Ph.D. student and thesis

Ph.D. student supervision

Ph.D. students supervision - ongoing

  • Antonio Zecchino, “Electric vehicles in the Nordic countries: Control strategies for coordinated grid services”, Ph.D. in E.E. connected to a Nordic collaboration with NTNU, DTU, 12/2015 – 12/2018 (supervisors: M. Marinelli, C. Træholt, M. Korpås).
  • Michel Rezkalla, “Validation of decentralized and coordinated operation of frequency and voltage control systems in the control room,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to ELECTRA FP7 and to ELECTRA Top-up project, DTU, 04/2015 – 03/2018 (supervisors: M. Marinelli, H. W. Bindner, K. Heussen).
  • Michael Pertl, “Observability and decision support for supervision of distributed power system control,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to ELECTRA FP7 and to ELECTRA Top-up project, DTU, 12/2014 – 12/2017 (supervisors: H. W. Bindner, M. Marinelli, K. Heussen).
  • Sergejus Martinenas, “Enabling technologies for Smart Grid integration of Electric Vehicles,” Ph.D. in E.E. connected to Cotevos and to Nikola project, DTU, 08/2014 – 07/2017 (supervisors: C. Træholt, M. Marinelli, P. B. Andersen).


Ph.D. students supervision - completed

  • Katarina Knezovic, “Control strategies and modelling of electric vehicles in the distribution network,” Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.) connected to Nikola project, DTU, 12/2013 – 12/2016, defended in May 2017 (supervisors: C. Træholt, M. Marinelli, P. B. Andersen). The thesis can be downloaded here.


Ph.D. students - not officially supervised - with whom I had fruitful and pleasant collaborations

  • Alexander Prostejovsky, "Increased Observability in Electric Distribution Grids," Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.), 07/2014 - 06/2017, to be defended (Supervisors: H. W. Bindner, A. M. Kosek, J. K. Kok).
  • Venkatachalam Lakshmanan, "Demand Response on domestic thermostatically controlled loads; Modelling, flexibility and impact analysis with field experiments," Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.), 05/2012 - 10/2015, defended in Jun. 2016 (Supervisors: H. W. Bindner, A. M. Kosek, O. Gehrke). The thesis can be downloaded here.
  • Fabrizio Sossan, "Indirect control of flexible demand for power system applications ," Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.), 12/2010 - 12/2013, defended in Jun. 2014 (Supervisors: H. W. Bindner, P. Nørgård). The thesis can be downloaded here.
  • Francesco Baccino, "SmartGrids applications: examples in distribution and transmission eletrical networks," Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (E.E.), 01/2011 - 12/2013, defended in Apr. 2014 (Supervisors: S. Massucco, F. Silvestro).

Ph.D. student hosting

  • Massimiliano Coppo, “Modeling and management of active electric distribution networks,” Ph.D. student in E.E., University of Padova, hosted in Sep-Nov 2014, defended in March 2016 (supervisor: R. Turri). The thesis can be downloaded here.

Ph.D. student examination

  • Javier Garcia Villalobos, “Optimized charging control method for plug-in electric vehicles in LV distribution networks,” PhD thesis in E.E., Univ. of the Basque Country, defended in May 2016 (supervisor: Inmaculada Zamora Belver). The thesis can be downloaded here.

...and Mattia's Ph.D. thesis (2011 @UNIGE) can be found here :)