  8. Case studies in DC-DC converters, Modular Multi-Level Converters (MMC), photovoltaic inverters, wind power converters, adjustable-speed-drives, Solid-State-Transformers (SST), and ultra-low inductive capacitor bank design.    

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Professor Huai Wang, hwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Huai Wang, Assistant Professor Haoran Wang

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 4-5 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 14 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Cyber Security of Microgrids (2021)
This course will be held as a online course. 


Description: Microgrids are recently becoming the backbone as the future enabling technology hub to realize a carbon-neutral electric power systems. Alongside their flexibility to be operated in both grid-connected and autonomous modes, they also provide more natural interfaces with many types of RES and ESSs and better compliance with consumer electronics. Moreover, microgrids can be grid-interactive by providing grid supportive functions such as frequency response and, regulation, reactive power support and voltage regulation, etc. All these facts lead to more and more deployment of microgrids in transmission and distribution levels. Furthermore, with proliferation of communication technologies, these microgrids are quickly evolving into cyber-physical systems (CPS) that use sophisticated software-based networked control. These increased sophistication imposes numerous new challenges involving coordination, operation philosophy and vulnerability to cyber attacks.   

Cyber attacks can be designed in many ways: (a) sensor infiltration, (b) communication infringement. Even though several hard-bound secure protocols are designed to ensure the authenticity of the actual signal, the attackers usually target the control layer as an easy target. Hence, this course aims to focus: (a) identifying the vulnerable access points in microgrid controllers, (b) introduce the most prominent cyber attacks, (c) detection of cyber attacks in in real-time, (d) removal of these attack elements and ensuring stability/preventing system shutdown, (e) design of resilient controllers for microgrids, which heals by itself despite any cyber intrusion attempts. All models will be provided to attendees and experimental lab demonstration is expected as well alongwith discussion on future research ideas.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Frede Blaabjerg fbl@et.aau.dk and Dr. Subham Sahoo,

Lecturers: Dr. Subham Sahoo

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 4-5 March 2021

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 18 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to DC Microgrids (2021)


Description: DC distribution and transmission systems are a clear trend in electrical networks. The focus of this course is on modeling, control and operation of DC Microgrids, starting with stability and control strategies analyzed in detail, DC droop, virtual impedance concepts and hierarchical control structures for DC microgrids are also introduced. Control of DC-DC and AC-DC converters oriented as DC Microgrid interfaces are evaluated. 

Distributed energy storage systems and mature DC output generation systems including distributed energy storage solutions are presented showing their interaction in DC distribution Microgrids. The course also shows examples of DC microgrids in different applications like telecommunication systems, wind power DC collector grid, residential DC electrical distribution systems and hybrid AC-DC microgrids.   

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk, Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk  

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University, Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary, Aalborg University, Assistant Professor Baoze Wei, Aalborg University, Postdoctoral Researcher Mashood Nasir, Aalborg University 

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 15-16 March 2021

Place: ONLINE

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 22 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Design Considerations for Robust and Reliable Power Semiconductor Modules (2021)

Description: In this course, the continuously growing importance of power electronics and the need for long and reliable power semiconductor devices will be addressed. First, an introduction to the most widely used power semiconductor devices will be given with a short introduction to its operation principle. Then, the role of the parasitic elements and thermal stresses in real applications, without forgetting about abnormal operations such as short-circuit will be addressed. With the target of accelerating the transition towards long-term lifetime of power electronic systems, four golden rules for reliable power module design will be proposed, which includes reliable operation under both normal and abnormal conditions. 


On the second day, an overview of the most common failure mechanisms in silicon IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs will be presented. The prediction of such failure modes is complex since they can be triggered due to many parameters, such as temperature, voltage variation, inductive and capacitance effects, unbalanced current distribution and also EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). Examples of instabilities will be given and the PhD student will become familiar with the failures that one can find in the field. The student will learn through a software tool, such as PSpice, how to model abnormal operations aiming at increasing the device robustness.   

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, Assist. Prof. Amir Sajjad Bahman

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 02-03 December 2021 from 8:30-16:30

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 09 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Design of Modern Power Semiconductor Components (2021)


Description: The main component of modern Power Electronics circuits is the semiconductor power switch. This course presents the fundamentals of Power Switches operations from a physical point of view, together with the specific peculiarities and the reason to use them in a special application. 

An overview on different packaging technologies and their properties, advantages and disadvantages, is also given. Requirements from the applications and possibilities to tackle them with a semiconductor package solution will be proposed. 

Read more about the course here: 
https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Professor Eckart Hoene, AAU and Fraunhofer IZM, Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, AAU, Professor Kjeld Pedersen, AAU , Professor Vladimir Popok, AAU  

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 1-3 November 2021. All days 8:30 - 16:30

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 11 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to D-FMEA: Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for Power Electronic Converters (2021)


Description: The aim of the course is to meet both scientific challenges and industry needs for electrical engineers and scientists with reliability expertise and systems engineering concept, especially the D-FMEA for system design.  The lecturers would like to extend for the workshop as a regular PhD course so that it can benefit a wider range of participants.   


Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (D-FMEA) helps to foresee design issues and to mitigate them at early stages of product development. Best practice of D-FMEA for power electronics design is believed to be of general benefits to the power electronic converter designer across industries and academic research.  Based on engineering case studies, this course will introduce a systematical way to perform D-FMEA and its important aspects.  Participants will bring their own designs to the course, and will leave with hands-on experiences in building up D-FMEA of their specific applications. The course will mainly cover the following aspects:  

  1. Introduction to D-FMEA and systems engineering  
  2. How to formulate functions and failures, link causes and effects, and score risk  
  3. Examples applicable of mega-watt power converter 
  4. Training in software tool for D-FMEA (IQ-FMEA) and free-of-charge use of tool for duration of course 
  5. Hands on exercises of selected projects from course participants (teams or individuals) 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer:
 Professor Huai Wang hwa@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Philip C. Kjær, Chief Specialist, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, and Professor, AAU, Rui Wu, Power Electronics Engineer, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Huai Wang, Professor, Aalborg University  

ECTS: 4.0 

Time: 20-24 September, 2021 (including 1-day project team hands-on exercises) 

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 30 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Electricity Markets and Power System Optimization (2021)


Description: This course provides a detailed description of decision-making tools for modern power systems under the market environment, addressing the perspectives transmission expansion planning, unit commitment and economic dispatch. These tools rely on stochastic optimization, complementarity theory and decomposition algorithms. 

The main topics are as follows: 

  • Introduction to the electricity market organization 
  • Modeling the competition in electric energy markets 
  • Stochastic unit commitment to coop with the renewable generation 
  • Probabilistic midterm transmission expansion planning in liberalized markets 
  • Decomposition for large-scale optimization problems 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Z. Chen - zch@et.aau.dk

Lecturers:  Professor Andrés Ramos Galán - Andres.Ramos@comillas.edu, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 16-18 June, 2021. All days 8:30-16:30

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 26 may 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Electrochemical Energy Conversion (2021)


Description: This PhD course is an introduction to electrochemical energy conversion with a focus on fuel cell technology (gas to power) and electrolyzer technology (power to gas). In detail, it will provide 

  • An introduction to the thermodynamics of electrochemical energy conversion; 
  • An overview of the different types of fuel cells and elecytrolyzers and their materials; 
  • An introduction of the different ways of modeling of electrochemical devices and systems; 
  • A familiarity with the different experimental methods to test and characterize electrochemical energy converters; 
As the conclusion of the course, an attendee will be well prepared to understand and follow more sophisticated state-of-the-art literature in this field, to be able to understand simple (zero-dimensional) models of fuel cell systems using software such as EES and know the benefits and drawbacks of advanced (multi-dimensional) models of the fluid flow in electrochemical devices that employ the methods of computational fluid dynamics. The attendee will also have an overview of the various experimental methods that can be employed to test electrochemical devices. This PhD course is aimed at recent graduates, professional engineers and the likes. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Associate Professor Torsten Berning

Lecturers: Associate Professor Torsten Berning, Associate Professor Vincenzo Liso, Associate Professor Samuel Araya - Aalborg University 

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 8-11 June 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 18 May 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy – Theory, Measurement and Analysis (2021)


Description: 
Day 1: Monday, August 30th: General introduction to impedance spectroscopy.  

