Institute for Energy and Electrical Systems

From technology to the achievement of a sustainable solution

One institute,
21 employees,
7 main research areas

Logo IESEThe Institute for Energy and Electrical Systems provides expertise in the fields of electric power in the broad sense and is interested in energy systems having an electric component.

Its expertise includes electrical energy generation, transmission, distribution and conversion, as well as motors, numerical simulation, drives and electrical machines.

Head of the Institute

Mauro Carpita
+41 (0)24 557 63 05

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Main research areas

Electricity and Renewable Energy

Study, design, modelling and characterization of facilities for the production of electricity based on renewable energy. Photovoltaic, wind, mini-hydro devices.

Drives and Electrical Machines

Development, design, sizing, simulation, optimization and testing of electrical machines. Selecting appropriate elements for an electromechanical driver in an application.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Development and problem-solving related to the application of fuel cells.  Formatting electric power, automation, measurement and control of batteries, with their integration into complete energy systems.

Electrical Power Grids

Studies related to the transport and distribution of energy, especially the flow calculations, short circuits, protections and issues related to high voltage. "Smart Grid" oriented projects: structure and new means of control (Flexible AC transmission Systems - FACTS); integration of new renewable energy and electrical mobility in networks.

Power Electronics and Energy Conversion

Dimensioning, modelling, simulation and production of power electronics and fine-tuning of static converters, for applications in the fields of renewable energy, traction and the physics of X-rays.

Electromechanical Servo Systems

The linear motor conveyor project is an example of electromechanical systems. The control and synchronization of the converters associated with the distributed windings of a linear motor is done using the latest DSPs.

Simulation of Electromagnetic Phenomena

Modelling and simulation of electromagnetic phenomena using finite element software. Simulation and optimization of electrical equipment: sensors, actuators, motors, generators, magnetic circuits, and electrical insulation.