Directeur de l'institut d'Energie et Systpmes Electriques (IESE)
Dr. ès Sciences en Technique
Mauro Carpita was born in Genova, Italy, in 1959.
He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in power electronics from the University of Genova, Genova, Italy in 1985 and in 1989.
Following graduation, he began his research activity in the corporate research unit of Ansaldo (Genova, Italy) in the field of power electronics for drives and power quality. From 1997 to 1999, he joined Lincoln Electric (Savona, Italy) as a technical office manager, working in the field of power electronics welding machines. From 1999 to 2003, he has been with ABB Ricerca (Milano) and later with ABB Servomotors (Asti, Italy) as senior scientist and power electronics labs manager in the field of servo and very high speed drives. He leaded more than 10 industrial power electronics development projects.
University and Applied R&D experiences
From 1998 to 2001 he has been in charge of the course “Power Electronics Devices for Utility Applications” at the University of Cassino, Italy. From 2003 he is Professor of Power Electronics at the University of Applied Sciences of Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. From 2013 he is Director of the Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems. From 2015 is Vice Dean of the Department of Industrial Automation. He leaded more than 20 applied R&D projects, with PME and industrial partners, in the last 12 years. He is member of the SCCER-Furies.
His research interests include power electronics, rotating machinery, and automatic control, particularly in High-Power Converters, High Voltage Converters and Smartgrids applications.
Papers and patents
He is the author of more than 70 papers in these fields, and he is the holder of seven industrial patents. Details in www.researchgate.net