Welcome to the European PhD School

IMG_0027On the behalf of the European PhD School Scientific Committee, I am pleased to announce the 19th edition of the European PhD School: Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Energy Control and Power Systems, which will be held in Gaeta (Italy), May 21-25, 2018
The School was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing Ph.D. students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the research areas of Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Systems. Subsequently, the School has gained an increasing relevance thanks to the participation of highly qualified lecturers: in 2009 the School changed its name to “European” Ph.D. School.

Year by year continuous efforts have been made in order to improve the offering: main result was the increasing number of international students joining the School (more than 100!).

I am looking forward to meeting you in Gaeta  and to sharing a most pleasant, interesting and fruitful PhD School 2018!

Giuseppe Tomasso

European PhD School Chair


2018 Edition Program in progress!

Date: May 21-25, 2018

Venue: Angevin Castle, Gaeta – Italy


The Scientific Committee is finalizing the 2018 program of the European PhD School. Final program will include:

  • poster sessions by PhD’s, scheduled over 2-3 days;
  • recruitment session dedicated to all PhD’s
  • 2 Awards: PhD Award (for last year PhD’s) and Young PhD Award (for first/second year PhD’s)
  • live demos scheduled in the program.

Lecturers (update in progress):

  • Emil Levi (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
  • Claus Mueller (Siemens AG Aircraft Drives & Controls)
  • Enrico Maria Carlini (Terna Holding)
  • Oliver Stalter (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE)
  • Francisco D. Freijedo (Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL – Switzerland)
  • Ilknur Colak (Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen)
  • Romano Napolitano (ENEL)
  • Sasa Djokic (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK))
  • Reinhold Bayerer (Infineon Technologies) 


More details about the program at the following link ->

More details about lecturers at the following link ->


ECTS Credits

Also in 2018 edition it is mandatory to pass the PhD Final Evaluation Test to achieve ECTS certification. Final test will be scheduled just after the last lecture of  May 24th, 2018. Alternatively, a certification of attendance will be issued. 

European PhD School Award 2017

All the PhD School Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the European PhD School Award 2017:

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European PhD School 2017 Award Winner:

Luis G. Alves Rodrigues

Affiliation: Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory (G2Elab); and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA/INES) / Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory (LSPV)

Title of Research Activity: Design and characterization of high-power (S>250kVA) SiC-based current source inverter for photovoltaic applications


Young European PhD School Award 2017


Young European PhD School 2017 Award Winner:

Monica Crosa di Vergagni

Affiliation: Università degli studi di Genova – Italy

Title of Research Activity: Energy management, control and protection of Microgrids



See “European PhD School Award” page for more information

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2018 Edition Sponsors

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Technical Sponsor

LOGO SANTERNO Enertronica Group


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The Venue

The Venue: the Angevine castle sits in the heart of Gaeta. The lower part of the castle was built during the rule of House of Anjou; the upper section was constructed by order of Emperor Charles V. The tall tower rising from the castle is the home of the Royal Chapel. The Montagna Spaccata, or Split Mountain, offers panoramic views and has a church sitting at its base. Its 35 steps take you to the fissure in the mountain, which overlooks the ocean and surrounding countryside.

Discover more about Gaeta in the “Venue” section of this website

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