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Ugo Reggiani

Professor emeritus

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Curriculum vitae


Ugo Reggiani was born in Cavezzo (Modena), Italy, on December 2, 1944. He received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna in 1969.


He joined the Institute of Electrotechnics of the University of Bologna as a grant holder in 1970. He was appointed Assistant at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna in 1971, Assistant Professor at the University of Ancona in 1974 and at the University of Bologna in 1976.


Since 1980 he has been a Full Professor of Electrotechnics at the University of Bologna.

He was Head of both the Institute of Electrotechnics from 1989 to 1995, and the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1995 to 2001.


He was coordinator of Electrical Engineering Doctorate at the University of Bologna from 1988 to 1998.


From 2001 to 2010 he was Vice-Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. 

Since 2002 to 2012 he was Chairman of the Board of  Professors of the Electrical Engineering Courses at the University of Bologna.


From 1990 to 2008 he was also Adjunct Professor in Modena and Reggio Emilia University. 

Professor Reggiani is scientific coordinator of the Research Unity of Bologna of the Italian National Coordination Group of Electrical Sciences, since its foundation.

Research Activity

He started his research activity with a theoretical-experimental study on hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells in 1970.


Afterwards his scientific interests concerned frequency control of induction motors, electromagnetic field theory, analytical and numerical methods for the analysis and synthesis of electromagnetic and electromechanical apparatus, modeling and analysis of switched networks, high-frequency modeling of wound components, electrical characterization of alternative energy sources (fuel cells photovoltaic, modules and thin film solar cells). 

During the last years his research activity has been mainly focused on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): electromagnetic shielding, conducted disturbances in ac motors supplied by inverters, compact environments for EMC testing, radiated emissions from cables and printed circuit boards, analysis of electromagnetic interference (EMI) source mechanisms, conducted and radiated disturbances from switching converters, modelling of electrical properties of dispersive materials for shielding effectiveness prediction, electromagnetic coupling inside metallic enclosures, electromagnetic interferences of rolling stock power systems and railway traction systems. 

Currently his reseach activity also concerns  the wireless power transfer via resonant magnetic coupling.

Teaching Activity

He taught both Industrial Electronics (Course in Electronic Engineering at the University of Ancona) and Electrotechnics II (Courses in Electronic Engineering and in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna)  as Assistant Professor and Full Professor.


From 1983 to 2001 Prof. Reggiani taught Electrotechnics I (afterwards renamed first as Principles of Electrical Engineering and then Principles of Electrical Engineering I) for the Course in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna. He carried out the teaching of Industrial Electromagnetic Compatibility too, from 1998 to 2003. 

In consequence of the Bologna Process (1999), which introduced the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and two levels of degree (three-year B.Sc. and two-year M.Sc.), he taught Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrotechnics (B.Sc.) and Applied Electromagnetics (M.Sc.) for the Courses in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna. He taught also Electrotechnics (B.Sc.) for the Military Academy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Currently he teaches Fundamentals of Electrotechnics (B.Sc.) and Electromagnetic Propagation and Interferences (M.Sc.).

Other  Activities

Prof. Reggiani was Tutor of the National Plan "Electromagnetic Compatibility" - Cluster 13, of the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) from 2001 to 2005. 

He was a member of the Directive Committee of the Formation and Profession of the Association Sciences and Technologies for Research and Industry (ASTRI), Group of the Italian Federation of Electrotechnics, Electronics, Automation, Computer Science and Telecommunications (AEIT) from 2005 to 2007. 

Prof. Reggiani is a member of the  editorial boards of the Journal of Electrical & Electronic Systems and of the International Journal of Research in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. 

He is a member of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society and IEEE Magnetics Society. He is a chartered professional engineer in Italy.

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