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Scientific sector ING-IND/31 - ELECTROTECHNICS
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING for the Undergraduate Degree Program in Information Engineering
Information and studying materials are available in Moodle: "Electrical Engineering even codes 18/19"

HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY for Graduate Degree Programs of Industrial Engineering
Information and studying materials are available in Moodle: "History of Technology 18/19"

Office hours
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale senza restrizioni di orario, previo accordo via email, per evitare interferenze con altri impegni
Wednesday from 12:00 to 13:00
Thursday from 12:00 to 13:00
(updated on 09/12/2014 15:03)

Proposals for thesis
Thesis Topics (Triennial, Magistral, PhD):


In the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory, redox flow batteries and fuel cells are studied and developed. In particular innovative solutions and configurations are developed and various types of tests and experiments are carried out.

In the Computational Electrotechnical Laboratory, numerical models are developed for coupled problems dedicated to electrochemical energy storage (for stationary and mobile applications).

Curriculum Vitae
Degree in Electrical Engineering, mark 110/110 cum laude, at Padua University, 1979.
Master in Business Administration at CUOA, 1986.
PhD in Electrical Sciences in Rome, 1987.

Professor of Electrical Engineering since October 2003 and of History of Technology since 2007 at Padua University.

He has worked to the Eta Beta II and RFX projects on controlled thermonuclear fusion in magnetic confinement, developed in Padua in collaboration with English, Irish, Swedish, US, and Japanese research centers. He was engaged in studying and designing the magnetic configurations of these devices, for which he conceived ad-hoc numerical tools, able to simulate the operation and performance of the magnetic systems. He was also committed at managing the contracts for the manufacture of the devices’ inductors. He also worked on the design and manufacturing of their power supplies, and of their measurement, monitoring and protection systems, conceiving and defining original solutions and technologies. He studied the magnetic configurations, which provide the plasma equilibrium and stability, in order to identify good plasma performance and confinement.
He has largely studied computational methods for electromagnetic coupled and myltiphysic problems, which are used in both the industrial and biomedical fields. A part of this research regards the development of formulations involving also fluid dynamics, which must be considered in a number a energy-related electromagnetic problems. He has studied numerical models for electrical systems based on fuel cells, developing procedure for simulating their multi-physical performance, which can be applied to the definition of optimized industrial solutions.
He directed a number of sub-programs within several National Interest Research Programs (PRINs) in the years 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 (in this case as the deputy-coordinator).
He has also been responsible for some projects funded by the University of Padua and Regione Veneto. He has led a research program of the Strategic Project 2011, the most funded and competitive research program issued by the University of Padua (€810,000).
He has been a visiting researcher at the laboratories at UKAEA Culham (UK) and General Dynamics in San Diego (USA).
He co-chaired the XII International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes in 2010, and chaired some international workshops and invited sessions within the international conferences Coupled Problems 2009, 2011, and 2013, and the 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering System Design and Simulation.
He was appointment to teach in the Italian National Doctorate School in Electrical Engineering "F. Gasparini" in 2008.

He authored over 240 scientific publications, mostly papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings, including over thirty books on electromagnetism, electrical networks, electrical technologies and history of technology, some being adopted in other Italian universities.

He is a columnist and a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine. He is the official representative of the University of Padua in N.ERGHY, the association that represents the European universities and research institutions within the UE Joint Undertaking on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH-JU), that will coordinated the European researches in this field in the period 2014–2020 providing funds for €1,300 M.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 0EA11E0AC708E49F0F066F89E4CB2557.pdf

Research areas
1) Experimental activities in the Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory, created by M. Guarnieri. They consist in the technological development carried out mainly on the 9 kW, 27 kWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB), a unique test facility in this size in Italy and with very few equivalent in Europe. The research aims to develop large-scale energy storage technologies that are internationally competitive.
2) Numerical formulations and models for coupled problems and multiphysics problems in the Computational Electrotechnical Laboratory, created by M. Guarnieri. The formulations, which involve electrical, electrochemical, fluid-dynamic and mechanical aspects, are used in simulation models of innovative power generation and energy storage systems, such as fuel cells and redox flow batteries. The models are used in the definition and optimization of configurations which can be build for research purposes in the laboratory and which can be industrialized.
3) Development and design of electric waterborne vessels fto be used in the Venice lagoon, in partnerships with Venetian companies.
4) Development, design and management of microgrids prrovided with innovative renewable energy sources and energy storage devices, in partnerships with Venetian companies.

