Welcome to the European PhD School

The European PhD School organizing committee is pleased to announce the 17th edition of the European PhD School: Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Energy Control and Power Systems.
The School was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing Ph.D. students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the research areas of Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Systems. Subsequently, the School has gained an increasing relevance thanks to the participation of highly qualified lecturers: in 2009 the School obtained the title of “European” Ph.D. School.

Year by year continuous efforts have been made in order to improve the offering: main result was the increasing number of international students joining the School (more than 100!).


May 26, 2016

Evaluation test is now available for ECTS certification.

Please, go to the “Evaluation test for PhD” menu


Live demo of TYPHOON HIL





We are pleased to announce the Live Demo @ the PhD School of Typhoon HIL on “Learn how your Controller Hardware in the Loop can help you optimize your Microgrid control strategy“. A special demo room will be open on May 24-25, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. near Registration Desk.


Abstracts available

Have a look to Abstracts here


2016 Edition: Program complete!

Please, visit the “Program” webpage to check final program. 14 Lecturers in total, with:

  • 7 Lecturers from following companies: General Electric, Siemens, Bombardier, Toyota, Semikron, Alstom Grid
  • 6 Lecturers from Universities and Research Institutes: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany), University of Padua (Italy), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), University of Timisoara (Romania), University of Bologna (Italy)
  • 1 Keynote from the President of ECPE


ECPE PhD School Participation grant

12 participation grants have been sponsored by ECPE. Please, visit this section for terms and conditions


European PhD School Award 2016

ANAE and ECPE will sponsor the 2016 Edition European PhD School Award 2016. A special commission will examine posters presented during the Monday afternoon poster sessions and will select the best posters, on the basis of the presentation and research contents. The Award of € 500,00 will be assigned during the Monday evening banquet by Prof. Leo Lorenz, President of ECPE, and Prof. Ciro Attaianese, President of ANAE, both members of the special European PhD School Award 2016 Commission.

The Venue

The Venue: the Angevine castle sits in the heart of Gaeta. The lower part of the castle was built during the rule of House of Anjou; the upper section was constructed by order of Emperor Charles V. The tall tower rising from the castle is the home of the Royal Chapel. The Montagna Spaccata, or Split Mountain, offers panoramic views and has a church sitting at its base. Its 35 steps take you to the fissure in the mountain, which overlooks the ocean and surrounding countryside.

Discover more about Gaeta in the “Venue” section of this website

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