Etopia Blog

In this section you can read about the ideas and progress of our ESRs. We also share the lifestyle of being a PhD researcher in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility.


Best Academic Experience Ever: Academic Secondment at Politecnico di Milano

On 21st April, between 12:15 and 13:30 the ESRs Douglas Nascimento (ESR9) and Amr Madi (ESR10) provided technical presentations on the live webinar “EMC MARATHON 2022 Binational Edition Part 7: Poland – Denmark” regarding “EMI/EMC Modeling and Assessment in Power Electronics”. Read moore...

Douglas, 21.07.2022


Secondments at University of Twente

Between 19th – 29th July the Early Stage Researcher 9 (Douglas Aguiar do Nascimento) performed his in-person secondment at University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands, and visit at Thales Nederlands. This secondment closes the round of secondments of the ESR in order to comply with the ETOPIA project requirements. Read more...
Douglas, 29.07.2022

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EMC MARATHON 2022 Binational Edition Part 7: Poland – Denmark

From July 4rd to 15th the early-stage researcher - ESR 9 (Douglas Aguiar do Nascimento) had opportunity to perform his in-person secondment at the Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), in Milan, Italy. Part of the secondment was also carried out in remote way, which allowed the ESR to interact with the Polimi colleagues in order to write papers in common scientific topics. Read more...

Douglas and Amr, 21.04.2022


Variable Speed Drives: Switching Techniques, Waveforms and EMI

On May 26th 2022, the ESR 9 (Douglas Nascimento) presented a workshop titled “Variable Speed Drives: Switching Techniques, Waveforms and EMI” for the mechanical engineering students of the University of Zielona Gora. Read more...

Douglas, 03.06.2022

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Academic Secondments

On the 1st of July I have finished my Academic secondments which was a mandatory requirement by the Marie Curie Horizon 2020 ETOPIA project. I performed those secondments at two of the highly reputed universities, which are Politecnico di Milano, and University of Twente. Read moore...

Amr, 13.07.2022


Secondment in University of Zielona Góra

As an early-stage researcher (ESR) in the ETOPIA project, one of the beneficial activities is the Secondment. Within the framework of the research topics in the ETOPIA project, I have planned several collaborations with my fellow ESRs and experts from universities and companies. Read more...

Lu, 12.11.2020


My first conference with physical attendance after some time

I had the opportunity to attend the Kleinheubacher Conference in Miltenberg, southern Germany. This city is in the state of Bavaria and is part of the cultural region of Franconia. Read more...

Francinei, 02.12.2021

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Secondment at University of Zielona Gora

Back in Autumn 2021, I went to University of Zielona Gora (UZ), Poland, to fulfil my academic secondment, which is a mandatory requirement by the Marie Curie Horizon 2020 ETOPIA project. Read more...

Abduselam, 13.04.2022


Outreach activities during the Summer School in Zielona Gora

We've made some demonstrations in SCENT Summer School II. In this summer school plenty of ESRs from Etopia attended. Read more...

Amr and Douglas, 29.09.2021


Technical Visit to One of Milan’s Electric Bus Charging Stations

The energy sector makes up nearly three-quarters of global emissions, followed by agriculture. Within the energy sector, the largest emitting sector is electricity and heat generation, followed by transportation and manufacturing. Read more...

Abduselam, 30.10.2021

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Summer school in Milano - Diaries of an ESR

I am at my one-year mark in ETOPIA project. Even though the pandemic was not in the picture when I applied for this project, that didn’t stop me from enrolling and acquiring new experiences. Read more...

Dusan, 30.10.2021


My experience as ESR in the Etopia Project

It's been more than a year since I started my PhD in Nottingham, UK. Despite the current situation caused by Covid-19, I think it has been an amazing experience. Read more...

Angel, 02.02.2021


Sharing my experience as an early-stage researcher in the ETUT pre-recruitment event.

On January 27, a pre-recruitment online event of the new project “European training network in collaboration with Ukraine for electrical Transport” (ETUT) took place. Ukraine, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom participating in this project. Read more...

Denys, 17.02.2021

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The Importance of Soft Skills for an ESR under Difficult Times (Covid-19)

The work of an ESR (Early Stage Researcher), during his/her Ph.D., is not only about to write or read papers, get good grades on tests and do experiments but also concerns to scientifically contribute on help others in way that is possible to reach a common development in a community. Read more...

Douglas,  05.08.2021


Application of MATLAB-PSPICE Co-Simulation in EMI analysis

Software simulations are key in circuit designs. They allow the designer to see the outputs of his or her design early and gives freedom to modify the circuit at the design stage if modification is required. Read more...

Abduselam, 01.01.2021


The importance of EMI model of power electronics in a system and how to build it

With the increasing applications of power electronics in systems such as automotive sectors and smart cities, there are many electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues from these power converters which should be paid more attention. Read more...

Lu, 05.01.2021

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Current Problems

With the massive decrease in cost of acquisition of renewable energy technology, implementation of the technology is accelerating. 

Alex, 21.01.2021


Battery Electric Modelling Using Model-Based Design

Electric vehicles (EV) has been received progressively attention in research and development over universities, companies and research institutes... Read more...

Douglas, 31.08.2020


Effects of Random Modulation on the reduction of EMI emissions of a DC-DC Converter

Nowadays, the energy sector is giving much attention to renewable energy sources since they are clean and inexhaustible. However due to their intermittency, they require smart power electronics converters for their sustainable operations... Read more...

Abduselam, 20.09.2020

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System Integration in Smart Cities

A smart city is a configuration to develop, promote and apply sustainable development practices to address growing urbanization challenges, which include a variety of applications in different environments... Read more.... 

Francinei, 07.10.2020


How do EMI issues occur?

A brief article about how electromagnetic interference (EMI) can affect several critical systems and some examples of reported issues. Read more...

Francinei, 09.06.2020


Conducted EMI and Power Quality in DC Microgrids 

- With the recent economic feasibility in small scale renewable power generation, electricity now can not only be generated locally but also be shared within a close-knit community Read more...

Arun, 15/08/2020 

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Why time domain measurements are necessary

With increasing amount of equipment which works in pulse mode and with increasing number the number of unstable interference usual Frequency Domain (FD) measurements.  Read more.... 

Denys, 31/08/2020


Further on Fundamentals of EMI.

We live in a world today surrounded by electromagnetic fields. Unseen to our eyes, these fields exists everywhere, from every electronic device we use to all the electrical cables around us. Read more...

Arun, 29.05.2020


Modal Impedances in Automotive Powertrains

The widely spread of information-communication technology (ICT) devices raises a critical issues about conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) between switching devices and signal transmission. Read more...

Lu, 02.06.2020

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Differential Mode and Common Mode Conducted Coupling

In the EMC World, there are two common terms that will be found in many EMI discussions or considered as fundamental concepts, those are “differential mode” and “common mode”. Read more.... 

Muhammad, 07.06.2020


Fundamentals of EMI

A basic indroduction to clearly understand the effects created by the electrical and electronic equipments we use on a daily basis. Read more...

Ahmed, 10.05.2020


Ways for measuring data

What about measuring data using a Raspeberry and Picoscope modules? Interesting right? In this post I will share summarize the most important aspects of this project. Read more...

Alexander, 22.05.2020

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A Bit Error Ratio Tester (BERT) is used to calculate how a data communication link is affected by sources of interference by finding the ratio of correctly transmitted bits, to incorrectly transmitted
bits.

Angel, 27.05.2020

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