Round table with companies
Want to know more about professional roles linked to this sector and the companies?
Partecipa alla TAVOLA ROTONDA CON LE Join the ROUND TABLE WITH COMPANIES ON PROJECTS IN THE ELECTRIC SECTOR and discover the potential professional careers in this field.
During the event, Alumni and technical managers will tell you about their academic and professional experiences in a 15 minutes speech.
18 march 2022 (online event)
Register now! General Information Registration HERE
Open Days 2021 Lauree Magistrali (equivalent to MSc)
Open Days are officially taking off for all those students that after their Bachelor’s Degree, mean to pursue postgraduate studies at Politecnico di Milano.
From May 26th to May 28th, Politecnico offers a rich calendar full of online meetings dedicated to gaining knowledge about the University and the different Master’s Degree programmes offered.
Presentation of the days: LINK
IEEE SB for Virtual Hackathon
A mission of IEEE Student Branch is to empower women in STEM and encourage them to ideate, innovate and implement their ideas.
WIEhack is an annual event organized to cater to undergraduate students, specially 1st-time hackathon participants.
Registration Link: WIEhack.bvpieee.com/register
On April 22, 2021, the 51st Earth Day will be celebrated, the second one during the Covid-19 pandemics. This world event, promoted by the United Nations saw, last year, the active participation of 75,000 partners belonging to 193 countries.
This event has seen, in the previous 50 editions, a growing awareness of the need to safeguard the planet through a sustainable use of the natural resources.
The path toward this result has been, sometimes, controversial and not straightforward and had its most relevant steps in counteracting the adverse effects of climate changes in the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement (2015).
In this context, the Electrical Engineering plays a key role: producing energy in an increasingly efficient and rational way, optimizing the use of all sources, including the clean (“green”) ones such as water, sun, and wind, enabling sustainable electric mobility is not only a challenge but a progress that has never stopped.
Aware of the resilient role that the Electrical Engineer plays in the modern technological context, we join the reflections of the United Nations to make energy transition not just a financial maneuverings, but the beginning of the fifth industrial revolution.
Watch NASA’s lookback at 50 years of Earth Day: LINK
Present and future Electrical Engineering
In the past, Electrical Engineers, together with Mechanical Engineers, were called “Industrial Engineers” and were looked at as the Engineers capable of developing projects and run industrial systems that produced, distributed, and used electricity.
In the last decades, significant steps took place, related to the development of power electronics and computational systems with the consequent possibility of controlling the behavior of the electrical transmission and distribution networks, generators, and motors under different operating conditions.
Studies on new materials (superconductors, nanomaterials, photovoltaic cells, etc.) have also enabled manufacturing devices with unbelievable energy and functional performance.
The present energy transition, oriented toward the more intensive use of renewables, has more and more highlighted the importance of electric energy distribution, regardless of the way it is generated.
Studies for optimizing the exploitation of distributed generation, for example, have literally upturned the way electric transmission and distribution networks are operated, shifting from a one-way approach (from power generation to load) to a bi-directional approach that enables the optimal exploitation of every source, be it consumed locally or injected into the system.
The increased focus on reducing the environmental impact of transmission and distribution networks has led to the development of new facilities and a more intensive use of cable transmission lines, which raised new important issues to be studied and solved (for example, connections to islands).
The development of Electrical Engineering is endless and must integrate with the skills of other related disciplines, learned during university education and also after graduation, in order to properly respond to the ever evolving social needs.
Roberto Buccianti, Presidente FAST (Federazione delle Associazioni scientifiche e tecniche)
From the research community
RSE has published a report devoted to the methodology developed with the aim to define the current scenario of the electricity distribution system in Italy. This scenario will be used in future research of this project to determine the impact on distribution networks of the evolution of distributed generation and the electrification of end uses. At the same time, the possible alternatives for controlling distributed resources will be assessed also with the goal of determining the costs for the network development.
To download the document: http://www.rse-web.it/documenti/documento/319121
- Measurement systems for industry 4.0 (Laurea Magistrale)
Marco Faifer was born in Bormio, Italy, on July 28, 1978. He received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2003. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the same university, in 2009.
He is currently associate professor in electrical and electronic measurements with the Dipartimento Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano. His scientific activity is mainly concerned with DSP techniques and the development of industrial sensors and devices for measurement on electric systems. Moreover, he develops measurement algorithms for the characterization of electrical components and materials. He also works in the field of diagnosis for electrical devices.
He is co-author of 26 scientific papers published on international journals, two scientific papers published on a national magazines and more than 90 scientific papers published on the proceedings of national and international conferences. He is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society of IEEE and of the GMEE (Gruppo Misure Elettriche ed Elettroniche). He has been part of the technical program committees of the several IEEE conferences among which I2MTC and he is member of TPC of IMEKO TC10. He is member of the steering committee of IEEE ICCEP. He is a reviewer of the journal “IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement”, “IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery” and “Measurement”. In 2011 he was awarded as “Outstanding Reviewers of 2011” by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Since 2004 he has held lab classes for several courses in the field of electrical and electronic measurements at the Politecnico di Milano. From academic year 2012-2013 he has taught the course “Measurement and diagnostic techniques” of the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. From 2013 to 2017 he was member of the faculty board of the PhD in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
- RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND QUALITY CONTROL (Laurea Magistrale) codice 094967
In 1996 she obtained a Ph.D. degree at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis entitled “Methods of theoretical and experimental analysis of the energetic behavior of 3-phase systems in the presence of distortions, imbalances and asymmetries.” From February 1997 to January 1999 she worked at Italtel in The Business Unit of the section of energy systems. From February 1999 to November 2005 she served as a researcher for the SSD ING-INF/07, at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Since November 2005 she has been Associate Professor in the same scientific field. She is member of ANIPLA for which in the past she served on the Board and co-organized the courses of “Internet and Intranet for automation” (May 2001) and two study days: “Automation for the new electricity market “(September 2001) and ” The measurements, the control and the documentation of the out of service of power supply (regulation, technology and applications) “(February 2002). Since 2006 she has been Senior Member IEEE and the IEEE Student Branch Counselor for the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2007 she has been member of the Scientific Council of the Osservatorio Meteorologico di Milano Duomo and the of the IEC Technical Committee 56.
