Carlo Alberto NUCCI

University of Bologna, Italy

Carlo Alberto Nucci is a Full Professor, Coordinator of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ at the University of Bologna.

Author/co-author of over 300 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals or on proceedings of international conferences, of six book chapters edited by IEE, IET (two), Kluwer, Rumanian Academy of Science and WIT press and of a couple of IEEE Standards and some CIGRE technical brochures.


Fellow of the IEEE and of the IET, CIGRE honorary member and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the ICLP Golde Award and the CIGRE Fellow Award. Chairman of Cigré Study Committee C4 ‘System Technical Performance’ (2006 – 2012). Editor in Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal, Elsevier (since 2010). Prof. Nucci is doctor honoris causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and corresponding member of the Bologna Science Academy.


President of the Italian Group of University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He has been serving as member of the EU Smart City Stakeholder Platform since 2013, and since 2014 is representing PES in the IEEE Smart City Initiatives Program.


His research interests cover:  

  • Power systems electromagnetic transients, with particular reference to those originated by lightning
  • Dynamics of electric power plants and of power systems, with particular reference to power system restoration after blackouts and to the influence of load modelling on voltage collapse prediction
  • Smart Grids, with particular reference to distribution networks operation in the presence of small scale generating plants
  • Characterisation of batteries for electrical vehicles applications and of power systems capacitors (medium and low voltage)
  • Smart Cities, with particular reference to smart energy systems and potential impact of e-mobility on the grid