Senior Researcher

ISSIA CNR – Palermo

SHORT BIO

Marcello Pucci received his “laurea” degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy) in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002 from the same University. In 2000 he has been an host student at the Institut of Automatic Control of the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, working in the field of control of AC machines, with a grant from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauscdienst – German Academic Exchange Service). From 2001 to 2007 he has been a researcher and since 2008 he has been a senior researcher at the Section of Palermo of I.S.S.I.A.-C.N.R. (Institute on Intelligent Systems for the Automation), Italy. Since 2011 he is a Senior Member of IEEE. He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electrical Systems”. His current research interests are electrical machines, control, diagnosis and identification techniques of electrical drives, intelligent control and power converters. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Education:
– 1997: 5-years degree (Laurea) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy. Score: 110/110 cum laude.
– 2002: PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy.

Job Positions:
– Since 2008: Senior Researcher at the ISSIA (Institute for Intelligent Systems for the Automation) of the CNR (Italian National Research Council);
– From 2001 to 2007: Researcher at the ISSIA (Institute for Intelligent Systems for the Automation) of the CNR (Italian National Research Council);
– 1998: Designer Engineer of Flash Memories at ST Microelectronics (Catania site) in the framework of the M.P.G. (Memory Product Group);
– 1997: Lieutenant of the Italian Army in the Engineering staff;

Teaching:
– Invited Professor at the Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort, France in July and August 2010, July 2009, July 2008, April 2007, Genuary/February 2006;
-Lecture held on 29/03/06 at the Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort – France, entitled “Sensorless Control of Induction Machine Driver with New Linear Neural Techniques “;
-Lecture held on 31/03/06 at l’Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort – France, entitled “Conducted Electromagnetic Emissions in Direct Torque Control (DTC) Induction Machine Drives “;
– Lecture at the Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department titled: “Speed Estimation of Induction Machines with Least-Squares Method” held on 31/05/04;
– Contract for teaching the Course titled “Instruments and Measurements for the Automation” in Electronic Engineering at the University of Palermo during 2005/2006 and 2004/2005;
– Contract for teaching the Course titled “Engineering and Technologies of Control Systems” in Control Engineering at the University of Palermo during 2003/2004;
– Contract for teaching the Course titled “Electrical Machines” in Electrical Engineering at the University of Palermo during 2002/2003 and during 2001/2002;

Project Responsabilities:
– Responsible for the years 2001 and 2002 of the following research activity at CERISEP-CNR.: “Controllo, Identificazione e Diagnostica di Azionamenti Elettrici: Verifiche Sperimentali e Realizzazioni Prototipali”.
Responsabile scientifico del workpackage “Costituzione del laboratorio per le verifiche sperimentali” del progetto MIUR 211/2004 relativo all’ottimizzazione della generazione elettrica da fonti rinnovabili.
– Responsible of the operative unit S1-WP2-A3_UO05 “Analisi del rumore introdotto nell’ambiente” nell’ambito del progetto RITMARE (La Ricerca Italiana per il Mare). Duration: 60 months.
– Responsible of the operative unit S1-WP2-A_UO011 “Motori ibridi” nell’ambito del progetto RITMARE (La Ricerca Italiana per il Mare). Duration: 60 months.
Responsible for the ISSIA-CNR, uod of Palerrmo of the project PON TESEO PON02_00513_2939517 entitled “Tecnologie ad alta Efficienza per la Sostenibilità Energetica ed ambientale On-board”, and in particoular of the following activity: 1.3.2 “Progettazione di massima del sistema di propulasione elettrica (RI) “, durata 36 mesi dal 1/7/2012, duration 36 months.

Patents:
Industrial patents
– Title: Metodo e Relativo Sistema per la Conversione di Energia Meccanica, Proveniente da un Generatore Comandato da una Turbina, in Energia Elettrica;
Number: RM2013A000272;
– Date: 08/05/2013;
– Inventors: Vitale Gianpaolo, Pucci Marcello, Luna Massimiliano.

