Plenary Lecture

Overview of the Frequency Inverters and Different Techniques to Improve Their Performance

Professor Aldo Pardo Garcia
University of Pamplona
Norte de Santander, Colombia

Abstract: This lecture presents a review of frequency inverters and different techniques to improve their performance. In order to improve and evaluate the performance of multilevel inverters and conventional inverters (two-level inverters) Bio-Inspired Algorithms and the Total Harmonic Distortion Factor (THD) were used. They have been applied to find the best operational parameters of frequency inverters; the optimal parameters to reduce the total harmonic distortion (THD) at a PWM conventional inverter and selective harmonic elimination (SHE) was used to compute the optimal switching angles at a multilevel inverter.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Prof. Pardo Garcia Aldo is a full Professor in Electrical and Mechatronic Department, University of Pamplona. He is an Electrical Engineer, graduated in Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University 1983, (MSc 1983, Esp. 1982) and graduated PhD in Belarusian National Technical University 1990.
Postdoctoral research at CINVESTAV Guadalajara, Mexico (2007/2 – 2007/4), Postdoctoral research at Florida International University, USA (2007/9 – 2009/3). Over 25 years of experience of teaching and research in Universities - of Camaguey, (Cuba, 12 years), of Byelorussia (Minsk, Byelorussia, 3 years) and Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia (15 years and currently).
For 7 years was the head of the research in The Institute for Research and Applied Technology Development (IIDTA 2000 - 2007), University of Pamplona, Colombia, dedicated to create innovative products and researches processes for university and Industry. Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2010 to 2013). Lector plenary in Universities of Mexico, of Venezuela, of Spain, of Byelorussia, of Colombia, of Cuba, of Puerto Rico, of United State of America, of Portugal and of Rumania. The results in the last 5 years: Articles published (54), Projects research (4), Softwares with copyright (5), Books published (5), and Participation as an opponent for Masters (10) and PhD thesis (3).