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(updated on 09/07/2013 16:46)

Proposals for thesis
BSc thesis

[1] Information on AC and DC motors present in the Vicenza area in terms of types, sizes and year.
[2] AC drives control for emulation of mechanical loads
[3] Study and evaluation of hysteresis IPM motors for application to hydraulic pumps.
[4] Stepper motor drives - structure and implementation solutions.
[5] Study of iron losses in synchronous reluctance motor drives.
[6] Study of the effects of mismatch of inertia between motor and load.

MSc thesis

[1] Study and application of Hopfield networks for the optimization of the management of multi-drive systems.
[2] Study and programming of an FPGA board for measuring the voltages produced by a three-phase voltage inverter.
[3] Study and implementation of a maximum efficiency control system for solar pump.
[4] Analysis and testing of a torque estimator for e-bikes.
[5] Study and implementation of an extended range speed control for synchronous reluctance motors.
[6] Study and implementation of a drive for hydraulic pumps with capacitor-less inverter.

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).

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] R.Antonello, M.Carraro, A.Costabeber, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Energy-efficient autonomous solar water--pumping system for permanent magnet synchronous motors”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISI:000390470600005, Scopus 2-s2.0-85007006496, ISSN: 0278-0046, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2595480, Vol.64, No.1, pp.43-51, Jan. 2017.
[2] G.A.Longo, C.Zilio, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, “Application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for modeling oxide-based nanofluids dynamic viscosity”, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, ISSN: 0735-1933, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2017.03.003, Vol.83, pp.8-14, Apr.2017.
[3] A.Beghi, F.Marcuzzi, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Virtual prototyping of embedded control software in mechatronic systems: a case study”, Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier, ISSN: 1569-190X, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2017.03.004, Vol.43, pp.99-111, 2017.
[4] N.Bianchi, S.Bolognani, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “The Influence of Rotor Design on Active Flux-based Sensorless Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives”, Proc. 8th IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED), ISI: WOS:000414283300002, ISSN: 2166-6725, DOI: 10.1109/SLED.2017.8078419, ISBN: 978-1-5090-6587-5, pp.7-12, Catania, Italy, 18-19 Sept. 2017
[5] R.Antonello, L.Ortombina, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, “Online Stator Resistance Tracking for Synchronous Reluctance and Interior Permanent Magnet Motors”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE), DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2017.8096970, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2998-3, pp.5861-5868, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA October 1 – 5, 2017.
Ancora da inserire in IRIS:
[6] L.Peretti, P.Sandulescu, F.Tinazzi, M.Zigliotto, ”On the True Maximum Efficiency Operations of Synchronous Motor Drives”, Proc. 12th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2017.8289154, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2364-6, pp. 1043-1048, Hawaii, USA, 12 - 15 Dec. 2017.
[7] F.Tinazzi, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, ”Advanced Current Controls of Synchronous Reluctance Motors”, Proc. 12th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2017.8289150, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2364-6, pp. 1037-1042, Hawaii, USA, 12 - 15 Dec. 2017.
[8] F.Tinazzi, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, ”An Effective Start-up Algorithm for Synchronous Reluctance and PM Sensorless Drives”, Proc. 12th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2017.8289167, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2364-6, pp.1062-1067, Hawaii, USA, 12 - 15 Dec. 2017.
[9] F.Tinazzi, L.Ortombina, M.Zigliotto, ”Energy-efficient stand-alone solar water-pumping system for synchronous reluctance motor”, Proc. 12th IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2017.8289164, ISBN: 978-1-5090-2364-6, pp. 1049-1054, Hawaii, USA, 12 - 15 Dec. 2017.
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[10] 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.

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

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
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
IN0516 001VI INM0018251 9 3rd Year First