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Dr. Paulo RibeiroDr. Paulo Ribeiro
Adjunct Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

(616) 526-6407
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Office: SB134

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Educational background

Military Engineering, Brazilian Army Res. Officer, 1972
B.S.E.E. Federal University Pernambuco, Brazil, 1975
Power Technology Diploma, PTI, USA, 1979
Ph.D. University of Manchester, England, 1985
M.B.A. Lynchburg College, 2000

Professional Experience

Dr. Ribeiro holds professional engineering registration in the state of Iowa, Brazil, England, and the European Federation of National Engineer. Dr. Paulo . Ribeiro has extensive experience in power system studies, design, and integration of power electronics systems.  He has worked as a transmission-planning analyst for several power utility application projects. He has been a consultant for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the areas of Power Quality,Flexible AC Transmission Systems and Superconducting Applications in Power Systems. Ribeiro was a Fellow at NASA Lewis (Glenn) Research Center, Cleveland, where he carried out research on space power systems and served BWX Technologies,
Inc as a Senior Consultant for the Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) and Electromagnetic Launcher (EMALS) programs.  

Dr. Ribeiro is a Fellow of the IEEE and active in several technical working groups.  He has over 125 peer-reviewed publications on different aspects of power electronics and power systems, and engineering education, written a chapter for the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineering (McGraw-Hill), edited a Multi-Media CD on Harmonics Modeling and Simulation, and recently edited (and co-authored several chapters) the text published by Wiley / IEEE titled: Time-Varying Waveform Distortions in Power Systems. He also holds US patents on power electronics and signal processing applied to power systems protection.  He has also served as advisor for several MSc and PhD thesis in the USA, Brazil, and Denmark.

Dr. Ribeiro is now on faculty at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands and maintains Adjunct Faculty status at Calvin. He plans to return and teach Senior Special Topics Interims as well as DCM at Calvin.

Research Interests

  • Power Quality
  • Power Electronics
  • Energy Storage
  • Superconducting Magnetic Energy Systems (SMES)
  • Energy Conservation
  • Sustainable Energy Systems