The interconnected electric power system is the largest and most complex machine ever devised by man. It enables modern society to utilize electrical energy that keeps us alive and warm. Presently power systems engineers are embarked on a major challenge; this is the re-engineering of the power systems, facing the ever increasing penetrations of power-electronics-based distributed energy resources (DERs).
I dedicate my professional life to the study of energy and power related problems. My primary focus has been in issues dealing with the stability of power systems and quality of electrical energy. Some of my favorite topics I have and continue to work on are power electronics modeling and control with emphasis on energy storage systems as well as electric power systems; improved conditioning and metering systems; microgrids applications for reliable and resilient electrical power supply; economic analysis of energy storage system use cases in electric power systems; and adaptive controlling energy storage systems that help enhance the power quality and stability of microgrids.
The greatest privileges of my life are teaching and advising. Every day I am looking forward to be with my students and I open my door for them to ask for help at any time. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing my students enjoying the learning and understanding the concepts. I strive for solid mastery of the materials I teach as well as continuously improving the quality of my teaching. I see my students as budding engineers and scientists, as well as my future colleagues. I share with them my enthusiasm and the traditions I learned from my mentors. I teach them how to have positive attitude, take responsibilities for their ideas, have a clear mind, study effectively and live respectfully for the society and environment. These skills are tools and principles for a life-time.