This part of the course provides an introduction to concepts such as impedance elements, equivalent circuits, time-frequency domain relations, Fourier and Laplace transform and measurement methods. This part explains what creates impedance in electrochemical systems and how the impedance can be measured.  
Lecturer: Søren and Samuel

Day 2: Tuesday, August 31st: Measurement optimization and Lab session 
This part discusses possible sources of measurement errors and noise. Various methods for error minimization will be presented. Students will form groups of 3-4 persons where at least one person in the group have previous experience with impedance measurements and ideally have a running experiment/test setup. The groups will visit existing test setups, examine the impedance measurement conditions and discuss if there is anything that can be done to improve the impedance measurements.  
Lecturer: Søren and Samuel  

Day 3: Wednesday, September 1st: Impedance Modeling 
The goal of the modeling is to get the most information out of the measured impedance spectra, with due respect to the measurement uncertainties. Various equivalent circuits will be examined and used to model the impedance spectra provided by the students. Modeling tools will be introduced such as ZsimpWin, Zview and Elchemea.  
Lecturer: Søren and Samuel 

Day 4: Thursday, September 2nd: Advanced electrochemistry, measurement and analysis methods 
This part of the course provides an introduction to various advanced measurement methods such as 3-electrode setups, rotating disc measurements, higher harmonics, and systematic test variations. This part also present various advanced analysis methods such as DRT, ADIS and bulk fitting. 
Lecturer: Søren and Samuel 

Day 5: Friday, September 3rd: Online diagnostics and trends 
This part of the course discuss examples of online diagnostics of electrochemical devices and adaptive control thereof. The focus is on opportunities and challenges for further scientific and commercial applications of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. 
Lecturer: Søren and Samuel 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Søren Højgaard Jensen

Lecturers: Professor Søren Højgaard Jensen and Associate Professor Samuel Simon Araya

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 30 August - 3 September 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 09 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Electromagnetic Transients in Power Systems (2021)


Description:

Power systems are constantly subjected to disturbances and switching actions. These actions can go from a normal connection/disconnection of a load or line, to the opening of a faulted line after a short circuit or the incidence of lightning strokes, among others. These events are known as electromagnetic transients and have a short duration in the range of microseconds/milliseconds, typically. 

Even being short duration phenomena, electromagnetic transients are of fundamental importance, as the system is subjected to high currents, voltages and frequencies during those micro/milliseconds, which may damage the electrical equipment and put them out-of-service. As a result, extensive investigations are made when installing new high voltage equipment as transformers or new lines, in order to assure that the equipment is not subjected to high stresses. 

The participants in the course will learn how to analyse electromagnetic transients and different transient phenomena will be explored using examples and real-life casesWhen relevant, the respective countermeasures will be explained and examples given on how to do the respective choice 

The course will also focus in the use of software tools for the simulation of the transients, more specifically EMTDC/PSCAD, which will be introduced and explained during the course. The importance of having a proper modelling of the equipment (e.g., overhead lines, underground cables, transformers, …) in function of the phenomena will be demonstrated and guidelines will be provided on how to define the modelling requirements for different transient phenomena.  

Phenomena that will be studied in the course are: 

  • Energisation and de-energisation of capacitor banks, shunt reactors, lines, transformers, …; 
  • Travelling waves and switching phenomena; 
  • Particularities of switching in HVAC cables (zero-missing, influence of bonding, etc…); 
  • Energisation of transformers (inrush currents and other resonances); 
  • Lightning simulation and back flashover; 
  • Fault transients; 
  • Impact of resonance points; 
  • Guidelines for network modelling: 
    • Network size; 
    • Modelling precision; 
    • Model validation; 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor, Filipe Faria da Silva -ffs@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor, Filipe Faria da Silva -ffs@et.aau.dk

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 25-27 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 04 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to EMI/EMC in Power Electronics (2021)

Description: With a rapid advancement of power switching devices and digital signal processing units, power electronics technology has found its way into many applications of renewable energy generation, transmission and consumption. Although power electronics systems are a key enabler as a cross-functional technology in the energy conversion process, their pulse energy conversion with inherent switching behavior exhibit disturbing harmonic emissions and electromagnetic noises.  

Recently, with the high penetration of power electronic systems and advent of new power semiconductor devices known as wide-band gap (WBG) the importance of understanding and preventing power converters switching disturbances have significantly elevated. The generated harmonic and noise disturbances can result in electromagnetic interference (EMI) and should be controlled within specific limits by applying proper filtering, topology and control scheme. Thereby, in order to prevent the power converters from disturbing their own operation and other nearby electronic devices they should design for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). 

The emphasis of this course is to give a complete and clear picture on EMI issues and mitigation methodologies. Systematic designing of passive EMI filters for differential mode (DM) and common mode (CM) noises in single-phase and three-phase systems will be provided. Printed circuit board (PCB) design criteria, passive and active components parasitic and shielding approaches in reducing near-field couplings will be covered as well. Furthermore, time and frequency domain modeling of conducted low and high frequency emission noises through developing equivalent circuit models of power electronics converters in order to reduce the analysis complexity and prevent from conventional trial and error design approach will be addressed. This course will also focus on new challenges within the new frequency band of 2-150 kHz (i.e., suparharmonics) in power electronic based power systems. The course content is combined with real-world application examples and demonstration. 

In the first day the course will focus on basics of harmonics generated by switching, EMI issues in PWM converters, components parasitic, measurement requirement, interference mechanisms, filtering component and strategy. In the second day there will be more focus on advanced topics such as magnetic coupling, EMI prediction, Shielding and new standard requirements. The second day will be supported with industrial examples and real-world design experience regarding different aspects of EMI/EMC in power electronics.   

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor Pooya Davari, pda@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Professor Eckart Hoene - Aalborg University and Fraunhofer IZM
Dr. Christian Wolf, Lead Specialist, EMC & Power Electronics - Grundfos Holding A/S
Associate Professor Pooya Davari - Aalborg University 

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 15-16 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 25 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Energy Markets and Analytics (2021)


Description: Energy markets are at the heart of one of the biggest societal challenges of our time - creating a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy provision. Renewable Energies are also new guests and participants in such markets. The PhD/industrial course on “Energy Markets and Analytics” aims at providing an in depth introduction to energy markets and how the renewable energies can be integrated in them safely. The participants will learn how to implement the concepts using appropriate software packages on planning, decision making and optimization.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, aam@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, Postdoc Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo.

