Electrical and Electronic Engineering News
The student Guilherme Cavalcante Rubio（Chiba-Kiyota Laboratory) was awarded by the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) for an excellent presentation of his paper entitled "Bearingless Motor with Asymmetric Axial Electrodynamic Stabilization". The paper was presented in a conference for linear drives and magnetic levitation in 2021. The award was issued by the main office of IEEJ.
My research goal is to develop technology for efficient magnetically levitated machines. High speed machines have high power density, but mechanical bearings generate friction, resulting in mechanical losses and short lifespan. By replacing the mechanical bearings with magnetic levitation, we drastically reduce friction and its corresponding mechanical losses. I hope this will contribute to a world with less material waste and carbon emissions in the future.
I feel grateful for this award, because this research topic is very important for me. In this conference I presented a novel idea for our ongoing magnetic levitation project and it was well received by other researchers.
I have been fascinated by electricity since my childhood. When I visited the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil, I decided that I would become an engineer and learn how to wield the power of electricity.