The winners of the competition for the best master and PhD theses, sponsored by ABB and launched by the Italian Section of IEEE together with the Women In Engineering Affinity Group – Italy Section, have been announced.

The competition rewards the best master’s and doctoral theses on new technological challenges in energy and industry. These topics are of common interest to ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies, and IEEE.

The winners of the MSc Thesis Award – Technology category are:
GIULIA PAGNANELLI” Energy-based control for a continuum soft robot: taming and exploiting the dynamic behavior “
ALFREDO DIMO “Sviluppo e validazione di un sistema tattile multi-sensore basato su tecnologia fbg per tecniche di palpazione diagnostica”.

The winners of the MSc Thesis Award – Sustainability category are:
LAURA GOZZI, “Building a total cost of ownership model to find sustainable solutions: an analysis of a UPS in a rated-4 data center”
LORENZO NIGRO, “Hierarchical predictive control of networked multi-energy systems”.

The winners of the PhD Thesis Award – Technology category are:
ERIKA STRACQUALURSI, “Analysis of actual multiconductor transmission lines: effects of non-uniformities and nonlinearities”

DAVIDE CITTANTI, “Analysis, design and control of a modular full-si converter concept for electric vehicle ultra-fast charging”.

The winners of the PhD Thesis Award – Sustainability category are:
VALENTINA CONSOLO, “Linear tubular electromagnetic devices: design and applications”

BRUNO GABRIELE, “Flexibility of electric power systems by network planning and service provision: challenges for energy transition”.

The award winners have been announced during the online award ceremony, as part of the IEEE Day 2023 celebrations on October 3.

ABB-IEEE Award 2023 winners