Measurements on Electric Machines and Drives


Massimo Caruso

Massimo Caruso

University of Palermo, Italy


Over the last decades, the field of electric drives has faced a significant evolution, thanks to the technological innovation of electric motors, power converters and their control strategies. The electric drives for industry4.0 or in automotive applications must be integrated with advanced and high-accuracy equipment of measurement in order to allow the integration of real-time algorithms for the efficiency enhancement of the whole drive. As a consequence, the need for new online methodologies of measurement is constantly increasing.
Therefore, this special session will be an interesting opportunity for specialists coming from academia and industry to provide an increasing of knowledge and to share their experiences aimed at the improvement in the field of the measurement related to electric machines and drives.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Parameter characterization of new and traditional electric machines
  • EMC Measurements on electric drives
  • Efficiency measurement of motors, complete drive modules and power drive systems
  • Techniques for the power losses measurement in electric drives
  • Diagnosis and fault prediction in electric machines and drives
  • Efficiency enhancement in electric drives
  • Measurements in the automotive and transportation industry


Massimo Caruso received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2011, he joined the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory Group, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, collaborating for the development of microsensors for in vivo bacteria biofilm detection and treatment. In 2014, he joined the Sustainable Development and Energy Saving Laboratory (SDESLab), University of Palermo, focusing his research activities on electric machines and drives.


Special Session 7

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