Jorge Marques Silva
Jorge is a PhD student in Sustainable Energy Systems from the MIT Portugal Program. Since 2018, he has been working at the Center of Intelligent Systems (CIS), IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Portugal. His research is focused on Predictive Control of Renewable Energies, namely Wave Energy, using Soft Computing techniques. During 2016 and 2017 he has worked as software developer at Novabase, a market leader company in Information Technology (IT) consulting. In 2015 he has concluded the studies (BSc + MSc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-NOVA). Throughout his academic journey, he has experienced two Erasmus Mobility programs. The first one took place in 2013 at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, where he has completed academic courses. The second occurred between 2014 and 2015 in Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) in Spain, where he has conducted the master thesis in the Energy area. His master’s research focused on the recent approach of innovative high-temperature superconducting stacked tapes in electrical machines applications. Ultimately, the project resulted in the development and testing of a frequency controlled superconducting motor with rotor built with superconducting tapes. Furthermore, in 2014 and 2015 he has taught younger students as a teaching assistant in the course of Electrical Circuits Theory in FCT-NOVA.