Selecte articles 2017-2019 (at Sept. 2019)

M. Guarnieri: “Trailblazers in Electromechanical Computing”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2017, pp. 58-62.

M. Guarnieri: “Negative feedback, amplifiers, governors, and much more”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2017. pp. 50-52.

G. Chitarin, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, A. Stella, Elettrotecnica – 1 Principi, Società editrice Esculapio, Settembre 2017, pp. 294.

M. Guarnieri: “Seventy Years of Getting Transistorized”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2017, pp. 33-37.

M. Guarnieri, M. Morandin, P. Campostrini, A. Ferrari, S. Bolognani, “Electrifying Water Buses: A Case Study on Diesel-to-Electric Conversion in Venice”, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, Vol. 24, no. 1, 2018, pp. 71-83.

C. Sun, A. Zlotorowicz, G. Nawn, E. Negro, F. Bertasi, G. Pagot, K. Vezzù, G. Pace, M. Guarnieri, V. Di Noto, “[Nafion/(WO⁠3)⁠x] hybrid membranes for vanadium redox flow batteries,” Solid State Ionics, vol. 319, 2018, pp. 110-116.

M. Guarnieri: “Solidifying power electronics”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2018, pp. 36-40.

D. Maggiolo, F. Zanini, F. Picano, A. Trovò, S. Carmignato, M. Guarnieri, “Particle based method and X-ray computed tomography for pore-scale flow characterization in VRFB electrodes” Energy Storage Materials, vol. 16, 2019, pp.91-96.

M. Guarnieri, “An historical survey on light technologies”, IEEE Access, Vol. 6, 8/05/2018, pp. 25881-25897.

M. Guarnieri: “Matthew Fontaine Maury The 19th-Century Forerunner of Big Data”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2018, pp. 64-67.

M. Guarnieri, A. Trovò A. D’Anzi, P. Alotto, “Developing vanadium redox flow technology on a 9-kW 26-kWh industrial scale test facility: design review and early experiments”, Applied Energy, 230 (2018) 1425-1434.

M. Guarnieri: “Revolving and Evolving – Early dc Machines”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2018, pp. 38-43.

M. Guarnieri, Angelo Bovo, Antonio Giovannelli, Paolo Mattavelli, “The VERITAS multi-technology microgrid experiment: a design review,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2018, pp. 19-31.

G. Chitarin, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, A. Stella, Elettrotecnica – 2 Applicazioni, Società editrice Esculapio, 2018, pp. 238.

M. Guarnieri: “The Development of ac Rotary Machines”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2018, pp. 28-32.

A. Trovò, G. Marini, A. Sutto, P. Alotto, M. Giomo, F. Moro, M. Guarnieri, “Standby thermal model of a vanadium redox flow battery stack with crossover and shunt-current effects”, Applied Energy, 240, 2019, 893-906.

A. Trovò, A. Saccardo, M. Giomo, F. Moro, M. Guarnieri, “Thermal modeling of industrial-scale vanadium redox flow batteries in high-current operations”, Journal of Power Sources, 424 (2019): 204-214.

M. Guarnieri, A. Trovò, G. Marini, A. Sutto, P. Alotto, “High current polarization tests on a 9 kW Vanadium Redox Flow Battery stack”, Journal of Power Sources, 431 (2019): 239-249.

M. Guarnieri: “Messaging before the Internet – Early electrical telegraphs”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 38-41+53, Mar. 2019.

M. Guarnieri: “21 July 1969”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 56-61, June 2019.

M. Guarnieri: “Reconsidering Leonardo”, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 35-38, Sept. 2019.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 0EA11E0AC708E49F0F066F89E4CB2557.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0515 COMMON IN20102562 12 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
IN1979 COMMON INL1001290 6 1st Year (2019/20) First