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 17-18 May 2021

Place: Aalborg

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 26 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Future Low Voltage Distribution Grids - A practical approach (2021)

Description: Low-voltage (LV) distribution grids are undergoing a major change with the additions of resources such as PVs, electric vehicles etc. At present, LV grids are not observable in near realtime due to which DSOs are unable to perform active grid management.  By implementing an advanced metering infrastructure and leveraging the ICT, DSOs can utilize the existing grid assets for monitoring, control and planning of LV grids. This three days course gives a systematic approach for modelling, design and operation of future LV grids using the model based design approach and the Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM). The course includes a wide set of hands-on exercises and demonstrations in a Real-Time Hardware-In-the Loop framework. The main focus in this course will be on: 

  • DSO challenges on operation, control and planning  
  • SGAM framework  
  • Real-Time modelling of future low voltage distribution grids  
  • ICT and data collection mechanisms   
  • Data Security and Privacy Aspects  
  • Runtime Data Driven Control and Protection  
  • Asset management  
  • RT-HIL validation and testing of smart-grid solutions  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Florin Iov - fi@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Associated prof. Rasmus Olsen Løvenstein rlo@es.aau.dk,  Post Doc Karthikeyan Nainar, kan@et.aau.dk, Post Doc Catalin Iosif Ciontea, cic@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 6-8 December 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 15 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Generators and their control (2021)


Description: Fractional KVA ratings PWM Converter variable wind(hydro) generators de sign and control: recent progress

Motivation and 
brief Contents description: Fractional KVA(MVA) ratings PWM converter  variable speed generators represent 50 % of all installed wind power by DFIG systems which underwent staggering progress in optimal design and advanced control in strong and weak  Grid and standalone applications, with asymmetric voltage sags etc. But in an effort to eliminate the slip-rings and brush system to transmit power from DFIG rotor to fractional KVA(MVA) ratings(30-40%)PWM  Converter, quite a few BRUSHLESS solutions have been developed spectacularly in the last decade: like BDFIG,BDFRG, Dual stator winding cage CRIG, open winding CRIG, dual rotor dual stator winding flux modulation PM brushless generators which also enjoy the Fractional KVA ratings PWM converter in the control stator winding while the power stator winding is connected to the grid or , in a standalone mode, to a diode rectifier. 

The main scope of these solutions is initial and maintenance cost reduction with still high efficiency for limited(+-30%) speed variation range in wind(hydro) energy conversion but also in standalone applications with ac or dc controlled output(say as  marine vessel, or aircraft starter-generators with gas turbine or Diesel engine prime movers etc applications. 

All the above issues are treated in detail based on IEEE representative seminal and recent lit. and our own research results to endow the participants with solid knowledge for designing and controlling BRUSHLESS  variable speed generators with fractional KVA(MVA) ratings PWM converters of the  Future

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Professor F. Blaabjerg fbl@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Ion BoldeaPolitehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Professor F. Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 26-28 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 05 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Grid-Forming Inverters: Principles and Practices (2021)

Description: Inverter-based generation and transmission systems are vastly used in modern power grids, driven by the sharp cost reduction of renewable energy resources and the advances of power electronics technology. To secure a stable inverter-based power system, the grid-forming control is increasingly used with grid-connected inverters, who operate as voltage sources to regulate the grid voltage and frequency. There is thus an important need to address this timely and important topic among both power electronics and power system engineers and researchers. This course intends to provide a systematic discussion on the principles and design practices of grid-forming inverters.


The main topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Grid-synchronization of inverters  
  • From synchronous generators to grid-forming inverters 
  • Overview of virtual synchronous generators  
  • Synchronous power control – damping, inertia and virtual impedance  
  • Small-signal modeling and stability analysis 
  • Design-oriented transient stability analysis 
  • Active damping of power oscillations 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Professor Xiongfei Wang - xwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Pedro Rodriguez, University of Loyola, Spain
Professor Xiongfei Wang, Aalborg University

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 13-15 December 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 60

Deadline: 22 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Harmonics in Power Electronics and Power Systems (2021)

Description: This course provides a broad overview of power system harmonic problems, methods of analysing, measuring and effectively mitigating them. Several extended simulation and data pro- cessing tools, among others DIgSILENT PowerFactory, Matlab/Simulink or LabVIEW are used to assess and study the harmonic distortion at different points of power networks. The results of analytical investigation and simulations are validated against measurements applying sophisticated data processing techniques. Furthermore, deep understanding of hardware considerations regarding har- monic measurements in harsh industrial environment is given, using specialized equipment, for in- stance GPS-synchronized measuring instruments. 

The course covers the following topics: 

  • Power Quality definitions. Generation mechanism of power system harmonics. Harmonic indices. 
  • Voltage vs. current distortion as well as parallel vs. series resonance in modern power systems. Point of Common Coupling (PCC). 
  • Sources and effects of harmonic distortion. 
  • Harmonic measuring instruments and measuring procedures in LV, MV and HV networks. 
  • Mathematical tools and theories for analyzing distorted waveforms. Signal processing and uncertainty analysis. 
  • Modelling of classical power system components. Harmonic analysis. 
  • Modelling of grid-connected converters for harmonic analysis purposes and their application in modern power systems including e.g. offshore wind power plants. 
  • Harmonic load-flow, frequency scan and time domain simulations. Linear and nonlinear analysis techniques. 
  • Steady-state harmonics vs. harmonic stability. Small-signal representation, sequence and frequency coupling. 
  • Software tools for harmonic analysis. 
  • Precautionary (preventive) and corrective (remedial) harmonic mitigation techniques. Passive and active line filters. Filter design. 
Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Claus Leth Bak - clb@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Christian Frank Flytkjær, Energinet.dk, Łukasz H. Kocewiak, Ørsted Wind Power  

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 7-9 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 17 march 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Hybrid Power Plants – Modelling, Operation and Control. A Model Based Design Approach (2021)

Description: A recent trend is to augment wind power with solar PV production and various batteries based energy storage systems in so-called hybrid power plants. In this way, a better utilization of plant infrastructure, a steady power output over longer time periods and thus a better integration in energy markets are achieved. Moreover, such a plant can deliver firm ancillary services which may not be provided by the individual components alone. This three days course gives a systematic approach for modelling, control design and operation of Hybrid Power Plants using the Model-Based Design approach. It includes a wide range of hands-on exercises as well as demonstrations in a Real-Time Hardware-In-the Loop framework. 

The main focus in this course will be on:
  • Plant architectures and interoperability  
  • Balance of plant configuration, topologies and sizing  
  • Information and communication technologies   
  • Model based approach for control design  
  • Grid Monitoring and Ancillary services  
  • Market participation  

Lectures are alternated with practical exercises on each major topic. More than 40% of the course is used for practical exercises and laboratory demonstrations.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Florin Iov, fi@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associated prof. Rasmus Olsen Løvenstein rlo@es.aau.dkm, Post Doc Karthikeyan Nainar, kan@et.aau.dk,Post Doc Catalin Iosif Ciontea, cic@et.aau.dk.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 21-23 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 31 March 2021 


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Introduction to Stability of Electric Power Systems (2021)
This course will be held as a online course in Zoom.


Description: The course will provide training and education in the field of stability theory, stability of modern electric power systems with synchronous generators, power electronics-interfaced renewable generators, and other power electronic systems, such as HVDC and Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTs). 

The PhD course will cover basic knowledge of stability theory, electrical power system stability, impacts of power electronic conversion system, electrical machines and renewable energy generators on the system stability, especially, the stability under the large scale integration of renewable generators and significant reduction of conventional synchronous generators. 

Some of the course contents are based on recently obtained research results 


The main topics are as follows: 

  • Overview of power system stability and classification 
  • Basics of stability theory 
  • Frequency stability of power systems 
  • Voltage  stability of power systems 
  • Multi-time scale and quasi steady state simulation 
  • Frequency response and regulation of renewable energy plants 
  • Small signal stability and analysis method 
  • Large signal stability and analysis method 
  • Sub-synchronous oscillation  
  • Stability of power electronic dominated power systems  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Z. Chen, Professor, zch@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Assistant Professor Zhou Liu, Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 3-5 February 2021. From 8:30 - 16:00

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 13 January 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Introduction to Wind Power (2021)
This course will be held as a virtual course in Zoom. 


Description: The course will provide training and education in the field of wind power engineering, including general knowledge of wind turbine systems, mainly covering the electrical aspects of wind turbine systems, including electrical machines, power electronics and power systems, etc. 
The PhD course will include basic knowledge of wind turbine systems, as well as electrical systems of wind power systems, and operation and control in power systems with high level wind power penetration. 
Some of the course contents are based on recently obtained research results.

