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Symposium ends on high note

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Head of USP’s School of Engineering and Physics, Professor Maurizio Cirrincione (left) presents a certificate of participation to Dr Vrunda Amarendra Joshi from India.

The 7th Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED) ended on a high note on 6 June 2016 at Nadi’s Sofitel Resort and Spa.

The Symposium was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Society (IAS) and IEEE Power Electronics Society.

The topics of discussion during the Symposium focused on Sensorless Control of Direct Current (DC) and Induction Machines, Sensorless Control of Synchorous Machines and, Special Issues on Sensorless Control. The Symposium concluded with Gala dinner and cultural evening.

Chair of the organising committee and Head of School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), Professor Maurizio Cirrincione thanked the international researchers present at the Symposium for their participation and contribution towards making the event a successful and productive one.

“Who could have imagined a better exchange than seeing representatives from several and faraway countries represented here joining forces in the workshop on novel sensorless techniques, making Fiji the centre of this discipline for some days,” Professor Cirrincione said.

Professor Cirrincione acknowledged the efforts of the staff and students of SEP for the preparation and organisation of the two-day meet.

He also thanked IEEE’s Industry Applications Society (IAS) for the monetary donation of US$5000 for the repair of damages sustained by the School during Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The next SLED Symposium will be held in Catania, Italy, from 18 to 19 September 2017.

Catania is the home of Professor Alfio Consoli, who was one of the founders of the SLED Symposium.

Photo Gallery: 2016 7th Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED)

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