Paulo G. Pereirinha received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2005. He is now Coordinator Professor with the Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Coimbra. Teaching and research interests include electrical machines, electric vehicles, and electromechanical drives.
He was General Chair of the 2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) and is a Member of the Vehicular Power Propulsion Standing Advisory Committee of the IEEE VTS.
Paulo is a Senior Member of IEEE, is member of VTS, PES, Mag. Soc., IAS, TEC, and IES.
He is a Researcher with the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra, INESC Coimbra and is co-founder and member of Executive Administration Board/Vice President of the Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association.
Paulo is President of the Portuguese Technical Committees CTE 69 (following IEC/TC 69 - Electric Road Vehicles and Electric Industrial Trucks) and CT 146 (following ISO/TC22/SC37 - Electrically Propelled Vehicles).
He is a Six-times Evaluator of proposals to the European Commission for FP7, Horizon 2020, and Horizon Europe related to electric vehicles and its components, and is author/co-author of more than 110 articles and papers in peer reviewed international journals/book chapters, and international conferences.