Ângela Ferreira received the Electrical and Computer Engineering Diploma, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal, in 1996, 2001 and 2012, respectively. Her research interests are focused on design and modelling of novel permanent magnet machines, optimization of energy conversion systems using renewable energy sources, distributed generation and microgrids. She has been with Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, at the Department of Electrical Engineering, since 1997. Her teaching activities are in the scientific areas of Electrical and Fundamental Sciences, Electrical Machines and Power Systems.