Publications:
– Author of the book: M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale, Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives with Linear Neural Networks (Energy, Power Electronics, and Machines), Editor: Ali Emadi, Taylor & Francis Group, LCC, 1st edition (May 14, 2012), ISBN-10: 1439818142.
– Author of 1 chapter in the book: M. Cirrincione, A. Miraoui, M. Pucci, D. Torregrossa, Power Tracking Curve-Based Algorithm for Wind Energy Systems, capitolo presente in: M. Godoy Simões, Felix A. Farret, Alternative Energy Systems: Design and Analysis with Induction Generators, Second Edition, CRC Press, ISBN: 9781420055320.
– Author of 33 papers published on international ISI Journals.
– Author of 16 papers published on international non-ISI Journals with referee.
– Author of 72 papers published on international conferences with referee.
– Supervisor of 5 research grants at ISSIA-CNR section of Palermo.
– Supervisor of 3 PhD thesis.
– Supervisor of 8 master thesis.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tarisciotti, L.; Formentini, A.; Gaeta, A.; Degano, M.; Zanchetta, P.; Rabbeni, R.; Pucci, M.

    Model Predictive Control for Shunt Active Filters With Fixed Switching Frequency, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 53, Issue 1, 2017

  2. 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

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

    Techniques for efficiency improvement in PWM motor drives, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 136, July 2016, Pages 270–280

  4. Alonge, F.; Cirrincione, M.; D’Ippolito, F.; Pucci, M.; Sferlazza, A.

    Adaptive feedback linearizing control of linear induction motor considering the end-effects, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 55, 2016

  5. Alonge, F.; Cirrincione, M.; Pucci, M.; Sferlazza, A.

    Input-Output Feedback Linearization Control With On-Line MRAS-Based Inductor Resistance Estimation of Linear Induction Motors Including the Dynamic, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2016

  6. Alonge F.; Rabbeni, R.; Pucci, M.; Vitale, G.

    "Identification and Robust Control of a Quadratic DC/DC Boost Converter by Hammerstein Model", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 51, No. 5, 2015

  7. Marcello Pucci

    "Induction machines sensors-less wind generator with integrated intelligent maximum power point tracking and electric losses minimisation technique", IET control theory & applications, Vol. 9, No. 12, 2015

  8. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci

    "Induction Machines based Wind Generators with Neural Maximum Power Point Tracking and Minimum Losses Techniques", IEEE transactions on industrial electronics, 2015

  9. Alonge, F.; Cirrincione, M. F.; Pucci, M.; Sferlazza, A.

    Input-output feedback linearizing control of linear induction motor taking into consideration the end-effects. Part II, Control engineering practice, Vol. 36, 2015

  10. F. Alonge, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, A. Sferlazza

    Input-output feedback linearizing control of linear induction motor taking into consideration the end-effects. Part I: Theoretical analysis, Control engineering practice, Vol. 36, 2015

  11. Pucci, Marcello

    State Space-Vector Model of Linear Induction Motors, IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2014

  12. Alonge F.; Cirrincione M.; D’Ippolito F.; Pucci M.; Sferlazza A.; Vitale G.

    "Descriptor-type kalman filter and TLS EXIN speed estimate for sensorless control of a linear induction motor", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 50, No.6, 2014

  13. Accetta A.; Cirrincione M.; Pucci M.; Vitale G.

    "Neural sensorless control of linear induction motors by a full-order luenberger observer considering the end effects", IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2014

  14. Accetta A., Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    MRAS Speed Observer for High-Performance Linear Induction Motor Drives Based on Linear Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on power electronics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013

  15. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Neural MPPT of Variable Pitch Wind Generators with Induction Machines in a Wide Wind Speed Range, IEEE transactions on industry applications, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2013

  16. Marvuglia A.; Cellura M.; Pucci M.

    A generalization of the orthogonal regression technique for life cycle inventory, International journal of agricultural and environmental information, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

  17. Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Growing Neural Gas-Based MPPT of Variable Pitch, IEEE Transactions on industry applications, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2012

  18. Accetta A., Cirrincione M., Pucci M., Vitale G.

    Sensorless Control of PMSM Fractional Horsepower Drives by Signal Injection and Neural Adaptive-Band Filtering, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2012

  19. A. Accetta, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci

    TLS EXIN based neural sensorless control of a high dynamic PMSM, Control engineering practice, Vol. 20, 2012

  20. Marcello Pucci

    Direct field oriented control of linear induction motors, Electric power systems research, Vol. 89, 2012

  21. M. Pucci, M. Cirrincione

    Neural MPPT Control of Wind Generators With Induction Machines Without Speed Sensors, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 58, 2011

  22. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Direct power control of three-phase VSIs for the minimization of common-mode emissions in distributed generation systems, Electric power systems research, Vol. 81, 2011