The main topics are as follows: 
  • Overview of wind power development 
  • Wind energy and wind turbine systems 
  • Wind power generators 
  • Configuration and control of power electronic conversion system for wind energy conversion system 
  • Operation and control of wind turbines and wind farms 
  • Offshore wind power system 
  • Wind power plant design and optimisation 
  • Transmission system for offshore wind power plants 
  • Wind power integration to power grid 
  • Wind power impacts on power system stability and protection 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Z. Chen, Professor, zch@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Assistant Professor Zhou Liu, Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang, Post doc. Fellow Dong Liu, Aalborg University, Denmark 

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 8-11 February. From 8:30 - 16:00

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 18 January 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Liquefaction of Biomass - Fundamentals and Practice (2021)


Description: The course is designed to teach students about biofuels and biomass liquefaction technology in the context of energy and chemical products. The course will introduce fundamental principles of liquefaction, focusing on hydrothermal liquefaction. Based on this, it will move on to process analysis and design, process modeling tools and process implementation. Furthermore, the course discusses upgrading technology for biocrudes and drop-in biofuels approach. The course will introduce analytical techniques for product stream analysis and data interpretation with specific reference to liquefaction product streams and their special characteristic. Throughout the course, material taught will be exemplified by or related to experiences and best-practice methods obtained through designing and operating advanced liquefaction equipment. Through a series of lectures, lab session on product analysis and visit to the CBS pilot plant, students will learn how to design, analyze, and scale up various biomass liquefaction technologies for bioenergy production. 

  • Energy conversion processes and conversion technologies specifically hydrothermal liquefaction. 
  • Mass and energy balances, unit operations, and thermodynamics in HTL conversion technology. 
  • Introduction and implementation of Aspen Plus® process simulator for technoeconomical analysis of HTL process -case study. 
  • Product characterization techniques through laboratory instrumentation.
Prerequisites: Chemistry, chemical or process engineering at BSc/MSc level  

Form of evaluation: Individual mini report

Read more about the course here: 
https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Saqib Sohail Toor, Associate Professor, email: sst@et.aau.dk  

Lecturers: Saqib Sohail Toor (Ass. Prof. Aalborg University), Thomas Helmer Pedersen (Ass. Prof. Aalborg University), Daniele Castello (Assis. Prof. Aalborg University), Kamaldeep Sharma (Postdoc. Aalborg University), Anne Vibeke Kofoed Rasmussen (Academic TAP/Senior Chemical Engineer, Steeper Energy, Denmark) 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 1-3 March 2021

Place: Aalborg University 

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 14 February 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Lithium-Ion Batteries. Fundamentals, Modelling, and State Estimation (2021)


Description:  Lithium-ion batteries have become the key energy storage technologies for various applications, such as electric vehicles, microgrids, (nano-)satellites, or for enhancing renewables’ grid integration. This has become possible due to their superior characteristics in terms of gravimetric and volumetric energy density, efficiency, lifetime etc. Nevertheless, Lithium-ion batteries are highly non-linear energy storage devices with their performance (electrical) and degradation (lifetime) behavior strongly influenced by the operating conditions (e.g., temperature, load current, number of cycles, idling time etc.). Therefore, in order to benefit from Lithium-ion batteries’ characteristics, precise knowledge about the performance and degradation behavior has to be known at all moments during the lifetime.

Thus, this three-day course provides an overview of the status of Lithium-ion batteries, fundamentals and a deep understanding of their performance and degradation behavior. Different methods for battery performance (electrical) and degradation (lifetime) modeling will be introduced together with suitable parametrization approaches (from data-sheet to laboratory experiments), respectively. These models will be subsequently used to introduce various Li-ion battery state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of health (SOH) estimation techniques.  

Exemplifications of some of the discussed topics will be made through exercises in Matlab/Simulink. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor Daniel Stroe - dis@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Daniel Stroe dis@et.aau.dk, Associate Professor Erik Schaltz esc@et.aau.dk, Dr. Vaclav Knap vkn@et.aau.dk , GomSpace, Dr. Jussi Sihvo jussi.sihvo@tuni.fi, Tampere University of Technology (Finland) 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 18-20 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 27 September 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Lithium-Ion Batteries. Systems and Applications (2021)


Description: Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become a key technology in our daily routine, from powering our portable electronics devices and electric vehicles to offering grid support and playing a crucial role in the reliable and cost efficient grid integration of intermittent energy sources.  

The objective of this two-day course is to provide the attendees with an extensive overview of the Lithium-ion battery applications, such as EVs, grid support, nano-satellites and forklifts. Battery requirements for these applications as well as Li-ion batteries operation (power and energy management & mission profiles) in these applications will be thoroughly discussed. All the aforementioned application require power electronics solutions (e.g., BMS, chargers, power converters etc.) in order to assure Li-ion battery pack safety, high-efficiency, and reliable operation. Power electronics play three important roles in the battery applications: charge/discharge management, battery cell balancing, and safety protection. In consequence, this course will provide an extensive state-of-the-art on the power electronics solutions for battery charge/discharge management.


Organizer: Associate Professor Daniel Stroe - dis@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Remus Teodorescu - ret@et.aau.dk, Associate Professor Daniel Stroe dis@et.aau.dk, Associate Professor Erik Schaltz esc@et.aau.dk, Dr. Vaclav Knap vkn@et.aau.dk, GomSpace - Aalborg University 
Dr. Maciej Swierczynski mas@lithiumbalance.com, Lithium Balance A/S

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


ECTS: 2.0

Time: 21-22 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 30 September 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Low power Energy Harvesting Technologies and Applications (2021)
This course is going to be held online. 

Description: Low power energy harvesting mechanisms are unique opportunities to provide source of electrical energy for autonomous sensors for predictive maintenance applications, self-powered and wireless micro-actuators, monitoring devices for health care, energy hubs, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled energy networks etc. This PhD course handles the fundamentals of energy harvesting technologies such as thermoelectric and electromagnetic devices by introducing recent development techniques and detailed module design. This course will continue with integration principles of the energy harvester modules with the system components to enhance output power performance of the modules. Furthermore, control of electrical output of the devices will be discussed for maximum power point tracking by power electronic converting methods. This course also addresses recent applications of such energy harvesting mechanisms with introducing opportunities, challenges and relevant applications in renewable energy IoT industries.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Alireza Rezaniakolaei - alr@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Alireza Rezaniakolaei, Kaiyuan Lu, Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, Erik Schaltz, Christian Uhrenfeldt

ECTS: 2.5

Time: 17-19 February 2021

Host: Aalborg University, Denmark

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 1 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Machine learning, predictive modelling, and validation – an example for battery state-of-health estimation (2021)


Description: Machine learning (ML) and advanced predictive statistical techniques are gaining widespread use in the field of electrical engineering as a whole, and for state-of-health modelling of Lithium-ion batteries in particular. The introduction of ML and statistics in electrical engineering is a consequence of the field slowly subsidising some of the more expensive laboratory testing by using data collected during real-life operating conditions. The upside of using ML and predictive statistics is that, in many instances, these methods can achieve an acceptable precision using a reduced amount of laboratory testing. However, it comes at the cost of added model complexity and the loss of some of the explanatory power when compared to the physics based state-of-health models.  

This two-day course introduces key aspects of machine learning, predictive modelling, and model validation. Focusing on quantitative predictive models for Lithium-ion battery state-of-health modelling. The models will include sequential and non-sequential approaches, univariate and multivariate outcomes, Bayesian and frequentist frameworks, as well as the reduction and selection of features for modelling. The general aim of these methods is to predict capacity degradation, resistance increase, and remaining useful life based on a combination of laboratory and field data. 

