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Dr. Michael "Mischa" Steurer - Research Faculty III

Contact Information

Office: A - 0226
Phone: (850) 644-1629
Fax: (850) 644-7456


Michael “Mischa” Steurer received a Master of Electrical Engineering in 1995 from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and his Ph.D. in Technical Science in 2001 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland. Since then, Dr. Steurer leads the power systems group at the Florida State University (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) where he focusing on hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation and modeling of integrated power systems for all-electric ships and future terrestrial power systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of CIGRE. Dr. Steurer is chairman of the IEEE Task Force on “Fault Current Limiter Testing”, and contributes to several IEEE working groups and one CIGRE working group. Dr. Steurer has authored and co-authored more than 20 peer reviewed technical papers in various areas of electric power apparatus and their system interactions.


Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering, 2001

B.S./M.S., Technical University, Vienna Electrical Engineering, 1994

Technical Engineering College, Vienna Electrical Engineering, 1985

Professional Experience:

  • PHIL testing of the FCL element
  • Improve FCL system integration Applying a STATCOM for Stability Improvement
  • CHIL testing of NCSU’s STATCOM controller
  • System integration study for solid-state FCL
  • Review of DOE sponsored SCFCL projects
  • Developing test site for FCL cable at ORNL
  • ESRDC MVDC Task Force
  • PHIL methods and applications Parametric Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Fault location in ungrounded DC systems
  • Electro-thermal RT co-simulations
  • Equipment sensitivities to time varying waveform distortions
  • Fast Isolation Device technology development

Research Interests:

Improve the integration of novel high power apparatus, such as superconducting devices, power electronics converters, and novel rotating machines into power systems. The focus is on utilizing large scale hardware-in-the-loop simulations, especially coupled to high power testing for model validation and analysis.

Last Updated: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM