Cesare PIANESE | Curriculum
Cesare PIANESE Curriculum
Full Professor - Fluid Machinery & Energy Systems
Department of Industrial Engineering
Energy and Propulsion Laboratory (eProLab)
- Courses taught: Fluid-Machinery & Energy Systems, Modelling of Energy & Propulsion Systems, Advanced Energy & Propulsion Systems.
- Deputy of Rector for Third Mission and Valorization of Research (Technology Transfer).
- Vice-Chair Fuel Cells to Energy of the Hydrogen Europe Research Association.
Bio and Education
Cesare Pianese was born in Naples, Italy, on December 22, 1961 and received the graduate degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 from the University of Naples Federico II (Department of Mechanical Engineering for Energetic). He received the Graduate Diploma (Research Master) with honours in Fluid Dynamics from von Karman Institute (Belgium) (1989/90) and the Research Doctorate degree from the University of Naples in the 1992.
He worked as researcher at: Fiat Research Center (1987/88); Imperial College (visiting 1988); von Karman Institute (1990/1991) and DIME-University of Naples (1991). From november 1991 to october 1993 was at Istituto Motori of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) as research fellow. Received a two years Post-Doctorate fellowship from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Salerno (1994-1996).
University Career and Teaching Activity
From 1994 to 2000 Cesare Pianese has served as lecturer in Internal Combustion Engine at the School of Engineering of the University of Salerno, since March 2001 is professor of Energy Systems and Internal Combustion Engines.
From November 1999 to February 2001Cesare Pianese has served as assistant professor and from March 2001 to December 2003 as associate professor of Fluid-Machinery at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Salerno. Since January 2004 is full professor (tenured) at the University of Salerno. The courses taught are: Fluid-Machinery and Energy Systems, Modelling of Energy and Propulsion Systems, Advanced Energy and Propulsion Systems.
He’s member of the Industrial Engineering Doctorate Board at the University of Salerno. Cesare Pianese has served as Vice Dean (Deputy) of the School of Engineering from 2014 to 2018 and was elected member of the Council of the Department of Industrial Engineering for the 2016-2018 term. He served as member of the Board of Administrators of the Foundation of the University of Salerno (2014 – 2015). From 2017 to 2019 was appointed Deputy for Technology Transfer of the University of Salerno and confirmed in the role as Deputy for Third Mission and Valorization of Research (Technology Transfer) in 2020.
Cesare Pianese was researcher at Fiat Research Center (1987-1988); visiting researcher at Imperial College (1988); fellow researcher at von Karman Institute (1990-1991), Istituto Motori of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) (1991-1993) and Post-Doc at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno (1994-1996).
He has developed his main research activity in the framework of project funded by Industries, Regional and National Agencies and European Union. He’s principal investigator of research projects with Industries and cooperates with several US and EU Universities and Research Institutions.
Cesare Pianese has chaired the SAENA, the Italian section of the SAE international from 2013 to 2019 and is member of the board since 2019. Until March 2017, has served as member of the Board of H2IT, the Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He served as Board Member of the University of Salerno Foundation (2014-2015). Cesare Pianese is the representative of the University of Salerno in the Hydrogen Europe Research (HER) since the foundation of the association (former N.ERGHY) in 2008 and since 2014 serves as Vice-Chair for Fuel Cells to Energy sub-pillar of Hydrogen Europe Research. He’s the representative of the University of Salerno in the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association (EGVIA).
He was appointed evaluator of more than 20 project proposals in the European VII Framework and Horizon 2020 and served as evaluator for ANR (French National Research Agency). He is Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains and is referee for ASME and SAE Journals, the Journal of Power Sources, Applied Energy Journal and other International Journals. He also works actively as conferences organizer and session chairman, among others is member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Engines and Vehicles (a SAE event) since 2005. He wrote the Section Transport of the Regional Energy Plan of Campania Region in 2002 and participated in the preparation of the Energy Plan for the city of Salerno in 2008.
Since 2018 (until 2020) Cesare Pianese is member of the National Scientific Qualification Commission for the evaluation and the assessment of the candidates to the scientific qualification to the role of associate or full professor in Italian Universities; his scientific sector is Fuid-machinery and Energy Conversion Systems (Italian code ING-IND/08).
He was visiting professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (2001) and professor at the Summer School on Automotive Control – Modelling and Control of SI Engine hosted by the Laboratoire d’Automatique of Grenoble CNRS–INPG (2002). From March 1 to July 31, 2006 was visiting (Honda Partnership Program) at the Center for Automotive Research of The Ohio State University (USA), his main research topic was on fuel cell systems and hybrid vehicles.
Cesare Pianese has served as external member of Ph.D. dissertation committees at Technical University of Denmark - DK (2005); University of Belfort - FR (2009); École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – CH (2011, 2016); École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - FR (2013); Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya Barcelona – SP (2014); Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School of Lubiana - SI (2017); University of Aalborg – DK (2019).
