Dr. Ismael Araujo-Vargas

Dr. Ismael Araujo-Vargas

Looking for a practical solution to improve power quality of power electronic circuits and proposing a theoretical strategy to understand a problem was very enjoyable.

When I was part of the Power Conversion Group I was researching power converters for more-electric aircrafts, working with postgraduate students and under collaboration of Goodrich engineers. At this time, I had the pleasure to be part of the new power conversion group at the University. I worked on high performance rectifiers for future aircrafts, control and monitoring of power harmonics for non-linear loads, programming LabView application for measuring efficiency of converters, designing power electronic systems and building power magnetic components. Three journal papers and five conference papers have been published as research results from the work I did with the Power Conversion Group.

I now am a lecturer in the Sustainable Energy Conversion Group of The School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at The National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. This new project allows me to prepare engineers of the future, some of whom will hopefully attend a postgraduate degree and participate in research, enabling me to further develop my research interests. I give lectures both on an undergraduate programme and on a MSc programme. I have supervised two MSc students and at the moment I am tutoring other five MSc students and I am coordinating a Power Quality project for the Underground Metro transportation System of Mexico City.

The thing I enjoyed most about working in the Group was being involved in research that has an important impact due to the development of new power conversion techniques for more electric transportation, being Goodrich involved. I also enjoy looking for a practical solution to improve power quality of power electronic circuits and proposing a theoretical strategy to understand a problem, also with the assistance of simulation, before undertaking experimental work to validate the proposed solution.

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