Luis Romeral Martinez

Technical University of Catalonia

Dr. Luis Romeral was born in Asturias, Spain, in 1960. He received his electrical engineering degree and the Ph.D degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 1985 and 1995, respectively. In 1988 he joined the Electronic Engineering Department of the UPC, where he is currently Associate Professor. His research interests include electric machines, power electronics converters and modulation strategies, variable-speed drive systems and fault detection algorithms. He has authored more than 250 peer reviewed scientific papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings. Over the last ten years, 10 Ph.D. dissertations have been completed under his supervision. He participates as a partner or responsible in European-Union funded projects, and research projects funded by Spanish agencies. He has also participated as engineer or project manager for research and development projects funded by local private companies, in the areas of control automation, industrial networking and supervision and data acquisition.

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The electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle play a fundamental role in the forthcoming new paradigms of mobility and energy models. The electrification of the transport sector would lead to advantages in terms of energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, but would also be a great opportunity for the introduction of renewable sources in the electricity sector. The chapters in this book show a diversity of current and new developments in the electrification of the transport sector seen from the electric vehicle point of view: first, the related technologies with design, control and supervision, second, the powertrain electric motor efficiency and reliability and, third, the deployment issues regarding renewable sources integration and charging facilities. This is precisely the purpose of this book, that is, to contribute to the literature about current research and development activities related to new trends in electric vehicle power trains.

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