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Dr Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt

Associate Professor Electrical Energy Systems


fglongatt is the founder and leader of the Leader of DIgEnSysLab. DIgEnSys-Lab is the name of fglongatt research team and collaboration iniciative (fglongatt-Lab) and also the real-time hardware-in-the-loop laboratory facility built for research. The acronym stands for DIgEnSys-Lab = Digital Energy Systems and Lab, the Lab the shortest for Laboratory. Direct link t fglongatt-Lab.


fglongatt is currently  Associate Professor Electrical Energy Systems at the University of Exeter, UK.

His was a full professor in electrical power engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IT and Cybernetics, University of Southeast Norway , Norway. His academic qualifications include first Class Electrical Engineering of Instituto Universitario Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional , Venezuela (1994), Master of Business Administration ( Honors ) of Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua , Venezuela (1999), PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (2008) and Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University (2013) and Diploma in Leadership and Management (ILM Level 3), Loughborough University (2018).

He is a former Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems at Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering and a member of the Center for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) ​​at Loughborough University, UK. He is a former academic staff of the Department of Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Coventry University where he started as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in 2013. He was formerly with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester as Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009-2011). He is a former associate professor (1995-2009) and Chair (1999-2001) of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad Nacional Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1995-2009).

He is the author or editor of several books (Spanish and English) including: “Power Factory Applications for Power System Analysis'', Springer; “Advanced Smart Grid Functionalities based on PowerFactory” Springer, and “Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control for Sustainable Power Systems”, Wiley.

He has written 30+ book chapters, 100+ per review papers. His work has over 5k+ citations, and his h-index is 22 (June 2022), according to Google Scholar. He has been invited professor at the Master on Renewables at University of Seville, Spain, Master of Renewable at University Carlos III Madrid, Spain. He has been invited speaker at several top universities: KTH-Sweden, Leuven-Belgium, TU Delft-The Netherlands, etc.; keynote speaker several important conferences, including session chair at IEEE GST Asia 2019ISGT Asia 2018ISGT Asia 2015,  IECON 2013IEEE Powertech 2011IEEE ISGT Europe 2011. He is a reviewer of the top conferences and journal papers research area (IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, IEEE Transaction on Smart Grids, IET Renewable Power Generation, Elsevier Renewable Energy, etc.)

He is Vice-President of Venezuelan Wind Energy Association, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET (UK) and a member of International Council on Large Electric Systems -CIGRE. He received the professional recognition as FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in January 2014. His research interest includes innovative (operation/control) schemes to optimise the performance of future energy systems. His research is or has been supported by Royal Society, British Council, UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) –UK. He has been collaborating in European research projects, including: "Integration of Offshore wind power into the Spanish Power System using HVDC", Universidad Carlos III, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.

Two special research projects financially supported by the Royal Society and British Council deserve mention: “ Exploring beyond the Frontiers to Build a Smarter Grid (EBF2BSG) ” and “ Smart Multi-Terminal DC micro-grids for autonomous Zero-Net-Energy Buildings ”. More recent projects include: Newton-Bhabha India UK Advanced Training School (IUATS), Optimal Design and Control of Smart Community: New Ideas for Off-Grid Communities.



[1]   F. Gonzalez-Longatt. " Programming using DigSILENT Programming Language (DPL) (Spanish Edition) ". ISBN-10: 1530594693, ISBN-13: 978-1530594696. 2020.

[2]   BW Tuinema, JL Rueda Torres, A. Stefanov, MAMM van der Meijden. F. Gonzalez-Longatt . “ Probabilistic Reliability Analysis of Power Systems ” Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-030-43498-4. 1st Edition.

[3]   F. Gonzalez-Longatt and JL Rueda. “Modeling and Simulation of Power Electronic Converter dominated Power Systems in PowerFactory”. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-030-54123-1.

[4] F. Gonzalez-Longatt and JL Rueda. " Advanced Smart Grid Functionalities based on Power Factory ". Springer-Verlag . 2016ISBN-13: 978-3319505312 1st ed. 2017 edition.

[5]   JL Rueda and F. Gonzalez-Longatt . " Dynamic Vulnerability Assessment and Intelligent Control: For Sustainable Power Systems ". Wiley-IEEE . 2018 ISBN-13: 978-1119214953 

[6] F. Gonzalez-Longatt and J. Rueda, " PowerFactory Applications for Power System Analysis ". Springer-Verlag . 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-12957-0.


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Positive Impact to Society

[1] Youtube Channel 

[2] Github Repository