Lectures - prof. Akihiro Ametani and prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci

beginning: 08.03.2017
hour: 10:00


Wednesday March 8th at 10am, Diploma room.


Professor Akihiro Ametani is a Professor Emeritus at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and he is also an invited professor at Polytechnique Montreal, Canada).  Professor Akihiro Ametani is going to lecture about Introduction to Engineering Education and Infrastructure Engineering:

  • Brief Introduction of Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Brief Introduction of Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
  • Study on Infrastructures in GRM Course of Doshisha University.
  • Infrastructure Engineering involves the basic infrastructures (occasionally called “Lifeline”) such as water supply, railway / traffic systems and electric power system in the advanced countries.  Reconstruction of the infrastructures in Syria.
  • History of Electrical Transients.
  • Background of transient analysis in electric power systems. Computer simulations.
  • How to Write Technical Papers
  • Supervise students; Basic philosophy of research; Literatures, Knowledge and innovation; Originality and quality;  IEEE and IET; Reviewers’ comments and discussions; Concentrate, then forget.


Carlo Alberto Nucci is full professor and head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ of the University of Bologna. Professor Carlo Alberto Nucci is going to lecture about Smart Grid for Smart Cities:

The world’s increasing commitment to green and sustainable development is leading towards massive deployment of smart grid technologies. Smart grids represent one of the crucial infrastructures for the smart cities and communities of the future. Their appropriate coupling with other infrastructures, such e-transportation networks, gas and heating and can leverage their growth. As a matter of fact, smart grids are perceived as one of the key enablers for the implementation of the concept of smart city; the relevant massive use of ICT along with the smart grid intersection with other crucial areas for municipalities, e.g. urban eco-friendly transportation, justifies such a connotation. On the other hand, smart buildings interact with smart grids and can be seen, at the same time, as both loads and sources: the concept of ‘passive’ or ‘active’ buildings is indeed becoming a standard keyword for future cities. This keynote will focus on how such a paradigm is expected to grow and how fast. Some issues relevant to the unexpectedly fast diffusion of some forms of so-called alternative energy – such as photovoltaic energy systems in Italy and in other countries in Europe – and to their implication on the security of the electrical power systems will be discussed along with their ‘sustainability’.