Dmitri Vinnikov (Fellow, IEEE) earned his Dipl.Eng., M.Sc., and Dr.Sc.techn. degrees in electrical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. He is currently the Head of the Power Electronics Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology. Since 2021 he is a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He was one of the founders of ZEBE—Estonian Centre of Excellence for zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings and districts. He has authored or coauthored three books, five monographs and several book chapters as well as more than 400 published papers on power converter design and development and is the holder of numerous patents and utility models in this field. His research interests include applied design of power electronic systems, implementation of wide-bandgap semiconductors, renewable energy conversion systems, energy-efficient buildings, reliability and fault-tolerance of power electronic converters. He is an associate editor of several IEEE journals (IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics). In 2016 he founded the joint IES/PELS Chapter of the IEEE Estonia Section and served as a Chapter Chair with the view to promote the discipline and profession in Estonia and Baltic countries through a variety of activities. In 2020 he was elected as a Chair of the IEEE Estonia Section.
Andrii Chub (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic systems from the Chernihiv State Technological University, Ukraine, in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 2016. He is currently a Senior Researcher with the Power Electronics Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology. He was a Visiting Research Fellow with Kiel University in 2017 and a Postdoctoral Researcher with Federico Santa Maria Technical University between 2018 and 2019. He has co-authored over 180 papers and several book chapters on power electronics and applications and holds several patents and utility models. His research interests include advanced dc-dc converter topologies, renewable energy conversion systems, energy-efficient buildings, reliability, and fault-tolerance of power electronic converters. Dr. Chub is the Chair of the Estonian IES/PELS/IAS/PES Joint Chapter, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics.