Gianfranco Chicco

Full Professor
Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center Ec-L - Energy Center Lab

Profile

Research interests

Active distribution network
Clustering algorithms
Combined heat and power
Data analytics
Electric power distribution
Electric power transmission
Electrical energy systems

Biography

Gianfranco Chicco holds a Ph.D. in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universities Politehnica of Bucharest and Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He is the Scientific Responsible of the research group on Power and Energy Systems at POLITO, and the Responsible of the Torino unit of the Italian Consortium ENSIEL. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, a Subject Editor of Energy, and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI). He was the Conference Chair of WESC 2006, IEEE ISGT Europe 2017, and UPEC 2020. Within POLITO, he participated in the European projects FP7 DIGENAS, FP7 SiNGULAR, H2020 FLEXMETER, H2020 PLANET, H2020 STORE&GO, and Erasmus+ EU-MONG. Within ENSIEL, he was the Scientific Coordinator for the European project H2020 MIGRATE, and participated in the European projects FP7 eHighway2050 and H2020 OSMOSE. His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power and Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation, and Power Quality. His International scientific production includes one book, five book chapters, over 100 journal publications, and over 150 publications in conference proceedings.

Research topics

  • Distributed Energy Resources and Multi-Energy Applications in Smart Grids (21 October 2020 – 20 October 2026) Main topics: - Study of grid-connected distributed multi-generation systems - Study of the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects concerning the electrical distribution networks with distributed energy resources (distributed generation, demand response and distributed storage) - Analysis, planning and operational optimization of electrical distribution networks - Characterization, forecasting, management and control of electrical loads in smart grid applications - Study of power quality, reliability and risks of the electricity provision - Study of the electrical network sustainability in the context of integrated multi-energy systems

Skills

ERC sectors

PE7_12 - Electrical energy production, distribution, application

SDG

Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Awards and Honors

  • Premio di laurea "Giancarlo Vallauri" conferred by Associazione Ingegneri e Architetti ex Allievi del Politecnico di Torino, Italy (1988)
  • Doctor honoris causa conferred by Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Italy (2017)
  • Best Paper Award 2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST) conferred by Award Committee, Spain (2018)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa conferred by Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi (Romania), Romania (2018)
  • Best Paper Award 2020 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST) conferred by SEST 2020 Organizing Committee, Turchia (2020)

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, GRIDS AND NETWORKS (2020-), Director
  • ENERGY (2012-), Director

Conferences

  • 55th Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2020), Virtual Conference, Torino, Italy, 1-4 September 2020., Program chair
  • IEEE International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies IEEE ISGT Europe 2017, Program chair
  • The Sixth World Energy System Conference (WESC 2006), Torino, Italy, 10-12 July 2006., Program chair

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRONICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Teachings

PhD

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Research

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Research projects

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Supervised PhD students

  • Stefano Schubert. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Characterization of PV cell and equivalent circuit optimization by parameter extraction.
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
  • Stefano Emilio Caria. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
    Research subject: Study and development of measurement systems for tests with high voltages and high currents
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
  • Soheil Saadatmandi. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (37th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Mitigating Photovoltaic Generation Curtailment Through Electric Vehicle Smart Charging
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
  • Muhammad Ahmed Qureshi. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Research subject: Advanced adaptive control of Grid Forming Inverters of AC and DC microgrids
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
  • Lorenzo Solida. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Research subject: Assessment of allocation of the impacts of RES penetration on Power System Security
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives
    Power systems, Power converters, Electrical machines and drives

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