The Université libre de Bruxelles has 13 faculties, schools and specialized institutes that cover all the disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. As a multicultural university with one third of students and researchers from abroad, international relations is a daily reality for the ULB, just like the city of Brussels itself, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Its outward-looking position with regard to Europe and the world has resulted in a number of agreements, collaborations and special partnerships being set up with some of the world's top universities. The Université libre de Bruxelles is an active member of the Research Area and is involved in almost 130 projects financed by the 7th European Framework Programmes. Three Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Prizes are further evidence of the University's longstanding tradition of excellence.
The research activities of the Energy group of the BEAMS (Bio-, Electro- And Mechanical Systems) department of the Brussels School of Engineering comprise the following domains and topics:
- power systems: protection, stability, distributed generation, …
- renewable energy systems: wind turbines, photovoltaics, …
- design, modeling and simulation of electrical machines and drives
- fault detection and fault tolerance of electrical drives
In ADEPT, ULB focuses on the fault tolerance of the power train and on the development of fault detection and control reconfiguration algorithms for induction and switched reluctance motors.