The Program has its own physical facilities for administration (secretary and coordination) as well as two rooms (amphitheatres with interactive digital board and data show) with capacity for 30 students each. A third amphitheater, with capacity for 97 people, is used exclusively for lectures, events and defenses, with a data show, computer and a videoconferencing system. Postgraduate courses are offered in the Program's classrooms. Both the Program administration facilities and the facilities for academic activities are completely computerized with direct access to the Internet, including wireless.

Research laboratories: with a total of 24 research laboratories. With this profile, there is space to accommodate, full-time, all students of the program (scholarship holders and non-scholarship holders), having at their disposal study tables, benches for experimental developments and computer resources to carry out their work and access to the internet. . It is also worth mentioning the creation, structuring and consolidation, in 2020 and in 2021, of the Electric Energy Distribution Laboratory and the Smart Grid Laboratory, respectively. These were financed in part by the Federal University of Uberlândia and in part by companies operating in the electricity sector, through ANNEL's R&D program.

All this infrastructure is available to research groups/nuclei linked to the PPGEELT to carry out excellent research and train human resources for scientific and technological development. The main research groups registered in the CNPq directory of research groups are highlighted below.

• The VIRTUAL REALITY RESEARCH GROUP (GRVA) has been strongly active in the areas of Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems, Enabling Technologies (Artificial Intelligence) and Production Technologies (Infrastructure and Services). In this context, it makes UFU the only educational institution in the state of Minas Gerais that has a tradition in the development of Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions in applications related to Electrical Engineering (distinct and recognized in Brazil and abroad), Training and Simulation and Rehabilitation. human. It is also distinguished by innovation in the context of Industry 4.0, related to Virtual and Augmented Reality, in Human Rehabilitation solutions and educational applications. Through the efforts of the group of researchers, GRVA is already a leader in publications and in the training of researchers in Brazil and intends to consolidate itself as such in the international scenario, through the pluralization of research and exchanges with national and international groups. It is worth mentioning the research works in collaboration with researchers from FRANCE and the USA.

Group leader(s):
Alexandre Cardoso, Productivity Scholarship Designer. Tech and Innovative Extension of CNPq - Level 2
Edgard Afonso Lamounier Júnior

• THE POWER ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER (NUPEP) has been strongly active in the areas of Technologies for Sustainable Development (smart cities and renewable energies), Production Technologies (Industry) and Strategic Technologies (Space). Develops static converters for inverter systems for alternative energy sources (grid-connected and isolated), variable speed drive devices, uninterruptible power supply systems, static compensators, for microgrids in direct current and alternating current and control management techniques of electrical energy. There are more than 100 master's dissertations and more than 40 doctoral theses completed and countless works published in congresses and journals.

In 2022, Professor Luiz Carlos Gomes de Freitas was invited to participate in an international cooperation project entitled “Future Sustainable Energy Technologies in Africa and South America: From Energy Conversion Systems to Storage Strategies”. The project brings together three higher education institutions (HEIs) on three continents, University of Vaasa (UWASA/FINLANDIA), International University of Science and Technology of Botswana (BIUST/BOTSWANA) and Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU/BRAZIL) to build cooperation between universities in the teaching of sustainable education, energy technologies and in the mobility of faculty and students. Joint activities include study units (where students will take courses at the host school), such as regular or specific intensive program courses. Student mobility will enhance students' ability to interact and learn in a different environment, deepen their knowledge of renewable energies and further build the university network. The project commits to using leading experts in co-teaching and co-counseling students, as well as improving the curriculum in renewable energy at participating institutions, which strengthens the quality of teaching. The objective is to educate and train the next generation of the 21st century in the areas of technologies that promote Sustainable Development and the use of Renewable Energies, in order to transform our society into a resilient and flexible energy system with adequate electrical energy conversion, with storage energy, and train our students to model, analyze, design, build and implement systems that will enable a future free of fossil fuels.

