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Alexandre Piantini


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Alexandre Piantini graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Paraná in 1985 and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. He joined the University of São Paulo in 1986 as Researcher with the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE/USP) and currently teaches postgraduate courses in the areas of power quality and lightning transients at IEE/USP. Prof. Piantini is the head of the Lightning and High Voltage Research Center and has been responsible for several research projects related to lightning and power systems and involving theoretical and experimental developments, supported by power companies and governmental agencies. His research interests include modeling of lightning phenomena, lightning protection, power quality, and power systems electromagnetic transients. Prof. Piantini is Senior Member of IEEE since 2004 and member of the CIGRE WG C4.26 ?Evaluation of Lightning Shielding Analysis Methods for EHV and UHV DC and AC Transmission Lines?. He is the convener of the CIGRE WG C4.67 (Lightning Protection of Hybrid Overhead Lines). He was the Convener of the CIGRE WG C4.408 ?Lightning Protection of Low-voltage Networks? and participated as member of the CIGRE WG C4.407 ?Lightning Parameters for Engineering Applications?, and of the Joint CIGRE-CIRED WG C4.402 ?Protection of MV and LV networks against lightning?.He was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightning Research and is currently Editor of the Electric Power Systems Research and Associate Editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and High Voltage. Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EMC Society for the period 2021-2022, he received the "Technical Achievement Award" from the IEEE EMC Society in 2021. He is the Chairman of the International Symposium on Lightning Protection (SIPDA), member of the scientific committees of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP), International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE), and vice-chairman of the International Conference on Grounding and Earthing & International Conference on Lightning Physics and Effects. Prof. Piantini is founder member of the Institute for Lightning Protection and Safety - ILPS, Editor of two books published by IET and author or co-author of over 210 scientific papers published in prestigious reviewed journals or presented at international conferences with review board, as well as 9 book chapters and 4 CIGRE Technical Brochures. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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