Nicolae Lucian Mihet

Faculty of Engineering
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Academic interests

My research activities have been related to modelling, simulation, control and testing of Energy Conversion Systems, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) components & systems, including battery storage systems-BSS (for Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Cars and Vanadium Redox Batteries-VRB as well), energy efficiency in Smart Buildings and Smart Grids.

Scientific activity - papers:

  • More than 110 papers published in international and national journals and conference proceedings;
    • The paper published by the IEEE IAS Transactions on Industry Applications in 2004 entitled “Wind Turbine Generator Modeling and Simulation Where Rotational Speed is the Controlled Variable”, January / February 2004, Vol. 40, No. 1, received the 2005 Second Prize Paper Award;
  • 11 International grants/projects – 6 in Denmark (2 at Aalborg University and 4 at RISØ DTU), 1 in Germany (at Siegen University) and 4 at POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara-Romania;
  • 6 National/Romanian Research Council Grants;
  • 10 books: “Electrical Energy Conversion and their applications”, September 2005, Timisoara-Romania, ISBN 973-625-254-X, “Modelling and Simulations using MATLAB & Simulink with applications in Electrical Engineering”, “Wind turbines using induction generators connected to the grid”, 2007; “Simulation Algorithms developed in MATLAB-Simulink”, 2010; Wind Farm, Book Chapter, ISBN: 978-953-307-156-5,InTech 2011(open access).
  • IEEE Senior Member, since November 2015;
  • Book Editor, “Energy Management of Distributed Generation Systems”, ISBN 978-953-51-2474-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2473-3, 260 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 13, 2016, DOI: 10.5772/61476 (indexed WoS, Scopus, Google Scholar);
  • Guest Editor for Advances in Meteorology Journal (indexed WoS), Special Issue on “Wind Power Integration, Forecasting and Resource Assessment”, January 2017;
  • Guest Editor for MDPI Energies Journal, Special issue on “Energy storage systems and power conversion electronics for e-transportation and Smart Grid”, 2017-2018;
  • Guest Editor for MAJLESI Journal of Electrical Engineering Journal, Special Issue on Smart Grids, September 2017;
  • Guest Editor for Applied Sciences Journal of MDPI, Special Issue on DC and Hybrid MicroGrids, 2017-2018
  • I was supervisor of more than 60 bachelor & master students and co-supervisor of 3 PhD students working to finish their diploma and dissertation theses;

Courses taught

  • https://www.hiof.no/english/studies/courses/ir/2018/autumn/ire35017.html
  • https://hiof.instructure.com/courses/1418
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Background

  • Since August 2016: Full Professor in Energy Technology at Østfold University College, Norway, Faculty of Engineering;

-I am teaching Power Electronics courses-IRE35017 (at 3 different campuses: Fredrikstad, Karlstad and Gjovik) and IRE35117;

-I am one of the Coordinators for the Master Programme in Green Energy Technology;

-I have been developing the Research and teaching laboratory: Intelligent control of energy conversion and storage system;

-I have submitted 12 project proposals since 2016, 6 of them at Horizon 2020 Work Programmes/Topics;

  • September 2008-September 2016: Associate Professor at the University POLITEHNICA of Timisoara, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Power Systems, Dept. of Electrical Engineering (http://www.et.upt.ro/index.php?lang=en ), Timisoara-Romania;
    • I was teaching 5 courses: Modelling and Simulations using MATLAB – Simulink with applications in Electrical Engineering, Signal processing techniques, Energy Conversion Systems, Smart Grids and Embedded Systems for Automotive;
    • I worked in 4 international projects being responsible with modelling, simulations and control implementation of wind turbine generators in Power Distribution Systems.
  • October 2006-September 2008: Lecturer Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering; I was teaching 2 courses: Modelling and Simulations using MATLAB & Simulink and Energy Conversion Systems (Power Systems & Power Quality);
    • I was involved in 3 research national projects (Funded by Romanian Research and Education Ministry) related to wind turbine applications.
  • October 2004-September 2006: Assistant Professor; at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering;
    • I was supervising the laboratories of electric drives & power electronics, lighting systems, modelling and simulation using MATLAB-Simulink software package and design of high voltage electrical transformers.
    • I was also involved in 2 research national projects.
  • December 1999 – December 2003: PhD student at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Power Systems, Dep. Electrical Machines and Drives at POLITEHNICA University. Also, I was responsible for supervising Electrical Machines and Drives and Lighting Systems labs and design of fluorescent lamp drivers (student’s semester projects).
  • January 1990 – December 1999: electromechanical technician at an automotive company (SC SATIM SA) in Timisoara-Romania.