Cesare Pianese is Associated Editor of SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains. He has served as reviewer for: IEEE/ASME Int. Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronic, Int. Conference Control and Diagnostics in Automotive Applications, international journal on Inverse Problems in Engineering-Taylor&Francis Group, Journal of Power Sources, Applied Energy and he’s referee for the ASME and SAE Journals, the Transaction of the Institute of Measurement and Control-Arnold Publisher and Information Science-Elsevier. He also works actively as conference organizer and session chairman of international conferences.
Main research interests of Cesare Pianese cover the general domain of energy conversions for stationary and mobile applications, with special interest in the modelling and monitoring of energy systems for management, diagnostics, prognostics, control and maintenance. Major developments and applications include fuel cells, automotive internal combustion engines, alternative propulsion systems and non-conventional energy systems. Relevant research areas are:
Modelling and experiments on PEM fuel cells for water and thermal management, dynamics of stacks and auxiliaries, electronic control. Dynamic models of SOFC for thermal analysis and control. Application of fuel cells and hydrogen for propulsion systems and electric energy production. Air-independent PEMFC with recirculation for underwater and airborne applications. Monitoring of stack and BoP for PEM and SOFC systems.Diagnosis and prognosis of SOFC and PEM fuel cells for stationary and mobile/automotive applications.
Development of models and computational codes for the optimal design of engine control strategies. Simulation and experimental analysis of dynamic processes. Numerical and experimental methods for On-Board-Diagnosis (OBD) and Engine Control System (ECS). Development of models for the simulation of pollutant emissions from SI and Diesel engines. Energy saving for CO2 reduction from vehicles with waste heat recovery systems. Modelling of hybrid propulsion systems and on-board energy management for hybrid vehicles. Application of fuel cells to ground transportation systems.
Minimization of emissions and fuel consumption of cars and trucks through i) advanced control of powertrains; ii) ADAS-based driver assistance and iii) enhanced cruise controllers.
Cesare Pianese coordinated the EU projects D-CODE and HEALTH-CODE, he is the coordinator of the H2020 project RUBY:
- (2011/14 FP7 FCHJU) D-CODE DC/DC COnverter-based Diagnostics for PEM systems.
- (2015/18 H2020 FCHJU) HEALTH-CODE Real operation pem fuel cells HEALTH-state monitoring and diagnosis based on dc/dc COnverter embeddeD Eis.
- (2020/23 H2020 FCHJU) RUBY Robust and reliable general management tool for performance and dUraBility improvement of fuel cell stationarY units.
He has been/is local PI of the following EU funded projects on Fuel cell systems:
- (2006 FP6) HyRail-Hydrogen Railway Applications International Lighthouse Project (Hydrogen and Fuel cells propulsion for the railway sector).
- (2010/13 FP7 FCHJU) GENIUS GEneric diagNosis InstrUment for SOFC Systems Project.
- (2011/14 FP7 FCHJU) DESIGN Degradation Signatures identification for stack operation diagnostics.
- (2013/16 FP7 FCHJU) PUMA-MIND Physical bottom Up Multiscale Modelling for Automotive PEMFC Innovative performance and Durability optimization.
- (2014/17 FP7 FCHJU) DIAMOND Diagnosis-aided control for SOFC power systems.
- (2017/19 H2020 FCHJU) INSIGHT ImplementatioN in real SOFC Systems of monItoring and diaGnostic tools using signal analysis to increase tHeir lifetime.
- (2019/21 H2020 FCHJU) Ad Astra HArnessing Degradation mechanisms to prescribe Accelerated Stress Tests for the Realization of SOC lifetime prediction Algorithms.
- (2020/22 H2020 FCHJU) NewSOC Next Generation solid oxide fuel cell and electrolysis technology.
Other projects funded by Italian public organizations are reported below:
- (Italian Ministry of Economy) - BITRAS Bioethanol for automotive engines.
- (Italian Ministry of University and Research, PON-EU Structural Funds) - SMART Generation, action Smart Power System.
- (Italian Ministry of University and Research, PON-EU Structural Funds) - Fuel Cell Laboratory.
- (Italian Ministry of University and Research, PRIN) – HERMES, High Efficiency Reversible technologies in fully renewable Multi-Energy System.
The main activity with industrial partners refers to powetrain modeling and control, on-board energy recovery and management, CO2 reduction (Magneti Marelli, Élasis, Istituto Motori CNR), turbogas modeling (Snam), energy management (Telecom Italia).
Papers and patents
During his professional and academic carreer Cesare Pianese has published more than 130 scientific papers in the field of fuel cells, automotive internal combustion engines, alternative propulsion systems and non-conventional energy systems along with 5 patents. He is co-author of the book: D. Marra, C. Pianese, P. Polverino, M. Sorrentino; Models for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems, Exploitation of Models Hierarchy for Industrial Design of Control and Diagnosis Strategies (2016); Springer Verlag, London; ISBN 978-1-4471-5657-4.
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