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alternative energy systems design and analysis with induction generators second edition pdf

Marcelo Godoy Simões earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1985, 1990, and 1995, respectively. He received his D.Sc. (Livre-Docência) from the University of São Paulo in 1998. He has been an IEEE senior member since 1998.
Dr. Simões was a faculty member at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, from 1989 to 2000 where he was involved in organizing undergraduate courses in the Department of Mechatronics, taught graduate courses in power electronics and drives, and conducted research in applications of
intelligent systems. He has been with the Colorado School of Mines since 2000 where he has been working on the research of fuzzy logic and neural networks applications to power electronics, drives, and machines control.

Dr. Simões published the first book in the Portuguese language on the subject of fuzzy modeling and control. He also published two pioneering books—one with CRC Press on the application of induction generators for renewable energy systems and the other with Wiley/IEEE on the integration of alternative sources of energy. He was a visiting professor with the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM). His interests are in the development of intelligent applications for industrial systems and high power electronics applications for distributed energy systems. Dr. Simões is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award. It is the NSF’s most prestigious award for new faculty members.

Currently vice chair of the IEEE IAS Industrial Automation and Control Committee, Dr. Simões served as IEEE Power Electronics Society Educational chairman, IEEE PELS Intersociety liaison, associate editor for Energy Conversion, editor for Intelligent Systems of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and associate editor for Power Electronics in Drives of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Dr. Simões has been involved in organizing conferences and technical sessions for IEEE for the past few years. He also served on the Steering and Organization Committee of the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge. He was the program chair for the 36th Power Electronics Specialist Conference, PESC ’05, and general chair of the first PEEW ’05–Power Electronics Education Workshop. Dr. Simões founded the IEEE Denver Chapter of the Power Electronics Society and served as the first chair for two years.