Dr. Maurizio Incurvati

He received his M.Sc. degree in 1999 in Electrical Engineering with focus on Power Electronics at University of Rome "La Sapienza". Furthermore he owns a PhD degree received in 2005 from the same University and developed while working at the National Laboratories for Nuclear Physics (INFN). Subject of the thesis were power converters for particle accelerators. He focused in the first eleven years on the development of power converters and control electronics for high end applications both for science and industry. Later on he moved to renewable industry in the field of wind turbines where he contributed to the development of a highly modular system of three-phase back to back inverters. Since 2017 he is at MCI Management Center Innsbruck in the department of Mechatronics where he serves as a Lecturer in Power Electronics and Sensors. His present research interests are in the field of high-speed drives, power electronics applied to robotics and GaN/SiC applications.

2017 - heute
Senior Lecturer - Power electronics, Sensors and Actuators, Simulation Methods, Industrial Electronic, Electrical Drives, Control Engineering, Linear Electronics - Management Center Innsbruck MCI

2012 - 2017
Power Electronics Engineer - Design of power electronic layout for full back-to-back three-phase inverters for wind and ropeway plants including magnetics and cooling. Power range from some hundred kW to several MW. - Development and simulation of advanced control algorithms for control of permanent magnet motors and generators as well as induction motors. -Design of small axial-flux permanent magnet generator for auxiliary power. - Design of energy storage systems for wind turbines and city movers. - Programming of control algorithms on TMS320 family controllers. - Patent survey. - Leitner/Leitwind

2010 - 2012
Power Electronics Engineer - Design and testing of high-voltage and high-current resonant converters for food industry market (PEF), physics and medical research facilities as well as chemical industry market. - Design of three-phase inverters for induction motor testing. - Design of single phase inverters for public street lighting. - Design and programming of FPGA based control electronics. - Design and programming of DSP based control electronics. - Alintel Srl

2007 - 2010
Power Electronics Engineer - - Design and measurement of performance of high precision AC-DC power supplies used in accelerators for physics research and medical applications. - Main collaborations with: - INFN-LNF (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) - CERN (European centre for nuclear research) - CNAO (Medical synchrotron in Pavia. See publications [1-2]) - GSI (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Design of a high-voltage power supply system for Radio Frequency cavities, including Anode PS 10 kV-64A and screen grid 2 kV-5A) - JLAB, ENEA, BNL - Development and implementation of control algorithms on digital electronics (DSP and FPGA with NI-Labview). - Design of analog-to-digital electronics for high-precision measurements for converters for particle physics applications. - O.C.E.M. SpA

2000 - 2007
Power Electronics Engineer - - Feasibility study, simulation, design and specification draw up of high-precision power supplies for physics applications. - Main projects: - Improvement and management (team leader of four technicians) of DANE accelerator comprising 500 converters. - Design of converter for neutrino spectrometer of OPERA experiment at Gran Sasso Laboratories. - Fast pulsed, high-voltage converters for Beam Test facility at LNF. - Design of AC-DC converters for SPARC FEL linear accelerator. - Design and specifications of converters for medical synchrotron CNAO. - High-precision measurement for assessment of converters of DANE accelerator. - “Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati” LNF of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics INFN

2001 - 2005
Power Supplies For Particle Accelerators: Analysis of conventional topologies and proposal of new designs - University of Rome "La Sapienza" (PhD)

1991 - 1999
Feasibility study and design of Starter/Alternator system converter for automotive applications - University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Laurea Master Degree)

- design of DC and AC converters for axial-flux permanent magnet motors for electric vehicles - Teaching and support to laboratory activities - Internship at University of Rome "La Sapienza" Department of Electrical Machines

National Instruments Forum
"Controllo di un convertitore DC/DC veloce per i magneti di scansione dell'acceleratore medicale CNAO", National Instruments Forum 2009, Winner of "Best Automation Application Prize"

  • Schiestl, M., Marcolini, F., Incurvati, M., Capponi, F. G., Stärz, R., Caricchi, F., Secades Rodriguez, A., Wild, L. (2020). Development of a High Power Density Drive System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, doi:10.1109/TPEL.2020.3013899
  • M.Incurvati, S.Giordanengo, M.Donetti, et Alt, "Performances of the scanning system for the CNAO center of oncological hadron therapy", published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 613(2):317-322
  • M. Incurvati ; C. Sanelli ; I. De Cesaris, "Feasibility Study of High-Precision Power Supply for Ramping Dipoles of a Carbon/Proton Medical Synchrotron", in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
  • M.Incurvati, F.Terranova et Alt.: "Ballistic techniques for magnetic field calibration of large iron detectors operating in underground areas", Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, Vol. 125, September 2003, Pags. 27-31
  • M. Incurvati, F. Terranova, "Modeling skin effect in large magnetized iron detectors", published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment

