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Academician Leonīds Ribickis will Reveal how Power Electronics has Contributed to the Development of New Technologies

15th of May
RTU academician Leonīds Ribickis. Photo: Vitālijs Vinogradovs, RTU

With a lecture by Academician Leonīds Ribickis «Power Electronics - Driving Technologies of the 21st Century. Experience of the World and RTU» on 22 May, the lecture series of Riga Technical University (RTU) academics will continue, which everyone is invited to attend in order to broaden their horizons and discuss topical issues in science and research.

In the academic lecture, which will take place on 22 May at 16.15-17.45 at RTU Science and Innovation Centre, Ķīpsalas iela 6A, 2nd floor hall «The Moon», L. Ribickis will talk about his and his colleagues' experiences and discoveries, as well as world-known examples of how power electronics has contributed to the development of new technologies.

L. Ribickis entered science in the 1960s, when research into energy production, transmission, distribution and use began at the Riga Polytechnic Institute (RPI, now RTU). As a young scientist, he actively participated in the development of a new technology - semiconductor converters, which made it possible to make the control systems of electric trains, trams and trolleybuses energy-efficient. Later, Ribickis turned to research on the use of alternating current in the development of adjustable electric drives. His current research interests include process and motion control, industrial robotics, semiconductor power converters, energy efficiency of electrical equipment, and smart DC networks.

The lecture will be held in English, free of charge and pre-registration is not required.

The RTU Council of Academicians is a consultative body open to all current and former academicians and corresponding members of the Latvian Academy of Sciences working at RTU. It was established to provide an opportunity for academicians to express their views and share their experience. So far, the Council of RTU Academicians has mainly worked to make recommendations to the RTU management for improving the quality of studies, mainly for improving the study content in mathematics, physics and chemistry.

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