Prof. Dr. Gian Carlo Montanari (F2000) was born on 8/11/55. He is currently Full Professor of Electrical Technology at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Bologna, and teaches courses of Technology and Reliability.
He has worked since 1979 in the field of aging and endurance of solid insulating materials and systems, of diagnostics of electrical systems and innovative electrical materials (magnetics, electrets, nanostructured polymers, superconductors). He is also engaged in the fields of power quality and power systems design, power electronics, statistics, new materials for electrical applications (superconductors, nanomaterials, piezoelectrics), diagnostics of electrical assets and asset management.
He is IEEE Fellow and member of AEI and Institute of Physics.
He is member of IEEE DEIS AdCom. He is President of the Italian Chapter of the IEEE DEIS. He is convener of the Statistics Committee and member of the Space Charge, Multifactor Stress and Meetings Committees of IEEE DEIS. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. He is Italian representative in IEC TC 112 (insulating materials and systems) and is active in TC 2 (rotating machines).
He achieved national and international awards, such as AEI Faletti Nosari in 1988, AEI Asea Brown Boveri in 1995, Silver Certificate Award from the Wire Association International in 2008, IEEE DEIS Ziu-Yeda Memorial Award in 2006, IEC 1906 award in 2006, IEEE DEIS T.W. Dakin Award in 2008, IEEE DEIS/CEIDP Whitehead Memorial Lecture 2010 in 2009.
He is founder and President of the spin-off TechImp, established on 1999.
He is author or coauthor of about 580 scientific papers, 123 of those published in 11 different IEEE Transactions journals.