Organiser: Asso. Prof., Kaiyuan Lu, klu@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Prof., Frede Blaabjerg, AAU, Asso. Prof., Kaiyuan Lu, AAU.

ECTS: 1.5

Date/Time: 23-24 May 2024

Deadline: 2 May 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 105, Aalborg, Denmark

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.

Day 1: Good guidelines for paper writing – Frede and Kaiyuan (8 hours) 
We will cover various important issues to secure successful paper writing as mentioned in the course description. You will have a chance to get feedbacks about your own paper from your group supervisor and group discussions during the exercise session.

Day 2: Day 2: Reply-to-reviewers letter and sharing of various stories from group supervisors (4 hours)
How to prepare the reply-to-reviewers letter will be discussed. Examples will be presented and various advice and storied experienced by the group supervisors will be shared.

Price: The course is free of charge

Prerequisites: No

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Assistant Professor Ariya Sangwongwanich – Aalborg University, ars@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Ariya Sangwongwanich – Aalborg University,  Postdoc Mateja Novak – Aalborg University, Radu Dan Lazar – Danfoss Drives

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: 23/09/2024 – 24/09/2024

Deadline: 2 September 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 20

Description: The three-level neutral-point-clamped (3L-NPC) converters have been widely applied in several applications including motor drives and grid integration such as wind and solar energy systems. Key performance metrics of the 3L-NPC converters like power quality, efficiency, power density and reliability are strongly affected by the used control methods. Therefore, different control methods have been proposed for the 3L-NPC topology to address certain aspects.

This course aims to address basic concepts and control design challenges of NPC converter applications. It will start with basic operating principles of the topology and their control challenges such as neutral point voltage balancing and thermal stress distribution. Then, two different control approaches will be presented: 1) carrier-based PWM techniques and 2) model predictive control techniques. For each control technique, basic concept and step-by-step implementation guideline will be provided, followed by more application-oriented examples and implementation challenges.

An approach to analyze the reliability of power electronics converters will also be introduced, which includes thermal stress modeling, lifetime prediction, and reliability evaluation (Monte Carlo simulation). It will be demonstrated that control algorithm selection has a major impact on the reliability of semiconductor devices and DC-link capacitors in NPC converters. In the last part of the course the focus will be set on practical application cases of NPC converters in the industry.

The course is intended both for academia researchers and industry, who do not have previous knowledge about the NPC topology (basic operating principles will be explained), and for those who are familiar with the topology and would like to learn more about ongoing research directions and novel control solutions.

Prerequisites:

  • Fundamentals of power electronics
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink is recommended for the exercises

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.


Organiser: Professor, Birgitte Bak-Jensen bbj@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen (BBJ), AAU Energy, Post Doc Rakesh Sinha, AAU Energy. Associate Professor Florin Iov (FI), AAU Energy
Assoc Prof. Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen (RLO), Department of Electronic Systems,  

ECTS: 3

Date: 17-20 September 2024 from 08:45

Deadline: 27 August 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 15

his course covers important applications and technologies of the integrated smart energy systems including IT communication aspects. The course includes utility practices and guidelines, dynamics of electricity market, communication technologies and case studies relevant to future power distribution systems

Prerequisites: Electrical engineers and PhD students with knowledge about electrical power and energy systems.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.


Organizer: Prof. Remus Teodorescu Aalborg University and Dr. Xin Sui, Aalborg University

LecturersPostdoc. Xin Sui, Postdoc, Aalborg University, Roberta Di Fonso, Aalborg University, Prof. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University

Assoc. Prof. Changfu zou, Chalmers University of Technology

ECTS: 2.0

Date/Time: 27-28 November 2024

Deadline: 06 November 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 111, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: Lithium-ion batteries have a wide range of applications, and their safe and reliable operation is essential. However, due to the complex electrochemical reaction of the battery, the battery performance parameters show strong nonlinearity with aging. Therefore, as the main technologies in BMS, battery state estimation and lifetime prediction remain challenges. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies possess immense potential in inferring battery state, and can extract aging information (i.e., health indicators) from measurements and relate them to battery performance parameters, avoiding a complex battery modeling process. Therefore, this course aims to introduce the application of AI in Smart Battery state estimation. This two-day course introduces AI methods for estimating/predicting batteries’ state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH), state of temperature (SOT), and remaining useful life (RUL). Key aspects include laboratory data preparation, data preprocessing, AI model training and selection. In addition to the classic algorithms of AI, e.g., support vector regression, Gaussian process regression, neural networks, transfer learning, and multitask learning, the feature extraction and selection methods will be included in the discussion.

In terms of training, two modes will be introduced (depending on the accuracy, robustness, and computation complexity of the selected AI algorithm), i.e., with feature extraction and without feature extraction. According to multiple case studies, the strength and drawbacks of different AI algorithms will be compared. Exemplifications of some of the discussed topics will be made through exercises in Python and MATLAB.

  • Day 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and battery state estimation – Remus Teodorescu, Nicolai A. Weinreich & Xin Sui (8 hrs)
  • Day 2: Artificial Intelligence for battery State estimation – Xin Sui & Changfu Zou (8 hrs)

Prerequisites: Fundamental understanding of characteristics of Li-ion batteries, and familiar with programming using MATLAB/Python. Note: the course language is English.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Prof. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University.

