Francesco Profumo#


Francesco Profumo
Email:francesco.profumo 'at' polito.it
Membership Number:2881
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:fprofumo
Elected:2010
Homepage: http://www.delet.polito.it/personale/scheda/(nominativo)/francesco.profumo



Present and Previous Positions
  • Sice 2005 Rector of Politecnico di Torino
  • 2003-2005 Dean of the Engineering Faculty at Politecnico di Torino
  • Since 1996 Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives at Politecnico di Torino
  • 1994-1996 Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives at University of Bologna
  • 1996-1997 Visiting Professor at University of Nagasaki (Japan)
  • 1986-1988 Visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Power electronics conversion
  • High power devices
  • Applications of new power devices
  • Integrated electronic/electromechanical design
  • High response speed servo drives
  • New electrical machines structures
  • Power conditioning systems for fuel cells applications

Honours and Awards
  • Signum Aureum Facultatis Mechanicae Universitatis Miskolciensis, 2000, University of Misko1c (Hungary)
  • Honorary Professorship, University of Cordoba (Argentina), 2004
  • Honorary Doctor Degree, Technical University of Riga (Latvia), 2006
  • Honorary Doctor Degree, Politechnica of Bucarest (Romania), 2007
  • Honorary Doctor Degree, University of Miskolc (Hungary), 2007
  • Honorary Professorship, Jiao Tong University, Xi An (China), 2007
  • IEEE-IAS second prize paper in 1991(USA) and in 1997 (USA)
  • IEEE-IAS first prize paper in 1992 (USA)
  • IIEE-IPEC first prize paper in 2005 (JAPAN)


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