International experience:

  • Since August 2016- : Full Professor in Energy Technology at Oestfold University College, Norway
    • I am responsible for the Courses IRE35017: Power Electronics and Relay Protection and IRE 35117: Power Electronics and Microcontrollers
  • March 2011-February 2014: Scientist/Researcher at Danish Technical University (DTU)-Electrical Engineering Department, Roskilde-Denmark (http://www.elektro.dtu.dk/english);
    • I have worked in 4 international projects (as project responsible and work package leader) covering area of modelling, simulation, control and testing of DER components in distribution networks (smart grids), including PV, EV, HP and BESS (http://www.powerlab.dk).
    • I was also teaching the Master & PhD program course 31783: Wind Power Integration in Power Systems.
  • May 2004 - August 2004: I have worked as a Guest Researcher (PostDoc) at Siegen University - Germany (http://www.lea.fb12.uni-siegen.de/).
    • In this period, I have been involved in two research projects entitled "Fault detection and diagnostics in induction machine drives" and "Renewable energy sources with variable-speed systems". I developed an experimental condition monitoring system in order to detect and diagnose electrical faults.
  • October 2001 – December 2002: I worked as Guest Researcher at Aalborg University, on a project entitled “Condition Monitoring of Wind Generators” (in collaboration with VESTAS & RISOE-Wind Energy Department). The objective of this project was to develop and test methods of condition monitoring, suitable adapted for implementation in wind generator systems. I developed an experimental system that has been a model of variable-speed wind generator systems, improved with an advanced condition monitoring system. Studies have also included design and commissioning of a measuring system comprising Signal Conditioning card, AD card and transducers for current, voltage, shaft speed and temperature;
  • October 2000 – January 2001: Guest Researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark on a project entitled “Power Plant Characteristics of Wind Farms” (in collaboration with RISØ-Danish National Research Laboratory). The wind generator models were developed in both dedicated power systems simulation tools, MATLAB-Simulink and DIgSILENT PowerFactory.

 

Awards

  • <The paper published by the IEEE IAS Transactions on Industry Applications in 2004 entitled “Wind Turbine Generator Modeling and Simulation Where Rotational Speed is the Controlled Variable”, January / February 2004, Vol. 40, No. 1, received the 2005 Second Prize Paper Award>
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Appointments

  • <IEEE Senior Member, since November 2015>
  • <Dr. Habil in Electrical Engineering & Smart Grids>
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Positions held

  • Associate Professor, Lecturer and Assistant Profesor at UPT, RO
  • Research Scientist at DTU, DK
  • Researcher at Aalborg University, DK
  • Post Doc at Siegen University, DE

Partners

Collaboration with the International Universities: Technical University of Denmark-DTU, Aalborg University-Denmark, Aarhus University-DK, University of Vaasa, Finland, Siegen University-Germany, University of Ottawa-Canada, University of Cairo-Egypt, University of Genova, University of Pisa-Italy, Royal Institute of Technology KTH-Sweden, Institute for Energy Economics EWI-Germany, Eindhoven University of Technology TUE-Netherland; University of Johannesburg-South Africa;

