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Dr. Felix Rafael Segundo Sevilla

Dr. Felix Rafael Segundo Sevilla

Dr. Felix Rafael Segundo Sevilla
ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Elektrische Netze Smart Grid
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 47 47

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Senior Research Associate


Educational background

Since 2014, Dr Rafael Segundo is a Research Associate in the Electric Power Systems and Smart Grids group at the Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE) of the Zurich University of Applied Science ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland.

He is leading the dynamic stability research activities in ZHAW and within one subtask of the Bulk Multi-Energy Grids research program SCCER-FURIES in collaboration with its academic and industrial partners such as EPFL, ETHZ, Swissgrid and ABB.

Dr. Segundo was awarded with an Ambizione Energy grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to conduct his own research project entitled “Stability Assessment of Forthcoming Power Networks with Massive Integration of Renewable Energy Sources” for the period 2018-2021. Since 2017, he is the organizer of the international workshop Dynamic Stability Challenges of the Future Power Grids DynPOWER, where every year experts from all over Europe meet and present their more recent findings.

He received a PhD degree from Imperial College London, United Kingdom in 2013. From 2007 to 2008, he worked in the Automation and Control group in the Corporate Research Centre of ABB, in Switzerland. He received his BSc in electrical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia and his MSc in automatic control from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), both in Mexico in 2005 and 2007, respectively. From January 2013 to July 2014, Dr Segundo was a postdoctoral research fellow at the school of electrical engineering of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr Segundo serves as regular reviewer for different IEEE and IFAC conferences and journals. Some of his research areas include but are not limited to: power systems dynamics and control, digitalization and big data issues in power systems, wide-area monitoring, integration and impact of renewable energy sources in distribution and transmission grids and algorithms to calculate optimal location and sizing of energy storage systems.

Professional milestones


2014 Postdoctoral Researcher
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013 PhD in Electrical Engineering
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, London, United Kingdom.

2008 Researcher
ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dätwill, Switzerland.

2007 MSc in Automatic Control

2005 BSc in Electrical Engineering

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