Dr. Martin Ordonez is the Canada Research Chair in Power Converters for Renewable Energy Systems and an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He was previously Adjunct Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and at Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Ordonez was born in Neuquen (Patagonia), Argentina. He received his Ing. Degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Technological University (UTN-FRC), Cordoba, Argentina, in 2003. He holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Memorial University, Canada (2006 and 2009 respectively).
His industrial experience in power conversion includes research and development at Xantrex Technology Inc./Elgar Electronics Corp. (now AMETEK Programmable Power), Deep-Ing Power Electronics, and TRV Dispositivos, where he developed high density DC-DC power converters, UPS inverters, and digital controllers using DSPs.
He conducts research in energy systems and renewable power conversion, including the characterization and utilization of renewable power sources; high-efficiency energy storage systems; grid-tie bidirectional power conversion and power flow management; power conversion architectures; and high-performance power electronics topologies. His current research activities are supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and by industry partners.
Dr. Ordonez has contributed more than 140 publications and R&D reports to the field of power conversion. He is a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and Editor for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He serves on several IEEE committees and reviews widely for IEEE/IET journals and international conferences. He was awarded the David Dunsiger Award for Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2009) and the Chancellors Graduate Award/Birks Graduate Medal (2006), and became a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, MUN.