At the beginning of August, I had the honour to travel overseas to attend the prestigious EMC + SIPI conference in Spokane, Washington in the United States. It was the first time I could attend an in-presence event since the beginning of my PhD. It was a profitable experience academic and network-wise.
For this Symposium, I had the opportunity to organise a Special Session named “Low Frequency Conducted Emission Issues in Complex Smart Power Grids under Close EMI Coexistence” together with Angel Pena Quintal, an ESR from the sister project, ETOPIA. The Special Session was held on the 2nd of August and different papers from researchers of the University of Zielona Gora (PL), University of Twente (NL) and University of Nottingham (UK) were presented. Nonetheless my first time moderating such an event, after I broke the ice, I felt quite comfortable and released to introduce all the speakers and moderate the discussion after each presentation. I believe that the overall session went well although few presenters could not attend it physically. Indeed, we had few pre-recorded presentations due to the impossibility of the researchers to attend EMC + SIPI Symposium for Visa issues.
As anticipated, beyond of organising the event, I was also actively involved in presenting the paper that Karol Niewiadomski – ESR from SCENT – and I wrote for this Special Session. I was the last presenter of the long afternoon session and our work entitled “Stochastic Modelling of Power Electronic Converters under Uncertainties” received the Best EMC paper nomination.