Collaboration with industry: ABB, Vector, Continental, Danfoss Solar Inverters-Denmark, Dansk Energi, DONG Energy (DK), SEAS-NVE and Ostkraft, EnergiMidt A/S (DK) and Energynautics GmbH-Germany; Fraunhofer IWES/IEE, Klima Østfold-Norway, Electric Mobility Norway, Ferrari, MECAPROM-Italy, GETEC-Germany, Ingeniars, Pure power control-Italy, ENEA

External professional links: 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4556-2774 

Google Scholar/Academic: https://scholar.google.ro/citations?user=ubXYA5cAAAAJ&hl=ro

SCOPUS (Scopus Author ID: 6506881488): https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506881488

WoS Citation Report (ResearcherID: H-7502-2012): http://www.researcherid.com/ProfileView.action?returnCode=ROUTER.Success&Init=Yes&SrcApp=CR&queryString=KG0UuZjN5WlmNqvDyK2Xsc35VVOtbEdGtx1xiFZ4TX0%253D&SID=F4w6J97gbk5VYt9QYbm 

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lucian_MIHET-POPA?ev=hdr_xprf&_sg=VTRK0JUgAxZ7FW4AcXkvR1I2pP8Fj5_x30aOhBRFhCTb9rLYAM6oxSiHknK_Dqq8jY1yE7xYdeOBOgeMzk2XanOR

LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucian-mihet-popa-81a65928/

 

