Mario Javier Durán Martínez

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Mario J. Duran was born in Bilbao, Spain, in 1975. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Málaga Spain, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Málaga. His research interests include modeling and control of multiphase drives and renewable energies conversion systems.



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 Active research lines:

Modelling and control of six-phase electric machines, predictive control of voltaje source converters, fault-tolerant control of electrical drives, artificial intelligence applied to electrical systems, wind energy conversion systems and electric vehicles.

 Representative research projects:

  • Plan nacional I+D+i (Retos). Title: “Desarrollo de sistemas eólicos multifásicos tolerantes a fallos”. Reference: ENE2014-52536-C2-1-R. Duration: 2014-2018. Amount: 129.470,00 €.  Role: PI of the proyect.
  • Plan Nacional I+D+i. Title: “Análisis y Desarrollo de Sistemas Multifásicos de Conversión de la Energía Eólica”. Reference: DPI2011-25396. Duration: 2011-2014. Amount: 139.150,00 €. Role: PI of the proyect.
  • Excelencia Junta de Andalucía. Title: “Movilidad eléctrica en entornos urbanos”. Reference: P11-TEP-7555. Duration: 2013-2016. Amount: 126.930,00 €. Role: Researcher.
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) de Paraguay. Title: “Desarrollo de sistemas eólicos multifásicos tolerantes a fallos”. Reference: 14-INV-101. Duration: 2014-2017. Amount: 135.000,00 €. Role: Researcher.
  • Plan Nacional I+D+i. Title: “Evaluación e Integración de Accionamientos Rotativos Multifásicos en Vehículos Eléctricos: Desarrollo de un Demostrador de propulsión Eléctrica basado en Motores multifásicos”. Reference: DPI2009-07955. Duration: 2010-2012. Amount: 106.480,00 €. Role: Researcher. 



  1. J.J. Aciego, I. Gonzalez, M.J. Duran, “Model Predictive Control of Six-phase Induction Motor Drives Using Two Virtual Voltage Vectors,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Early Access, 2018.
  2. D. Gutierrez, F. Barrero, J. Riveros, I. Gonzalez, S. Toral, M.J. Duran, “Interest and Applicability of Meta-Heuristic Algorithms in the Electrical Parameter Identification of Multiphase Machines,” Energies, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 314-318, 2018.
  3. M.R. Arahal, C. Martin, F. Barrero, I. Gonzalez, M.J. Duran, “Model-Based Control for Power Converters with Variable Sampling Time: A Case Example using Five-Phase Induction Motor Drives,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2018.2870390.
  4. M.R. Arahal, F. Barrero, M.J. Duran, M.G. Ortega, C. Martin, “Trade-offs analysis in predictive current control of multi-phase induction machines,” Elsevier Control Engineering Practice, vol. 81, pp. 105-113, 2018.
  5. I. González, M.J. Duran, N. Ríos, F. Barrero, C. Martín, “Open-Switch Fault Detection in Five-Phase Induction Motor Drives using Model Predictive Control,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 3045-3055, 2018.

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