About the Author
Tapani Jokinen is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. His principal research interests are in AC machines, creative problem solving and product development processes. He has worked as an electrical machine design engineer with Oy Strömberg Ab Works. He has been a consultant for several companies, a member of the Board of High Speed Tech Ltd and Neorem Magnets Oy, and a member of the Supreme Administrative Court in cases on patents. His research projects include, among others, the development of superconducting and large permanent magnet motors for ship propulsion, the development of high-speed electric motors and active magnetic bearings, and the development of finite element analysis tools for solving electrical machine problems.
Valeria Hrabovcova is a Professor of Electrical Machines in the Department of Power Electrical Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, at the University of ˇ Zilina, Slovak Republic. Her professional and research interests cover all kinds of electrical machines, electronically commutated electrical machines included. She has worked on many research and development projects and has written numerous scientific publications in the field of electrical engineering. Her work also includes various pedagogical activities, and she has participated in many international educational projects.