MS, Electrotechnics Engineering, 1988 University of Catania (UdC) Italy; Ph.D., Electrotechnics Engineering, 1992, UdC. Currently he is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. In 2013 he got the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor. In 1992 he was guest staff member in Newcastle University (U.K.). From 1993 to 1996 he has been working in the industry with Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics in Italy, as electrical engineer responsible for electrical facilities operation and maintenance. In 2002 he was associate researcher for INFN ( National Institute for Nuclear Physics), sited in Catania, Italy. Responsible of Erasmus agreements: Universitè de Corse Pascal Paoli (France); University of Jules Verne (France); TEI of Western Greece (Greece); University of Jaén, Spain. Keynote speaker at 2012 IEEE EPE conference in Iasi Romania. Invited speaker at ICEEAC (Algeria, 2013), WREC (UK, 2014). Awarded in 2012 of the Diploma di Excelentia in teaching and research in power system from University “Stefan cel Mare”, Suceava, Romania; best paper regular session in SEB 2014. From 2015 he is member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Sustainable Energy. He is co-author in more than 180 scientific papers, published in International journals and conference proceedings, on the subject of electrical power systems and, in particular, on:
Analysis and modelling of Wind and Photovoltaic generation systems,
DGSs (Dispersed Generation Systems),
Energy and Ancillary Services Market, Stationary applications of Hydrogen Technology,
Photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems,
Monitoring and diagnostic of photovoltaic systems.
He is responsible of power system research group at Udc. He is a Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society. From 2010 to 2015 he was vice-president of the section of Catania of the Italian Federation of Electrotechnics, Electronics, Automation, Informatics and Telecommunications (AEIT).