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Giovanna Oriti
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2637
Email: goriti (at)
PhD - University of Catania - Italy, 1997
Electrical Engineering
MS - University of Catania - Italy, 1993
Electrical Engineering. Graduated with honors - first in class - 5 year degree
  • 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".
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
  • 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
  • Electric Circuits
  • 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
  • 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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