Power electronic circuits and photovoltaics

The group is currently involved in the following research activities: power electronics, on-board, off-board, and wireless chargers for electric vehicles (EV), fast EV charging systems, energy storage systems, battery management systems (BMSs), converter controllers based on DSP and FPGA platforms, power electronics Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) validation, wireless power transmission by inductive or capacitive coupling, single-phase and three-phase resonant converters, multi-stage and multilevel inverters, analytical determination and minimization of current ripple in PWM converters, modeling, design and optimization of magnetic devices, thermal aspects of photovoltaic modules, modelling, design, and optimization of PV systems, energy management systems, renewable sources and stationary energy storage integration in EV chargers (Smart Charging), forecasting methods for EV power demand and PV generation, public transport electrification, trolleybus DC grid models and their integration with EV charging points.

ERC  Fields

  • PE7_2 - Electrical and electronic engineering: semiconductors, components, systems
  • PE7_3 - Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_6 - Communication technology, high-frequency technology

Scientific Coordinators: Prof. Gabriele Grandi and Prof. Mattia Ricco

Faculty

Vincenzo Cirimele

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Francesco Lo Franco

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Mattia Ricco

Associate Professor

PhD Students and Research Fellows

Riccardo Adinolfi Borea

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Sara Baldisserri

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Riccardo Barbone

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Jiayi Geng

PhD Student

Bhavana Gudala

PhD Student

Costanza Luppi

PhD Student

Riccardo Mandrioli

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

Paolo Pilati

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Lohith Kumar Pittala

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

Francesco Maria Tiburtini

PhD Student

Research fellow