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Prof Pierluigi Mancarella - personal details

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Role: Reader in Future Energy Networks

Tel: 0161 306-4654

Location: Ferranti Building-C11
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I'm a Reader in Future Energy Networks and part of the Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS) group in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

I got my MSc (2002) and PhD (2006) degrees in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. However, I'm originally from Salento, the tip of the heel of the Italian "boot". During my PhD I was also a visiting student at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, in 2004.

After getting my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow for one year and half in Torino, and then I moved to Imperial College London where I was a Research Associate from January 2008 to April 2011.

During my appointment in Manchester, I've also been Visiting Professor at Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, in June 2013 and May 2014, a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, in January 2015, and  a Visiting Researcher at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Golden, Colorado, in August 2015.

After teaching for three years "Power Systems Operation and Economics", I am currently the Unit Leader of "Smart Grid and Sustainable Electricity Systems" in both the Electrical Power Systems Engineering (EPSE) and Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (ReaCT) MSc courses.

I'm currently leading or am involved in about 10 research projects sponsored by the EPSRC, the European Commission, and various industrial companies, in the area of techno-economics of multi-energy systems, investment under uncertainty for integrated energy infrastructure, business cases for smart grid technologies, and risk and resilience analysis of future networks. My current research team is composed of 7 PhD students, 6 RAs, and one visitor.

I'm author of three books, five book chapters and above 150 research papers in top-class peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

I am an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Electrical Power&Energy Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal. I am also the Chair of the IEEE Europe Working Group on Energy, and a Member of the Working Group on Network Operations and Assets of the European Technology Platform (ETP) on Smart Grids.