Electromagnetic Compatibility


Nowadays, the design of electrical and electronic systems requires special care in understanding the mechanism by which various sources produce electromagnetic disturbances, how disturbances couple to other systems, and how the systems can be protected against electromagnetic interference, and thereby enhance their reliability. This research activity covers the extremely broad topic of Electromagnetic Compatibility, from first-principle formulations for field-circuit coupling, analytical and numerical modeling, design, characterization, measurement and testing.

At the system level, emphasis is on the modeling (physics- and behavioral-based), simulation, optimization, and design of electrical and electronic systems to assess their correct operation in a complex electrical environment. Statistical approaches and surrogate modeling tools play an important role in this picture. As far as applications are concerned, beyond electrical and electronic systems, relevant examples are: electrical power distribution networks, transmission lines, smart grids, power converters as well as ICT equipment and high-speed digital communication channels in consumer electronics and vehicles (cars, trains, airplanes, satellites).

At the device and component level, a set of dedicated research activities focus on the analysis, modeling, simulation, design and experimental characterization of ICs, SoCs, smart power ICs and System-in-Package (SiP) aimed to obtain high immunity to on-chip and off-chip disturbances as well as low-emission profiles.

ERC sectors 

  • PE7_2 Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_4 (Micro- and nano-) systems engineering
  • PE7_6 Communication systems, wireless technology, high-frequency technology
  • PE7_11 Components and systems for applications (in e.g. medicine, biology, environment)
  • PE7_12 Electrical energy production, distribution, applications


  • Consumer electronics
  • High-speed electronics
  • System-on-Chip
  • System-in-Package
  • Power systems
  • Energy networks
  • Powerline communication
  • Physics-based modeling
  • Surrogate modeling
  • Statistical analysis
  • Uncertainty quantification