Publications

  • Filip, Ioan; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Vasar, Cristian; Prostean, Octavian & Szeidert, Iosif (2019). Considerations Regarding the Design of a Minimum Variance Control System for an Induction Generator. Electronics.  ISSN 2079-9292.  8(5), s 1- 22 . doi: 10.3390/electronics8050532 Show summary
  • Gunasekaran, Maheswaran; Ismail, Hidayathullah Mohamed; Chokkalingam, Bharatiraja; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar (2018). Energy Management Strategy for Rural Communities’ DC Micro Grid Power System Structure with Maximum Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources. Applied Sciences.  ISSN 2076-3417.  8(4) . doi: 10.3390/app8040585 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Harighi, Tohid; Bayindir, Ramazan; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Hossain, Eklas (2018). An Overview of Energy Scenarios, Storage Systems and the Infrastructure for Vehicle-to-Grid Technology. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  11(8), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.3390/en11082174 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Saponara, Sergio (2018). Toward Green Vehicles Digitalization for the Next Generation of Connected and Electrified Transport Systems. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  11(11) . doi: 10.3390/en11113124 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Narayanamoorthi, R; Vimala, Juliet A; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Bharatiraja, Chokkalingam (2018). Frequency Splitting Elimination and Cross Coupling Rejection of Wireless Power Transfer to Multiple Dynamic Receivers. Applied Sciences.  ISSN 2076-3417.  8(2) . doi: 10.3390/app8020179 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Prabaharan, N; Arun, V; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Blaabjerg, Frede (2018). Reconfiguration of Multilevel Inverter with Trapezoidal Pulse Width Modulation. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  11(1067), s 1- 18 . doi: 10.3390/en11082148 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Priyadarshi, Neeraj; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Ionel, Dan; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Azam, Farooque (2018). Hybrid PV-Wind, Micro-Grid Development Using Quasi-Z-Source Inverter Modeling and Control–Experimental Investigation. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  11(9), s 1067 . doi: 10.3390/en11092277
  • Priyadarshi, Neeraj; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede & Azam, Farooque (2018). Maximum Power Point Tracking for Brushless DC Motor-Driven Photovoltaic Pumping Systems Using a Hybrid ANFIS-FLOWER Pollination Optimization Algorithm. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  11(5) . doi: 10.3390/en11051067
  • Shankar, V. K. Arun; Umashankar, S; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Fedák, Viliam & Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K. (2018). Power Quality Performance Analysis of grid tied PV fed Parallel Pumping System under Normal and Vibrating Condition. Energy Procedia.  ISSN 1876-6102.  145, s 497- 503 . doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.04.092
  • Shankar, V. K. Arun; Umashankar, S; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Viliam, Fedak; Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K. & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2018). Investigations of power quality disturbances in a variable speed parallel pumping system with grid tied solar PV. Energy Procedia.  ISSN 1876-6102.  145, s 490- 496 . doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.04.097
  • Sridhar, Vishnu B.; Umashankar, S; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K.; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Fedák, Viliam (2018). Control Architecture for Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters in Large-Scale PV Systems. Energy Procedia.  ISSN 1876-6102.  145, s 549- 557 . doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.04.080
  • Vavilapalli, Sridhar; Subramaniam, Umashankar; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K.; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Fedák, Viliam (2018). Three-Stage Control Architecture for Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters in Large-Scale PV Systems - Real Time Simulation Validation. Applied Energy.  ISSN 0306-2619.  229(1 november), s 1111- 1127 . doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.08.059
  • Vavilapalli, Sridhar; Umashankar, S; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Fedák, Viliam; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K. (2018). A Buck-Chopper Based Energy Storage System for the Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters in PV Applications. Energy Procedia.  ISSN 1876-6102.  145, s 534- 541 . doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.04.078
  • Ganesan, Swaminathan; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Varadarajan, Ramesh; Subramaniam, Umashankar & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2017). Study and Analysis of an Intelligent Microgrid Energy Management Solution with Distributed Energy Sources. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(9) . doi: 10.3390/en10091419 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Sagar Bhaskar, Mahajan; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; A. Sabnis, Sonali; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede & Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K. (2017). Hardware Implementation and a New Adaptation in Winding Scheme of Standard Three Phase Induction Machine to Utilize for Multifunctional Operation: A New Multifunctional Induction Machine. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(11) . doi: 10.3390/en10111757 Full text in Research Archive.
  • AL-Nussairi, Mohammed Kh.; Bayindir, Ramazan; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Siano, Pierluigi (2017). Constant power loads (CPL) with microgrids: problem definition, stability analysis and compensation techniques. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10:1656(10), s 1- 20 . doi: 10.3390/en10101656 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Chandramohan, Kalaivani; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Kalyanasundaram, Rajambal; Rajambal, Kalyanasundaram & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2017). Grid Synchronization of a Seven-Phase Wind Electric Generator Using d-q PLL. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(7) . doi: 10.3390/en10070926 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Hossain, Eklas; Perez, Ron; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede & Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K. (2017). Sliding mode controller and lyapunov redesign controller to improve microgrid stability: A comparative analysis with CPL power variation. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(12) . doi: 10.3390/en10121959 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Krishna, S Mohan; Daya, J L Febin; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2017). Real-time analysis of a modified state observer for sensorless induction motor drive used in electric vehicle applications. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(8) . doi: 10.3390/en10081077 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Michalitsakos, Panagiotis; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Xydis, George (2017). A Hybrid RES Distributed Generation System for Autonomous Islands: A DER-CAM and Storage based Economic and Optimal Dispatch Analysis. Sustainability.  ISSN 2071-1050.  9(11) . doi: 10.3390/su9112010 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Ozsoy, Emre; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Fedák, Viliam; Ahmad, Fiaz; Akhtar, Rasool & Sabanovic, Asif (2017). Control Strategy for a Grid-Connected Inverter under Unbalanced Network Conditions—A Disturbance Observer-Based Decoupled Current Approach. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073. . doi: 10.3390 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Subramani, Gopinath; Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K.; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Blaabjerg, Frede & Guerrero, Josep M (2017). Grid-Tied Photovoltaic and Battery Storage Systems with Malaysian Electricity Tariff - A Review on Maximum Demand Shaving. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(11) . doi: 10.3390/en10111884 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Tan, Kang Miao; Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna K.; Yong, Jia Ying; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Blaabjerg, Frede (2017). Minimization of Load Variance in Power Grid – Investigation on Vehicle-to-Grid Optimal Scheduling. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(11) . doi: 10.3390/en10111880 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Un-Noor, Fuad; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Nurunnabi Mollah, Mohammad & Hossain, Eklas (2017). A Comprehensive Study of Key Electric Vehicle (EV) Components, Technologies, Challenges, Impacts, and Future Direction of Development. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(8) . doi: 10.3390/en10081217 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Vavilapalli, Sridhar; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Subramaniam, Umashankar & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2017). Power Balancing Control for Grid Energy Storage System in Photovoltaic Applications—Real Time Digital Simulation Implementation. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073.  10(7), s 1- 22 . doi: 10.3390/en10070928 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Xydis, George & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2017). Wind Energy Integration via Residential Appliances. Energy Efficiency.  ISSN 1570-646X.  10(2), s 319- 329

