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Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the present and future architectures of maritime microgrids, associated control technologies, optimization methods, power quality issues and state of the art solutions. The simulation handbook and exercises provided in the course are based on real-use cases and will be extremely useful to develop insights into the control, optimization and energy management of integrated power systems for maritime industry practitioners and researchers.

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to understand the shipboard power system and integrated electric applications in ships.
  • To be able to understand maritime microgrid characteristics and power quality challenges in shipboard microgrid power systems

  • To be able to understand the signal processing of power quality disturbances in maritime microgrids

  • To be able to understand the ship's power systems evolution and directions for future research challenges. 

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Josep Guerrero

Josep M. Guerrero is an Associate Professor at Aalborg University where he teaches courses on digital signal processing, control theory, and renewable energy systems. Since 2004, he has been responsible for the Renewable Energy Lab, Escola Industrial de Barcelona. His research interests include photovoltaics, wind energy conversion, uninterruptible power supplies, storage energy systems, and microgrids.


Juan Vaquez

Juan C. Vasquez (M’12-SM’14) received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from the Autonomous University of Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control, robotics, and computer vision from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He was with the Autonomous University of Manizales working as a teaching assistant and the Technical University of Catalonia as a Post-Doctoral Assistant in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2011, he was Assistant Professor and from 2014 he is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark where he is the Vice Program Leader of the Microgrids Research Program (see From Feb. 2015 to April 2015 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech and a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His current research interests include operation, advanced hierarchical and cooperative control, optimization and energy management applied to distributed generation in AC/DC Microgrids, maritime microgrids, advanced metering infrastructures and the integration of the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems into the Smart Grid. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers only in Microgrids in international IEEE conferences and Journals.


Mashood Nasir

Mashood Nasir received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan and MS in Electrical Engineering from UMT Lahore, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan in 2009 and 2011, and 2018 respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he served as a lecturer and from 2013-2014 he served as an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UMT, Lahore. From, May 2017 to Nov 2017 he was a visiting Ph.D. researcher at the Microgrid Laboratory in Aalborg University Denmark. From 2018-2019 he served as an assistant professor at Lahore University of Management Science. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at Aalborg University Denmark. His research interests mainly include but not limited to power electronics, electrical machines and drives, grid integration of alternate energy resources, electrochemical energy conversion and battery storage systems and AC/DC/Hybrid microgrids.


Tomasz Tarasiuk

Tomasz Tarasiuk is the vice dean of the electrical engineering department of Gdynia Maritime University. His research interests include power quality analysis, assessment and signal processing methods applied to maritime microgrids.


Giorgio Sulligoi

Giorgio Sulligoi is Assistant Professor of electric power generation and control in the Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.


Daniele Bosich

Daniele Bosich is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Trieste (Italy). He received the M.Sc. degree (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in energy engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) in 2014. He is the author of more than 40 scientific papers in the field of marine shipboard power systems, microgrid modeling, voltage control and nonlinear system analysis. Dr. Bosich is member of IEEE from 2007 taking part in PES, IAS, IES and VTS societies.