Roberto Petrella

Roberto PETRELLA was born in Pescara, Italy, in 1971. He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering, with honours, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. He received praise from the evaluating commission of his thesis final project for the excellent results obtained in the development of a research and industrial system. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of L’Aquila as a Research Fellow and a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2001 till 2005. Since 2006 he’s with the Department of Electrical, Management and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Udine, as Researcher of Electrical Drives. His main research interests include advanced control of electrical drives (including vector control, energy efficiency optimisation techniques, estimation techniques, and sensorless control), digital motion control, and high-performance DSP-based systems for real-time control. He has authored more than 50 technical papers on these topics. The research activity has been developed both within the frame of University Research Projects and in collaboration with local industries. He serves International Conferences and Journals as a reviewer and he is an official lecturer for Texas Instruments’ motor control workshops in Italy and Europe.

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