Xose M. Lopez-Fernandez, Prof. Dr. Eng.

Universidad de Vigo
Campus Lagoas
36310 VIGO - SPAIN


Electrical Engineering
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Professor Xose M. Lopez-Fernandez received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and obtained the Ph.D. degree (with first class honors) from Vigo University, Vigo, Spain, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He is currently Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Vigo, and was Visiting Professor at the University of Artois, Bethune, France. He was Director of R&D Department for EFACEC Transformers from 2012 to 2014. He is the main Editor and Co-author of the monograph Transformers. Analysis, Design and Measurement.

Professor Lopez-Fernandez is the founder and General Chairman of The International Advanced Research Workshop on Transformers. He is leading research projects and consultant for utilities and power transformer manufacturers. His research interests are on design aspects of electrical machines. Dr. Lopez-Fernandez received the Alfons Hoffmann's Medal by the Polish Power Engineering Society in 2004 for his contribution in promoting knowledge on Power Transformer.

He is a IEEE Senior Member, Member of the IEEE-PES Transformers Committee as well as active member of CIGRE Working Groups.

Professor Xose is the Founder Member and President of the Spanish Association for Transformers Innovation (RedInTransf).

Research Interests

Design aspects of electromagnetic devices and electrical machines with main focus in power transformers.


Professor Lopez-Fernandez is the founder and General Chairman of The International Advanced Research Workshop on Transformers (ARWtr).

The International ARWtr (Advanced Research Workshops on transformers) conferences are held every three years under auspice of CIGRE and IEEE-PES.

The 5th Edition ARWtr2016 was held in the La Toja Island, Spain from 2 to 5 October 2016:


Journal papers & Books

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Other Professional Activities

Vice-Chair of the Working Group for the revision of C57.142. (Interaction between Substation Transients and Transformers in HV and EHV Application: Mitigation Methods, Factory Testing, and Field Service Conditions) IEEE / PES Transformers Committee - Performance Characteristics Subcommittee - USA. (2017-2021)

Member of the Working Group CIGRE JWG A2/C4.52, High-Frequency Transformer and Reactor Models for Network Studies - PARIS.(2014-2018) Organiser of the Madrid meeting from 23 to 25 in March 2017.

Member of the Working Group for the Guide of Tertiary and Stabilizing Windings PC57.158. IEEE / PES Transformers Committee - Performance Characteristics Subcommittee - USA.(2009-2017)

Member of the Working A2/C4.39, Electrical Transient Interaction Between Transformers and the Power Systems - PARIS.(2008-2014)

Member of International Steering Committee of ISEF (International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering) since 2005;

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of ISEF2005 Baiona-Spain Sept 2005; Member of the Organising Committe of ICEM1996 (International Conference on Electrical Machines),Vigo-Spain Sept 1996;

Organizer and Chairman of ARWtr2004 Vigo-Spain Oct 2004, ARWtr2007 Baiona-Spain Oct 2007, ARWtr2010 Santiago de Compostela-Spain Oct 2010, ARWtr2013 Baiona-Spain Oct 2013, ARWtr2016 La Toja Island-Spain Oct 2016.

Special Session Organizer and Chairman for: SS2 Energy Conservation in Transformers and Related Practices (ICEM2012 Marselle-France Sept 2012); SS8 Improvement in the Energy Efficiency of Electric Transformers, and Related Smart Practices (ICEM2014 Berlin-Germany Sept 2014); SS8 Techniques for the Improvement in the Energy Efficiency of Electric Transformers and Advanced Smart Practices (Lausanne - Switzerland Sept 2016).

Regular referee for: IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, COMPEL, IET Electric Power Applications, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, Electric Power Systems Research, European Transactions on Electrical Power;

Regular Teaching Movility Staff Member in the EU Programme at: Technical University of Lodz, Poland; Technical University of Warsaw, Poland; Technological University of Gdansk, Poland; Maritime University of Gdynia, Poland; University of Lieje, Belgium; University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; University of Coimbra, Portugal; Instituto Superior de Ingenharía de Coimbra, Portugal, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

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