Giovanni Petrone

Associate Editor

University of Salerno
Ingegneria Elettronica e Ingegneria Informatica
Campus di Fisciano
Stecca 5 Piano Secondo Stanza 058
Salerno 84084
Phone: 92 089 96 4277
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Giovanni Petrone was born in Salerno (Italy) in 1975. He received the M. Sc degree (with honours) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salerno in 2001 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Napoli "Federico II" in 2004. Since March 2001 he collaborates with the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Salerno.  He joined to the same Department as Assistant Professor in 2005 where he teaches Basic Circuit Theory and Power Electronic Circuits for Renewable Energy Sources.

He is member of the College of the Professors of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno for the Ph.D. degree Information Engineering.

His main research interests are in the analysis and design of switching converters for low power applications, tolerance analysis of electronic circuits, non-linear control techniques. His studies have been mainly focused on photovoltaic, fuel cell and wind systems.

He carried out research activity at the Department of Electronics Engineering and Automatic of University of Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona (Spain) in July 2011 and at the KDEE-Department of University of Kassel (Germany) in April 2010 and October 2011.

He has been coordinator of four national research projects focused on power electronics for renewable energy sources. He is co-author of several patents developed in the frame of research projects with international companies leaders in the field of electronics for PV applications.


Since 2009 he is member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems. He is co-author of 80 scientific papers published in international journals and in the proceedings of international symposia.

He is reviewer, within his area of expertise, for several IEEE journals and conferences.

He has been peer review for the Slovak Research and Development Agency in the years 2006-2007.

He has been Guest Editor of two special issues of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Track Co-Chair of four special sessions in IEEE international conferences mainly focused on photovoltaic systems.