Samir Kouro

Personal Information:

Position: Academics Kouro, Samir
Research Area: Renewable energy conversion systems (wind & photovoltaic)
Fecha de inicio: 0000-00-00
Fecha de término: 0000-00-00
Phone or fax: +56 32 2654761
Location: Of. B-318

Samir Kouro (S’04–M’08) was born in Valdivia, Chile, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Valparaíso, Chile, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. In 2004, he joined the Electronics Engineering Department, UTFSM, as a Research Assistant, and became an Associated Researcher in 2008 and Research Academic in 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he was on a Postdoctoral stay in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. His research interests include power converters, variable-speed drives, and renewable energy conversion systems.

Dr. Kouro has coauthored one book, two book chapters and over 50 refereed journal and conference papers; he has served as Guest Editor in one Special Section of the IEEE Trans. on Ind. Electronics and was recipient of the Best Paper Award of 2008 of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine.

Publications en Revistas

  1. Multidimensional Modulation Technique for Cascaded Multilevel Converters
  2. Recent Advances and Industrial Applications of Multilevel Converters
  3. Model Predictive Control of Multilevel Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters
  4. Multilevel Converters: An Enabling Technology for High-Power Applications
  5. Unidimensional Modulation Technique for Cascaded Multilevel Converters
  6. Model Predictive Control-A Simple and Powerful Method to Control Power Converters
  7. The Age of Multilevel Converters Arrives

Publications en Conferencias

  1. Switching Loss Analysis of Modulation Methods Used in Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converters
  2. Modified Staircase Modulation with Low Input Current Distortion for Multicell Converters
  3. Power Distribution in Hybrid Multi-cell Converter with Nearest Level Modulation


  1. Environmental Impact Analysis, and Sustainability - Efficiency Based Criteria for Solar Energy Projects in Northend Chile
  2. Multilevel converter configurations for multiphase and open-end winding PMSG Wind Energy Conversion Systems
  3. Chilean Solar Energy Research Center
  4. Multilevel multi-string topologies for large scale grid connected photovoltaic energy conversion systems
  5. Centro Cientifico y Tecnológico de Valparaiso, CCTVal
  6. Multilevel Converter Interfaces for Photovoltaic and Wind Power Conversion Systems
  7. Técnicas Avanzadas de Conversión Electrónica de Potencia y Estrategias de Operación para la Integración de Energías Renovables (ARES)
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