In 2014, Professor Ernane Coelho acted as a visiting professor with the "Microgrids" Group, coordinated by Prof. Josep Guerrero, "Aalborg University", Denmark, and between 2015 and 2019 taught short courses on the subject of microgrids in AC to graduate students of "Aalborg University" and to industry professionals (https://www.

Group leader(s):
Luiz Carlos Gomes de Freitas, CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship - Level 2
Ernane Antônio Alves Coelho - CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship - Level 2

• THE ELECTRIC ENERGY DISTRIBUTION LABORATORY (LADEE) has been strongly active in the areas of Production Technologies (Infrastructure, services and industry) and Technologies for Sustainable Development (smart cities and renewable energies). It develops several research and development projects within the scope of the National Electric Sector R&D Program, resulting in the publication of relevant articles, as well as the development of new technology-based products. The works developed are related to the different topics of the electric energy distribution segment, such as: product and service quality, expansion planning, operation of distribution networks, technical losses, technical analysis of disturbances aiming at compensation for electrical damages, measurement of electrical quantities and studies of access to distribution systems. Among the results obtained by LADEE, it is worth mentioning the development of a new technology to identify high impedance faults in medium voltage distribution systems in partnership with CEMIG-D. The patent registration of the solution is in progress. Additionally, the new methodology developed to quantify technical losses in distribution systems is also worth mentioning, which promoted mobilization by the National Electric Energy Agency - ANEEL, aiming at an update of the current regulations on the subject.

Group leader(s):
Jose Rubens Macedo Junior -

• The ELECTRIC ENERGY QUALITY CENTER (NQEE) has been strongly active in the areas of Production Technologies (Infrastructure, services and industry) and Technologies for Sustainable Development (smart cities and renewable energies). More precisely, it works with the following lines of research: problems of insertion of renewable sources in the electric system; energy efficiency in industrial environments; non-characteristic harmonics; energy storage; High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC); transients and electromagnetic compatibility; compensation for electrical damage; transformers, equipment, substations and materials; voltage regulation in electrical power systems via compensators; sharing responsibility for harmonic distortions and voltage imbalances; Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS); analysis and solutions related to the quality of electrical energy.

Group leader(s):
Ivan Nunes Santos -
Jose Carlos de Oliveira -

• The RESEARCH GROUP IN SMART NETWORKS (GPRI) has been working in the areas of Technologies for Sustainable Development (smart cities) and Production Technologies (Infrastructure, services and industry). More precisely, it is focused on the area of ​​Industry 4.0 and IoT and its main applications in SMART GRIDS (smart grids). It develops communication technologies, middleware and especially information processing techniques (data analytics and pattern recognition), together with companies in the energy sector to build technologies capable of contributing to productive means, taking signal processing techniques to this end. capable of converting raw data into elaborate information. The project entitled “Creation of the Research and Development Center in Smart Networks” in partnership with MCTI, which is in the final phase of completion and whose final product consists of a research laboratory with about 400m2 with all basic infrastructure and equipment necessary for the development of projects in SMART GRIDS (smart grids).

Group leader(s):
Alan Petronio Pinheiro -

• THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH (NIATS) has been working in the areas of Technologies for Quality of Life (Health and assistive technologies) and has been a member of the Brazilian Network for Assessment of Technologies in Health (REBRATS) since 2012. nationally and internationally for its technical-scientific, social and administrative performance, with work in the following areas of Health Technology Assessment: to evaluate and compare the technical and clinical performance of new and existing technologies; Biomedical Signal Processing: develop and use digital signal processing techniques for the modeling and analysis of biological systems; Telemedicine: develop systems and protocols that enable decision-making as well as remote monitoring of biomedical information; Biomechanics: develop and use systems for monitoring and evaluating human movement; Medical Images: image evaluation; image quality control; diagnostic imaging; digital image processing. In the technical-scientific scope, numerous scientific publications in the field of Biomedical Engineering stand out, recognized through national and international awards and honorable mentions. The group has organized and actively participated in meetings and workshops organized by the Ministry of Health with a focus on health technology assessment. Additionally, NIATS has contributed to the consolidation of the Biomedical Engineering (EB) area in Brazil, particularly in the Triângulo Mineiro region, Minas Gerais. For this, it actively participated, in 2006, in the process of creating the second undergraduate course in EB in Brazil at a federal institution. In 2012, he also participated in the process of creating the Postgraduate course in EB at UFU. Since 2007, he has coordinated the organization of the Symposium on Biomedical Engineering at UFU, which is in its fifth edition. Such actions reflect the group's ability to attract, coordinate and train human resources, whether undergraduate, graduate (master's and doctoral) or post-doctoral. The repercussion of the group's research has enabled the establishment of numerous lasting national and international cooperations.

