Mario Luigi Ferrari, PhD
Associate Professor of Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Management and Transport (DIME)
University of Genoa, Polytechnic School
via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genoa – Italy
Mario Luigi Ferrari was born in 1978. He obtained his Degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours at the University of Genoa in 2003. He obtained the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Genoa in 2006. He has worked as an Associate Researcher in the Dipartimento di Macchine, Sistemi Energetici e Trasporti of the University of Genoa, and as a Researcher at Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd, under the Marie-Curie program. In the 2010-2015 years he was permanent Researcher in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, energetica, gestionale e dei trasporti (DIME), where he had studied the transient behaviour of SOFC hybrid cycles and the optimization of smart grids based on both fossil fuel and renewable energy systems (the TPG laboratory of Savona). At the moment, he is Associate Professor in the DIME department of the University of Genoa devoting his activity on advanced energy systems.
He is the scientific coordinator of the Innovative Energy System Laboratory for the Thermochemical Power Group. His research activity is, at the moment, mainly focused on the development of an experimental plant for the study of advanced energy systems with the micro gas turbine in tri‐generative configuration and on the development of a laboratory for experimental analyses on poly‐generation smart grids. Moreover, Mario Luigi Ferrari is involved in research activities related to hybrid systems based on SOFC technology including the following topics: transient analysis, control system development, component testing, emulation of critical phases with experimental rigs.
The research activity has produced more than 60 scientific papers published in International journals, presented at international conferences or inside monographic books. Moreover, he is the author of 2 Italian patents related to his experimental research activity. In 2007 and in 2018 he received the Best Paper Award of the International Gas Turbine Institute The American Society of Mechanical Engineers and in 2015 he received the Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Applied Energy.
1. Ferrari M. L., Massardo A. F., 2013, “Cathode-Anode Interaction in SOFC Hybrid Systems”, Applied Energy, Vol. 105, pp. 369–379.
2. Caratozzolo F., Ferrari M. L., Traverso A., Massardo A. F., 2013, “Emulator Rig for SOFC Hybrid Systems: Temperature and Power Control with a Real-Time Software”, Fuel Cells, Vol. 6, pp. 1123–1130, DOI: 10.1002/fuce.201200229.
3. Ferrari M. L., Traverso A., Pascenti M., Massardo A.F., 2014, “Plant Management Tools Tested With a Small-Scale Distributed Generation Laboratory”, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 78, pp. 105-113.
4. Ferrari M. L., Pascenti M., Sorce A., Traverso A., Massardo A.F., 2014, “Real-time tool for management of smart polygeneration grids including thermal energy storage”, Applied Energy, Vol.130, pp.670-678.
5. Cuneo A., Ferrari M. L., Pascenti M., Traverso A., 2014, "State of charge estimation of thermal storages for distributed generation systems", Energy Procedia, Vol. 61, pp. 254-257.
6. Cuneo A., Ferrari M.L., Traverso A., Massardo A.F., 2014, "Thermoeconomic Optimization of an Energy Hub", Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, Vol.2, pp. 74-85.
7. Larosa L., Traverso A., Ferrari M. L., Zaccaria V., 2015, "Pressurized SOFC Hybrid Systems: Control System Study and Experimental Verification", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol.137, pp.031602_1-8.
8. Ferrari M. L., 2015, "Advanced control approach for hybrid systems based on solid oxide fuel cells", Applied Energy, Vol. 145, pp. 364-373.
9. Damo U.M., Ferrari M. L., Turan A., Massardo A. F., 2015, "Test Rig for Hybrid System Emulation: New Real-Time Transient Model Validated in a Wide Operative Range", Fuel Cells, Vol. 1, pp. 7-14.
10. Damo U.M., Ferrari M. L., Turan A., Massardo A. F., 2015, "Re-Compression Model for SOFC Hybrid Systems: Start-up and Shutdown Test for an Emulator Rig", Fuel Cells, Vol. 1, pp. 42-48.
11. Damo U.M., Ferrari M. L., Turan A., Massardo A. F., 2015, "Simulation of an Innovative Start-up Phase for SOFC Hybrid Systems Based on Recompression Technology: Emulator Test Rig", Journal of Fuel Cells Science and Technology, Vol. 12, pp. 041004_1-6.
12. Rossi I., Banta L., Cuneo A., Ferrari M.L., Traverso A.N., Traverso A., 2016, "Real-time management solutions for a smart polygeneration microgrid", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 112, pp. 11-20.
13. Ferrari M.L., Traverso A., Massardo A.F., 2016, "Smart polygeneration grids: experimental performance curves of different prime movers", Applied Energy, Vol. 162, pp. 622-630.
14. Ferrari M.L., Rivarolo M., Massardo A.F., 2016, "Hydrogen production system from photovoltaic panels: experimental characterization and size optimization", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 116, pp. 194-202.
15. Xiao G., Yang T., Liu H., Ni D., Ferrari M.L., Li M., Luo Z., Cen K., Ni M., 2017, "Recuperators for micro gas turbines: A review", Applied Energy, Vol. 197, pp. 83–99.
16. Ferrari M.L., Cuneo A., Pascenti M., Traverso A., 2017, “Real-time state of charge estimation in thermal storage vessels applied to a smart polygeneration grid”, Applied Energy, Vol. 206, pp. 90-100.
17. Ferrari M.L., Silvestri P., Pascenti M., Reggio F., Massardo A.F., 2018, “Experimental Dynamic Analysis on a T100 Microturbine Connected With Different Volumes”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 140, pp. 021701_1-12.
18. Ferrari M.L., Pascenti M., Massardo A.F., 2018, “Validated ejector model for hybrid system applications”, Energy, Vol.162, pp.1106-1114.
19. Ferrari M.L., Silvestri P., Reggio F., Massardo A.F., 2018, “Surge prevention for gas turbines connected with large volume size: Experimental demonstration with a microturbine”, Applied Energy, Vol.230, pp. 1057–1064.
20. Damo U.M., Ferrari M.L., Turan A., Massardo A.F., 2019, “Solid oxide fuel cell hybrid system: A detailed review of an environmentally clean and efficient source of energy”, Energy, Vol.168, pp.235-246.
1. Ferrari M.L., Damo U.M., Turan A., Sanchez D., 2017, Hybrid Systems Based on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Modelling and Design. pp. 1-284, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.