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Qualification Professore ordinario
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Office hours
Wednesday from 12:30 to 13:30 Ufficio stanza 370 Sede di S.Nicola - Vicenza Su appuntamento tramite e-mail.
(updated on 13/11/2018 09:12)

Proposals for thesis
BSc thesis

[1] Study of the effects of the inertia mismatch between engine and load.
[2] Sensorless control for fan applications.
[3] Multi-control strategies for Industry 4.0.
[4] Parallel control of motors and inverters.
[5] Scientific sitography, a comprehensive view (Literature search).

MSc thesis

[1] Hopfield networks for optimizing the management of multi-drive systems.
[2] Sensorless controls based on the Kalman filter for synchronous reluctance motors.
[3] Optimization of a drive for hydraulic pumps with capacitor-less inverter.
[4] Predictive evaluation techniques for drive failures via neural networks.
[5] Experimentation of model-free control techniques for AC drives.
[6] Modeling of multiphase motors.
[7] Identification of mechanical parameters by Kalman filter.

Curriculum Vitae
Born in 1963, he graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Padua on February 22, 1988, receiving top marks and honors. Since 1990, for two years, he has worked at a manufacturer of static converters, drives and automation systems, as responsible for the design of digital microprocessor control cards. From 1992 to 1999 he was a university researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Padua. In 1996 and 2000 he participated in two European research programs (CRAFT) and in 1999 he was awarded a two-year University grant for the research project entitled "Application of non-linear control techniques to electric drives". From 1998 to 2000 he was responsible for the university part of the convention "Development of issues concerning industrial electronics", stipulated with the Research Consortium in Industrial Electronics (CREI-Ven). From 11/2000 he moved, as Associate Professor, at the Department of Electrical, Management and Mechanical Engineering (DIEGM) of the University of Udine, where he started the electric drives laboratory (EDLAB-UD) and was responsible for the Research Project PRIN 2003 "Modeling and control in innovative power steering drives". In 2005 the prof. Zigliotto has been called to the Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems (DTG) of the University of Padua, in Vicenza. From 1 March 2011 he is a Full Professor of converters, machines and electric drives. In Vicenza he started the experimental research activity within the integrated Mechatronics Laboratory of the department (EDLAB-VI), which focuses on the innovative AC drives control techniques and, in particular, on parametric estimation and self-commissioning for sensorless drives. His research activity is documented in more than 150 publications on International Conferences and Magazines. In the last three-year period he was scientific manager of research contracts with private companies for a total amount of about 80 keuros. He was also a speaker / co-rapporteur of more than 70 experimental theses and tutors of 5 PhD students. Since 1998 he is secretary of the IEEE IAS-IES-PELS North Italy Joint Chapter. Professor Zigliotto is a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on IE, PELS, IA, JESTPE. He is a research projects reviewer for the Autonomous Province of Trento. It is included in the register of auditors for the evaluation of ministerial research programs (Sect. ERC pe7-1 Control Engineering and pe7-2 Electrical and electronic engineering: semiconductors, components, systems). Prof. Zigliotto is elected member in the Executive Board of the National Association of Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives (CMAEL) and member of REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation). Since 2019, designated member of the ELMO Interuniversity National Consortium.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 43A37988DC5485A3457E865E3595D0A8.pdf

Research areas
The scientific activity is carried out mainly at the Electric Drives laboratory (EDLAB_VI - a section of the integrated research laboratory in Mechatronics of the Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems (DTG) of the University of Padua). Prof. Zigliotto started EDLAB-VI in 2006, and he is now the scientific responsible. The laboratory is equipped with three complete integrated work stations for the FCP (Fast Control Prototyping), similar to many other Italian and foreign research centers. The topics of study are mainly related to Electric Drives, with special interest for the application of innovative control techniques to AC motors. In a broader context, research is devoted to the rapid commissioning and energy saving in industrial machines. The main research topics in the last three years can be summarized as follows:


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[1] G.A.Longo, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, “Application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for H2O/KCOOH (potassium formate) dynamic viscosity”, International Journal of Refrigeration, Elsevier, ISSN: 0140-7007, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.11.033, Vol.86, pp.435-440, Jan. 2018.
[2] S.Bolognani, L. Ortombina, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Model Sensitivity of Fundamental-frequency-based Position Estimators for Sensorless PM and Reluctance Synchronous Motor Drives”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISI: 000416221000008, Scopus 2-s2.0-85023165614, ISSN: 0278-0046, DOI:10.1109/TIE.2017.2716902, Vol.65, No.1, pp.77-85, Jan. 2018
[3] F.Tinazzi, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, “Magnetic Modelling of Synchronous Reluctance and Internal Permanent Magnet Motors Using Radial Basis Function Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISI: 000418415200018, Scopus: 2-s2.0-85028979193, ISSN: 0278-0046, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2733502, Vol.65, No.2, pp.1140-1148, Feb. 2018.
[4] F.Tinazzi, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, “Enhanced Low-Speed Operations for Sensorless Anisotropic PM Synchronous Motor Drives by a Modified Back-EMF Observer”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISI: 000422806300023, Scopus: 2-s2.0-85029180450, ISSN: 0278-0046, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2748042, Vol.65, No.4, pp.3069-3076, April 2018.
[5] R.Antonello, L.Peretti, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Self-commissioning calculation of dynamic models for synchronous machines with magnetic saturation using flux as state variable”, 9th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2018), Liverpool, UK, April 17-19, 2018.
[6] L. Ortombina, E. Liegmann, P. Karamanakos, F. Tinazzi, M. Zigliotto and R. Kennel, "Constrained Long-Horizon Direct Model Predictive Control for Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives," 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), ISBN: 978-1-5386-5541-2, Scopus: 2-s2.0-85054503298, ISI: 000455139800158, ISSN: 2151-0997, doi: 10.1109/COMPEL.2018.8460173, Padua, 2018, pp. 1-8.
[155] L.Ortombina, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Online Stator Resistance Tracking for Reluctance and Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, ISI: 000439381300039, Scopus: 2-s2.0-85044376090, ISSN: 0093-9994, DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2018.2819961, Vol.54, No.4, pp. 3405-3414, July/August 2018.
[7] S. Bolognani, P. G. Carlet, F. Tinazzi and M. Zigliotto, "Fast and Robust Model Free Predictive Current Control for SynREL Motor Drives", 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Portland, OR, doi: 10.1109/ECCE.2018.8558321, Scopus: 2-s2.0-85060282801, ISI: 000455187605125, ISSN: 2329-3721, pp. 5466-5472, Sept. 23-27, 2018.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 43A37988DC5485A3457E865E3595D0A8.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
IN0529 COMMON INN1027635 6 1st Year Second
IN2376 COMMON INP7078577 9 3rd Year First