Born in Trieste, September 4th 1977, Giorgio Sulligoi (Senior Member IEEE) earned the Ph.D. (University of Padua, 2005) and the M.Sc. (University of Trieste, 2001, summa cum laude), both in Electrical Engineering. Prof. Sulligoi is the Deputy Director for Community Affairs and Business Relations of the Dept. of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Trieste, Italy. He is the founder and Director of the Digital Energy Transformation & Electrification Facility (D-ETEF lab.) at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste. He joined the University of Trieste by 2007, and presently is Full Professor of Electric Power Systems for Energy and Transportation. He authored more than 150 scientific papers in the fields of on-board power systems, e-transportation, generators modeling, voltage control and smart-grids, where he also has earned some scientific awards. He has been Deputy Rector of the University of Trieste (2013/2019) for Community Affairs and Business Relations.
Prof. Sulligoi is a member of many technical/scientific committees and working groups in the field of marine and electrical applications. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Italy. He is member of IEEE (PES, IAS), ASNE (American Society of Naval Engineers), ATENA (Italian society of naval architects and marine engineers). He is a reviewer for a number of International Conferences and Journals. He is the Vice (and Past) President of the AEIT (Italian Association of Electrical Engineers) Section of Friuli Venezia Giulia. He has been a member (2012) of the Board of Directors of ACEGAS-APS S.p.A., distribution system operator in Trieste/Padua (traded on Milan Stock Exchange), Italy, and a member (2007-2011) of the Board of Directors of Sincrotrone Trieste S.c.p.A., a joint stock company of national interest managing the Synchrotron Light Source “Elettra” and the Free Electron Laser “FERMI@Elettra” laboratories in Trieste, Italy. Presently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Technology Cluster of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region (MARE-TC FVG), in Italy, where he served also as President of the Technical-Scientific Committee. Recently he has been appointed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research a member of the Boards of Directors of CINIGEO (Italian University Consortium for Engineering in Earth Resources) and ENSIEL (Italian University Consortium for Electrical Energy and Power Systems).
He has been a member of the PNR (Piano Nazionale della Ricerca 2020-2027) Committee, appointed by the Italy Ministry of University and Research (MUR) for the thematic area "Climate, Energy and Sustainable Transportation".