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Ralph Kennel

Ralph Kennel

Professor
Technical University of Munich
Germany

Biography

Ralph M. Kennel was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1955. He received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D) degrees from the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, in 1979 and 1984, respectively. The research activities of Prof. Kennel (b. 1955) cover the traditional field of electrical drive systems but also sensorless and encoderless control of electric drives, the predictive control of power converters and “hardware in the loop” power electronics systems. Through its wide range of teaching and lecturing topics, the Chair of Electrical Drive Systems and Power Electronics provides a solid base for forward-looking training in system engineering and drive technology. He held a number of positions at Robert Bosch GmbH up until 1999. From 1994 to 1999 he also held the position of visiting professor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. After that, he held the Chair of Electric Machines and Drives at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. In 2008, he was appointed full professor at TUM. Prof. Kennel is a senior member of the IEEE, an IET fellow, a chartered engineer in the UK and a member of the EPE Association and the VDE (Kurpfalz district), as well as Vice President for Meetings of the Power Electronics Society. Prof Ralph M.Kennel was awarded with these awards: Best Paper Award: 
3rd Power Electronics, Drive Systems & Technologies Conference (IEEE-PEDSTC 2012), Keynote Paper ACEMP 2011, \"Replacement of Electrical (Load) Drives by a Hardware-in-the-Loop System\" (2011), PELS Distinguished Lecturers - ECCE 2011, \"IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2011 Awards Ceremony\" (2011).

Research Interest

Electrical drive systems & Sensor less and Encoder less control of electric drives.