Florian Reissner

Florian Reissner is an Early Stage Researcher within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN project “WinGrid”. He works under the supervision of Professor George Weiss at the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Current work focuses on investigating the stability of microgrids using classical inverter control algorithms as well as virtual synchronous machine (VSM) algorithms for control of DC energy sources.

His interests cover:

–        Microgrid operation and stability

–        Gridforming algorithms

–        Power electronic development and control

–        Experimental emulation of microgrids

Florian earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the Technical University of Berlin. Florian’s first research assignment was at Ecole Centrale de Marseille where he investigated the propagation of turbulent jets in various spaces and analysed turbulent mixing to identify regions of explosive mixture between air and hydrogen. In the area of control theory, Florian spent 7 months during his M.Sc. at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), where he researched active flow control. During this assignment he investigated models for lift and drag hysteresis and on feedforward and feedback control of lift on a pitching airfoil in an wind-tunnel. Between 2017 and 2019 Florian was a Project Manager for Vinci Energies, where he was responsible for the conception and implementation of the traffic monitoring platform for the Metropole region of Lyon. Prior to joining WinGrid, Florian was the Chief Technology Officer for digital currency startup, QuickSpend B.V., developing microcontroller based human interaction payment terminals. In his spare time, Florian is an avid hardware developer, with experience in platforms such as Atmega, STM, Espressif and Raspberry Pi.