Hello I am Samir Kouro, PhD Power ElectronicsRenewable EnergyElectromobility
I was born in Valdivia, Chile, in 1978. I received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM), Valparaíso, Chile, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Since 2007 I have been with the Department of Electronic Engineering (UTFSM), where I currently serve as Associate Professor. From 2009 to 2011 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. My research interests include power electronics, renewable energy conversion systems (photovoltaic and wind), and electro-mobility.
I am a founding member and Principal Investigator of the Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E) and of the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile), both recognized as research centers of excellence in Chile. I have coauthored one book, six book chapters and over 150 refereed journal and conference papers. I have served as Guest Editor of a Special Section in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and one in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. I am currently Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems.
I received the 2016 IEEE Industrial Electronics Bimal K. Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems, the 2015 IEEE Industrial Electronics Society J. David Irwin Early Career Award, the 2012 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, the 2012 IEEE Industry Applications Magazine 1st prize paper award, the 2011 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Best Paper Award, and the 2008 IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine Best Paper Award.
I like traveling and exploring different cultures. Also cooking and photography are among my passions.
I consider myself both an urban and outdoors person. I like to play basketball and tennis and also enjoy
snorkeling, diving and rafting, although I don’t practice these activities often (unfortunately).