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A researcher of Dismi is the winner of the international contest 'Powering the future'

Engineer Giovanni Migliazza, PhD in Engineering of Industrial Innovation at the Department of Science and Engineering Methods - Dismi of Unimore, is the winner of the international contest “Powering the Future”, promoted by Infineon, a leading company in semiconductors.

The prize, which is a 3D printer of the value of 3,500 euros, has been awarded through the Hackster.io platform, the biggest virtual community that networks hardware developers (more than 800,000) and technological partners to promote the design of technological solutions.

Developed and realised by engineer Giovanni Migliazza, who won the first prize as Best Industrial Application , the project is about a 2-pole solid state circuit-breaker for AC voltage sources. The study is about the design of a smart 2-pole solid state relay (SSR) able to switch different voltage loads without supplying overcurrents during the ignition phase and prevent voltage spikes from occurring during shutdown.

Professor Cesare Fantuzzi, Director of the Department of Science and Engineering Methods, stated that “We are especially pleased that this prize has been given to one of our PhDs. We are all proud of this award assigned to our young researcher. I would like to congratulate him and his scientific tutor, professor  Emilio Lorenzani, and the entire research group working inside Dismi, and I take this opportunity to mention the several researchers of our department, who are nearly 80 between PhDs and research fellows, involved in research activities and industrial collaborations that are valuable and of interest, not only for the local industry”.



Born in Catanzaro in 1987, he obtained the Master’s Degree in Mechatronic Engineering at the Department of Science and Engineering Methods of Unimore. In the same department, he is attending his last year of the PhD programme in the field “Machine Converters and Electric Drives” within the Electric Drives and Power Electronics group. He his currently carrying out a research period abroad at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China to explore themes relating to effective and solid electric drives for aerospace applications based on “Current Source Inverter” architectures. On this topic he is co-author of several publications.

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