Maria Serra Prat

Profesora Agregada


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Automatic Control


E-mail maserra (at) iri.upc.edu

Phone 93 4015789

Prof. Maria Serra (graduate in Physics, 1995, PhD in Chemical Enginnering, 2000) is Associate Professor of the Automatic Control Department at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 2008. She is currently the Head of the Automatic Control Group in the Insitut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI). Her research interests are modeling and control of complex systems, focusing on energy generation and fuel-cell systems.

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Publications

  • J.A. Luna, E. Usai, A.P. Husar and M. Serra. Enhancing the efficiency and lifetime of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell using nonlinear model predictive control with nonlinear observation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2017, to appear.

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  • M. Serra, C. Ocampo-Martínez, M. Li and J. Llorca. Model predictive control for ethanol steam reformers with membrane separation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(4): 1949-1961, 2017.

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  • E. Pérez, M. Serra, C. Ocampo-Martínez and J. Llorca. Nonlinear model predictive control for hydrogen production in an ethanol steam reformer with membrane separation, 2016 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 1155-1160.

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  • J.A. Luna, S. Jemei, N. Yousfi, A.P. Husar, M. Serra and D. Hissel. Nonlinear predictive control for durability enhancement and efficiency improvement in a fuel cell power system. Journal of Power Sources, 328: 250-261, 2016.

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  • J.A. Luna, E. Usai, A.P. Husar and M. Serra. Observation of the electrochemically active surface area in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2016, Florence, pp. 5483-5488.

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  • J.A. Luna, E. Usai, A.P. Husar and M. Serra. Nonlinear observation in fuel cell systems: A comparison between disturbance estimation and high-order sliding-mode techniques. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(43): 19737-19748, 2016.

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  • M. Torchio, C. Ocampo-Martínez, L. Magni, M. Serra, R. Braatz and D. Raimondo. Fast model predictive control for hydrogen outflow regulation in ethanol steam reformers, 2016 American Control Conference, 2016, Boston, MA, pp. 5044-5049.

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  • J.A. Luna, A.P. Husar, M. Serra, S. Jemei and N. Yousfi. Nonlinear model predictive control methodology for efficiency and durability improvement in a fuel cell power system, 21st World Hydrogen Energy Conference, 2016, Zaragoza, pp. 1-2.

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  • T. Jahnke, G. Futter, A. Latz, T. Malkow, G. Papakonstantinou, G. Tsotridis, P. Schott, M. Gérard, M. Quinaud, M. Quiroga, A.A. Franco, K. Malek, F. Calle-Vallejo, R. Ferreira de Morais, T. Kerber, P. Sautet, D. Loffreda, S. Strahl, M. Serra, P. Polverino, C. Pianese, M. Mayur, W. Bessler and C. Kompis. Performance and degradation of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: State of the art in modeling from atomistic to system scale. Journal of Power Sources, 304(1): 207-233, 2016.

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  • J.A. Luna, A.P. Husar and M. Serra. Nonlinear distributed parameter observer design for fuel cell systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(34): 11322-11332, 2015.

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PhD Theses as supervisor