Alessandro Lampasi

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Education

Domenico Alessandro Lampasi (or, shortly, Alessandro) received

  • The M.Sc. degree in Electronic engineering from the University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in 2002;
  • The Ph.D. degree in Electrical engineering from the University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in 2006.

Current affiliation & interests

He is with the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) and seconded to DTT S. c. a r. l..

His research interests and working activities in ENEA are mainly focused on the electrical and electronic systems in nuclear fusion experiments. In this field, he is and was involved in several national/international projects.

He is currently:

  • Responsible of the Coil Power Supply Team of the Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility, including members from 11 research and industry partners.
  • Coordinator and Leader of the EUROfusion Task "In-vessel Coils Power Supply" (DIV-IDTT), supported by the by the European Agency EUROfusion in the framework of the Horizon Europe (2021-2027) Program.
  • Director of the Contract with the Company OCEM Energy Technology for the procurement of the DTT TF Fast Discharge Units.
  • External reviewer for the design of electrical power supply systems of the tokamak SPARC under development by Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS).
  • Responsible of the ENEA Frascati laboratories to test transformer losses according to the European Union Regulation EU 548/2014.
  • Member of the Board of the PhD School in Science and Technology for Complex Systems at University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Previous experiences & interests in ENEA

In ENEA he was:

  • Coordinator for EUROfusion Task "DEMO Steady State Electrical Network, HV Switchyard configuration and generator operation" supported by the European Agency EUROfusion in the framework of the Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) Program.
  • Responsible of ENEA electrical engineering contribution to the Japanese Tokamak JT-60SA supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Ricerca di Sistema Elettrico) in the framework of the "Broader Approach" agreement.
  • Director of the Contract with the Company OCEM Energy Technology for the procurement of an arbitrary current generator up to 2 kA with integrated energy storage and recovery capabilities.
  • Director of the Contract with the Company OCEM Energy Technology for the procurement of the JT-60SA Switching Network Units, successfully delivered in October 2016.
  • Director of the Contract with the Company Equipaggiamenti Elettronici Industriali (EEI) for the procurement of the power supply system of the experimental plant Multi-Pinch/Proto-Sphera.
  • Director of the Contract with the Company Mont-Ele for the procurement of a high-efficiency 5-kA power supply.
  • Assisting the Contract with the companies POSEICO and JEMA for the procurement of the JT-60SA Superconducting Magnet Power Supplies and transformers, delivered in 2017.
  • Coordinator of the task "High-Voltage Power Supply and Modulator" of the Task Force "Cyclotron Auto-Resonance Maser (CARM)" aimed to develop a new generation of high-power heating source up to 250 GHz for nuclear fusion applications.
  • ENEA Contact Person for the Goal Oriented Training in Power Supply Engineering (GOT-PSE), supported by the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA).
  • ENEA Work Package Manager of the Grant Agreement for the Design Verification of the Electron Cyclotron Power Supply System for ITER, supported by the European Agency Fusion for Energy (F4E).
  • Involved in the Grant Agreement for the Radial Neutron Camera and Radial Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for ITER, supported by the European Agency Fusion for Energy (F4E). Member of the Task Force "Diagnostic development and design: Radial Neutron Camera and Radial Gamma-Ray Spectrometer".
  • Member of the Task Force "Energy from metal-hydrogen systems" (ENERSISMI).

Previous experiences & interests elsewhere

His research and professional experiences include:

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Research Centre for Nanotechnology Applied to Engineering (CNIS) of the University of Rome Sapienza since 2002 to 2010.
  • Guest researcher with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, in 2004.
  • Guest researcher with the University of York, York, U.K., in 2005.
  • Researcher exchange program with the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, in 2005.
  • ABB Energy Automation, Ariccia, Italy.
  • Teacher of electronics and computer science at Italian public high school.

In these periods, his research interests covered many fields of electrical and electronic engineering, as measurement theory and techniques, electromagnetic compatibility and nanotechnology.

He was involved in the following national/international research projects:

  • "Carbon Nanotube Technology for High-speed Next-generation Nano-interconnects" (CATHERINE), supported by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
  • "High Intensity Radiated Field - Synthetic Environment" (HIRF-SE) for the certification of aircrafts against electromagnetic interference, supported by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
  • "Electromagnetic detection system of cellular phones and portable electronic devices aboard an aircraft" (Sistema di rilevamento elettromagnetico di telefoni cellulari e dispositivi elettronici portatili a bordo di aeromobili) (PRIN 2004), supported by the Italian University and Research Ministry (Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica).
  • "Sviluppo e caratterizzazione elettromagnetica di nanocompositi polimerici basati su strutture di carbonio (DENSE)" (PRIN 2008), supported by the Italian University and Research Ministry (Ministero dell'Universita' e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica).

