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M.Eng. Sergio Felipe Contreras Paredes

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Sergio Felipe Contreras Paredes

M.Eng. Sergio Felipe Contreras Paredes

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 1 Physik/Elektrotechnik
Institut für Automatisierungstechnik

NW1 / Raum M1050
Tel.: +49-(0)421 218 62475

  • PhD student with a major in multi-objective optimal planning of Microgrids and active distribution networks with high penetration of distributed generation and storage systems for the provision of ancillary services
  • M.Eng – Electrical Engineering graduated. Three (3) years of research experience in Bio-inspired multi-objective optimization methods, electromagnetic simulation using numerical electromagnetic tools, and design of squirrel cage induction motors.
  • Professional experience in the proposal and development of research projects about energy efficiency; the definition, implementation and planning of tests under international standards in electric motors; execution of projects in energy efficiency and product development
Doctoral’s degree in Engineering – Electrical EngineeringFebruary 2015 - Current

University of Bremen, Germany

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

Master of Engineering – Electrical EngineeringAugust 2010 – March 2015
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.   
Bachelor studies - Electrical EngineerAugust 2005 – June 2010
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. 
Highschool degree with technical studies in Electricity and ElectronicsJanuary 1999 – December 2004
School INEM Francisco de Paula Santander - Kennedy 


Institut für Automation Technology, Bremen, Bremen, Germany.                     


March 2018 - Current

Institut für Energiesysteme, Energieeffizienz und Energiewirtschaft,                

Technischen Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, NRW, Germany.

Visiting researcher

October 2016 – February 2018

Robert w. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation,                                                    

Illinois Institute of Technology – IIT, Chicago, IL, USA.

Visiting researcher 

May 2016 – August 2016

Electrical Machines & Drives – EM&D, Bogotá D.C                                    

Researching Engineer

August 2014 – January 2015

Colciencias / Universidad Nacional De Colombia,                                            

Young researcher and entrepreneur

May 2013 – June 2014

Compatibilidad Electromagnética EMC-UN, Bogotá D.C                             

Research student

August 2010 – June 2014


SIEMENS S.A., Cundinamarca, Colombia                                                 

Design Engineer Jr

June 2010– September 2012

SIEMENS S.A., Cundinamarca, Colombia                                                             

Undergraduate thesis

February – June 2010

CORPORACIÓN FIUN, Bogotá, Colombia                                                       

Scholarship holder

August 2008 – June 2010


  • Colciencias Colombia: Scholarship – National doctoral programs 2015
  • Colciencias Colombia: Scholarship - Young researcher and entrepreneur 2012.
  • National University of Colombia: Immediate admission to a graduate course 2011.
  • National University of Colombia: Scholarship-Loan Program total condonation 2011.
  • National University of Colombia: Exemption of enrolment fees. 2006-2009. 

Sports and outdoor activities such as swimming (University team 1 year), cycling, running (multiples 10,15 and 21k competitions), climbing, and mountaineering. Social dancing stiles. Photography.

  • S. F. Contreras, C. A. Cortes, and J. M. A. Myrzik, “Probabilistic Multi-objective Microgrid Planning Methodology for Optimizing the Ancillary Services Provision,” Electr. Power Syst. Res., In press, 2020.

  • S. F. Contreras, C. A. Cortes, and J. M. A. Myrzik, “Probabilistic Multi-objective Microgrid Planning Methodology for Optimizing the Ancillary Services Provision,” in 2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), 2020, presented.
  • M. A. Rodriguez, D. F. Lopez, S. F. Contreras, C. A. Cortés, and J. M. A. Myrzik, “Performance evaluation of the MOEA/D algorithm for the solution of a microgrid planning problem,” in Proceedings of the 2020 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, 2020, pp. 173–174, doi: 10.1145/3377929.3390036.
  • S. F. Contreras, C. A. Cortes and J. M. A. Myrzik, "Multi-Objective Probabilistic Power Resources Planning for Microgrids with Ancillary Services Capacity," 2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), Dublin, 2018, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.23919/PSCC.2018.8450878. 
  • A.F. Acosta, S.F. Contreras, and C.A. Cortés, “Performance Assessment of a Modified Multi-Objective Cuckoo's Search Algorithm for Microgrid Planning Considering Uncertainties”, In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (GECCO '18), (pp. 276-277), ACM. doi: 10.1145/3205651.3205728
  • J. Hinker, S.F. Contreras,  and J.M.A. Myrzik, “An Adaptable System Architecture for Modular Standardized and Scalable Urban Energy Systems”, In CIRED Workshop 2018, Ljubljana, 7-8 June 2018.
  • J. Hinker, T. Wohlfahrt, E. Drewing,  S.F. Contreras Paredes,  D. Mayorga González and J.M.A. Myrzik, “Adaptable Energy Systems Integration by Modular, Standardized and Scalable System Architectures: Necessities and Prospects of Any Time Transition”. Energies 2018, 11, 581. doi:10.3390/en11030581
  • C. A. Cortes, S. F. Contreras and M. Shahidehpour, "Microgrid Topology Planning for Enhancing the Reliability of Active Distribution Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 6369-6377, Nov. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2709699
  • S. F. Contreras, C. A. Cortes and M. A. Guzmán, "Modelling of Squirrel Cage Induction Motors for a  Bio-Inspired Multi-Objective Optimal Design," in IET Electric Power Applications, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 512-523, 4 2017. doi: 10.1049/iet-epa.2016.0672
  • S.F. Contreras, C.A. Cortés, and M.A. Guzmán, “Bio-inspired Multi-objective Optimization Design of a Highly Efficient Squirrel Cage Induction Motor”, In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2016 (GECCO '16), (pp. 549-556), ACM. doi: 10.1145/2908812.2908865