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Prof. Ivo Barbi received the B.S.degree in 1973 and M.S. degree in 1976 in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and Doctor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse-France in 1979. Founder of SOBRAEP – Brazilian Society of Power Electronics (1990), of which he is President of Honor and President of the first COBEP – Brazilian Congress of Power Electronics (1991). In February 2016, he led the creation of IBEPE-Brazilian Institute of Power Electronics and is currently its CEO.