Lecturers: 
Asst. Prof. Abhijit Kulkarni, Aalborg University
Prof. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University

ECTS: 2.0

Date/Time: 25-26 November 2024

Deadline: 04 November 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: Lithium-ion batteries have a wide range of applications. The improvement in their energy and power densities have greatly enhanced the growth of e-mobility. Higher penetration of electric vehicles can happen faster with safer, more reliable and intelligent ali-ion energy storage systems.

This two-day course develops the concept of ‘Smart Batteries (SB)’ for Li-ion cells. Smart battery integrates power electronics and intelligent control to the cells. This is done by using a half-bridge circuit connected across the cell terminals. The course introduces the operation of the SB with the integrated half bridge circuit.

The course gives a detailed overview of the state-of-the-art battery management systems, chargers/charging methods. This discussion evolves into the advantages of the SB in making smart BMS and energy efficient charging methods and lifetime improvement. The design of the SB, optimal device selection, PCB design for different geometries of the cells (prismatic, pouch and cylindrical ) will be discussed. The SB also has intelligent control and the course introduces the communication architecture and controller selection for the SB management systems. Simulation exercises in Simulink/Plecs/LTSpice will be used as tools to understand and appreciate the SB concept and hardware architecture. 

  • Day 1: Power Electronics in Li-ion battery systems – Remus Teodorescu, Abhijit Kulkarni (8 hours)
  • Day 2: Smart Battery Design, Abhijit Kulkarni, Renata Oliveira de Sousa(8 hours)

Prerequisites: Fundamental understanding of characteristics of Li-ion batteries, and familiar with programming using Simulink and any circuit simulator such as Plecs or Spice.

Note: the course language is English.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

OrganizerAssistant Professor Ariya Sangwongwanich ars@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Assist. Prof. Ariya Sangwongwanich

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: 06/06/2024 – 07/06/2024

Deadline: 16/05/2024

Place: AAU Energy, Aalborg campus, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Power electronics are essential for power conversion of Photovoltaic (PV) systems and their reliability of power electronics systems strongly affects the availability and consequently the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of PV energy. According to field experience, the power electronics systems (e.g., PV inverter) are among the most fragile parts in PV systems that contribute to a majority of system downtime. With the demand to further reduce the cost of PV energy, the reliability of power electronics in PV systems needs to be improved to reduce the (unexpected) failure in field operation. This calls for a better design methodology as well as a proper control strategy.

This PhD course aims to address the reliability challenge and solution for power electronics in PV applications. It will cover the design aspects related to power electronics reliability for PV systems. A step-by-step modeling approach from mission profile to the reliability performance (e.g., failure rates) will be introduced. The reliability of key components such as power devices and dc-link capacitors will be elaborated in details, and solutions to enhance their reliability through the design and control methods will be discussed and demonstrated. Moreover, emerging solutions and new technology to further enhance the reliability performance of the power electronics in PV applications will be also be covered in the lecture. 

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of power electronics circuit and electrical engineering
  • Basic knowledge of circuit simulation software, e.g., Matlab/Simulink, PLECS

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizers: Saeed Peyghami, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Saeed Peyghami, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University

ECTS: 3

Date/Time27 - 29 May  2024: 3-day lecture

Deadline: 06 May 2024

Max no. of participants: 30

PlaceAAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

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.

Benefits of Participants:

  • Understanding the fundamental of PEPS reliability engineering
  • Exposure to probabilistic technique applications to PEPS problems
  • Bridging the reliability concepts of power electronics and power systems

Intended Audience:

  • Power engineers, graduate students and researchers in utilities and universities

The course will mainly cover the following aspects:
1. Fundamental concepts of reliability Engineering

2. Structural reliability and stress strength analysis
3. Introduction to converter reliability prediction
4. Impacts of converter control on PEPS reliability
5. Reliability modeling in PEPS
6. Model-based design for reliability in PEPS
7. Model-based maintenance scheduling in PPES
8. Reliability enhancement in PEPS
9. Challenges and opportunities

Prerequisites: Pre-reading the shared materials

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.


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

Lecturers: 
Prof. Huai Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, Aalborg University, Denmark
Reliability Consultant Peter de Place Rimmen, Denmark
Associate Prof. Dao Zhou, Aalborg University, Denmark
Assistant Prof. Ariya Sangwongwanich, Aalborg University, Denmark
Assistant Prof Yi Zhang, Aalborg University, Denmark
Assistant Prof Shuai Zhao, Aalborg University, Denmark

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: November 19-22, 2024

Deadline: 29 October 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 40

Description: The course will be the latest research outcomes of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE). Since 2013, more than 250 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 2023 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:

  • Introduction to modern reliability and robustness approach
  • Reliability testing methods and testing data analysis
  • Long-term wear out and single-event abnormal operation of active power modules and capacitors
  • Design tools and reliability analysis of power electronic systems
  • Condition monitoring and operation optimization of power electronic components and converters

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of power electronics, power semiconductor devices, capacitors, and basic statistics.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg fbl@energy.aau.dk and Assistant Prof. Saeed Peyghami sap@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers
Prof. Frede Blaabjerg fbl@energy.aau.dk
Assistant Prof. Saeed Peyghami sap@energy.aau.dk
Postdoc. Seyed Amir Hosseini saho@energy.aau.dk  

ECTS: 5

Date/Time: July 1-5 2024 from 08.30-15.45 

Deadline: 10 June 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 40

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. Finally, a reliability assessment tool developed by Aalborg University will be employed to assess the reliability of modern power systems.