Group leader(s):
Adriano de Oliveira Andrade
CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship - Level 1C

• The NEURAL DYNAMICS AND MOTOR CONTROL Group (GDNCM) has been working in the areas of Technologies for Quality of Life (Health and assistive technologies). Responsible for the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (Biolab), they focus on the areas of Biomedical Instrumentation, Biofeedback, Rehabilitation, Assistive Technologies, Biomechanics, Clinical Engineering and Digital Processing of Biomedical Signals. Biolab's research professors have supervised undergraduate and graduate students at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEELT) at UFU, and developed several works in partnership with researchers from other academic units at UFU (FAEFI, ICBIM, INGEB, FEMEC, FAMED) and other national higher education institutions (USP, UNICAMP, UNITRI, UFSCAR, IFTM, UFTM and UFG) and international (Johns Hopkins (USA), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Qatar University (Qatar), Université de Lyon (France), Université de Lorraine (France), University of Reading (England), University of New Brunswick (Canada), Ryerson University (Canada).

Group leader(s):
Alcimar Barbosa Soares
CNPq Research Productivity Scholarship - Level 2

• The Center for RESEARCH IN DRIVES AND ELECTRICAL MACHINES (NUPAM) has been strongly active in the areas of Energy Efficiency in Electromechanical Energy Converters, Static Converters for Drives and Electric Drives. Develops projects for variable reluctance electric machines, variable speed electric motor drive devices, energy generators for using renewable sources of electricity, and design and development of motors for electric traction applications. There are about 26 master's dissertations and 14 doctoral theses completed and several works published in congresses and journals.

Group leader(s):
Luciano Coutinho Gomes -

• The ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY AND PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (LabFAEPSE) Group has been active in the areas of Production Technologies (Infrastructure, Services and Industry) and Technologies for Sustainable Development (Smart Cities and Renewable Energies). It develops strategic studies for the use of biogas, photovoltaic energy and small power plants for the generation of electricity. Additionally, it works in the development of methods and tools for the protection of transmission or distribution lines, transformers, generators, motors, buses, capacitors and reactors, ranging from electromechanical relays to those with digital technology, important in the context of SMART GRIDS (smart grids) . Investigates fault location and detection and coordination of relays, reclosers, fuses and circuit breakers. It also studies heuristic computational methods and mathematical optimization, resulting in adaptive and indispensable parameters for the operation of the electrical network with speed and reliability.

Group leader(s):
Wellington Maycon Santos Bernardes -

• The CONTROL AND AUTOMATION group has worked in the areas of Production Technologies (Infrastructure, services and industry) and Technologies for Sustainable Development (smart cities and renewable energies), more precisely, in the areas of Control Systems, Embedded Systems, Control Cooperative and Trajectory Generation, Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Control and Implementations in Mobile Robots, Estimation for Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Machines and Drives and Power Electronics. The Research Group has two laboratories, the Laboratory of Automation, Electronic Systems and Control (LASEC) and the Laboratory of Grounding, Electrical Machines and Energy Processing (LAMEP). Both have basic infrastructure, such as water, compressed air, electricity, furniture, benches, tools and measuring instruments. These resources will contribute to Basic Research in the areas of Autonomous Vehicles and Energy Processing, with the proposal of new techniques for controlling unmanned aircraft and switched converters for application in distributed systems.

Group leader(s):
Aniel Silva de Morais -
Daniel Costa Ramos -