Lars Gertmar spends a part of his time as Adj.
professor at the department in Lund. He combines the academic mission with
his main job as Corporate Senior Scientist, at ABB Corporate Research,
Lars was born and raised in Karlshamn in the
southeastern part of Sweden as the youngest of three brothers. He received
the major part of his academic education at Chalmers Institute of
Technology, Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. He got his M.Sc. in
EE, Ph.D. in Electrical Machines and D.Sc.(Docent) in Power Electronics
there. He and his wife Birgitta moved, more than twenty years ago, to
Västerås, 100 km west from Stockholm, where he joined
Aseas Central Labs, today organized as ABB Corporate Research.
The power utility Sydkraft,
http://www.sydkraft.se, located to Malmö, in the vicinity of Lund has
funded his professorship at LTH/IEA during six years. The openness with
Sydkrafts staff as well as the companys industrial funding are
both gratefully acknowledged.
- power electronic motor drives main circuits, modeling, design
and test methods
- prediction of electro-magnetic compatibility in railroad propulsion
drives and signaling
- sub-components and system designs of mains-friendly battery chargers
for electric road vehicles
With his industrial background, he has carried out pre-studies in
different electrical engineering R&D areas. Such pre-studies have
shown to be of great value for IEAs strategy.
In Västerås, he focuses, with some
exceptions, new concepts for machines and drives. The power ratings as
well as the rated voltages are higher:
- Power electronic low-speed and high-speed drives
- High-voltage machines like Powerformer®
- Various aspects on electrical energy generation & storage
Lars has regularly some lectures in courses like Electric Drive
Systems (EMS) and Power Electronics during each year. Seminars at the
department, at other Nordic Institutes and at seminars organized by
companies, are also a part of his work.