Professor, Dr.habil.sc.ing. Leonids Ribickis
12th Rector of the Riga Technical University, excellent scientists and inventor
Before taking office on February 2, 2011, he served as Vice Rector for Science and Research at Riga Technical University. In this time he made several innovations. He has achieved an increase of 10 times in the number of RTU scientific personal by introducing the tradition of organizing annual scientific conference.
He presented his work at 69 international conferences in 25 countries.L.Ribickis has more than 320 scientific publications including 15 scientific monographs and 18 textbooks. He has64 patents, including 2 in US. At the end of 2006 “Latvenergo” and Latvian Academia of Science awarded him with the most significant Latvian prize in the field of power engineering.
The scientific work of L Ribickis has been connected with power electronics, electric drives, electric machines, process control systems and transport and automation of electric technologies.He has lectured at Norwegian University of Science in Trondheim at Polytechnico di Torino, Italy, at Tokyo Denki Technical University and at Tallinn Technological University, Estonia.