- Giovanna Oriti
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Email: goriti (at) nps.edu
PhD - University of Catania - Italy, 1997
MS - University of Catania - Italy, 1993
Electrical Engineering. Graduated with honors - first in class - 5 year degree
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
- Contributing to the new EE Energy curriculum and developing a new course covering electrical energy generation, distribution and transmission.
Demonstrating power converter technologies for energy management systems.
Developing distance learning hardware laboratories which are operated remotely.
Electric ship power system modeling and analysis including hybrid propulsion systems for fuel consumption reduction.
Railgun pulsed power supply stress analysis, failure mode and effect analysis. High voltage capacitor charger characterization.
Developed hardware and software laboratories for the courses EC4150 "Advanced Solid State Power Conversion", EC3150 "Solid State Power Conversion" and TS3000 "Electrical Power Engineering".
- Power Engineering Consultant - 2000 to 2008
United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford CT - Associate Research Engineer 1998 to 1999
Wisconsin Electric Machines & Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)University of Wisconsin, Madison - Research Intern 1996 to 1998
ERASMUS Project European Community's exchange program for undergraduate students 1992
- Power Electronics
Renewable Energy Grid Interface
- Power electronics based energy management systems
Power converters and drives (modeling, design, control)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Stability and reliability analysis of electric ship systems
- 2016 and 2017 ECE Research Award for contributions to the US Navy?s energy efficiency goals.
2012 NPS ECE Service Award for contributions to the EE Energy curriculum development.
2002 IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Award.
1993 Laurea's grant ($650 US) from the Professional Association of Engineers of Catania for the valedictorian of the class.
1993 Laurea's grant ($1300 US) from the Catania Association of Industries for Research for the research work reported in the thesis which was accomplished in collaboration with an industry sponsor.
- IEEE Senior Member.
Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Technical program co-chair for the IEEE ECCE 2013 and ECCE 2018. Women in Engineering chair for ECCE 2017 (link http://www.ieee-ecce.org/2017/)
Chair of the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department (IPCSD) in 2010-2011
Served as Chair ('06-'07), Vice-Chair ('04-'05), Secretary ('02-'03) of the IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee.
- Keywords: Power Electronics, Drives, EMI, Pulsed Power Technology, Modeling, Control, reliability, stability, electric ship systems
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