Diogo Varajao

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Diogo Varajao
Fields of study
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Power Electronics
ABB Award 2013, ____ Ph.D. Research Scholarship by FCT (2012), ____ Best Presentation at IECON’12 (2012), ____ Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence by Soares da Costa, SGPS (2009)


Diogo Varajão was born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, in 1988. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He received the ABB Award 2013 for his Master’s thesis about matrix converters. He has recently submitted his Ph.D. thesis in power electronics.

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 with a global budget over 17 MEUR. Mr. Varajão filed one international patent application (PCT) 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.

Since 2017, he has been leading the R&D department at AddVolt, S.A., Porto, Portugal, creating innovative solutions to reduce diesel consumption in refrigerated trucks by employing state-of-the-art battery technologies. Mr. Varajão is IEEE Member along with IEEE Industrial Electronics, Power Electronics, Vehicular Technology, and Electromagnetic Compatibility Societies.

Personal Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/DiogoVarajao