Antonio Morandi received the Master Degree and the PhD in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna in 1999 and
2004. Currently he is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering of the University of Bologna. He has been visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan and at Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi, Brasil.
His research interests are on power applications of High Temperature Superconductors and advanced energy systems. His expertise is mainly focused on Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage, Superconducting Fault Current Limiters and Transformers, HTS DC distribution and transmission, HTS Permanent Magnets for high power density rotating machines and levitation and Numerical Modelling. He has coordinated research projects funded by Public Agencies based on Competitive calls and by private companies and has contributed to the prototyping of superconducting power apparatus (FCL and SMES) and the development of modeling and design tools. More in particular he was the national coordinator of project “PRIN – Development of an Innovative Type Superconducting Fault Current Limiter” and currently is the Principal Investigator of project “DRYSMES4GRID - Development of a cryogen free cooled 500 kJ / 200 kW SMES demonstrator based on MgB2”.
Antonio Morandi is author of about 60 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He is inventor of three patents. He is reviewer of research projects in the energy sector for the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and foreign research institutes. Antonio Morandi represents the University of Bologna in the Steering Committee of EERA – JP Energy Storage and is a board member of ESAS – European Society for Applied Superconductivity and a senior member of IEEE. He is a member of the Italian National Committee CEI CT90 – Superconductivity of and member of the International Steering Committee on HTS Modeling. He has been member of several program committees in international conferences (ASC2018, EUCAS2013, HTS Modelling 2014 and 2018). He was the chairman of the 5th International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors, Bologna-Italy, 2016.
Antonio Morandi is Associate Editor for IEEE transaction on Applied Superconductivity and serves as Guest Editor for SUST – Superconductor Science and Technology.