Prerequisites: Pre-reading the shared materials

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Read more about the course here

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 3000 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.


Organizer: Prof. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University.

Lecturers: Asst. Prof. Abhijit Kulkarni and Asst. Prof. Arman Oshnoei

ECTS: 3.0

Date/Time: 3-5 April 2024

Deadline: 13 March 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Aalborg, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: Power converters are ubiquitous in a wide range of applications from mobile phone chargers rated for a few watts of power to megawatt-rated power converters for wind turbines. Power converters are essential in safety critical systems such as aerospace controllers, medical devices. There are different types of power converter topologies depending on the power rating and application. The power converters need to satisfy certain standards and operate as per the design for practical conditions.

This course is developed to provide insights and methodologies used for practical design of power converters. Practical design builds on top of the ideal design methods that select the power converter components such as semiconductor devices, inductors, capacitors, transformers and integrated chips. The practical considerations such as thermal design, snubbers for addressing parasitic effects, higher-order effects such as skin/proximity effect are discussed. Non-idealities such as the impact of high frequency response of passive elements, semiconductor device capacitances, dead-time effect are discussed and the design considering these is outlined.

This course considers a design example for an aerospace application where non-idelaities and devices stress limits as per aerospace standards are taken into account for the practical design. The power converter is an aerospace exterior light that is exposed to wide temperature range of -55oC to +45oC ambient with extreme environmental conditions. The design example will provide a realfeel to the power converter design in a safety critical application that needs to satisfy certain industrial standards.

The course will have laboratory exercises to appreciate the effects of non-idealities in a real power converter (dc-dc converter interfaced to a digital controller and a grid-connected inverter). The students will observe the waveforms and modify certain components and study their impact on the power converter response.

  • Day 1: Introduction to practical design of power converters – Abhijit Kulkarni
  • Day 2: Selection and use of controllers in practical power converters – Abhijit Kulkarni/Arman Oshnoei 
  • Day 3: Laboratory exercises – Abhijit Kulkarni/Arman Oshnoei

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Fundamental understanding of basic electrical engineering concepts. Experience with an introductory course on power electronics will be an advantage but not compulsory.

Note: the course language is English.

Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Prof. Juan C. Vasquez (juq@energy.aau.dk) and Prof. Josep M. Guerrero (joz@energy.aau.dk)

Lecturers: Associate Professor Alexander Micallef (University of Malta)

Associate Professor Saeed Golestan, AAU Energy
Associate Professor Mehdi Savaghebi (Technical University of Denmark)

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: 2-3 May, 2024

Deadline: 11 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Aalborg, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Denmark

Format: In person

Max no. of participants: 25

Explore the world of microgrids in our course on “Power Quality and Synchronization of Microgrids”. Learn how voltage harmonic, unbalance, resonance, and other power quality issues affect the performance and stability of power converter interfaced renewable energy systems and learn how to tackle these issues through the development of advanced mathematical models, efficient signal processing and control techniques.

  • Day 1: Coordinated Control of Inverters for Power Quality Enhancement and Grid Support 
  • Day 2: Synchronization of Power Converters: Introduction, Design and Analysis 

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Familiarity with basic concepts of linear control systems and using Matlab/Simulink.

Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Professor Huai Wang hwa@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Huai Wang, Assistant Professor Subham Sahoo, Postdoc Zhongting Tang, Assistant Professor Yi Zhang, Assistant Professor Ariya Sangwongwanich

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: December 10 - 13, 2024 from 08:30-16:30. 

Deadline: 19 November 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Aalborg, Pontoppidanstraede, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 40

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.

  • Day 1: Power electronic circuit theories 
  • Day 2: Power electronic modeling and control methods
  • Day 3: Power electronic converter prototyping and testing 
  • Day 4: Practical power electronic components 

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of power electronic components, topologies, and control methods are necessary, the participants are supposed to have already attended a master-level power electronic course or equivalent.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Florin Iov, fi@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University
Assistant Professor Ariya Sangwongwanich, ars@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Associate Professor Sergiu Spataru, sersp@fotonik.dtu.dk, DTU

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: 22 - 25 October 2024

Deadline: 1 October 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 25

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, 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.

  • Day 1: PV panels and arrays
  • Day 2: PV inverters
  • Day 3: Grid interaction
  • Day 4: PV plants and Grid integration

Prerequisites
: A degree in electrical engineering or control engineering and Matlab/Simulink knowledge is strongly recommended. The course language is English.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Jakob Hærvig

Lecturers:
Jakob Hærvig, Aalborg University (AAU)
Johan Rønby, Roskilde University (RUC)

ECTS: 5

Date and Time: 10-14 June 2024 (week 24)

Deadline: 20 May 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101 room 1.001, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: In person

Max no. of participants: 25

Course webpage: https://opensourcecfdcourse.dk/

Description 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 highly versatile allowing you to modify any aspect of the code to your needs and set up fully automated workflows. In this course, you will get knowledge about all aspects of OpenFOAM and learn how to comfortably set up simulation of various fluid flows yourself. See the course webpage for a detailed description. A full description day-to-day schedule can be found at our course website.

Prerequisites: Participants need to be familiar with the most basic linux commands before attending the course. Training material will be sent out to participants in due time before the course starts.

Form of evaluation: The course will be evaluated through miniprojects.

Course literature: Participants need a working installation of OpenFOAM before attending the course. A guide will be sent out to participants in due time before the course starts.