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  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian (ed.) (2016). Energy Management of Distributed Generation Systems. IntechOpen.  ISBN 978-953-51-2474-0.  250 s.

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  • Saponara, Sergio & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2019). Energy Storage Systems and Power Conversion Electronics for E-Transportation and Smart Grid. Energies.  ISSN 1996-1073. . doi: 10.3390/en12040663
  • Emre, Ozsoy; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Fiaz, Ahmah; Mihet-Popa, Lucian & Ilhami, Colak (2018). Modified SEPIC Boost Converter with Constant Switching Frequency Modulation Using Sliding Mode Controller.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Ozsoy, Emre; Ahmah, Fiaz & Colak, Ilhami (2018). Modified SEPIC Boost Converter with Constant Switching Frequency Modulation Using Sliding Mode Controller.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Zope, Nitin; Imran Ali, Syed & Bhaskar Ranjana, Mahajan Sagar (2018). Analysis of 132kV/33kV 15MVA Power Transformer Dissolved Gas Using Transport-X Kelman Kit Through Duval’s Triangle and Roger’s Ratio Prediction.
  • Nitin, Zope; Syed Imran, Ali; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Mahajan Sagar Bhaskar, Ranjana & Mihet-Popa, Lucian (2018). Analysis of 132kV/33kV 15MVA Power Transformer Dissolved Gas Using Transport-X Kelman Kit Through Duval’s Triangle and Roger’s Ratio Prediction.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Shankar V.K., Arun; S, Umashankar; Fedák, Viliam & K. Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna (2017). Investigations of Power Quality Disturbances in a Variable Speed Parallel Pumping System with Grid tied solar PV.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Shankar V.K., Arun; S, Umashankar; Fedák, Viliam & K. Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna (2017). Power Quality Performance Analysis of grid tied PV fed Parallel Pumping System under Normal and Vibrating Condition.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; V, Sridhar; S, Umashankar; K. Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna & Fedák, Viliam (2017). Control Architecture for Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters in Large-Scale PV Systems.
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Vavilapalli, Sridhar; S, Umashankar; Fedák, Viliam & K. Ramachandaramurthy, Vigna y (2017). A Buck-Chopper Based Energy Storage System for the Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters in PV Applications.
  • Awadelrahman, M. A. Ahmed; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Agert, Carsten; Zong, Yi; Bruna, Jorge & Xiao, X. (2017). Potential Energy Flexibility for a hot-water based heating system in smart buildings via Economic Model Predictive Control. Show summary
  • Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Zong, Yi; You, Shi & Groza, Voicu (2016). Simulation Platform Developed to Study and Identify Critical Cases in a Future Smart Grid. Show summary
  • Santos, Rui; Mihet-Popa, Lucian; Zong, Yi; You, Shi; Sousa, João & Mendonca, Luis (2016). Fuzzy Predictive Filtering in Nonlinear Economic Model Predictive Control for Demand Response.

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