See you at the 20th anniversary of the European PhD School in 2019!

IMG_0864Another great edition of the European PhD School in 2018! Almost 100 PhD’s, several companies, good food and great atmosphere!

Thank to all participants of the 19th edition!

We are already working on the 20th anniversary of the School:

May 20-24, 2019

Stay tuned!

Giuseppe Tomasso

European PhD School Chair


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NEWS: IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society are Technical Sponsors of the European PhD School, 2018 Edition


2018 Edition Program

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) 
  • Michele Pennese (Mecaprom)


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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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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