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Pericle Zanchetta

Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Academic Career

  • August 2013 - now : Professor in Control Engineering and Power Electronics; Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • August 2009 -July 2013: Associate professor in Control and Power Electronics Systems; Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • October 2003 - July 2009: Lecturer in Control of Power Electronics Systems; School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • October 2001 - September 2003: Visiting Lecturer in Power Electronics and Control; School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • October 1998 - September 2007: Assistant Professor in Power Electronics; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Technical University of Bari, Italy.

Pericle Zanchetta is a member of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group.

Expertise Summary

My general research interests are in the field of Control, Power Electronics and Power Quality. In particular:

  • Modulation strategies for power electronics converters
  • Modelling and monitoring of disturbances on electrical networks
  • Innovative modelling and advanced control of power converters.
  • Active power filtering systems for the compensation of harmonic distortion and reactive power
  • Power system impedance estimation in the presence of linear and non-linear loads
  • AC power supplies
  • Power quality in aircraft and ship networks
  • Control design, optimization and system identification using Heuristic Algorithms.
  • Model Predictive Control and Repetitive Control

Teaching Summary

Teaching and Supervision

Currently:

  • Lecturer - 10/20 credit level 4 module "Advanced Control Systems Design" for MSc and MEng students in electrical and electronic engineering subjects, University of Nottingham -UK (Since 2001).
  • Lecturer - 10/15 credit course "Control systems design" for Beng, MEng and MSc students in electrical and electronic engineering subjects, University of Nottingham - UK (Since 2003).
  • Invited lecturer for 10 hours seminaries on "Control of Power Electronics Systems", University of Rome Tor Vergata - Italy (since 2008).
  • More than 30 Ph.D research students supervised in control and power electronics, more than 10 Visiting Scholars and 10 Research fellows. More than 20 successful PhD submissions, 12 on-going. Currently 2 research fellows.
  • Tutor of several BEng, MEng and MSc project students each year in control and power electronics. Personal tutor to first and second year BEng and MEng students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham UK.

2001-2003:

  • Joint lecturer - 10 credit module "Electronic Drives" for BEng and MEng students in electrical and electronic engineering, University of Nottingham (UK).
  • Laboratory supervisor - "Microprocessor Design laboratory" for first year BEng and MEng students of electrical and electronic engineering, University of Nottingham (UK).

1998 - 2003:

  • Lecturer - 10 credits module in Power Electronics for both the Electrical Engineering and the Electronic Engineering Diploma degrees at the Technical University of Bari (Italy).
  • Lecturer - 10 credits module "Industrial Electronics" Electrical Engineering degree at the Technical University of Bari (Italy).

1998 - 2001:

  • Joint lecturer - 20 credits modules in Power Electronics and Electrical Drives for the Laurea degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Technical University of Bari (Italy).
  • Supervisor of several Ph.D. and MSc students in Power Electronics, Power Quality and Electrical Drives at the Technical University of Bari (Italy).
  • Supervisor of 12 projects (per year) for final year students in Power Electronics, Power Quality and Electrical Drives at the Technical University of Bari (Italy).

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