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Professor, Zhe Chen zch@energy.aau.dk , Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen
Professor Mauro Cappelli (mauro.cappelli@enea.it)
Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang, PhD researchers

ECTS: 3

Date/Time: 3-5 June 2024/ 8:30-16:00

Deadline: 13 May 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: The course will provide training and education on the subject of new energy technology and energy systems, including the applications of optimisation methods and machine learning technology.

The Ph.D. course will include fundamental knowledge of energy sources, energy conversion systems, new energy technologies, multi energy system integration, transmission, and distribution. 

Nuclear power and hydropower form the backbone of low-carbon electricity generation for many countries in the world, which provide almost three-quarters of global low-carbon generation. The course will also present the basics of nuclear energy systems in the context of low-carbon electricity generation. In particular, the problem of control of nuclear energy systems (fission and fusion reactors) with some examples coming from the industry and the research filed will be presented in more detail.

The basic techniques of analysis, operation, control methods for energy systems will be presented, including power system optimisation methods and the application of artificial intelligence machine learning methods. Some contents are based on up-to-date research results.

Prerequisites: General knowledge in electrical AC circuits and electrical power engineering, preferably background at the graduate level in power systems.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk 

 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 3000 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.

Organiser: Amin Hajizadeh (aha@energy.aau.dk) and Mohsen Soltani (sms@energy.aau.dk)

Lecturers: Amin Hajizadeh (aha@energy.aau.dk), Mohsen Soltani (sms@energy.aau.dk)

ECTS: 5

Date: 2-6 December (Week 49, 2024)

Deadline: 11 November 2024

Place: Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg, Aalborg University (room C1-104)

Format: hybrid (in person + online for external if neccessary) 

Max no. of participants: 20

Intelligent and multivariable control methods are growing in 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 of multivariable and robust Control theory for industrial electronic systems

  • Day 1: Robust Control 1 (Mohsen), Linear System Analysis and Modelling of Power Electronic Converters (Amin)
  • Day 2: Robust Control 2 (Mohsen), Optimal Linear Control (Amin)
  • Day 3: Fuzzy control Systems (Amin), Robust Control 3 (Mohsen)
  • Day 4: Robust Control 4 (Mohsen), Fuzzy Neural Control (Amin)
  • Day 5: Robust Control 5 (Mohsen), AI in Power Electronics (Amin)

Prerequisites: Control theory, power electronics

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Professor, Zhe Chen zch@energy.aau.dk Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Aalborg University, Post doc. Fellow Kaiqi MA, Aalborg University and PhD researchers, Aalborg University

ECTS: 3

Date/Time : 6-8 February 2024 / 8:30-16:00

Deadline: 16 January 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: The course will provide training and education in the field of power system protection, in particular, the protection of modern power systems with large scale penetration of power electronic interfaced renewable energy based power plants and other power electronic systems. Power electronic applications have brought many challenges to modern power systems, one significant aspect is power system protection, mainly due to the short circuit power changes and various control modes of power electronic converters. The course will describe the impacts in technical details and present some recent research results.

The main topics are as follow:

  • Basics of power system fault analysis and protection
  • Fault characteristics of Power Electronic interfaced Renewable Power Plants (PERPP)
  • Impacts of PERPP on power system protection
  • Some Research activities on the protection of modern power systems

Prerequisites: Preferably to have general knowledge in electrical engineering, especially, power system and power electronics

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT. A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, AAU Energy

ECTS: 2

Date/time: 15-16 August 2024, 2 days,

Deadline: 25 July 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: In person

Max. no. of participants: 15

Description: After more than four decades of development, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) are widely used in many high-power industrial applications. However, the complex and harsh working conditions are demanding higher and higher reliability, reaching up to 30-year expected operating life. In parallel with IGBT modules, gate drivers have been also 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 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 presented an overview of state-of-the-art advanced gate driver techniques for enhancing the reliability of IGBT modules, hence power converters. The course contents can be summarized in general switching theory, modern gate driving strategies, active thermal control, detection, and protection methods.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of power device and power converter operation

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, joz@energy.aau.dk and Professor Juan C. Vasquez, juq@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, Aalborg University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Abderezak Lashab, Aalborg University, Assistant Prof., Najmeh Bazmohammadi, Aalborg University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Peilin Xie, Aalborg University.

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: 13-14 May 2024

Deadline: 22 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: Hybrid

Max no. of participants: 20

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.

  • Day 1: Introduction on Electric Ships, power quality approaches and challenges: Josep M. Guerrero (3h), Abderezak Lashab (4h)
  • Day 2: DC shipboard microgrids: Evolution and Research: Najmeh Bazmohammadi (2.5h), Peilin Xie (2.5h), Abderezak Lashab (2h)

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: The course exercises will be done via Matlab/Simulink simpowersytems.

 Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, dis@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Assistant Prof. Søren B. Vilsen (AAU-MATH), Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe (AAU-Energy)

ECTS: 2.0

Date: 21 – 22 May 2024

Deadline: 30 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 30

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 course will present an end-to-end framework from when data is gathered to a model has been created and used for state-of-health estimation.

