The Electric Drives and Power Electronics Group researches on innovative actuators. In particular:

  • Methodologies of special electric machines projecting
  • Innovative actuators (e.g. piezo-electrical transducers)
  • Power electronics related and integrated with electric machines
  • Control strategies for actuators and for sensored and sensoreless applications.

The Group develops: new strategies of preventive diagnostics in electro-mechanical systems and researches the use of innovative sensors; algorithms for the early detection of damages in electric machines (stator parts, rotor and bearings) and in power electronics (fault-tolerant architectures).


Prof. Emilio Lorenzani

Topic: Electric Drives and Power Electronics



  1. Verrelli, C.M., Tomei, P., Consolini, L., Lorenzani, E. “Space-learning tracking control for permanent magnet step motors” (2016), Automatica, 73, pp. 223-230.
  2. Immovilli, F., Bianchini, C., Lorenzani, E., Bellini, A., Fornasiero, E., “Evaluation of Combined Reference Frame Transformation for Interturn Fault Detection in Permanent-Magnet Multiphase Machines,”in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, , vol.62, no.3, pp.1912-1920, March 2015.
  3. C. Bianchini, F. Immovilli, E. Lorenzani, A. Bellini, M. Davoli, “Review of Design Solutions for Internal Permanent Magnet Machines Cogging Torque Reduction,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.48, no.10, pp.2685-2693, Oct. 2012
    doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2012.2199509, ISSN: 0018-9464
  4. C. Bianchini, F. Immovilli, E. Lorenzani, A. Bellini, L. Felici, “Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine Design and Optimization Using Multi Layer 2D Simulation”, in Proc. of IEEE IECON 2013, pp. 2620-2625, 10-13 Nov. 2013, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2013, ISBN 978-1-4799-0224-8.
  5. Immovilli F., Cocconcelli M. “Experimental Investigation of Shaft Radial Load Effect on Bearing Fault Signatures Detection”, IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications, 2017.


PRIN 2009 (Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale – National level) High performance multi-phase electrical Actuators “More Electric Aircraft”.