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Dr. Michael "Mischa" Steurer - Research Faculty III

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


Dr. Michael "Mischa" Steurer received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Vienna Technical University in 1994. He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 2001. Since 2001, Dr. Steurer is a senior researcher at Florida State University in the Center for Advanced Power Systems where he currently leads the Power Systems group with primarily focus on hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation and modeling of integrated power and energy systems for all-electric ships and future terrestrial power systems.

Dr. Steurer has authored and co-authored more than 160 technical papers in the area of shipboard power systems, hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation, fault protection, and superconductivity. Dr. Steurer is a member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) where he contributes to several working groups. He currently chairs IEEE WG P2004 which develops a recommended practice for HIL simulations. Dr. Steurer is also the recipient of the 2019 ASNE Solberg Award.


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:

Leading the CAPS power systems group since 2008

Research Interests:

Advance the integration of emerging power system technologies, 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. Specific areas of research include:

Fault management and power system reconfiguration in MVDC systems

Fault location in ungrounded DC systems

Fast Isolation Device technology development

Power hardware in the loop simulations with MW scale equipment

Large scale controller hardware in the loop simulations

Last Updated: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9:31 AM