Dr. Milan Prodanovic is Senior Researcher and Head of Electrical Systems Group at IMDEA Energy institute. After receiving his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade he worked in a R&D company developing power electronic circuits and control algorithms for inverters and UPS systems. In 1999 Milan received the PhD grant from a UK company and moved to Imperial College, London. During his stay at Imperial, he was engaged in a number of academic and industrial projects ranging from integration of distributed generation, control of large scale power converters in microgrids, decentralised control and real-time simulation of power networks to energy efficiency in systems for vibration testing.
In 2010 Dr. Prodanovic was invited to start up a new Electrical Systems research unit in IMDEA Energy Institute in Madrid. He recruited the researchers and designed and managed the construction of Smart Energy Integration Lab, a dedicated and flexible environment for development and testing of control algorithms for power converters and grid management. Milan acted as a Principal Investigator and leader in a number of regional, national and international projects in Spain, UK, France, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Lithuania, Kenya and Japan and collaborated with principal companies in energy sector in UK, France, Denmark and Spain (EDF, EON, Iberdrola, Union Fenosa, SEAS, Supergrid Institute etc). Since 2010, Milan has secured external funding for the research group in excess of 300.000 € per year by participating in competitive public and industrial calls and by direct engagement with industry.
Milan’s research interests lie in control and design of power electronic systems, renewable and storage integration, real-time control of power networks, energy management and stability analysis of microgrids and energy systems and energy efficiency in industrial applications.
Milan authored a number of highly cited (>5500 citations) scientific publications both as the first author and, in recent years, as the supervisor in the fields of microgrids, power electronics, network and demand management. He is the holder of 3 international patent applications and was awarded the research grant Ramón y Cajal in 2011 and the mobility fellowship “Marie Curie” in 2010. Milan has been the reviewer for several prestigious research journals (Elsevier and IEEE) and since 2015 he has been an accredited reviewer for ANEP (National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective). He is a member of power electronics and storage working groups of the national platform for electricity networks FUTURED.
Over the period of more than 23 years working in research institutions Milan has supervised a number of Master thesis and Final Year projects as well as 6 PhD thesis and is currently he is supervising 5 PhD candidates. Also, he has successfully guided and mentored a number of postdoctoral researchers and followed their progression to lecturers and senior researchers.
Milan was invited to give talks at several international conferences, workshops and summer schools. Also, he was organizing and participating in a number of public dissemination events such as Night of Researchers, Week of Science. He also directly engaged industry by presenting the results in forums and trade fairs (GENERA, Smart Energy etc.).
Ramon y Cajal, AMAROUT Marie-Curie