Michele Cucuzzella, PhD

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I define myself as a team-worker, I like challenges, I'm curious about novelty and I'm constantly looking for scientific discussions and exchange of ideas.

My research activities are mainly in the area of Systems & Control, focusing on nonlinear control with application to the energy domain and smart systems.


Since 2021, I am Assistant Professor of Systems & Control at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Guest Researcher at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.




Pinned Events

18 Dec. 2020, Jeju Island: I received from the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, for the paper A Robust Consensus Algorithm for Current Sharing and Voltage Regulation in DC Microgrids (see [J.8] in Publications - Journal Papers).

12-14 Sept. 2018, Florence: received the SIDRA Award for the Best PhD Thesis in the field of Systems and Control Engineering during the annual SIDRA meeting.


10-13 Sept. 2018, Palermo:received the IEEE Italy Section Award 2018 for the Best PhD Thesis on the new technological challenges in energy and industry (sponsored by ABB) during the fourth International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI).


Latest News

Jan. 2021, Pavia: I have been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Identification and Control of Dynamic Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy.

14-18 Dec. 2020, Jeju Island: I attended the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).

12-15 May 2020, VIRTUAL: I attended the European Control Conference (ECC).

10-12 Mar. 2020, Elspeet: I attended the 39th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control.

21 Jan. 2020: I received the Certificate of Outstanding Service as Reviewer of the IEEE Control Systems Letters - 2019.


My latest Research & Projects

  • Modelling, properties and control of District Heating systems

  • Smart e-Mobility for traffic control

  • Time-varying power demand in power networks 

  • Smart charge scheduling of plug-in electric vehicles  

  • Integrating social aspects, prosumers' motives and opinion dynamics in power networks  

  • Constant power loads in DC microgrids

  • Krasovskii passivity and Brayton-Moser systems  


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