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Fabrizio Sossan's personal webpage

Hi, welcome to my website! I am a researcher and lecturer in the field of renewable-based power and energy systems. My research interests are planning, scheduling, and control paradigms for distributed energy resources, in particular energy storage, in power and energy networks. My objective is to understand how heterogeneous applications and different operators' objectives can be harmonized and coordinated to enable feasible techno-economic operations of future energy systems and a transition to renewable resources.

I currenlty hold a professorial appointment (associate professor) at MINES ParisTech - PSL University, in France (link). I am associate editor of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks (Elsevier SEGAN). I am also co-founder of ModBESS, a US-based company that develops software to optimize the operations of energy systems and commercializes some of my algorithms.

For more information, these are my Google Scholar, Research Gate, and Scopus pages. My CV is here.

Recent news
  • March 2022: I gave a seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) of the University of Waterloo (Canada) ... read more.
  • March 2022: I gave a seminar at the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) of the University of Waterloo (Canada) on model predictive control to reduce the fatigue in medium- and high-head hydropower plants' penstocks and coupling with battery energy storage systems.
  • March 2022: New journal paper: "Stress-informed Control of Medium- and High-head Hydropower Plants to Reduce Penstock Fati ... read more.
  • March 2022: New journal paper: "Stress-informed Control of Medium- and High-head Hydropower Plants to Reduce Penstock Fatigue", available here.
  • February 2022: Two papers accepted for the next Power Systems Computation Conference! They are about MPC for hybrid hydropowe ... read more.
  • February 2022: Two papers accepted for the next Power Systems Computation Conference! They are about MPC for hybrid hydropower [link], and model-less robust voltage control for distribution grids [link]. Congrats Stefano and Rahul!
  • January 2022: My research project on integrated energy systems has been funded with € 300'000 by Region Sud - Provence Alpes ... read more.
  • January 2022: My research project on integrated energy systems has been funded with € 300'000 by Region Sud - Provence Alpes Cote Cote d'Azur and MINES ParisTech under the framework 'AAP Recherche'. It will support the creation of a beyond-state-of-the-art microgrid laboratory with multiple energy carriers at MINES ParisTech in Sophia Antipolis.
  • December 2021: I will edit a special issue of IET together with Prof. Zechun Hu (Tsinghua University) on grid integration of ... read more.
  • December 2021: I will edit a special issue of IET together with Prof. Zechun Hu (Tsinghua University) on grid integration of electric vehicles. Call for papers will be out in early 2022.
  • November 2021: Biswarup and I finalized a work on planning of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and submitted it ... read more.
  • November 2021: Biswarup and I finalized a work on planning of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and submitted it to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. The work is available here.
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Contact information
Dr. Fabrizio Sossan
PERSEE Center
MINES ParisTech - PSL University
1 Rue Claude Daunesse
06904 Sophia Antipolis, France
fabrizio.soss

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For students    I typically have availabilities for thesis and internships in a variety of areas, from theoretical to experimental. If you are interested in my research topics and pursuing a thesis or internship, and have solid theoretical skills and knowledge of power/energy systems operations and coding skills, drop me an email with a motivation statement.
Bio and research experience

I got my master's degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Genova (Italy) in 2010. In 2014, I obtained my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark DTU with a work on control of flexible demand in application to providing ancillary services to the power grid. From 2014 to 2017, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory at EPFL (Switzerland), working on integration of battery energy storage systems in the grid. In 2018, I was a guest scientist at NREL (USA) working on an independent research project on cooperative dispatch schemes for distribution grids and a scientist with the Supply of Electricity program of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research at ETH (Switzerland).

Working for among the world's most advanced laboratories and experimental facilities with great researchers shaped my research vision on the methodological barriers we need to tackle to achieve the energy transition.