Giancarlo Storti Gajani
- Advanced circuit Theory (Laurea Magistrale) codice 096532
Giancarlo Storti Gajani graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and completed his PhD in System and Electronics Engineering in 1991 in Politecnico di Milano. He is currently an Associated Professor in group Ing-Ind_31 (Elettrotecnica) in the same university where he teaches Basic Circuit Theory (Elettrotecnica) and Advanced Circuit Theory courses. His main research interests are focused on the development of algorithms and methods for circuit simulation, non linear circuits and, more in general, non linear dynamics. More recently he has started working on power electronics and behavior modeling topics essentially focused to automotive applications. Results of his research are described in over 60 publications (Scopus). He has been member of research projects MADESS-I and MADESS-II and in a number of FIRB, PRIN and FP7 projects. He has done research consultancy work for Studio Azzurro, ST-microelectronics, ACCENT, PDF solutions, Cambridge Silicon Radio and Pegasus Microdesign.
- Electronic Systems (Laurea Magistrale) codice 54654
- Microcontrollori” (Laurea Triennale) codice 54076
Franco Zappa was born in 1965 in Milano. He received the M.S. in Electronic Engineering cum laude in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in “Electronic and Communication Engineering” 1992, both at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy. Since 2011 he is full professor of Electronics at Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) of POLIMI. His main teaching activities focus on the design of electronic systems based on analog and mixed-signal components (“Electronic Systems“ course) and on programmable digital electronics based on microcontrollers (“Microcontrollori” course). He is author of many textbooks, such as Electronics, Electronic Systems, Microcontrollers, and Digital Electronics.
His main research activities focus on the design and the development of microelectronics and electron devices for single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detectors and imagers for high-sensitivity luminescence measurements, 2D imaging and “time-of-flight” 3D depth ranging, in visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges. He designed novel SPAD structures in both Silicon and InGaAs/InP semiconductors, for extending photon-counting techniques to 1.55µm-wavelengths and beyond. In 1994, he presented and patented the first monolithic Active Quenching Circuit electronics for single-photon detection ever reported.
He has been in charge of the Coordination and the Scientific lead of different European Commission funded projects, e.g. “UniQORN: affordable Quantum communication for everyone – revolutionizing the Quantum Ecosystem from Fabrication to Application”. He Coordinated the “Microelectronic 3D Imaging and Neuromorphic Recognition for Autonomous UAVs” project funded by the NATO – Science for Peace and Security Programme.
In 2004 he co-funded “Micro Photon Devices S.r.L.” (MPD, www.micro-photon-devices.com), a POLIMI spin-off company focused on the production and commercialization of high-end detection modules for single photon-counting.
He is co-author of more than 250 papers with H-index=39 (Scopus), published in peer-reviewed Journals and in proceedings of international Conferences. He is co-author of 4 patents and two more patent applications on photodetectors and sensing.
Since 2019 he is he Chair of the Study Programme in Electronics Engineering at POLIMI.
Agreement between Politecnico di Milano and University of Danang…
Today, Oct. 27th, 2020, prof. Stefano Ronchi, Delegate of the Rector for International Affairs signed, during a virtual ceremony, a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Danang (Vietnam), to facilitate scientific and teaching cooperation between these two Institutions.
The University of Danang has in its Faculty some professors who were awarded of the PhD in electrical engineering at PoliMI. This agreement has the goal to foster the possibility of both student and faculty exchange, in both directions. Students in Electrical Engineering are therefore invited to consider this possibility to join in Vietnam those PoliMI Alumni and spend a semester or so in Vietnam.
Premio CEI – Miglior Tesi di Laurea
Il CEI – Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano – ha il piacere di annunciare che il Premio CEI – Miglior Tesi di Laurea ha raggiunto la sua ventitreesima edizione.
Modalità di adesione sono riportate nel Bando esplicativo.
Per maggiori informazioni:
- Geometria e algebra lineare (Laurea Triennale) codice 082747
Bornin Novara, August 22, 1963
Graduated in Mathematics, Milano 17/02/1987.
Teacher in the secondary school from 1987 to 1995
UniversityResearchersince 1995 (confirmed researcher since 1998).
Member of the Managing Committeeof the European COST scientific program “Enhanced x-ray tomographic reconstruction: experiment, modeling, and algorithms”.
Member of the organization and scientific committeeof several meetings.
Member of phd committees.
Author of more than 60 papers (Google Scholar) in the following areas: Discrete Tomography, Geometric Tomography,
Graph Theory, Neuroscience, Integral Geometry and Measure Theory.
My favourite research activity focuses on inverse problems coming from Discrete and Geometric Tomography, areas which are strictly connected to Computerized Tomography (CT), but with a main theoretical analysis of the involved mathematical features.
Like in CT the goal is the retrieval of information on hidden structures by means of X-rays, but the usual density functions appearing in CT are replaced by geometric objects. As a consequence, the typical problems of reconstruction, uniqueness and stability are handled through the investigation of geometric, algebraic, analytical or numerical properties, also employing prior information on the objects to be reconstructed.
In addition to Tomographic problems (X-ray data), my research also focuses onmodelling the functional and the structural connectivity in the brain network (EEG, fMRI, DTI, PET data) by means of a graph-theoretical approach and mathematical analysis