Lorenzo Marconi attended the Electrical Engineering bachelor degree at University of Bologna from 1990 to 1995 and graduated with honours in 1995. From 1995 to 1998 he was doctoral student at the same University and obtained the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control in 1998. Between 1999 and 2005 he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. In this University he was appointed as Associate Professor since 2005 and as Full Professor since January 2016.
He has held visiting positions at and collaborations with various academic/research international institutions, such as the Washington University at St. Louis, the Imperial College at London, the Ohio State University at Columbus Ohio, the Universite Paris-Sud, the Mittag-Leffler Institute Sweden, l'\'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, the University of Linz Austria, University of California in Santa Barbara USA, and Zhejiang University Cina. On March 2008 he has received a ``teaching fellowship" from the University of Linz – Austria.
His current research interests include nonlinear control, output regulation for nonlinear systems, control of autonomous aerial vehicles, robust control, fault detection and isolation, fault tolerant control. He is co-author of more than 250 technical publications on the subject of linear and nonlinear feedback design published on international journals, books and conference proceedings. He is also co-author of three international monographs.
From 2004 to 2010 he has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Control System Society Conference Editorial Board. From 2009 to 2013 he was Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Control System Technology (since 2012) and of Automatica (since 2015). In November 2017 he has been appointed as Senior Editor of IEEE Transaction of Automatic Control.
He was Technical Associate Editor of the area ``Nonlinear Control Systems" on the occasion of the 17th IFAC World Congress held in Seoul 2008, Area Editor of the area ``Nonlinear Systems B" during the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held in Cancun 2008, Associate Editor of the area ``Nonlinear control" at the joint CDC-ECC Conference held in Seville on 2005. He served as Area Editor of the area “Nonlinear Control Systems” of the last three editions of the IFAC World Congress held in Milan (2011), Cape Town (2014) and Toulouse (2017). He served in the Technical Program Committee of the last five editions of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. He is member of the IEEE Control System Society, of the Control System Society Conference Editorial Board and of IFAC Technical Committee "Safety and Supervision in Technical Processes". He served as chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on ``Nonlinear Control Systems" from 2011 to 2017 and is now vice-chair. Dr. Marconi has been the chair of the International Program Committee of the 8th IFAC Workshop on nonlinear control systems (NOLCOS) held at University of Bologna on September 2010. He is the chair of International Program Committee of the second edition of the IFAC conference on Modelling, Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems (MICNON 2018) that will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 2018. He is publication chair of the forthcoming Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) that will be held in Miami on December 2018. He will serve as Chair of the IPC of the 12th IFAC Workshop on nonlinear control systems (NOLCOS) that will be held at University of Newcastle Australia on 2022.
From 2009 to 2012 he was member of the Governing Board and of the Public Authority Board of the European Joint Technology Initiative Artemis. He regularly serves as expert from the European Commission in H2020. He is elected member of the IEEE Board of Governor since 2016.
• In 2005, he has been awarded jointly by Elsevier and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the best paper published in the period 2002-2005 on ``Automatica".
• He is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper published on the magazine in the period 2012-2013.
• He is the recipient of the 2018 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award assigned by the American Automatic Control Council for the best paper presented at the 2017 American Control Conference.
• He has been nominated Fellow of IEEE for “contributions to feedback design of nonlinear systems and unmanned aerial vehicles".
• 2010-2013. Main promoter and Principal Investigator of the European Project AIRobots (Innovative aerial service robots for remote inspections by contact), a multi-national research grant funded by the Commission of European Communities for 2.616.000 Euro within 7th FP (Theme ICT-4-2.1). 6 European partners and more than 30 researchers involved with skills ranging from control theory, unmanned aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence.
• 2014-2017. Main promoter and Principal Investigator of the European Project SHERPA (Smart collaboration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProv- ing rescuing activities in Alpine environments) a multi-national research grant funded by the Commission of European Communities for 9.300.000 Euro within 7th FP (Theme ICT-4-2.1). 10 European partners with more than 80 researchers involved with scientific skills ranging from control theory, aerospace, robotics and cognitive systems.
• 2018- . Main promoter and Principal investigator of the European Project AirBorne (Aerial robotic technologies for professional search and rescue) a multi-national research grant funded by the Commission of European Communities for 2.350.000 Euro within H2020. 6 European partners with more than 30 researchers involved with scientific skills ranging from control theory, aerospace, and robotics.
• 2010-2012. Responsible for University of Bologna of the European Projects CESAR and EDIANA funded within the JTI Artemis. Total budget 300.000 euro.
• 2003-2006. Responsible for University of Bologna of the European project IFATIS (Intelligent Fault Tolerant Control in Integrated Systems") supported by the European Community within the action IST-2001-32122. Total budget 450.000 euro.