Innovative Technologies for Electric Power Systems

The Group carries out research and teaching activities in the field of electrical energy technology. Research activities are focused on the characterization of innovative materials for electrical applications, from nanostructured insulation systems for high voltages AC and DC to electric storage systems and electro-active materials. A significant activity is dedicated to the diagnostics of electrical equipment for high and medium voltages, to the evaluation of magnetic fields generated by power systems, to the technical-economic analysis of innovative systems for the transmission of electricity, to the reliability assessment of renewable sources. The activity is coordinated with the University Group on Power Energy Systems and is carried out through national and international research collaborations, such as those with Terna, Enel Distribuzione, Enel Green Power, Dupont, Alstom, Nexans, General Electric, Prysmian, Borealis, Pfisterer, IREQ (CA), University of Toulouse, Montpellier, Delft, Madrid, Bandung (Indonesia), Sastra (India), Naples 1, Trieste.

Currently there are three European H2020 projects in place:

  1. TEAMCABLE “European Tools and Methodologies for an efficient aging management of nuclear power plant cables” H2020 (2017-2021);
  2. GRIDABLE "Plastic nanocomposite insulation material enabling reliable integration of renewables and DC storage technologies in the AC energy grid" H2020 (2017-2020);
  3. RAISE “Reliable Aircraft electrical Insulation System sElection” ”H2020 (2018-2020). 

ERC Fields

  • PE2_6 – Electromagnetisms 
  • PE8_6 - Energy systems (production, distribution, application) 
  • PE8_9 - Materials engineering (biomaterials, metals, ceramics, polymers, composites...) 

Scientific coordinator: Prof. Andrea Cavallini 

Faculty

Andrea Cavallini

Associate Professor

Davide Fabiani

Associate Professor

Giovanni Mazzanti

Associate Professor

Paolo Seri

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

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