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Sam Ayele is a PhD student at IMT School for Advanced Studies studying the cognitive science of internet memes. She is an Ethiopian-born, California-raised international student in Lucca, Italy and the founder of the International Student Union. In her spare time, she writes a weekly blog on www.samayele.com/blog

What Do I Know Three Years On?

In “What Do I Know Three Years On?” Daniel Walker reflects on his PhD journey and offers advice to those embarking on a similar path. He emphasizes the importance of perspective, self-awareness, and remaining humble, and shares a reflection exercise that helps maintain focus and motivation.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for Power Electronic Converters

In modern smart grids, the majority of electromagnetic interference (EMI), particularly within the conducted emission frequency range, arises from Power Electronic (PE) converters. These converters have the potential to cause EMC issues. In accordance with European and British directives, EMC compliance mandates that devices operating within a network should function without introducing interference that leads to “substantial degradation of service under normal operating conditions.” Consequently, any device intended for the market must undergo tests specified in standards like CISPR-16.

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