  • Day 1: Lithium-ion batteries and ML-based feature extraction and reduction 
  • Day 2: Machine Learning for battery SOH estimation

 Prerequisites: Fundamental understanding of probability and statistics is recommended. Furthermore, basic knowledge of either R, Matlab, or python is strongly recommended.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Alireza Rezaniakolaei, alr@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Alireza Rezaniakolaei (ALR), AAU Energy, Kaiyuan Lu (KLU), AAU Energy, Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam (AAM), AAU Energy, Erik Schaltz (ESC), AAU Energy, Majid Khazaee (MAD)AAU Energy

ECTS: 2.5

Date and Time: Week 44; 28-30 October 2024

Deadline: 7 October 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: hybrid (online + in person)

Max no. of participants: 25

This PhD course handles the fundamentals of energy harvesting technologies such as thermoelectric, piezoelectric, and electromagnetic devices by introducing recent development techniques and detailed module design. 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. 

Prerequisites: No

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, dis@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: 
Assoc. Prof. Daniel-Ioan Stroe, AAU Energy, Assoc. Prof. Erik Schaltz, AAU Energy, Assoc. Prof. Florin Iov, AAU Energy, Ass. Prof. Vaclav Knap (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic), Dr. Maciej Swierczynski (Xolta Energy Storage Systems, Denmark)

ECTS: 2.0

Date: 7 – 8 November 2024

Deadline: 17 October 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 25

Description The objective of this two-day course is to provide the attendees with an extensive overview of Lithium-ion battery applications, such as EVs, grid support, nanosatellites or hybrid charging stations. 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.

  • Day 1: Lithium-ion Battery Applications. Daniel-Ioan Stroe, Vaclav Knap, and Florin Iov; 7.5 hours
  • Day 2: Lithium-ion Battery Management and Applications. Maciej Swierczynski and Erik Schaltz; 7.5 hours

Prerequisites: Basic electrical engineering knowledge and basic experience with MATLAB/Simulink.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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.


Organiser: Associate Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, dis@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: 
Assoc. Prof. Daniel-Ioan Stroe, AAU Energy
Assoc. Prof. Erik Schaltz, AAU Energy
Postdoc Jussi Sihvo, AAU Energy
Ass. Prof. Vaclav Knap (Czech Technical University in Prague)

ECTS: 3.0

Date/Time: 4 – 6 November 2024

Deadline: 14 October 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 25

This three-day course will provide an overview of the 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 datasheet 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.

Prerequisites: Basic electrical engineering knowledge and basic experience with MATLAB/Simulink.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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.


Organiser: Associate Professor, Saqib Sohail Toor, sst@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor, Saqib Sohail Toor, AAU Energy
Associate Professor, Thomas Helmer Pedersen, AAU Energy
Associate Professor, Daniele Castello, AAU Energy
Assistant Professor, Kamaldeep Sharma, AAU Energy
Postdoc, Eliana Maria Lozano Sanchez, AAU Energy

ECTS: 3.0

Date: March 4-6, 2024

Deadline: 12 February 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 15

The course is designed 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 upgrading technology for biocrudes and drop-in biofuels approach. Furthermore, the course discusses process analysis and design, process modeling tools and process implementation

  • Day 1: Energy Outlook & Biomass Resources by Saqib Sohail Toor & Daniele Castello
  • Day 2: Biocrude upgrading-2 by Daniele Castello & Kamaldeep Sharma
  • Day 3: Case studies and process simulations by Eliana Maria Lozano Sanchez & Thomas Helmer Pedersen

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: chemistry, chemical or process engineering

Find more information about the course here

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.


Organizer: Professor, Zhe Chen zch@energy.aau.dk , Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang, Post doc. Fellow Kaiqi MA, Aalborg University, Denmark

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: 12-15 February 2024 / 8:30-16:00

Deadline: 18 January 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

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 of wind power systems. 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
  • Stability modelling and analysis of wind power system
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML) applications in wind power

Find more information about the course here

Prerequisites: Preferably to have general knowledge in electrical engineering.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT. 
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

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.


Organizer: Professor, Zhe Chen zch@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Zhe Chen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Assistant Professor Yanbo Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark
Post doc. Fellow Kaiqi MA, Aalborg University, Denmark
PhD researchers, Aalborg University, Denmark

ECTS: 3

Date/Time: 12-14 March 2024 / 8:30-16:00

Deadline: 20 February 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

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
  • Angle stability
  • 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

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

PrerequisitesPreferably to have general knowledge in electrical engineering.

Find more information about the course 

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.


Organiser: Assistant Professor Heng Wu, hew@energy.aau.dk and Assistant Professor Fangzhou Zhao, fzha@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Xiongfei Wang, Assistant Professor Heng Wu,  Assistant Professor Fangzhou Zhao, Aalborg University.

ECTS: 3.0

Date / Time: 19-21 February 2024

Deadline: 29 January 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 105, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 50

Inverter-based systems dominate modern grids due to increasing renewables, where grid-forming controlled converters plays a key role in maintaining power system stability. This course addresses crucial grid-forming converter principles, including grid codes, control design, stability, resonance damping, and fault management for power professionals and researchers.

  • Day 1: Introduction to grid-forming converters (Xiongfei Wang, 6 hours)
  • Day 2: Grid-forming controls in normal operation (Fangzhou Zhao, 6 hours
  • Day 3: Grid-forming controls for large disturbance ride-through (Heng Wu, 6 hours

Prerequisites: No

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course here

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.


OrganizerProf. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University.

LecturersProf. Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University, Asst. Prof. Arman Oshnoei, Aalborg University, Asst. Prof. Abhijit Kulkarni, Aalborg University. 

