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Hugo N Villegas Pico

Hugo N. Villegas Pico

  • Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor
Hugo is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) at Iowa State University. He is affiliated to the Electric Power and Energy Systems group and the Electric Power Research Center within ECpE. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher of Power Engineering at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. Hugo’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of electric machinery, power systems, control systems, power electronics, and transportation electrification.

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  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2016
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPE, 2008

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Awards and Recognitions: 

  • Star Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2017–2018
  • Prize paper award, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2015
  • Best paper award, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2013–2014
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2009–2011

Selected Publications: 

  • L. E. Guillén Montenegro and H. N. Villegas Pico, “Ac-heating and fast-charging power requirements of EV battery packs in subzero temperature,” IEEE Trans. Transport. Electrific., accepted for publication
  • H. P. Dang and H. N. Villegas Pico, “Blackstart and fault-ride through capability of DFIG-based wind turbines,” IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, accepted for publication
  • S. Roy and H. N. Villegas Pico, “Transient stability and active protection of power systems with grid-forming PV power plants,” IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 897–911, Jan. 2023
  • H. N. Villegas Pico and Vahan Gevorgian, “Blackstart capability and survivability of wind turbines with fully rated converters,” IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 2482–2497, Dec. 2022
  • J. M. Miller, H. N. Villegas Pico, I. Dobson, A. Bernstein, and B. Cui, “Feedback control approaches for restoration of power grids from blackouts,” Electric Power Syst. Research, vol. 211, no. 108414, Oct. 2022
  • H. N. Villegas Pico and Brian B. Johnson,“Transient stability assessment of multi-machine multi-converter power systems,” IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 3504–3514, Sep. 2019
  • H. N. Villegas Pico and D. C. Aliprantis, “Reachability analysis of linear dynamic systems with constant, arbitrary, and Lipschitz continuous inputs,” Automatica, vol. 95, pp. 293–305, Sep. 2018
  • H. N. Villegas Pico and D. C. Aliprantis, “Voltage ride-through capability verification of DFIG-based wind turbines using reachability analysis,” IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 1387–1398, Dec. 2016