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Four Visiting Professors will join DIEF next academic year

The academic year 2018/2019 will be even more international at DIEF. Four visiting professors will join the Department to enrich of new topics and teaching methods the higher education offer to DIEF Students.

The Master Program in Electronics Engineering will host distinguished lecturers such as Professor Volnei Pedroni (from the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraną, Brazil), in the framework of the new English taught Double Degree Program with the Brazilian University, and Prof. Raphael Clerc (from Jean Monnet University and Institute d’Optique, Saint-Etienne, France). Furthermore, the Master Program in Civil Engineering will host Prof. Gennadi Mikashev (Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus), while the Master Program in Advanced Automotive Engineering will host Prof. Chris Gerada (University of Nottingham, UK ).

Prof. Pedroni will lecture on “Digital Design with VHDL and FPGAs”; mastering at the highest level the art of designing with these programmable implementation platforms is a much needed skill for all electronic engineers.

Prof. Clerc, an expert in microtechnology characterization and simulation, will lecture on “Green Photonics”, an exciting field were eco-friendly materials are opening new pathways to massive deployment of advanced devices for energy efficient and pervasive electronic applications.

Prof. Mikashev will speak on “Wave mechanics in slender engineering structures”, conveying new exciting results on the Elastodynamics of lightweight slender structures for advanced structural purposes and Prof. Gerada on “Advanced Electrical Machines for Green Transportation”, introducing advanced concepts and applications in the area of green transportation, renewable generation and industrial automation from both theoretical and practical viewpoints.

While being specially tailored for Master students, these Courses provide an outstanding and unique opportunity for PhD students as well to experience international education, get in touch with peers and build precious relations for their future career development.

The short bios of the DIEF Visiting Professors are as follows:


Volnei Pedroni:

Prof. Volnei Pedroni was born in Caxias do Sul, in the south of Brazil. His MSc (1988-89) and his PhD (1991-1995) degrees in Electrical Engineering are both from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA), and with emphasis on microelectronics and VLSI design. He returned then to Brazil, where he eventually became a full-professor of Electronics Engineering at UTFPR. He has hold a regular Visiting Faculty position at Caltech (Pasadena, CA, USA), where he introduced the VHDL course in 2008, which is now one of the most sought courses by EE students, also popular among CS students. Dr. Pedroni has authored a number of scientific papers and patents, including three books by MIT Press and one by Elsevier. The books on VHDL (Circuit Design with VHDL, 1st and 2nd editions, from MIT) are among the bestselling books on the subject since their introduction, in 2004, with the 3rd edition to be released in 2019. He has also worked in a number of industry-related projects, together with his MSc and PhD students.

Raphael Clerc

Prof. Raphael Clerc received the M. S. degree in Physics and Engineering, and then in 2001 the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Institute National Politechnique Grenoble (G-INP) discussing a thesis on the modeling and the electrical characterization of CMOS transistors with ultra thin gate dielectrics. During 2001-2002, he was with the University of Udine (Italy) working on Monte Carlo device simulation. He became associate professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2002 - 2012, teaching physics, optics and semiconductor devices and technology. He is now Full Professor at Hubert Curien Laboratory, Institut d’Optique Graduate School and Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne. His current research interests are on the modeling of optical propagation in complex medium (photon diffusion in paper, skin …) as well as optoelectronics devices (organic photodiodes, solar cells, silicon photonics, silicon SPAD). Prof. Clerc co-author more than 100 publications, 15 of which invited. He has been a member of the ESSDERC technical programme committee (2005 -2010), the IEDM CMOS technology device committee (2007-2008) and Modeling and simulation committee (2017-2018), and of the IWCE (2009) and ICOE (2012) conferences technical program committee.

Gennadi Mikhasev

Prof. Gennadi Mikhasev is currently Head of the Department of Bio- and Nanomechanics of Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus. He graduated from Leningrad State University (Russia) in 1981. His research areas are those of localized vibrations and waves in thin shells, laminated shells assembled from smart materials (Magnetorheological and Electrorheological Elastomers), mechanics of nanosized structures, biomechanics, as well as asymptotic methods in mechanics of solids. He is the author of 135 peer-reviewed papers, 8 chapters in Springer books, 1 book (Fizmatlit, Moscow, in Russian), 1 edited book with Springer, 2 textbooks on Biomechanics (in Russian).

Chris Gerada

Prof. Chris Gerada obtained his PhD in Numerical Modelling of Electrical Machines from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2005. He subsequently worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham on high performance electrical drives and on the design and modelling of electromagnetic actuators for aerospace applications. His core research interests include the design and modelling of high performance electric drives and machines. Prof. Gerada established and is the director of the Cummins Innovation Centre and has also led a number of major research consortiums and centers (GE Aviation UTSP, Advance Propulsion Centre, Actuation2115). He holds a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Electrical Machines is also the Chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Electrical Machines Technical Committee and is an Associate Editor for the Transactions in Industry Applications. He has also held university leadership positions including Dean of the International Academy of Marine Economy and Technology and is currently serving as Vice-Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange.

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