  23. M. Pucci, C. Serporta

    Analysis of rotor slotting saliency in induction motor sensorless control, Electric power systems research, Vol. 81, 2011

  24. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    Growing Neural Gas (GNG) based Maximum Power Point Tracking for High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, IEEE Transactions on industry applications, Vol. 47, 2011

  25. 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

  26. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    Analytical Versus Neural Real-Time Simulation of a Photovoltaic Generator Based on a DC–DC Converter, IEEE Transactions on industry applications,  Vol. 6, 2010

  27. M. Pucci, C. Serporta

    Finite-Element Analysis of Rotor Slotting Saliency in Induction Motors for Sensorless Control, IEEE Transactions on magnetics, Vol. 46, 2010

  28. A. Miraoui, J. W. Kolar, M. Pucci

    Automotive Power and Energy, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 57, 2010

  29. M. Pucci

    Sensors-less neural maximum power point tracking control of induction machines wind generators by growing neural gas and minor component analysis EXIN + reduced order observe, IET control theory & applications, Vol. 4, 2010

  30. 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

  31. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci , G. Vitale, G. Scordato

    A Single-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter for Current Harmonic Compensation by Adaptive Neural Filtering, European power electronics and drives journal, Vol. 19, 2009

  32. M. Cirrincione, G. Marsala, A. Miraoui, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    A prototype of a fuel cell PEM EMULATOR BASED ON A BUCK CONVERTER, Applied energy, Vol. 86, 2009

  33. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale, A. Miraoui

    Current Harmonic Compensation by a Single-Phase Shunt Active Power Filter Controlled by Adaptive Neural Filtering, IEEE Transactions on industrial electronics, Vol. 56, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. 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

  2. Marcello Pucci

    "An Integrated Neural Approach for Maximum Power Point Tracking and Electrical Losses Minimization of wind Generators with Induction Machines", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  3. Binying Ye, Maurizio Cirrincione, Marcello Pucci, Giansalvo Cirrincione

    "Speed Sensorless Control of Induction Motors Based on MCA EXIN PISARENKO Method", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  4. Binying Ye, Maurizio Cirrincione, Marcello Pucci, Giansalvo Cirrincione

    "Sensorless Control of Induction Motors by the MSA based MUSIC Technique", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  5. F. Alonge, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, A. Sferlazza

    "A Nonlinear Observer for Rotor Flux Estimation Considering Magnetic Saturation Effects in Induction Motor Drives", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  6. M. Cirrincione, L. Greco, M. Pucci, C. Testa, G. Vitale

    "Effectiveness of a GNG-based MPPT and related Control System for Marine Current Turbines in Unsteady Operating Conditions", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  7. Marcello Pucci

    "Marine Current Generation System with Embedded Maximum Point Tracking, Electrical Losses Minimization Techniques and Discontinuous PWM", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  8. A. Accetta, F. Alonge, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci , A. Sferlazza

    "Feedback Linearizing Control of Induction Motor Considering Magnetic Saturation Effects", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  9. R. Rabbeni, L. Tarisciotti ,A. Gaeta, A. Formentini, P. Zanchetta, M. Pucci, M. Degano, M. Rivera

    "Finite States Modulated Model Predictive Control for Active Power Filtering Systems", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 15), 20-24 September 2015, Montreal, Canada

  10. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci

    "Efficiency issues in induction motor drives: Modelling and losses minimization techniques", 2015 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis (WEMDCD), 26-27 March 2015, Turin, Italy

  11. F. Alonge, M. Pucci, R. Rabbeni, G. Vitale

    “Identification and Robust Control of a Quadratic DC/DC Boost Converter by Hammerstein Model” in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, (ECCE 14), Pittsburh (USA), 14-18 September 2014

  12. Accetta A.; Pucci M.; Lidozzi A.; Solero L.; Crescimbini F.

    “Compensation of static end effects in linear induction motor drives by frequency-adaptive synchronous controllers” in ICEM 2014, XXI International Conference on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, 2-5 September 2014

  13. Di Piazza M.C.; Pucci M.

    (2014) "Efficiency analysis in induction motor drives with discontinuous PWM and electrical loss minimization", IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2014), Berlin, Germany, 2-5 Sept. 2014

  14. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) Benchmarking of PWM techniques effects on efficiency, power quality and EMI in DC-supplied induction motor drives, in IEEE ECCE 2013, Denver, CO (USA), September, 15-19, 2013