  • Martin Schiestl; Maurizio Incurvati; Ronald Starz; Markus Schmid. Long Switching Horizon Model Predictive Controller for High-Speed Integrated Modular Motor Drives. 2022 24th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'22 ECCE Europe)
  • Thomas Margreiter; Ivan De Cesaris; Maurizio Incurvati; Sebastien Pelletier; Martin Schiestl; Ronald Stärz. Hardware and Control Design of a High Precision Modular Power Converter based on GaN Technology for Particle Accelerator Magnets. 2022 24th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'22 ECCE Europe)
  • Martin Schiestl; Andreas Albrecht; Manuel Hollfelder; Maurizio Incurvati; Ronald Staerz. High Frequency DCDC GaN HEMT USB Type-C PD EPR Four-Switch Buck-Boost Converter. PCIM Europe 2022; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
  • Lukas Wild; Maurizio Incurvati; Martin Schiestl; Ronald Staerz. Rapid Prototyping Framework for Integrated Modular Motor Drives: Modelling, Simulation and Automated Code Generation. PCIM Europe 2022; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
  • Moser, S., Incurvati, M., Schiestl, M., Stärz, R (2021). Development of a GIT GaN Intelligent Power Module. PCIM Europe digital days 2021, 3-7 May 2021, ISBN:978-3-8007-5515-8
  • Schiestl, M., Incurvati, M., Marcolini, F., Wild, L., Caricchi, F., Stärz, R., Giuliicapponi, F. (2021). Modular High Power Density Integrated Motor with Fault Tolerance. 14. Forschungsforum der Österreichischen Fachhochschulen, URL: http://ffhoarep.fh-ooe.at/handle/123456789/1396
  • F. Marcolini, G. De Donato, F.G. Capponi, M. Incurvati, F. Caricchi, "Design of a Multiphase Coreless Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Propulsion", ECCE 2020 Conference Proceedings, DOI: 10.1109/ECCE44975.2020.9235625
  • M. Schiestl, A. Lösch, M. Incurvati and R. Stärz, "Accurate Losses Multipoint Non Adiabatic Calorimetric Measurement Technique for WBG Power Converters," PCIM Europe digital days 2020, pp. 1330-1337
  • M. Schiestl, A. Lösch, M. Incurvati and R. Stärz, "Class-E/Φ2 6.78 MHz HD-GiT-GaN based Amplifiers for WPT Systems," EPE'19 ECCE Europe, Genova, Italy, 2019, pp. 1-10.

    M. Incurvati, T. Margreiter, R. Staerz, T. Riedler. High Precision Four Quadrant Converter With GaN Technology. 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference - IPAC'21, 24-28 May 2021, URL: https://www.ipac21.org/files/abstracts-IPA2021-v2.pdf, paper number TUPAB389

Özdemir Berk (2022): Design of a configurable DC-DC converter for distant learing power electronics laboratories

Plattner Stephan (2021): Machbarkeitsstudie eines neuartigen Trainingswagen für Schlittenhunde: Elektrisches Design

Neuner Matthias (2021): Design and measurement of hard parallel connected MOSFET three-phase inverter for motor drive applications

Wieser Thomas Johannes (2020): Electrification Kit for Baby Strollers

Lederer Thomas (2020): Study, design and realization of a Universal Data Logger wireless low-cost measuring system with an IOT-structure for distributed measurements: Software

Moser Stefan (2020): Development of a GIT GaN Intelligent Power Module

Eder Simon (2020): Isolated two-inductor boost converter for the negative high voltage ring of a Faraday cup monitor

Mitrovic Nenad (2020): Development of control and interface software for battery simulator for electrical vehicle

Triendl Fabian (2020): Realisation of an extruder and control system, as part of a recycled plastic filament creation machine, to be used in 3D printing

Leps Dominik (2020): Realisation of a grinder/oven and control system, for the production of granulated miniature plastic pellets, devoted to the fabrication of 3D printing filaments

Fürhapter Daniel (2020): Hardwareentwurf und Realisierung eines drahtlosen, kostengünstigen und multifunktionalen Datenloggers

Steinlechner Alexander (2020): Development of load/source battery simulator for ELECTRIC-VEHICLE Drive Systems

Riedler Thomas (2019): Assessment of performances of GaN switches on a bi-polar power supply devoted to physics applications

Margreiter Thomas (2019): Feasibility study and design of a three-phase inverter based on SiC devices für 400-Hz Ground Power Units for Airplanes

Wild Lukas (2019): Implementing PWM strategies on 32-bit multi-core MCU for automotive

Tanler Oliver (2018): Analysis of the microstructure of medical implant components using microscopy as a means of quality

Margreiter Thomas (2021): Development of GaN based modular converter for fast scanning magnets of particle accelerators

Gadner Thomas (2021): Prototype design of a 3L-ANPC Inverter based on MOSFETs and losses characterisation

Schmid Markus (2021): Model predictive controller for high speed motor drives

Wild Lukas (2021): Integrated development platform for advanced electrical motor drives: modelling, simulation and automated code generation for industrial rated MCU

Plattner Daniel (2021): Design of a wide input voltage range auxiliary power supply for PV panels

Steixner Florian (2019): Development of a modular inverter and integrated PCB windings for high-speed permanent magnet motors for multicopter applications

Reiter Thomas (2018): Design of multichannel / multipurpose Data Acquisition System