Teaching and tutoring

  • Contract Professor in "Experimental Physics" at University of Tuscia in 2021.
  • Member of the Board of the PhD School at University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy, since 2017:
    • Member of the Board of the PhD School in "Engineering and Applied Science for Energy and Industry".
    • Member of the Board of the former PhD School in "Science and Technology for Complex Systems".
  • External referee for the Ph.D. theses:
    • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at University of Salerno in 2018.
    • Ph.D. in Physics at University of Naples "Federico II" in 2021.
    • Ph.D. Award 2020 at University of Rome Sapienza in 2022.
  • Supervisor and co-supervisor of many theses for students from University of Rome Sapienza, University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Cassino, University of Tuscia, University of Tuscia School for Italian Air Force, University of Naples Federico II, University of Bologna, University of Sannio, Politecnico di Bari.
  • Supervisor of an Engineering Grant in support of the DEMO Plant Electrical System programmed by the European Agency EUROfusion.
  • Contact Person for the Goal Oriented Training in Power Supply Engineering (GOT-PSE), supported by the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA).

Services

  • Member of the Working Group for Electromagnetic Shielding Enclosures that issued the IEEE Standard Method for Measuring the Shielding Effectiveness of Enclosures and Boxes Having all Dimensions between 0.1 m and 2 m (299.1-2013).
  • Listed as expert for the evaluation of the electrical research projects of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) since 2020.
  • Organizer of the "International Workshop on Supercapacitors and Energy Storage" held in:
    • Frascati, Italy, on 13 May 2016;
    • Valsamoggia, Italy, on 23 May 2017;
    • Salerno, Italy, on 31 May and 1 June 2018;
    • Bologna, Italy, on 27-28 June 2019;
    • Viterbo, Italy, on 27-28 May 2020;
    • Bologna, Italy, on 19-20 April 2023.
  • Topic Editor for the Topics "Energy Storage and Conversion Systems" and "Energy Storage and Conversion Systems II" for the journals "Energies", "Electronics", "Processes", "Electricity" and "Solar".
  • Guest Editor of the following journal special issues:
    • Special Issue on "Nuclear Fusion Engineering" and "Nuclear Fusion Engineering II" for the journal "Applied Sciences";
    • Special Issue on "Control and Stability of Electrical Power Systems"" for the journal "Energies";
    • Special Issue on "Advances in Supercapacitor Technology and Applications" and "Advances in Supercapacitor Technology and Applications II" for the journal "Energies";
    • Special Issue on SOFT 2018 for the journal "Fusion Engineering and Design".
  • Member of the Program Commitee of the IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering:
    • In 2015 (EEEIC 2015), Rome, June 2015;
    • In 2016 (EEEIC 2016), Florence, June 2016;
    • In 2017 (EEEIC 2017), Milan, June 2017;
    • In 2018 (EEEIC 2018), Palermo, June 2018;
    • In 2020 (EEEIC 2020), Madrid, June 2020.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Symposium on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors (ISEECap), Bologna, Italy, 11-15 July 2022.
  • Former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering published by Bentham Science.
  • Chairman in the following events:
    • Session "Power Quality" at the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC/2005), Ottawa, Canada, 18 May 2005.
    • Session "Unconventional Energy Conversion" at the IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2015), Rome, Italy, 12 June 2015.
    • Plenary Session at the 29th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Prague, Czech Republic, 7 September 2016.
    • Session "Electrical Engineering for Nuclear Fusion" at the IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2017), Milan, Italy, 7 June 2017.
    • Session "State of the art and success factors of supercapacitor applications" at E-TECH Europe 2022, Bologna, Italy, 13 April 2022.
    • Session "Tecnologie superconduttive per la transizione energetica" at ZeroEmission Mediterranean 2022, Rome, Italy, 12 October, 2022.
  • Organizer and chairman of the "Round Table on Nuclear Fusion" at the IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2015), Rome, 12 June 2015.
  • Reviewer for the following Journals:
    • Fusion Engineering and Design, published by Elsevier.
    • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
    • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
    • IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
    • Measurement, published by Elsevier.
    • Measurement Science and Technology, published by the Institute of Physics (IOP).
    • Energies, published by MDPI.
    • Applied Energy, published by Elsevier.
  • Member of the selection board for the following positions:
    • Electronic Technician for the University of Rome Sapienza in 2019.
    • Electrical Engineer for the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in 2022.
  • Webmaster of the Integrated Database for Nano-Interconnect Design, formerly known as www.younanotube.eu. He is the webmaster of this website and was webmaster of all the Internet services related to the EMC Laboratory.
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