Exemplifications of some of the discussed topics will be made through exercises in R and Matlab

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe - dis@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Postdoc. Søren B. Vilsen, Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe 

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 19-20 May 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 28 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Managing Harmonics in Modern Power Distribution Networks (2021)


Description: The ever-increasing penetration of power-electronic-based sources and loads in power distribution networks poses new challenges to the quality of electricity supply. This course intends to provide a systematic discussing on the modeling, analysis and measurement of harmonics in modern power distribution systems. The theoretical modeling and analysis on the harmonic impacts of photovoltaic (PV) inverters in distribution systems will be introduced first. New developments and concepts in determining and assessing the harmonic emission limits and, in particular the supraharmonics above 2 kHz will then be reviewed. Next, practical aspects of harmonic measurements and the impedance identifications of network and devices will be discussed. Lastly, the system-level harmonic studies in low-voltage (LV) distribution networks with PV and electric vehicles (EVs) will be presented. Each aspect is illustrated by real world examples. 

The main topics to be covered include: 

  • Harmonic modeling and analysis of PV inverters considering the control impacts with different grid strengths 
  • Latest grid codes, standards and compliance assessment for power electronic based devices 
  • Supraharmonics (2 kHz - 150 kHz): sources, mechanisms, propagation and resonances  
  • Harmonic measurement techniques and suitability of voltage and current transducers  
  • Frequency-dependent impedance measurement of LV distribution networks  
  • “Black-box” harmonic and impedance measurements of PV inverters and EVs  
  • Harmonic studies of LV distribution power networks due to PV and EVs    

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Xiongfei Wang - xwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Dr. Jan Meyer, Technical University of Dresden, Professor Xiongfei Wang, and Dr. Ariya Sangwongwanich.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 5-7 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 45

Deadline:  14 September 2021 


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Maritime Microgrids (2021)


Description: Nowadays, an important kind of islanded microgrids can be found in maritime power systems. For example, under normal operating conditions, the ship power system can be considered as a typical isolated microgrid and its characteristics, including variable frequency, are matched to terrestrial islanded microgrids.  

This course provides an overview of the present and future architectures of such microgrids, associated control technologies, optimization methods, power quality issues and state of the art solutions. The significant role of power electronics in realizing maritime microgrids, challenges in meeting high power requirements and regulations in the maritime industry, state-of-the-art power electronic technologies and future trend towards the use of medium voltage power converters in maritime microgrids are also presented in this course.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk, Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk

Lecturers:  Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Professor Tomasz Tarasiuk - Gdynia Maritime University, Poland, Professor Giorgio Sulligoi - Triste University, Italy, Assistant Professor Daniele Bosich - Triste University, Italy  

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 15-16 February 2021

Host: Aalborg University, Denmark

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 25 January 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Modelling and Optimization of Thermal Energy Systems (2021)


Description: The focus of this course will be the modelling and optimization of thermal energy systems including: 

  • Methods for modelling of thermal and calorimetric properties 
  • Formulation and solution of thermal system models considering partial load 
  • Parametric optimization of thermal systems 
  • Topology optimization of thermal systems (for instance the optimization of heat exchanger networks) 

Examples will be given mainly in the Energy Technology area in terms of journals – but most of it has a generic structure in terms of peer review process. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, mpn@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Mads Pagh Nielsen, Assistant Professor Thomas Helmer Pedersen.

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 3-4 June 2021

Place: Aalborg Universit

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 12 May 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Models, Methods and Optimization Tools for Energy Systems (2021)

Description: Energy is a resource that needs to be managed and decisions need to be made on production, storage, distribution and consumption of energy. Determining how much to produce, where and when, and assigning resources to needs in the most efficient way is a problem that has been addressed in several fields. There are available tools that can be used to formulate and solve these kinds of problems. Using them in planning, operation and control of energy systems requires starting with the basics of math programming techniques, addressing some standard optimization problems, and adapting the solutions to new particular situations of interest. 

A first issue is revisiting the modelling concept. The model is a simplified and limited representation of our reality. Complex multi-level problems may need different models and models valid at the operational level (operation and control) may not be useful at the tactical or strategic levels (scheduling and planning). Thus, when addressing optimization problems, detailed physical models based on differential equations will be replaced by algebraic equations expressing the basic relations between lumped parameters. The second issue is the choice of a problem-solving method. It is well known that all optimization methods have at least some limitations and there is no single method or algorithm that works best on all or even a broad class of problems. In order to choose the best method for a given problem, one must first understand the nature of the problem and the type of design space that is being searched. Finally, the third problem is how to translate the results of the optimization process into concrete actions that will manage the resources. This means that the digital outcome or solution must be interface with physical systems which general involves a communication infrastructure. 


Students attending this course will learn how to recognise and formulate different optimization problems in planning, operation and control of energy systems, and how to solve them using existing software and solvers such as MATLAB, GAMS, and Excel. Different principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear and dynamic optimization are introduced and related methodologies together with underlying mathematical structures are described accordingly. Several illustrative examples and optimization problems, ranging from the classical optimization problems to the recent MINLP models proposed for the optimization of integrated energy systems (such as residential AC/DC microgrids) will be introduced during supervised hand-on sessions and different tools (such as classic mathematical methods, heuristics and meta-heuristics) will be used for solving the cases. The choice of objective functions, representation of discrete decisions, using formulation tricks and checking the results will be also covered. Moreover, specific real applications of these methods and algorithms will be shown, not only focusing on the optimization by itself but also showing the techniques for interconnecting the computational system with the resources utilizing technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced metering infrastructures (AMI). 

The course is intended for those students that, having a general knowledge in mathematics and simulation, have a very limited experience in math optimization and programming, and need to be introduced to these tools for energy systems optimization. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk, Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Professor Eleonora Riva Sanseverino (University of Palermo), Associate Professor Moises Graells (Technical University of Catalonia), Postdoctoral Fellow Najmeh Bazmohammadi (Aalborg University) 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 17-19 March 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 24 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Modern IGBT gate driving methods for Enhancing Reliability of Power Converters (2021)


Description: After almost three decades of development, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) are widely used in many high-power industrial applications. The reliability issues have been studied by employing solutions in active and passive components, mechanical structures, packaging designs and control strategies. Meanwhile, the complex and harsh working conditions are demanding for higher reliability of the power conversion systems. Along with the development of IGBT modules, gate drivers have been improved dramatically over the years, significantly contributing to reliability improvement. In fact, as an important interface between IGBT modules and controllers, modern gate drivers do not only can provide optimal switching signals, but also monitor the operation status of IGBT modules themselves. In particular, benefiting from the understanding of semiconductor behavior matured over the years, both wear status and abnormal events can be monitored and detected, respectively, thanks to modern IGBT gate driver technologies. This course has presented an overview of state-of-the-art advanced gate driver techniques for enhancing reliability of IGBT modules. Broadly speaking, methods can be classified in detection methods, optimization methods and protection methods.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@et.aau.dk

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 6-7 September 2021. All days 8:30 - 16:30 (2 days)

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 16 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Multiphysics Simulation and Design of Power Electronics (2021)

Description: Simulation of power electronic components and systems is key to achieve the Design for Reliability (DfR) approach. Besides, multi-domain, multi-physics and multi-objective optimization tools are required for future integrated power electronics. This industrial/PhD course will equip attendees with the theory, fundamentals and advanced multiphysics simulation and modeling techniques required to effectively design power electronics systems and components. When selecting a new power electronics component, the design engineer must consider thermal management, EMC/EMI, magnetics, mechanics and manufacturability. Although power electronics designers often concentrate on only one critical issue at a time, e.g. thermal management, in a DfR approach, the trend is to take into account multiphysics aspects. 

The course targets applying the problem based-learning (PBL) teaching method and presents a step-by-step training on design development of power electronics converter and components using multiphysics tools including ANSYS Workbench, Simplorer, Maxwell, Q3D, RMxprt, HFSS, SIwave, Icepak, Mechanical and Sherlock to design power electronics from component level – e.g. power module, heatsink and fuse– to system level – e.g. circuit parasitics. The course contents are based on the latest research outcomes of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE). Following the PBL model that focuses on learning by doing and reflection, the course activities will include group work, problem defining and solving applied to real-world case studies, practical exercises, and discussion sessions. 

