Frede Blaabjerg

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Frede Blaabjerg is a Danish professor at Aalborg University. At Aalborg, he works in the section of Power Electronic Systems of the department of Energy Technology. Blaabjerg's research concerns the applications of power electronics including adjustable-speed drives, microgrids, photovoltaic systems, and wind turbines.[1]

Education, Past & Current Positions

Frede Blaabjerg graduated at Nykøbing Mors Gymnasium in 1982 and in 1987 he became M.Sc. in System construction. From 1987-1988 he worked as a project engineer for ASCAN Scandia, Randers. In 1992 to 1996, he was assistant professor at Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg. He received his Ph.D. at Aalborg University in 1995 with the thesis “Modelling Power Electronic Components and Circuits” (ISBN 87-89179-10-2). In 1996-1998, Frede Blaabjerg was an Associate professor until 1998, where he became a full professor in Power Electronics and Drives in the department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University. He had this position until 2006 where he became the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science, and Medicine. In 2010, he returned to his position as Professor in Power Electronics and Drives at Institute of Energy Technology at Aalborg University. Beside his positions at Aalborg University, Frede Blaabjerg is Visiting professor. Currently he is visiting professor at Shandong University, China, 2014-, Harbin University of Technology, China, 2014- , Shanghai Maritime University, China, 2013- and Zhejiang University, China, 2009- . Earlier he had positions as visiting professor at University of Padova, Italy, 2000 and Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2002. Frede Blaabjerg was Programme Research Leader of Electrical Design and Control at Research Center Risoe from 2000-2002 too. Today he is head of the center of Reliable Power Electronics (Corpe). Additional to all Frede Blaabjergs positions he has taken part in numerous scientific societies/boards such as member of Engitech, Science Europe, 2013- , Member of Strategic Programme Committee Odysseus, Belgium in 2007-2009, Member of the Board of Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, DK from 2007-2014 or Chairman of the Danish Technical Research Council, DK, 2000-2003. Through Frede Blaabjergs career he has supervised more than 70 Ph.D. students and given over 500 national and international lectures. Today most of the lectures are only for special invited, because of the great interest. Frede Blaabjerg has published more than 1400 scientific papers, 380 (800) publications registered in Web of Science (incl. conference-papers), 130 additional papers for journals, 520 conference papers published and presented and four edited books in power electronics. Frede Blaabjerg has had several institutional responsibilities. In 2005 he was Head of the International Doctoral School at Aalborg University and he has been chairman of IEEE EPE’2007 in 2007 with 1000 participants, of the IEEE PEDG’2012 with 250 participants and member of the Board of Morsoe and Aalborghus High Schools from 2007 -. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Awards & Scientific Awards

Frede Blaabjerg has received numerous awards throughout his career.

  • 2014,2015 Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering (top 250) awarded by ISI Thomson
  • IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award, 2014[6]
  • Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award, 2014[7]
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2003[8]
  • More than 17 Best paper prize awards at IEEE conferences and in IEEE Transactions (Power Elec-tronics, Industry Applications)
  • EPE-PEMC Council Award, 2010
  • The Aalborg Ambassador Prize, 2009
  • Director Ib Henriksens Research Award, 2009
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society Distinguished Service Award, 2009[9]
  • Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, October 2007
  • Grundfos Prize 2004[9]
  • "Polish Ministry of Education Award for the Best Books and Monographs" published in the year 2002 (Control in Power Electronics)
  • Statoil-Prize 2003[9]
  • C.Y. O’Connor Fellowship, 2002, Perth, Australia[9]
  • Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award in 1998 by IEEE Power Electronics Society[9]
  • A.R. Angelos Fellowship Award in 1995 for contribution in modulation and drives[9]

Commissions of Trust & Scientific Trust

  • Vice President of Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, 2016-
  • Member of the ERC Advanced Grant Panel (PE-7), 2008- (Vice-chair in 2015)
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board Eon Research Center, RWTH, Germany, 2008-
  • Member of FWO Excellence Awards Committee in Belgium, 2015
  • Member of Villum Foundation Young Investigator Award Committee, DK, 2014-2016
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, DK, 2016-
  • Member of the Prize Committee for Elforsk-prize, Danish Energy, 2006-2007
  • Member of the Prize Committee for Galathea Expedition, 2006 Member of the Prize Committee for Spar Nord Prize, 2005
  • Member of the Prize Committee for Villum Kann Rasmussen Prize, 2005-2006
  • Member of the Executive committee for PSO-grants, Elfor, 2004-2006
  • Member of Strategic Programme Committee Odysseus, Belgium, 2007-2009
  • Member of the IEEE William E Newell Power Electronics Award Committee, US, 2014-,
  • Reviewer for research councils in Germany, Norway, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, Finland, Belgium, USA, Chile, Portugal, Canada, UK, Swiss
  • Vice President in IEEE Power Electronics Society, 2015-
  • Distinguished lecturer for IEEE Industry Applications Society, 2010-2011
  • Distinguished lecturer for IEEE Power Electronics Society, 2005-2007
  • Editor in Chief of IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, 2006-2012
  • Associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, 2002-2005
  • Member of the editorial board of IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, 2002-2004
  • Member of a number of editorial boards for different journals


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