On Thursday, May 21, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organized an online guest lecture ‘Energy Saving Technologies’ by Prof. Dr. Nadezhda Kunicina. Profesor Kunicina is a professor and a member of the technological innovation board at Riga Technical University (RTU). Her fields of scientific interests are electrical engineering, embedded systems, sustainable transport systems, effective lighting, equipment design, industrial as well as micro and nano-electronics, and energy saving in the automotive sector.
Professor Kunicina is a scientific project manager of the RTU team and the author of Tempus Energy, Arrowhead, and 11 educational projects of European Social fund, involved in research cooperation in the EU. As the expert, Prof. Dr. Kunicina is part of the team for the evaluation of scientific project applications in Electrical Engineering and FP7 ENERGY and PEOPLE calls. Moreover, she is an author of more than 120 scientific publications, scientific monographs, and textbooks. Partnership with RTU has begun three years ago through our cooperation on the ELEMEND project. Therefore, the professor started the meeting with a presentation of their university and opportunities they are offering to their students which now extends to our students as well.
Students had an opportunity to learn about Energy Saving Technologies and their practical implementation and usage in industry. Professor Kunicina has used real examples from Latvia and RTU projects to demonstrate the possibilities to which the application of the mentioned technologies may extend.