Chair of Power Electronics


Dr. Pio Lombardi, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg

Pio Lombardi studied mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Bari, Italy. He graduated in 2006 at the same university with the degree M.Sc. He joined the Chair of Electric Power Networks and Renewable Energy Sources at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany as a research engineer in 2006. At the same university he received his PhD. In 2011 he joined the Process and Plant Engineering of Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF. His primary field of interest includes modeling, simulation and optimization of multi-energy systems.  Since 2009 is Dr. Lombardi lecturer in “Power System Economics and special topics” at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) and in “ Renewable Energy Systems” at Technical University of Wroclaw (Poland) . He is expert member of the Cigrè SC C6 on “Distribution Systems and Dispersed Generators”. He was secretary of the Cigré Working Group C6.15 on “Electric Energy Storage Systems”, currently he is a member of Cigré Working Group C6.22 on “Microgrid Evolution Roadmap” and C6.30 “The Impact of Battery Energy Storage Systems on Distribution Networks”.



  • 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