Cátedra Endesa

Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento Ingeniería Eléctrica

Prof. Cañizares  is a Full Professor at the University of Waterloo, Department  of Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE),  the Hydro  One Endowed  Chair, and an Associate  Director  of the Waterloo Institute   for  Sustainable   Energy   (WISE). He was the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies  (2000-2003),  Deputy Chair   (2003-2004),  and  Acting  Chair  (July-Aug.  2004) of  the  E&CE  Department.  In  the  1999- 2000 academic year, he was a Visiting  Pro- fessor at the Dipartimento di Elettrotecni- ca of the Politecnico  di Milano,  and a re- search consultant  for ENEL-Ricerca and CESI in Milan. During his 2006-2007 sab- batical leave, he was an Invited Professor at each of the following institutions: ETH, Zurich,  Switzerland (Sept.-Oct. 2006); Uni- versity    of   Castilla-La   Mancha,    Ciudad Real, Spain (Nov.-Dec. 2006); and Univer- sity of Seville, Spain (Jan.-Feb. 2007).

His  research  activities  concentrate  mostly on the study of nonlinear systems stability, control,   modeling   and  computational  is- sues in ac/HVDC/FACTS power systems, and  more  recently in  the  areas  of micro- grids,  demand  side management/demand response,   electric    vehicles,    and   multi- carrier  energy  systems,  all within  the con- text   of  competitive  electricity  markets and smart  grids.  In these areas, he has led or been an integral  part  of various  grants and  contracts  from  government   agencies and  companies  totaling   close  to  $59  mi- llion  dollars.  Prof.  Cañizares  collaborates with industry and university researchers in Canada  and abroad, and has supervised/co-supervised over 115 research fellows and graduate   students   (PDFs,  PhDs,  MASc, URAs   and  visiting   scholars),   several   of whom have received various international, national  and university awards.  In 2003 he took  a leadership  role in the proposal  and development  of a highly successful Power Engineering online training program for industry  professionals,   with   strong   sup- port and funding from Hydro One Net- works Inc.

Prof. Cañizares  has authored/co-authored close to 260 journal  and conference papers, as well as various technical reports, book chapters  and  patents,  and  has  supported and participated in the development  of the popular,  free computer  programs UWPflow and PSAT for power system analysis. He has been invited to make over
130 keynote speeches, seminars and pre- sentations  at many  institutions and confe- rences world-wide, and to participate in several  technical  IEEE and  CIGRE  com- mittees and special publications.