The course is organized in three consecutive days of full-time activities (08:30-16:30). Attendees armed with the knowledge gained from this course will be able to apply advanced simulation tools to streamline and shorten the design cycle, improve the reliability and deliver high quality products.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor Amir Sajjad Bahman, amir@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Assoc. Prof. Amir Sajjad Bahman, Aalborg University
Prof. Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer IZM
Trainers from EDRMedeso (ANSYS Channel Partner) 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 29 November - 01 December 2021. All days 8:30 - 16:30 (3 days)

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 50

Deadline: 08 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Multivariable and Intelligent Control of Industrial Electronic Systems (2021)


Description: Intelligent and multivariable control methods are growing in the industrial electronic systems like power electronic converters, renewable energy systems and electric drives.  The course is focused on the application of multivariable control and intelligent control techniques for industrial electronic systems.  

The main topics are as follows: 
  • State feedback control theory 
  • Design and implementation of fuzzy controller for industrial electronic systems 
  • Design and implementation multivariable Control theory for industrial electronic systems 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Assoc. Prof., Amin Hajizadeh, aha@et.aau.dk and Assoc. Prof. Mohsen Soltani, sms@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Amin Hajizadeh and Mohsen Soltani

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 16-20 August 2021

Place: Niels Bohrs Vej 8 - Esbjerg

Zip code: 
6700

City: Esbjerg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 26 July 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to New Energy Technologies and Systems (2021)


Description: The course will provide training and education on the subject of new energy technology and energy systems. 

The Ph.D. course will include fundamental knowledge of energy sources, energy conversion systems, new energy technologies, multi energy system integration, transmission, and distribution. Optimisation of energy systems. Basic techniques of analysis, operation, control and optimisation of energy system will be presented. Some contents are based on up-to-date research results. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Zhe Chen - zch@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Assistant Professor Zhou Liu, Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang, Postdoctoral fellow Dong Liu, PhD student Yufei Xi, PhD student Xuewei Wu, Professor Mauro Cappelli

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 28-30 June 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 07 June 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Open-source Computational Fluid Dynamics – 1. Fundamentals (2021)

This course is the first part of the 5 day course on OpenFOAM and covers fundamental aspects. The second part of the course can be found here: https://phd.moodle.aau.dk/course/view.php?id=1658.

More detailed information about the course can be found at cfd.aau.dk



Description: Interaction between fluid and a human-made structure or device is design critical in a wide range of engineering disciplines. When designing bridges, cars, wind turbines and when optimising electronics cooling, ship hulls etc. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is becoming an ever more important design tool. CFD enables faster design loop iteration by detailed flow analysis in or around a proposed design in a virtual environment. 

This course is an introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM which is the most widely used open source toolkit for CFD. The fact that OpenFOAM is open source makes it extremely versatile allowing the user to modify any aspect of the code to his/her needs. While large scale simulations with commercial CFD software can be extremely expensive due to licence fees, OpenFOAM can be run on massively parallel HPC’s at no additional cost. 


Organizer: Assistant Professor Jakob Hærvig - jah@et.aau.dk
Assistant Professor Johan Rønby- 
roenby@math.aau.dk


Lecturers: Assistant Professor Jakob Hærvig - jah@et.aau.dk
Assistant Professor Johan Rønby- 
roenby@math.aau.dk

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


ECTS: 2.0

Time: 21-22 June 2021 

Place: Frederikskaj 10A

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 31 May 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Open-source Computational Fluid Dynamics – 2. Efficient Workflows and Code Customisation (2021)

This course is the second part of the 5 day course on OpenFOAM and covers efficient workflows and code customisation. The first part of the course can be found here: https://phd.moodle.aau.dk/course/view.php?id=1657 .

More detailed information about the course can be found at cfd.aau.dk


Description: Interaction between fluid and a human-made structure or device is design critical in a wide range of engineering disciplines. When designing bridges, cars, wind turbines and when optimising electronics cooling, ship hulls etc. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is becoming an ever more important design tool. CFD enables faster design loop iteration by detailed flow analysis in or around a proposed design in a virtual environment. 

This course is an introduction to CFD using OpenFOAM which is the most widely used open source toolkit for CFD. The fact that OpenFOAM is open source makes it extremely versatile allowing the user to modify any aspect of the code to his/her needs. While large scale simulations with commercial CFD software can be extremely expensive due to licence fees, OpenFOAM can be run on massively parallel HPC’s at no additional cost. 


Organizer: Assistant Professor Jakob Hærvig - jah@et.aau.dk
Assistant Professor Johan Rønby- 
roenby@math.aau.dk

Lecturers: Assistant Professor Jakob Hærvig - jah@et.aau.dk
Assistant Professor Johan Rønby- 
roenby@math.aau.dk¨

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 23-25 June 2021

Place: Frederikskaj 10A

Zip code: 
2450

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 02 June 2021

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Periodic Control and Filtering in Power Electronic Converter Systems (2021)


Description: A key issue for power electronic converters is the ability to tackle periodic signals in electrical power processing (e.g. sinusoidal voltage/current regulation, power harmonics mitigation, synchronous frame transformation, grid synchronization, etc.) in such a way to precisely and flexibly convert and regulate electrical power. Classical controllers (e.g., PID control) are not able to remove the dynamic periodic error completely. The residual periodic errors will not only degrade the power quality and even the stability and reliability of the electrical power systems.   

This Ph.D. course is thus to lay a foundation of the Internal Model Principle (IMP) -based periodic control and filtering theory with basic theory, derivation of applied equations, know-how on the control synthesis, and some most recent progress, which is found to provide power electronic converters with a superior control solution to the compensation of periodic signals with high accuracy, fast dynamic response, good robustness, and cost-effective implementation. This course also contributes to this discipline combined with demonstrative practical examples of the application of periodic control and filtering to: standalone/grid-connected power converters; high frequency link converters; shunt active power filters; and PLLs for grid synchronizations, which can be fruitful in future controller designs, and the control methods are in some cases already applied in industry.   


As an emerging topic, the periodic control has the great potential to be one of the best control solutions for power converters but not limited to, and to be a very popular standard industrial controller like the PID control.  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Associate Professor Yongheng Yang - yoy@et.aau.dk  

Lecturers: Associate Professor Yongheng Yang, Assistant Professor Yonghao Gui 

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 01-02 July 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 10 June 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Photovoltaic Power Systems - in theory and practice (2021)


Description: The objective of this course is to give an understanding of the operation, design and control of Photovoltaic Power Systems, and to provide insight into some of the key challenges for higher penetration of photovoltaic energy into the electricity network. The target audience is PhD students and practicing engineers but also researchers who aim to receive a comprehensive overview of modern photovoltaic systems. The course is structured in four days, covering topics from PV panels through power electronics and their control to PV plant design and grid integration challenges. The mornings are dedicated to lectures, while the afternoons are spent with exercises. No less than 40% of the course time is spent in the state-of-the-art Photovoltaic Systems laboratory at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. The participants will make design, simulations and experimental tests, using the following advanced setups: 
  • Grid-connected PV inverter systems, with real-time control using dSpace® platform. The participants will be able to design, experimentally test, and tune parameters of grid controllers, PLL, voltage support, using the real-time graphical user interface Control Desk®  
  • Real-time simulation platform on dSpace® system, to design and analyse PLL MPPT  
  • High performance Spi-Sun 5600 SLP Solar simulator from Spire. Demonstration of PV panel measurements and characterisations will be provided  
  • Detailed Simulink®, PLECS® and Matlab® GUI models for designing and analysing PV inverter topologies, grid synchronisation and PV array modelling  
  • PVSyst Software platform for designing PV plants 

Selected simulation models will be included in the course material for the participants. 
The mornings are dedicated to lectures, while the afternoons are spent with off-line application examples and exercises in Matlab/Simulink, and laboratory exercises focusing on Real Time implementation, where the students will apply the models and methodology in practice.   

