Leandro Michels is an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), where he works as a researcher in the areas of power electronics and PV systems. Throughout its trajectory, it actively contributed to consolidate the dissemination of photovoltaic energy in Brazil, providing technical basis related to inverter technology and connection to the DG grid for various regulatory agents (INMETRO, ANEEL, ONS), for sector associations and for the industry. He also collaborates with the standardization of PV systems being coordinator of the Brazilian national board of the Technical Committee on Photovoltaic Systems of the IEC, and as reporter of the CEE253 commission that develops national standards for connection to the PV systems grid (NBR 16149/62150/62116).
Prof. Dr. Leandro Michels has a recognized academic career in CNPq's DT1B productivity. He is also director of the UFSM Intelligent Networks Institute, of the Embrapii Unit for Distributed Energy Resources, and of the INRI / UFSM test laboratory, accredited by INMETRO for testing photovoltaic inverters.