- Fields of study
- Electrical and Computer Engineering, ___ Power Electronics
- SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award 2018 // REN Award 2019 // ABB Award 2013 // Cum Laude distinction, Ph.D. thesis // Best Presentation at IECON’12 (2012) // Ph.D. Research Scholarship by FCT (2012) // Scientific Initiation Scholarship (2011) // Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence by Soares da Costa, SGPS (2009)
Diogo Varajao was born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, in 1988. He received the B.Sc., the M.Sc., and the Ph.D. degrees (Cum Laude) in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, in 2010, 2012, and 2018 respectively. He received the ABB Award 2013 for his Master’s thesis about matrix converters, the REN Award 2019 for his PhD thesis, and the SEMIKRON Young Engineer Award 2018 for his ACDC CUBE patented technology.
He was a Research Fellow at the Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles Laboratory of INESC TEC, from 2011 to 2017, targeting the development of power electronics converters for integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles into smart grids. During this period, he has collaborated in National and International research projects. Dr. Varajao has one patent about the use of matrix converters to increase the power density and efficiency of bidirectional and isolated battery chargers for electric vehicles and battery energy storage systems.
Between 2017 and 2018, he was the Head of the R&D department at AddVolt, Porto, Portugal, creating innovative solutions to reduce diesel consumption in refrigerated trucks by employing state-of-the-art battery technologies. All the power electronics converters such as the bidirectional charger and motor drive were fully developed in-house by the R&D department.
He joined Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany, in 2018 as System Application Engineer. Since 2020 he is leading the Technical Marketing team for the product segment Isolation, responsible to define the best-in-class Gate Driver ICs and Digital Isolators, drive the go-to-market activities, and provide technical product support to customers around the world. The team is also contributing to define the mid-to-long term product roadmap strategy in collaboration with the product marketing team. The System and Application Engineers develop their activities at the Infineon headquarters in Munich and at the global competence center for power electronics in Villach.
Dr. Varajao is an IEEE Member and is also with the IEEE Industrial Electronics and IEEE Power Electronics societies. He has more than 12 research papers published in journals and international conference proceedings.