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  Alessandro Pisano, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

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Assistant professor (ricercatore)

 

Università degli Studi di Cagliari

 

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica (DIEE)

 

 

 

Email:

Tel.  070 675.5760

Fax  070 675.5782

Studio  DIEE, Padiglione B.

              Ultimo piano

 

 

 

 

Personal data

Research interests

Patents

Projects

Visiting professor positions

Editorial and organization activities

Teaching

Talks

 

 

Personal data

Full name

Alessandro PISANO.

Born

September 6, 1972.

Education

1997, Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering,  DIEE, Cagliari University

2001, Phd Degree in Electronic and Informatics, DIEE, Cagliari University

Current position

Assistant professor (ricercatore)

Contacts

Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE), Univ. of Cagliari, Piazza d’Armi 09126 Cagliari.

Ph. +39 0706755760  Fax + 39 0706755782

 

Professional and scientific interests

Theory and application of nonlinear control.

Discontinuous control systems.

Control under uncertainty.

Observation and Fault Detection

 

Main applications

Power plants simulation, control and diagnostics.

Renewable energies (Concentrating Solar plants)

Mechanical systems and Robotics.

Train pantographs; compressors; overhead cranes; electro-hydraulic actuators; underwater vehicles. DC and induction motors.

 

Recent topics

Multi-agent systems and consensus algorithms.

Distributed-parameter systems.

 

See the publication list.

 

Patents

Italian Patent,

“Method and apparatus for the dynamic positioning of an object moving in a fluid”, November 2005.

Inventors A. Pisano.  G. Bartolini, E.Usai (Univ. di   Cagliari) T. Zolezzi (Univ, di Genova), E. Punta (CNR).

Italian Patent

Controlller device for an electrohydraulic actuator for regulating a turbine” , December 2007.

Inventors A. Pisano.  G. Bartolini (Univ. di   Cagliari) F. Lombardi ed I. Torre (Ansaldo Energia).

European patent

 Controlller device for an electrohydraulic actuator for regulating a turbine” , December 2008.

Inventors A. Pisano.  G. Bartolini (Univ. di   Cagliari) F. Lombardi ed I. Torre (Ansaldo Energia).

Italian Patent,

“Metodo per il controllo in tempo reale delle frequenze operative di infrastrutture hardware con elevato numero di macchine e con funzionalità eterogenee/aggregabili”, Ottobre 2014.

Inventors A. Pisano. (Univ. di Cagliari) L. Caviglione (CNR/ISSIA).

 

 

Projects

Duration

Subject

Funding source

1999-00

Navigation, Guidance and Control of Robotic Underwater Vehicles

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2000-01

Advanced control methods for mechanical systems subject to oscillations

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2001-02

Innovative Control Strategies in high-speed transportation systems (specific topic dealt with: control of active  pantographs for high velocity trains)

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2002-03

GPS systems for Automatic Train Protection (ATP) signalling

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2003-04

Design and implementation of high-dexterity robotic manipulators with haptic feedback

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research.

2004-05

Robust Regulation of Active Pantographs via Variable Structure Control

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2006

Novel position controllers for electro hydraulic valves for gas and steam turbines

Research funded by Ansaldo Energia, ltd.

2006

Underwater Propulsion System based on an Oscillating Foil

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2006

Modeling and Control of Gantry Cranes for Container Handling

Project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research.

2007-2010

Real-time Simulation and Control of Combined-Cycle Power Plants

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research

2008

Control  system design for a small-scale thermodynamic solar plant

Research funded by Elianto S.r.l.

2008-2011

ESTATE - Laboratory for the development of thermodynamic solar concentrating technologies.  ESTATE webpage

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (297)

2008 - 2011

PRODI - Power plants Robustification based On fault Detection and Isolation algorithms. PRODI webpage.

FP7 ICT Collaborative Project

2010-ongoing

HYCON2 - Highly-complex and networked control systems.                HYCON2 webpage.

FP7 ICT Collaborative Project (Network of Excellence)

2011-2013

Controllo ed osservazione dello stato per sistemi di ordine non intero in presenza di disturbi ed incertezze di modello (Control and observation for fractional order  systems in the presence of disturbances and model uncertainties). Coordinator of Cagliari research unit.

Research funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (PRIN)

2013-ongoing

Modellazione, controllo e sperimentazione di sistemi innovativi per l’accumulo di energia. (Modeling,control and experimentation of innovative systems for energy storage) Coordinator of DIEE research unit

Research funded by Sardinia regional government.

2014-ongoing

New methods of robust fault diagnosis for uncertain dynamical systems with applications to renewable energy production and storage

Research funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and its Serbian counterpart.

 

Editorial and organization activities

He is an associate editor of the Asian Journal of Control (2009-present)

He is member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board (2008-present)

He served as Chair of National Organizing Committee and International Program Committee Member for several international conferences in the area of Systems and Control.

 

Visiting professor positions (recent)

 

2016.

CICESE - Centro de investigación científica y de educación superior de ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Period: March. Duration: 25 days.

University of  la Plata, La Plata, Argentina. Period: April. Duration: 25 days.

Instituto Politecnico Naccional, Mexico City, Mexico. Period: April. Duration: 7 days

 

2015

CICESE - Centro de investigación científica y de educación superior de ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California,  Mexico. Period: March/April, September.  Duration: 2,5 months

Instituto Politecnico Naccional, Mexico City, Mexico. Period: March. Duration: 15 days

Faculty of Technical sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia. Period: July. Duration: 15 days.

 

2014

CICESE - Centro de investigación científica y de educación superior de ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico. Period: September.  Duration: 1 month

Faculty of Technical sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia. Period: July. Duration: 15 days.

 

2013

Ecole Centrale de Lille, Lille, France. Period: November, Duration: 1 month.

 

Teaching

He teaches the courses of “Automatic Control” and “Simulation of dynamical systems with Matlab-Simulink” in the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering curricula.

 

Selected Talks (miscellaneous)

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Il Laboratorio Fotovoltaico come Struttura di Certificazione

Riunione di presentazione del Laboratorio Fotovoltaico del Cluster Energie Rinnovabili di Sardegna Ricerche.

Sala conferenze CIS- Viale Bonaria, Cagliari, 18 Aprile 2008.

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“High-order sliding mode application case studies

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico-City, August 15, 2008.

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 La radiazione solare e le relative procedure di calcolo

Seminario tecnico sugli impianti fotovoltaici per amministrazioni ed enti pubblici

Sala anfiteatro, Cagliari,  via Roma 253, 19 Settembre 2008.

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Frequency Domain Methods of analysis for 2-SMC systems - Input-Output Problem

Workshop held during CDC2008, the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, MX, December 8,2008.

Worskhop website.

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Controllori e protocolli di comunicazione per la domotica

Seminario Tecnico “Domotica ed applicazioni speciali in contesto di disabilità

Aula magna della Facoltà di Ingegneria della Università di Cagliari, Piazza d’Armi, Cagliari, 25 Settembre 2009.

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“Il fotovoltaico a concentrazione e la sua integrazione nelle strutture ricettive e residenziali. Aspetti tecnologici e normativi, e prospettive di diffusione

Seminario Tecnico “Energia solare per gli hotel e il turismo

T-Hotel, Cagliari, 24 Marzo 2010..