Guest Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Amin Mahmoudi, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

ECTS3.0

Date/Time: 19-21 June 2024

Deadline: 29 May 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstræde 101, Aalborg East, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

DescriptionJoin us for a comprehensive three-day course exploring the field of energy storage systems and their role in modern power grids. 

This course is an essential experience for anyone looking to gain an in-depth understanding of energy storage systems, their economic considerations, modeling, control, and grid integration. Our expert-led sessions and practical exercises provide a comprehensive and hands-on exploration of this exciting field.

  • Day 1: Introduction to Energy Storage Technologies and Grid Integration – Remus Teodorescu, Arman Oshnoei, Abhijit Kulkarni
  • Day 2: Control and Modelling of Energy Storage Systems for Power System Frequency Control - Arman Oshnoei
  • Day 3: Energy Storage Systems and Power Converters: Design, Modeling, Control, and Grid Integration - Arman Oshnoei

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

PrerequisitesFundamental understanding in power systems, power electronics, and familiar with control theory. Experience in using Matlab/Simulink

Find more information about the course here

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.


Organiser: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, aam@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam – Aalborg University
Professor Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo – Lappeenranta-Lahti, University of Technology

ECTS: 2

Date: 7-8 March 2024 08:30-16:30

Deadline: 16 February 2024

Place: Online+ AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: hybrid

Max no. of participants: 30 persons

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. The course will mainly cover the following subjects:

Price 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more course information here

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.


Organiser: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, joz@energy.aau.dk and Professor Juan C. Vasquez, juq@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Assistant professor, Najmeh Bazmohammadi, naj@energy.aau.dk, Professor Josep M. Guerrero, joz@energy.aau.dk, Professor Juan C. Vasquez, juq@energy.aau.dk

ECTS: 3

Date and Time: May 15-17, 2024

Deadline: 24 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: Hybrid

Max no. of participants: 20

Energy is a resource that needs to be managed and decisions need to be made on optimal production, storage, distribution, and consumption of energy. How much power to produce, where and when, and assigning resources to needs in the most efficient way is decided by the Energy Management System.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Familiarity with basics of power systems operations, mathematical modelling, linear algebra. Skills regarding programming with Matlab is also needed.

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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 3000 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.

Organizer: Associate Prof. Pooya Davari, pda@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

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: 1.5

Date/Time: November 14 -15, 2024

Deadline: 21 Oktober 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 20

This course will focus on design for EMC in power electronics converters to prevent and minimize power converters electromagnetic interference (EMI) from disturbing their own operation and other nearby electronic devices

  • Day 1: EMI Prediction and Filtering in Power Converters (from 08:30-17:00)
  • Day 2: EMI Mechanisms and EMC Design Strategy in Power Electronics (from 08:30-16:00)
Prerequisites: This course is intended for intermediate and advanced researchers and engineers in the field of power electronics and its applications, for EMC specialists and advanced university students exploring new harmonics and EMI challenges in power electronics-based power system and WBG-based power electronic systems. General knowledge in power electronics converters operation modes, passive components and basic control theory are preferred. Course exercises and mini projects will be performed on MATLAB/PLECS software platform.

1- Pre-reading the shared materials
2- Power Electronics
3- Basic understanding of power electronics control

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

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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 3000 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.

Organiser: Associate Professor Torsten Berning, tbe@energy.aau.dk, AAU Energy

Lecturers: Associate Professor Torsten Berning, Associate Professor Vincenzo Liso, Associate Professor Samuel Araya, Associate Professor Søren Højgaard Jensen from AAU Energy

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: 27. August – 30. August 2024

Deadline: 06 August 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 25

We will cover the fundamentals of electrochemical energy conversion with a focus on proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology and PEM, alkaline, and solid oxide electrolyzer technology. The course is a mix of theoretical classes and laboratory exercises.

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 (zerodimensional) 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.

  • Day 1: Thermodynamics of electro-chemical energy conversion, Different types of fuel cells and water electrolyzers.
  • Day 2: Fuel cell and electrolyzer components, fuel cell and electrolyzer modeling
  • Day 3: Experimental methods in theory and practice: Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, hot wire anemometry, Cyclic Voltammetry, Neutron Radiography
  • Day 4: Industrial perspectives: Current and future challenges. A visit by or from a local fuel cell manufacturer

PrerequisitesBasic knowledge in thermodynamics and modeling methods such as Engineering Equation Solver (EES) and/or the methods of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

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

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

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: September 9-13, 2024 from 08:30-16:30

Deadline: 19 August 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 30

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)

  • Day 1 – Introduction of D-FMEA, Systems Engineering
  • Day 2 – Failure Cause & Effect and Risk Scoring 
  • Day 3 – Failure Cause & Effect and Risk Scoring 
  • Day 4 – Participant Team Project Implementation and Exercises
  • Day 5 – Participant Team Project Presentations and Discussions 

Prerequisites:

  1. Pre-reading the shared materials 
  2. Participants should choose their own products for studying in the course, which should be: 
    1. a product at an adequate complexity level within power electronics area, for instance, a EMI filter, a Print circuit board (PCB), a magnetic component, discrete semiconductors, a heat sink or a liquid cooling system;  
    2. a product with new designs, or a product with modifications to the exist design, or a exist product needs FMEA analysis 
  3. Participants should form a DFMEA team inside their institutes/companies for their design, including: a core team - designers of the product, a support team - assembly, manufacturing, design, analysis/test, reliability, materials, quality, service, and suppliers, as well as designers responsible for the next higher system. 
  4. Participants should be aware of the customers’ requirements/ expectations on their products.   

