Head of the Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems (IESE), Full Professor HES.
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 Head of the Institute of Energy and Electrical Systems. From 2015 is deputy Dean of the Department of Industrial Automation. He leaded more than 30 applied R&D projects, with institutional, PME and industrial partners. He is member of the SCCER-Furies, the Swiss competence Center on Energy Research – Future Electrical Infrastructures. He is member of the International Scientific Committee of the EPE (European Power Electronics) Association. He is also an IEEE member.
His actual research interests include power electronics and automatic control, particularly in High-Power Converters, High Voltage Converters and Smartgrids applications.
Papers and patents
He is the author of more than 80 papers in the fields listed above, and he is the holder of seven industrial patents. Details in www.researchgate.net