the research at IEA is application oriented, where each
program and project has been inspired by some real industrial
problem. Our goal is to be industrially relevant as well
as academically and internationally competitive.
drive systems offer a combination of problems in
control structures, very fast digital control, power
electronics and machine design and operation.
The research is focused on consumption of electrical energy, in particular in transportation and in even more particular in electrical machines and drives. This is motivated by the strong correlation between energy consumption and welfare in general and in particular the use of energy for transportation and the prosperity of society. Facing a significant scarcity of fossil energy in the coming decades, the future transportation system is in need of more energy efficient means for transportation and new ways of energizing the same. In this perspective, research is performed in the following areas:
Power electronics and electrical drives
Design and control of hybrid vehicles
power systems research integrates power systems analysis, wind power systems, electrical machines, power electronics, power system automation and risk management.
The EU integrated energy and climate change policy is concretized through the “20-20-20” targets for 2020:
- Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 20 % compared to 1990 level
- Make 20 % of energy come from renewable energy sources
- Reduce energy consumption by 20 % through increased energy efficiency
This means using less fossil fuel and more renewable energy, but still using less energy in total. Electrical energy plays a key role in this and takes a more and more important role in society. It is therefore important to complement the three climate-related targets with the assurance of reliable electricity supply.
In automation the emphasis is on the control of industrial processes,
where control theory, real time computing, electronics
and sensor technology are combined.
Electrical drive systems
ERS In EMC
ERS SlideIn 1
ERS Lund City Bus
Electrical power systems
AIR - Automation for Integration of Renewables
ICT-psi - ICT-platform for sustainable infrastructures
Offshore power systems based on interconnectors
Power system integration of non-synchronous generation
PRIVAD - Program for Risk and Vulnerability Analysis Development
Slide-in hybrid electric vehicles
Solar energy in urban planning
Wind in Öresund
Project list coming