  15. Di Piazza, M.C. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2013) Efficiency modeling in voltage source inverters with several PWM techniques: A unified approach, in IEEE - IECON 2013, Vienna, Austria, November, 10-13, 2013

  16. M. Cirrincione, G. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2013) Linear Neural Networks applied to Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives, in International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ'13), Bilbao (Spain), Bilbao (Spain), 20-22 of March 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. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, A. Sferlazza, G. Vitale

    (2012) Descriptor-type Kalman Filter and Adaptive Speed Estimate for Sensorless Control of Linear Induction Motor, in 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Controls for Electrical Drives (SLED 2012), Milwaukee, WI, USA, September 21-22, 2012

  19. B. Ye, G. Cirrincione, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2012) Improved Sensorless Scalar Control by a PLL Tracking Roror Slotting Effects, in 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Controls for Electrical Drives (SLED 2012) ,, Milwaukee, WI, USA, September 21-22, 2012

  20. A. Accetta, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2012) Neural Sensorless Control of Linear Induction Motors by a Full-Order Luenberger Observer considering the End-effects, in 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition ECCE 2012), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA,, September 2012

  21. F. Alonge, M. Cirrincione, F. D’Ippolito, M. Pucci, A. Sferlazza

    (2012) Parameter identification of linear induction motor model in extended range of operation by means of input-output data, in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo 2011 (ECCE 12), Raleigh, USA, 15-20 September, 2012., Raleigh USA, 15-20 September, 2012

  22. Marcello Pucci

    (2012) State Space -Vector Model of Linear Induction Motors, in ", IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo 2011 (ECCE 12), Raleigh, USA, 15-20 September, 2012., Raleigh, USA, 15-20 September, 2012

  23. M. Cossentino; C. Lodato; S. Lopes; M. Pucci; G. Vitale; M. Cirrincione

    (2011) A Multi-Agent Architecture for Simulating and Managing Microgrids, in Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation Workshop (MAS&S 2011) at the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, Szczecin, Poland, September, 2011

  24. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2011) Neural MPPT of Variable Pitch Wind Generators with Induction Machine in a Wide Speed Range, in IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition., Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2011 September 17-22

  25. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) A Grid-Connected System Based on a Real Time PV Emulator: Design and Experimental set-up, in 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial-Electronics-Society/4th IEEE International Conference on E-Learning in Industrial Electronics/IES Industry Forum, Glendale, AZ. USA, 7-10 november 2010

  26. M.C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2010) A growing Neural Gas Network based MPPT Technique for Multi-String PV Plants, in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Bari, 4-7 luglio 2010

  27. Cirrincione, M. ; Marsala, G. ; Pucci, M. ; Vitale, G.

    (2010) PEM Fuel Cell System Model Predictive Control and real-time operation on a power emulator, in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Atltanta, GA, 12-16 Sept. 2010

  28. M. C. Di Piazza, M. Pucci, A. Ragusa, G. Vitale

    (2009) Analytical versus Neural Real-time Simulation of a Photovoltaic Generator based on a DC-DC Converter, in The IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, San Jose, California, USA., 2009

  29. M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) Growing Neural Gas based Maximum Power Point Tracking for High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, in 2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009; San Jose, CA; United States; 20 September 2009 through 24 September 2009; Category numberCFP09ECD-PRT; Code 78727, San Jose, California, USA, 20-24 sept , 2009

  30. M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) High Performance VOC-FOC based Wind Generator System with Induction Machine, in 2009 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC '09; Miami, FL; United States; 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009; Category numberCFP09EMD-PRT; Code 77303, Miami, FL; United States, 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009

  31. A. Accetta, M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci, G. Vitale

    (2009) PMSM Drives Sensorless Position Control with Signal Injection and Neural Filtering, in 2009 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC '09; Miami, FL; United States; 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009; Category numberCFP09EMD-PRT; Code 77303, Miami, FL, USA, 3 May 2009 through 6 May 2009

  32. 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

  33. M. Pucci, C. Serporta

    (2009) Rotor Slotting Saliency Analysis of Induction Motor for Sensorless Control, in IECON 09 (the 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society), Porto, Portogallo, 3-5 November 2009

  34. M. Cirrincione, M. Pucci

    (2009)Sensors-less Neural MPPT Control of Wind Generators with Induction Machinesin IECON 09 (the 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society), Porto, Portogallo, 3-5 November 2009