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Massimiliano Luna received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with full honours and the Ph.D. degree in Energy Science from the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He attended a course in embedded systems at Scuola EAS-Altran in 2004. He qualified as a Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer in 2011 and he attended two courses in timing analysis of FPGA-based systems at Altera corp. in 2012.
Since 2005 he is an official chartered engineer. He spent one year doing research activities in the automotive field at Sivibus s.p.a. in 2005. From 2007 to 2009 he was an academic tutor at the University of Palermo. He finally joined CNR-ISSIA (National Research Council – Institute on Intelligent Systems for Automation), Italy, in 2009, where he currently works as a permanent technologist researcher. His research interests are in the following fields:

  • static and dynamic modelling of renewable sources;
  • topologies and control of power converters for renewable energy systems;
  • electrical drives and powertrains;
  • FPGA- and DSP-based signal processing;
  • power quality and active EMI filters.

Dr. Luna holds the IT patent n. RM2013A000272 for a novel wind-energy conversion system. He has authored several scientific papers and co-authored a book chapter (M. Di Piazza, G. Vitale. Photovoltaic Sources: Modelling and Emulation. London, UK: Springer, 2013). Furthermore, he has served as a reviewer of the following journals and conferences: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE IET Power Electronics, Bentham Science TOREJ (The Open Renewable Energy Journal), IEEE ICEM (International Conference on Electrical Machines).

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Petrone, G.; Luna, M.; La Tona, G.; Di Piazza, M. C.; Spagnuolo, G.

    Online Identification of Photovoltaic Source Parameters by Using a Genetic Algorithm, Applied Sciences, Vol. 8., No. 1, 2018

  2. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Petrone, G. Spagnuolo

    Translation of the Single-Diode PV Model Parameters Identified by Using Explicit Formulas, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. PP, No. 99, 2017

  3. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, M. Pucci

    Electrical Loss Minimization Technique for Wind Generators based on a Comprehensive Dynamic Modelling of Induction Machines, IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. PP, No. 99, 2017

  4. Di Piazza, M. C.; La Tona, G.; Luna, M.; Di Piazza, A.

    A two-stage Energy Management System for smart buildings reducing the impact of demand uncertainty, Energy and buildings, Vol. 139, 2017

  5. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “EMI Reduction in DC-Fed Electric Drives by Active Common-Mode Compensator”, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume: 56 , Issue: 5, October 2014 , Page(s): 1067-1076

  6. Di Piazza M.C., Luna M., Vitale G.

    Dynamic PV Model Parameter Identification by Least-Squares Regression, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013

  7. Di Piazza M.C., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Intelligent Power Conversion System Management for Photovoltaic Generation, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 2, 2013

  8. Di Piazza M. C., Luna M., Vitale G.

    Parameter Identification of a PV Source Dynamic Model with Piecewise-Linear Circuit-Based Approach, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 10, No. 751, 2012

  9. M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Design of a Simple, Effective and Low Cost Micro-Wind Energy Conversion System, The open renewable energy journal, Vol. 4, 2011

  10. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    A Dynamic Model of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on Experimental Data, Renewable energy & power quality journal, Vol. 8, 2010

  11. G. Abbate, M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    FPGA-based Random PWM Control of a Buck DC/DC Converter, Journal of Electric Systems, Vol. 6, 3, 2010

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    ODEF: an Interactive Tool for Optimized Design of EMI Filters, IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct 24-27, 2016

  2. Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Di Piazza, A.; La Tona, G.

    Energy Management Systems for Effective Gap Reduction Between Actual and Predicted Power in Smart Homes and Buildings, IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, Italy, Oct 24-27, 2016

  3. Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    Optimized design of high power density EMI filters for power electronic converters, 2016 AEIT International Annual Conference (AEIT), Capri (Italy), Oct 5-7, 2016.

  4. Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Pucci, M.

    Electrical loss minimization technique for wind generators based on a comprehensive dynamic modelling of induction machines, 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE),Milwaukee (WI), USA, Sept 18-22, 2016

  5. Ala, G.; Giaconia, G. C.; Giglia, G.; Di Piazza, M. C.; Luna, M.; Vitale, G.; Zanchetta, P.

    Computer Aided Optimal Design of High Power Density EMI Filters, 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Florence, Italy, June 7-10, 2016

  6. G. Ala, M.C. Di Piazza, C. Giaconia, G. Giglia, M. Luna, G. Vitale, P. Zanchetta

    “Computer Aided Optimal Design of High Power Density EMI Filters”, 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Florence, Italy, 7-10 June 2016.

  7. P.L. Carotenuto, A. Di Piazza, M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Petrone, G. Spagnuolo

    “A geostatistical approach for identifying the shadowing conditions affecting a PV plant”, 2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Taormina, Italy 16-18 June 2015, Pages: 414 – 421.

  8. M.C. Di Piazza, G. La Tona, M. Luna, A. Di Piazza

    “A novel EMS for residential microgrids reconciling end-user and utility needs”, 2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), ,Taormina, Italy 16-18 June 2015, Pages: 140 – 146.

  9. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Petrone, , G. Spagnuolo

    “About the identification of the single-diode model parameters of high-fill-factor photovoltaic modules”, 2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Taormina, Italy 16-18 June 2015, Pages: 85 – 91

  10. F. Alonge, S. Collura, M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Dynamic Performance Enhancement of AC/DC PFC Boost Converters by Means of MRAS Observers”, The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 3-5 June 2015 . Búzios . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil.

  11. S. Cannizzaro, M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale, G. Calogero, I. Citro

    “Parameter identification and real-time J-V curve reconstruction of polymer PV and dye-sensitized cells using non-iterative algorithms”, European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, (EU PVSEC 2014), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 22-26 September 2014.

  12. M. C. Di Piazza, G. Giglia, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “EMI Filter Design in Motor Drives with Common Mode Voltage Active Compensation”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  13. S. Cannizzaro, M. C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Generalized Classification of PV Modules by Simplified Single-Diode Models”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  14. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    “Design and FPGA Implementation of an All-Digital Two-Quadrant General Pulse-Width Modulator”. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics Society (ISIE 2014). 1-4 June 2014. Istanbul, Turkey

  15. Cannizzaro S.; Di Piazza M.C.; Luna M.; Vitale G.

    (2014) "PVID: An interactive Matlab application for parameter identification of complete and simplified single-diode PV models", COMPEL, Santander (Spain), June 22-25, 2014

  16. Di Piazza M.C., Giglia G., Luna M., Vitale, G.

    (2013)EMI and reliability improvement in DC-fed induction motor drives by filtering techniquesin IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  17. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Luna, M. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) PV-based Li-ion battery charger with neural MPPT for autonomous sea vehicles, in IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  18. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Luna, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2011) An Improved Common Mode Active Filter for EMI Reduction in Vehicular Motor Drives, in IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPP 2011,, Chicago Il. USA,, September 6-9, 2011

  19. M. C. Di Piazza, A. Ragusa, M. Luna, G. Vitale

    (2010) A Dynamic Model of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on Experimental Data, in International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality, Granada, Spain

  20. M. Beccali, M. Luna, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) Power Maximization of a PV-Wind HRES via DC-link Voltage Boosting, in 11th Spanish Portuguese Conference on Electrical Engineering, 1-4 July 2009, Zaragoza (Spain), Zaragoza (Spain), 1-4 July 2009