Chair of Power Electronics

Brief introduction

  • Head of the chair since September 16th, 2013
  • He has been Associate Professor at Bari Polytechnic (Italy) and Professor in reliable power electronics at Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Vice-President for Publications, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2010-2011
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 2007-2009


  • Thomson Reuters "Highly Cited": “The world’s most influential scientific minds”
  • The Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award
  • IEEE Fellow, 2013 class, with citation "for contributions to grid connection of renewable energy systems and industrial drives"
  • Third Prize paper award by the Industrial Power Converter Committee at ECCE 2012, 2012
  • IES AdCom Senior member, 2012
  • Best paper, Industrial Electronics Magazine 2011
  • Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award 2011, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • Early Career Award 2009, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Fund raising

  • ERC Consolidator Grant "The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART), a new Heart for the Electric Distribution System", 2 MEuro, 2014-2019

Last invited presentations


  • The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART), Energy efficiency through smart micro components, 2014
       Presentation (3.3 MB)

  • Universal Operation of Small and Medium Size Renewable Energy Systems, EDPE 2013
        Presentation (2.1 MB)

  • From 1 kW to 10 MW: The race of Power Electronics to Conquest the Electric Grid, ICRERA 2013
        Presentation (5.0 MB)

      • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
        We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
        Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

        HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
        Further Research Projects