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Tamas Kerekes, tak@et.aau.dk, Associate Professor Yongheng Yang, yoy@et.aau.dk, Postdoc Ariya Sangwongwanich, ars@et.aau.dk, Kamran Ali Khan Niazi, kkn@et.aau.dk - Aalborg University
Assistant Professor Sergiu Spataru, sersp@fotonik.dtu.dk - DTU
Laszlo Mathe - Robert Bosch GmbH, Hungary  

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 12-15 October 2021 

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 21 September 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Power Electronics – from Fundamentals to Advanced Topics (2021)


Description: The course was initiated in 2020 aiming to lay a solid foundation in power electronics could be beneficial to them independent of which power electronic topics they are working on, which provides also a wider scope of power electronics besides their specific research topics. It will have in-depth introduction of circuit theories, modeling methods, and hands-on prototyping of power electronic converters. The emphasis is on those aspects that are generic and not limited to specific applications.  Moreover, a design case study will be used during the entire course for illustrating how to implement a converter prototype step-by-step, from component sizing, circuit design, control, simulation, prototyping, and testing.  PCB assemblies will be available for the participants to perform laboratory testing.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/


Organizer: Professor Huai Wang, hwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Huai Wang, Assistant Professor Haoran Wang (Aalborg University), Postdoc Yanfeng Shen (University of Cambridge) 

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 28 September - 01 October 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: 07 September 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Power module design, packaging and testing (2021)

Description: Power modules are the work-horses in car, wind, solar and drives applications. Power modules may be destroyed instantaneously however in applications lifetimes are expected to be 20 years. Strong and the same time fragile you need to understand the power modules to design them properly. This course bring you under the skin of power modules and introduces the multidisciplinary knowledge needed to understand packaging assembly processes, materials and layouts as well as failure mechanisms. From the application point of view lifetime monitoring and test methods are introduced 

The course is conducted by physicists and engineers with experience from the university packaging laboratory building fex. 10kV SiC power modules, compact fast switching hybrid GaN power modules and with experience of analyzing and testing industry standard power modules and components for higher powers. The course will contain background information on packaging process simulation, worked examples and case studies of FEM based digital power module design and experimental validation as well as a day spent with experimental hands-on exercises related to packaging and physical analysis in the laboratories.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor, Christian Uhrenfeldt - chu@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Christian Uhrenfeldt, Szymon Beczkowski, Asger Bjørn Jørgensen, Stig Munk Nielsen

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 12-14 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 22 March 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Power Quality and Synchronization Techniques in Microgrids (2021)
This course will be held as online!

Description: Microgrids as one of the main building blocks of the smart grids which facilitate implementation of many smart grid functions and services. It is expected that in a near future, smart grids shall emerge as well-planned plug-and-play integration of microgrids which interact through dedicated highways for exchanging commands, data, and power. Providing a high power quality for the customers is one of the main objectives in smart grids.  

On the other hand, the proliferation of different nonlinear and single-phase loads in electrical systems has resulted in voltage harmonic and unbalance as two common power quality problems. In addition, harmonic resonances can be excited giving rise to significant increase of the voltage distortion. These phenomena can cause variety of problems such as protective relays malfunction, overheating of motors and transformers and failure of power factor correction capacitors.   

In this course, measurement, compensation and damping of the main power quality phenomena will be addressed through several control approaches. Both three-phase and single-phase voltage source inverters will be considered. The modelling and control of these power electronic converters are discussed and hierarchical (centralized and decentralized) control approaches are presented in order to enhance the voltage quality. As the synchronization system of power converters plays a key role in their performance in the presence of power quality problems, modelling, designing, and tuning of advanced synchronization systems, including phase-locked loops (PLLs), frequency-locked loops (FLLs), and open-loop synchronization systems, are also discussed. Several simulation exercises will be included in labs which cover about 50% of the course time 


Organizer: Professor Josep M. Guerrero joz@et.aau.dk, Professor Juan C. Vasquez juq@et.aau.dk  

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero (Aalborg University), 
Associate Professor Mehdi Savaghebi (University of Southern Denmark)
Lecturer Alexander Micallef (University of Malta)
Assistant Professor Saeed Golestan (Aalborg University)
Research Assistant Yacine Terriche (Aalborg University)

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

ECTS:
 3.0

Time: 24-26 February 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Denmark

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 03 February 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Reliability Assessment in Electric Power Systems (2021)


Description: Electric power utilities are facing new challenges and problems in the changing utility environment. The course is aimed at providing an in depth introduction to the range of probabilistic aspects used in the assessment of electric power system reliability. The basic principles of reliability evaluation along with their application, current practices and solution methods in generation, transmission and distribution systems will be discussed.

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg fbl@et.aau.dk, and Postdoc. Saeed Peyghami sap@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Mahmoud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology 

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 18-21 January 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: 4 January 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Reliability in Power Electronics Systems (2021)

Description: The course will be the latest research outcomes of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE). Since 2013, more than 170 participants from universities and companies have been trained in this 3-day course. By considering the feedbacks from participants and newly obtained research results from CORPE in the last few years, the 2021 version of the course will be 4 days focusing on failure mechanisms and degradation models of active power devices and capacitors, system-level reliability assessment and design tools, and reliability testing methods.  The course will have the following five main parts:

  1. Introduction to modern reliability and robustness approach 
  2. Reliability testing methods and testing data analysis (e.g., Weibull)  
  3. Long-term wear out and single-event abnormal operation of active power modules and capacitors  
  4. Power electronics system-level reliability assessment and design tools 
  5. Condition monitoring and thermal control of critical power electronic components 
Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Professor Huai Wang, hwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Huai Wang, Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, Assistant Professor Dao Zhou, Reliability Advisor Peter de Place Rimmen 

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 9-12 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 19 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Reliability of Power Electronic based Power Systems (PEPS) (2021) - ONLINE
This course will be held as a virtual course in Zoom. 


Description: Modern power electric based power systems (PEPS) are facing new challenges in terms of reliable planning and operation due to proliferation of power electronic converters. The course is aimed at providing an in-depth introduction to the reliability modeling, assessment and enhancement approaches in PEPS. The basic principles of reliability evaluation along with their application, current practices and solution methods in PEPS will be discussed. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer:
 Professor Frede Blaabjerg fbl@et.aau.dk and Postdoc Saeed Peyghami, sap@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Saeed Peyghami, Postdoc, Aalborg University

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 1-2 February 2021. From 8:30 - 16:00

Host: Aalborg University - Department of Energy Technology

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 17 January 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Smart Distribution Systems (2021)


Description: The Smart Grid concept involves integration of information and communication technology from the electricity generation to the consumption sectors. The bulk of the smart grid applications take place in the distribution grids (MV and LV) where significant amounts of renewable generation and flexible demand units are integrated, distribution controls are automated, assets are monitored and proactively managed and consumers are empowered for economic and efficient use of electricity. This course covers important applications and technologies of the smart distribution systems. The technical limitations and means of increasing the hosting capacity of distributed energy resources in intelligent grids are covered. In addition, the course also includes utility practices and guidelines, dynamics of electricity market, communication technologies and case studies relevant to future power distribution systems. 

