Giovanni Spagnuolo

PV Systems Control

D.I.E.M Universty of Salerno
Via Giovanni Paolo II 132
84084 Fisciano Salerno

Phone: 39 089 964258
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Giovanni Spagnuolo was born in Salerno (Italy) on 12 September 1967. He received the Master degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy) in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University "Federico II" of Naples in 1998. From November 1999 to December 2003 he was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Salerno where, since January 1st, 2004 he is Associate Professor.

Since 2010 he is Senior Member of the IEEE.

Since January 2007 he is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

From 2008 to 2015 he has been serving as Guest Editor of five special issues of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, which are focused on photovoltaic and fuel cell systems.

He is in the 2015 Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers (

He is the local coordinator of three FP7 and H2020 research projects on sustainable mobility and on fuel cell diagnosis.

He is the coordinator of four research contracts financed by National Semiconductors Corporation in Santa Clara (USA), Bitron Industrie S.p.A. (TO-Italy) and Matrix S.r.l. in Conversano (BA-Italy) focused on photovoltaic power processing systems.

He is the coordinator of research projects on renewable energy systems financed by the Italian Government, by the Campania Region and by the University of Salerno.

He is co-author of six international patents, three of them owned by ABB and Bitron, on switching converters and control of photovoltaic systems.

He was member of the Organizing Committee, of the Scientific Committee and of the Steering Committee of the following IEEE conferences: ISIE 2010, Electrimacs 2011, EPE-PEMC 2012, ISIE 2012, ICIT 2013, Electrimacs 2014, ICIT 2014, IECON 2014, ICCEP 2015, POWERENG 2015.

He organized many Special Sessions on photovoltaic systems in the frame of IEEE international conferences.

He was invited as a plenary lecturer at IEEE ETFA 2009, Electrimacs 2011 and 2012 Italian Workshop on Neural Networks.

From October 2012 to November 2014 he was Chairman of the "Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems" of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Since January 2011 he is member of the Publications Committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. Since May 2014 he is member of the IMACS Technical Committee on Modeling and Simulation of Electrical Machines.