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

Organiser: Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, fia@energy.aau.dk

LecturersProf. Eckart Hoene, AAU and Fraunhofer IZM and Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, AAU Energy

ECTS: 3

Date/Time: 11-13 November 2024

Deadline: 25 Oktober 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 25

Semiconductor power switches are the main component of modern Power Electronics circuits. This course presents the main power switch types used in traction applications, starting from giving a design perspective and ending giving technological insights. The course develops on three days. The first one is mainly devoted to the semiconductor part, the second one on the packaging part, both days looking both at design and technology. The third day is mainly groupwork where participants will design an application-specific automotive module.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of circuit theory

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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.

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

Lecturers: Professor Josep M. Guerrero, AAU Energy
Associate Professor Sanjay K. Chaudhary, AAU Energy
Associate Professor Baoze Wei, AAU Energy
Postdoc Abderezak Lashab, AAU Energy

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: May 6-7, 2024

Deadline: 15 April 2024

Max no. of participants: 20

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

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. Thecourse also shows examples of DC microgrids in different applications like telecommunication systems, wind power DC collector grid, residential DC electrical distribution systems and hybrid ACDC microgrids.

  • Day 1: DC Microgrids Introduction, Design and Control
  • Day 2: DC Collector Grids for WPPs and Hierarchical Control of Microgrids 

Price:  
6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.

A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Knowledge on power electronics modelling, control theory and Matlab/Simulink is recommended for the exercises.

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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 3000 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.

Organizer: Dr. Subham Sahoo sssa@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Dr. Subham Sahoo, AAU Energy

ECTS: 2,5 ECTS

Date/Time: 2 September-2 October 2024

Deadline: 8 September 2024

Max no. of participants: 40

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Description: Microgrids are becoming a cornerstone of power distributions systems that will facilitate the realization of a carbon-neutral electric power systems. Alongside their flexibility to be operated in both grid-connected and autonomous modes, they also provide natural interfaces with many types of RES and ESSs and good 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, etcAll these facts lead to more and more deployment of microgrids in transmission and distribution levels. Furthermore, with proliferation of communication technologies, microgrids are evolving into cyber-physical systems (CPS) that use sophisticated software-based networked control. This 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 on: (a) identifying the vulnerable access points in microgrid controllers, (b) introducing the most prominent cyber-attacks, (c) detection of cyber-attacks in realtime, (d) removal of these attack elements and ensuring stability/preventing system shutdown, (e) various stability issues in microgrids due to cyber-attacks, (f) design of cyber-attack resilient controllers for microgrids, which heals by itself despite any cyber intrusion attempts. Experimental lab demonstration is expected as well along with discussion on future research ideas.

  • Day 1: General information about cyber security and its impact on microgrids – Subham Sahoo
  • Day 2: Cyber security framework for microgrids – Subham Sahoo
  • Day 3: Cyber security laboratory exercise and demonstration – Subham Sahoo

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Practicing knowledge in power electronic systems and control theory. Experience in using Matlab/Simulink

 Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.

Organizer: Professor Huai Wang hwa@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Huai Wang, AAU Energy

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: September 25-26, 2024

Deadline: 04 September 2024

Max no. of participants: 30

PlaceAAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

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.

  • Day 1 – Introduction to capacitors and its electro-thermal-lifetime modeling and accelerated testing (08:30 – 16:30)
  • Day 2 – Capacitor sizing in power electronic applications (08:30 – 15:30)

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of power electronics circuits and control

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course at phdcourse.dk (more details and course litterature)

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 3000 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

Organiser: Shuai Zhao szh@energy.aau.dk and Huai Wang, hwa@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Shuai Zhao, szh@energy.aau.dkHuai Wang, hwa@energy.aau.dk, Mateja Novak nov@energy.aau.dk, Yi Zhang yiz@energy.aau.dk, Subham Sahoo sssa@energy.aau.dk

ECTS: 3

Date/Time: 24-26 April 2024 from 08:30-16:00. 

Deadline: 03 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Max no. of participants: 30

This course provides State-of-the-art synergy applications of artificial intelligence in power electronics in lifecycles of system design, control, and maintenance, including but not limited to the latest research outcomes from the Center of Reliable Power Electronics at Aalborg University.

Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly revolutionized research activities and industrial applications in image processing and natural language processing. Likewise, the synergy of power electronics and computer science is expected to unleash great potentials in power electronic systems as well with their transition towards data-rich ones. From the power electronics perspective, this course aims to focus on two essential aspects of this interdisciplinary field, i.e., artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics. It is organized following a typical pipeline when implementing data-driven solutions in power electronics, ranging from the initial data collection to the final decision-makings. As a 3-day course, it includes fundamentals, tools, applications, handson exercises, and outlook, which are specifically tailored for power electronic applications. Combining with several case studies where AI has shown great benefits, the attendees are expected to establish solid foundations and skills of AI and data analytics to address core challenges in datadriven applications in power electronics.

  • Day-1: Fundamentals
  • Day-2 : Applications and Examples
  • Day-3: Outlook and Project Exercise


Prerequisites:

  • Fundamentals of power electronics
  • Fundamentals of probabilistic models and statistical analysis
  • Experience with MATLAB/Python*

* Please get familiar with Python basics and set up your Google Colab account before the course. A tutorial of Google Colab can be found: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/google_colab/google_colab_tutorial.pdf

* Matlab installed with the predictive maintenance toolbox. You may find more details in the below link: https://www.mathworks.com/products/predictive-maintenance.html

Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.