Organizer: Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen bbj@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Prof. Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Assoc. Prof. Jayakrishnan Pillai, Assoc. Prof. Florin Iov, Assist. Prof. Pavani Ponnanganti - Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University and Assoc. Prof. Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 13-16 September 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 23 August 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Stability and Control of Grid-Connected Converters (2021)


Description: Grid-connected converters have commonly been used with renewable power generations, flexible ac/dc power transmission systems, regenerative drives, etc. As the increasing use of converters in electrical grids, the dynamic modeling and control of converters become critical for building a stable power-electronic-based power system. This course thus devotes to provide a design-oriented analysis on the control dynamics of grid-connected converters, covering the fundamental and state-of-the-art of modeling, stability analysis and control topics, including: 

  • Vector current control 
  • Complex-valued frequency-domain modeling 
  • Impedance-based stability analysis  
  • Grid synchronization control and its stability impact  
  • DC-link and ac-bus voltage control  
  • Robust damping control techniques  
Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Professor Xiongfei Wang xwa@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Lennart Harnefors, ABB Corporate Research/KTH, Sweden, Professor Xiongfei Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark. 

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 11-13 May 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 60

Deadline: 20 April 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Stability of Modern Power Systems with High Penetration of Renewable Energy (2021)


Description: This course deals with the stability of modern power systems with a high penetration of renewable energy sources. 

Power system is undergoing tremendous transformation as non-conventional renewable energy sources like wind and photovoltaic are introduced. While such renewable sources are very good for the sustainable harnessing of energy, they are altering the way power system was designed to operate. First of all they are inherently stochastic in nature due to their dependence upon local weather conditions and secondly they do not use the conventional large synchronous generators. Their power electronic converter interface decouples them from the grid frequency interaction with respect to inertial response and synchronizing power. Moreover, their dependency upon weather may lead to wide variations in power generation capability. At the same time, they might not contribute to the grid frequency stability; especially if they are on maximum power point tracking control. In the event of faults, they have limited power to contribute to the short circuit currents. 

On the positive side, the advances in power electronic converter controls, imparts them fast controllability. So they can be controlled to inject reactive current and assist voltage voltage stability. They may also be controlled to provide emulated inertia and primary frequency regulation provided that they have some energy storage.

Key topics include: 

  • Review of concepts of power system stability 
  • Frequency and voltage stability with a high penetration of wind and PV power 
  • Control opportunities and limitations provided by the converter control in RES. 
  • The concepts would be demonstrated through the appropriate simulation tools like PSCAD and/or DigSILENT. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary - skc@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna Pillai (jrp@et.aau.dk), and Sanjay K. Chaudhary  

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 17-19 November 2021. Time: 08:30 – 16:30

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 27 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Sustainable Biomass Resources and Technology Pathways for Biogas and Biorefineries (2021)

Description: The course will give an overview of utilizing biomass as a resource for energy, fuel, and biomass derived chemicals and value added products. The course will topics in:  

  • Sustainable biomass 
  • Different types of biomasses available (e.g. woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops, algae, etc.) 
  • Competitive pretreatment technologies and how do they differ in physical and chemical characteristics 
  • Biomass conversion technologies with focus on biochemical (anaerobic digestion and fermentation processes) conversion processes and methanisation 
  • Biorefinery approach and how processes can turn biomass into fuels and higher value products;   
  • How to obtain advanced biofuels from biomass 
  • How are economic and environmental assessments performed for biorefineries  
  • How will policies shape the future of R&D in the biomass to resources sector  

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Associate Professor Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen jhn@et.aau.dk , Associate Professor Mette Hedegaard Thomsen mht@et.aau.dk  

Lecturers: Jens Bo Holm Nielsen, Mette Thomsen, Tanmay Chaturvedi - Aalborg University, Esbjerg 

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 19-23 April 2021

Place: Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg, Aalborg University 

Zip code: 
6700 

City: Esbjerg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 31 March 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Tribodynamics (2021)

Description:  The focus of this course is on the relationship between motion and friction. The motion of surfaces can vary in complexity, from simple steady sliding to movements that are highly variable in time and direction. Tribology is the study of such surfaces in relative motion and the performance of any tribological interface is directly related to friction. Depending on the desired outcome, the optimal friction may be either maximum or minimum. Tribology enables motion, and system designs rely on a proper understanding of the tribodynamics. This course provides the fundamentals of continuum tribodynamics modelling and simulation. In addition, novel non-invasive experimental techniques are introduced. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 


Organizer: Associate Professor, Per Johansen pjo@et.aau.dk - Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor, Per Johansen pjo@et.aau.dk

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 22-25 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 01 November 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Understand how to write good papers for high level journals (2021)


Description: Publication in good journals is a sign of high international recognition of your work. Writing good papers that can be accepted for publication on high level journals are one of the important tasks during a Ph. D. study. This course tries to help the Ph. D. students to increase their chances to get their papers published in international journals. To serve the goal, in this course: 

  • First, the procedure about how the paper review process is carried out will be explained (starting from the moment you submit your paper to the time that you get the reviewers’ comments and until the final decision). 
  • How will the paper is reviewed by reviewers.  
  • Standard evaluation forms that will be filled in by the reviewers for different journals. 
  • Important aspects to consider when you write your paper. (Paper structure, what to do and what not to do) 
  • How to include citations to other work in a paper  
  • How to write the reply to the response from reviewer. 
  • Several concrete case studies. 
  • Exercise.  

Examples will be given mainly in the Energy Technology area in terms of journals – but most of it has a generic structure in terms of peer review process. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/

Organizer: Associate Professor - Kaiyuan Lu, klu@et.aau.dk,

Lecturers: Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Associate Professor Kaiyuan Lu 

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 3-4 May 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 

Deadline: 12 March 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to WIDE AREA MONITORING, PROTECTION AND CONTROL (2021)

Description: The course is focused on the application of novel sensor and ICT technology for improvement of power system monitoring, protection and control. It includes the Synchronized Measurement Technology based Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control (WAMPAC) system. 


The main topics are as follows:

  • Major building blocks of WAMPAC systems 
  • Off-line and on-line WAMPAC applications 
  • Methods for testing WAMPAC systems 
  • Practical WAMPAC applications including the discussions on the opportunities for implementation of WAMPAC systems 
Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer:
 Assistant Professor Zhou Liu - zli@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Assistant & Professor Zhou Liu

ECTS: 2

Time: 15-16 April 2021

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 25 March 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Welcome to Vibration-based structural health monitoring (2021)


Description: The aim of this course is to give the participants an insight into the use of vibration measurements to assess the integrity of structural systems and components. This procedure is referred to as vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM), which is of interest within several engineering disciplines; including energy, civil, mechanical, and aerospace. Here, SHM can be used as a key component in optimization of operation and maintenance procedures.  

In the course, we will address the following topics: 
- Structural damages, their appearance in engineering structures, and potential consequences 
- Theoretical, numerical, and experimental deterministic and stochastic vibration analysis 
- Deciding on the spatial distribution of sensors for capturing vibration signatures 
- Signal processing of vibration signatures for discrimination between damage-induced anomalies and environmental and/or operational variability 
- Characterization of structural damages using signal-processed vibration signatures 
- Industrial perspectives and real-life application examples 

The course consists of lectures, solving theoretical exercises, and conducting experimental studies to increase the physical understanding of the theory. The target audience is PhD students within energy, civil, and mechanical engineering or similar, but young researchers and professionals from the industry with an interest in the topics of the course are also welcome.  
 
An assignment will be given as homework. Satisfactory answers to the homework are a prerequisite for passing the course. 

Read more about the course here: https://www.et.aau.dk/events/ 

Organizer: Martin Dalgaard Ulriksen mdu@et.aau.dk (AAU ET) and Lars Damkilde (AAU Build) 

Lecturers: Assistant Professor Martin Dalgaard Ulriksen (MDU), Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Professor Lars Damkilde (LD), Aalborg University, Esbjerg  

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 25-29 October 2021. All days from 8:15 to 16:15

Place: Aalborg University - Campus Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs Vej 8

Zip code: 
6700

City: Esbjerg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 04 October 2021


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.