About

Wilmar Martinez

Assistant Professor
  • EnergyVille I
    Thor Park 8310
    3600 Genk, BELGIUM
  • Technology Campus Diepenbeek
    Agoralaan gebouw B bus 8 – box 15151
    3590 Diepenbeek, BELGIUM
  • +32 16 32 52 31
    +32 11 18 03 00
  • Wilmar Martinez:
    wilmar.martinez(at)kuleuven.be

Wilmar Martinez received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2013, and a PhD degree in Power Electronics from Shimane University, Japan in 2016. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Toyota Technological Institute, Japan in 2016, and at Aalto University, Finland in 2017. In 2018, he was a visiting researcher in the Power Electronic Systems (PES) group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2018, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven – EnergyVille, Belgium.

His current research interests include design automation of power converters, evaluation of iron losses in magnetic materials, and the study of wide bandgap switches for Electric Mobility, Renewable Energy Systems, and for Smart Grids.

  • Mar 2018 – Ongoing
  • Diepenbeek, Genk, Belgium

Assistant Professor at the ESAT Department – EnergyVille
KU Leuven
Teaching  – Research in Power Electronics for Power Systems  – Renewable Energies

  • Oct 2018 – Mar 2019
  • Zurich, Switzerland

Visiting Scholar at the Power Electronics Systems Lab

ETH Zurich
Research in Power Electronics -Multi objective Optimization

  • Aug 2017 – Feb 2018
  • Espoo, Finland

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Aalto University
Supervising Students  – Research in Power Electronics for Power Systems  – Renewable Energies

  • Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
  • Nagoya, Japan

Commissioned Scientist at the Electromagnetic Energy Systems Laboratory

Toyota Technological Institute
Power loss analysis of magnetic materials for PM motors  – High frequency inverters with GaN

  • Oct 2013 – Mar 2016
  • Matsue, Japan

Research Assistant at the Power Electronics Laboratory

Shimane University
Magnetic integration in DC-DC converters for EVs – High voltage gain converters for EVs

  • Sep 2015 – Oct 2015
  • Yabuki, Japan

Visiting Researcher

Nippon Chemi-Con, Fukushima
ESR evaluation of Electrolytic Capacitors – Manufacturing process of Electrolytic Capacitors

  • Jul 2011 – Jun 2013
  • Bogota, Colombia

Teaching Assistant at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

National University of Colombia
Teaching “Analog Electronics” course – Conducting experimental sessions with Students

  • Oct 2013 – Sep 2016
  • Matsue, Japan
  • Graduation Date: 26.Sep.2016

Doctor of Philosophy in Power Electronics
Shimane University
Thesis: Applications of Magnetic integration for DC-DC converters

  • Jan 2011 – Jun 2013
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Graduation Date: 13.Sep.2013

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
National University of Colombia
Thesis: Power electronics for a high performance electric vehicle

  • Jul 2005 – Dec 2010
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Graduation Date: 24.Aug.2011

Electronics Engineer (Five-year bachelor’s degree)
National University of Colombia
Final Project: Harmonic compensation circuit for residential loads

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