Organizer: Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, tak@energy.aau.dk, Aalborg University

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

ECTS: 4

Date/Time: 9-12 April 2024

Deadline: 19 March 2024

PlaceAAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 35

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:

  • modelling solar and wind resource: from high frequency variations to hourly, daily, and monthly averaged models;
  • 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;
  • 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 at Aalborg University.

  • Day 1: Modelling of photovoltaic systems – Sergiu Spataru (8 hours)
  • Day 2: Modelling of power converters – Tamas Kerekes (8 hours)
  • Day 3: Modelling of energy storage systems – Daniel Stroe (8 hours)

Price:  
6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.

A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Prerequisites: Basic Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.

Find more information about the course here

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.

Organiser: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam, aam@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam – Aalborg University, Professor Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo – Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology

ECTS: 3

Date/Time: 28 February – 1 March 2024 08:30-16:30

Deadline: 07 February 2024

Format: Online

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Max no. of participants: 30 persons

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.

Link: www.energy.aau.dk/research/phd

Find more information about the course here

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 3000 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.


Organiser: Associate Professor Chungen Yin, e-mail: chy@energy.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Chungen Yin, AAU Energy, Associate Professor Torsten Berning, AAU Energy, Post-Doc Tianbao Gu, AAU Energy

ECTS: 4.0

Date/Time: August 19-22, 2024

Deadline: 29 July 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede 101, Aalborg, Denmark

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
A link for online payment by credit card for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Format: in person

Max no. of participants: 25

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been successfully used for improved understanding, trouble shooting, innovative design and optimization of technologies and facilities in numerous areas such as energy, mechanical, environmental, health, chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industry. This advanced CFD course will provide a familiarity with and an in-depth understanding of fundamentals of CFD, turbulence modelling, multiphase flow modelling, reacting flow modelling, and user-defined functions and expressions.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in fluid flow, turbulence, multiphase flow, chemical reactions, programming

Find more information about the course here

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.


OrganiserAssociate Professor Zhenyu Yang, AAU Energy

LecturersProfessor Roozbeh Izadi-Zamanabadi, Dept of Electronics Systems, AAU and Associate Professor Zhenyu Yang, AAU Energy, AAU

ECTS4.0

Dateweek 20, 13 May – 17 May 2024

PlaceAalborg University Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg

Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT. A link for the payment by credit card will be announced efter deadline for registration.

Deadline: 22 April 2024

Formathybrid (online & in person)

Max no. of participants30

As a part-time Professor at AAU, Dr. Izadi-Zamanabadi is also a Lead Control Expert at Danfoss A/S. He has over 30 years research and development experiences on FDD and FTC, as well as applications of advanced FDD and FTC in diverse industrial systems.

Dr. Yang has over 30 years research and development experiences in the FDD and FTC areas, including both traditional model-based methods and data-driven learning methods.

DescriptionA Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) system is referred to a controlled system that poses the capability to accommodate system component faults/failures automatically and is capable of maintaining overall system stability and acceptable performance in the event of such faults. An active FTC approach often consists of two integrated online functionalities, i.e., Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) and Control Reconfiguration (CR). The FTC plays an essential rule in safe-critical systems, which now cover a wide range of engineering systems, from aircrafts, airspace systems and nuclear reactors, to the recent emerging energy systems, such as smart grid systems, offshore wind farms etc. The ultimate objective of applying FTC techniques is to cost-effectively increase engineering system’s reliability, safety availability and maintainability. This course covered the fundamental essentials and some latest results in active FTC research area, along with diverse application case studies. The course daily plan consists of about 4-hour lectures and 2-hour exercises every day, such as;

  • Day 1: Introduction & State-estimation-based FDD 
  • Day 2: FMEA and Structual Analysis (SA) method
  • Day 3: Data-driven modeling and FTC methods 
  • Day 4: Unknown input observer & Machine-learning based FDD methods 
  • Day 5: Advanced FTC design & applications 

PrerequisitesThe participants need to have the fundamental knowledge about classical control theory (transfer-function based) and modern control theory (state-space based).

Find more information about the course here

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.

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

Lecturers:  Josep M. Guerrero, Juan C. Vasquez, Yajuan Guan, Baoze Wei, Babak Arbab Zavar, Ying Wu, Ali Akhavan, Gibran Tinajero.

ECTS3

Date/Time: April 29 – May 1, 2024

Deadline: 08 April 2024

Place: AAU Energy, Pontoppidanstraede, Aalborg, Denmark

Max no. of participants: 25

DescriptionA 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 advanced control strategies 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, virtual impedance, UPS, virtual synchronize generator 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, communication technologies in AC microgrids, and Energy Internet-enabled opportunities and advanced solutions.

  • Day 1: Microgrids Systems Overview, Modelling, Grid forming and Grid Feeding Control, Hierarchical Control
  • Day 2: Stability Analysis, Passivity-based modelling, Power Flow Analysis and lab. Demonstration
  • Day 3: Virtual Synchorous generators, Industrial Microgrid applications, communications and IoT in Microgrids


Prerequisites
: Knowledge on power electronics modelling, control theory and Matlab/Simulink is recommended for the exercises.

Price:  6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT.
 A Online link for externals participants will be annonced after deadline for registration

Find more information about the course here

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.