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Giovanna Oriti

Phone: (831) 656-2637

Overview

Giovanna Oriti received the Laurea degree with honors and Ph.D. degree, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Catania, Italy, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. She was a Research Intern at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for two years.
After graduation she joined United Technology Research Center where she developed innovative power converter topologies and control. She led the development of an electric power control test bed in order to research new products for the divisions of United Technologies including Otis, Carrier and Pratt & Whitney.
In 2000 she launched her own consulting business. She developed physics based models of power converters and drives for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) analysis, stability analysis and development of control algorithms. She also performed reliability and life cycle predictions for power conversion systems.
In April of 2008 she joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the Naval Postgraduate School, where she is now a tenured Associate Professor. She is involved in electric ship systems and energy management research activities. In 2012 she received the NPS ECE Service Award in recognition of her contribution to the development of the new NPS EE Energy curriculum. Dr. Oriti is the recepient of the 2016 and 2017 NPS ECE Research Award for her contribution to the US Navy's energy efficiency and energy conservation goals .
Dr. Oriti holds one US Patent and has co-authored more than 50 papers in IEEE Journals or IEEE conference proceedings.
She is an IEEE Senior Member and the recipient of the 2002 IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Award. Dr. Oriti co-authored a paper that received the 2017 Third Prize Paper Award the from the IEEE IAS Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems Committee.
Dr. Oriti is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. In 2010-2011 she served as Chair of the Industrial Power Conversion System Department of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS). In 2006-2007 she served as Chair of the IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee. She was the lead Technical Program Chair for the Energy Conversion Congress and Expo 2018 (ECCE 2018) conference, as well as the Women in Engineering co-chair. She has been elected General Chair for the ECCE 2021 conference.
Other Experience
  • 1992 ERASMUS Project European Community's exchange program for undergraduate students
  • 2000 - 2008 Consultant
  • 1998 - 1999 Associate Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford CT
  • 1996 - 1998 Research Intern, Wisconsin Electric Machines & Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests
Power electronics-based energy management systems
Power converters and drives (modeling, design, control)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Stability and reliability analysis of electric ship systems
Teaching Interests
Power Electronics
Electric Circuits
Renewable Energy and Grid Interface

Awards

  • 2018 - Award of Academic Tenure, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2018 - Top 5% faculty for RADM Shieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching, NPS
  • 2017 - Third Prize Paper Award, IEEE IAS Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems Committee
  • 2017 - Special Act Award - Research, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NPS
  • 2016 - Special Act Award - Research, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NPS
  • 2012 - Service Award, ECE, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2002 - Outstanding Young Member Award, IEEE IAS
  • 1993 - Laurea's grant, Catania Association of Industries for Research
  • 1993 - Laurea's grant, Professional Association of Engineers of Catania

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1996 Member, IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • 1996 Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • 1993 Senior Member, IEEE

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Oriti, G., Kanavaros, D., & Julian, A. L, (2019). Implementation and Comparison of Active and Reactive Power Flow Control Methods in a Single Phase Grid-Connected Microgrid. USA: IEEE.
  • Oriti, G., Anglani, N., & Julian, A. L, (2018). Hybrid Energy Storage Control in a Remote Military Microgrid with Improved Supercapacitor Utilizationand Sensitivity Analysis. USA: IEEE Proceedings of the 10th Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) 2018.
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., Ji, C., & Zanchetta, P, (2018). Power Quality Improvement in a Single-Phase Energy Management System Operating in Islanding Mode. USA: IEEE Proceedings of the 10th Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) 2018.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., & Hernandez, G, (2017). Novel Hybrid Energy Storage Control for a Single Phase Energy Management System in a Remote Islanded Microgrid. USA: IEEE Proceedings of the 9th Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) 2017.
  • Anglani, N., Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Catania, V, (2017). How to control supercapacitors and to account for the consequent extension of battery lifetime in an isolated AC microgrid. IEEE.
  • Oriti, G., Oriti, G., & Colombini, M, (2016). Optimized Energy Management System to Reduce Fuel Consumption in Remote Military Microgrid. IEEE.
  • Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2015). Reactive Power Control with an Energy Management System in Single Phase AC Microgrids. IEEE.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Norgaard, P, (2014). Battery management system with cell equalizer for multi-cell battery packs.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Bailey, T. D, (2014). PV power conditioning system with LLC resonant converter in DCM.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Peck, N. J, (2013). Power electronics enabled energy management systems.
  • Kelly, R. L., Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2013). Reducing fuel consumption in a forward operating base using an energy management system.
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., & Pfender, M. E, (2013). SLR converter design for multi-cell battery charging.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Zulaica, D, (2011). Doubly fed induction machine drive distance learning laboratory for wind power and electric ship propulsion applications.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2010). Integrated modeling of a synchronous generator and a twelve phase transformer.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2010). Three phase VSI with reduced output voltage distortion using FPGA based multisampled space vector modulation.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2009). FPGA based digital implementation of naturally sampled space vector modulation.
  • Oriti, G., & Cuzner, R. M, (2006). Ship propulsion AC/DC conversion system modeling and design.
  • Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2004). Application of the transmission line theory to the frequency domain analysis of the motor voltage stress caused by PWM inverters.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2003). A DC traction drive application of a regenerative rectifier using AC/AC matrix converter theory.
  • Cuzner, R. M., Nowak, D. J., Bendre, A., Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2003). Control and implementation issues with paralleling soft-switched drive systems.
  • Julian, A., & Oriti, G, (2001). New brushless alternator for automotive applications.
  • Oriti, G., & Julian, A, (2000). Hybrid rectifier using thyristors and IGBTs for low cost regenerative drives.
  • Julian, A., Cuzner, R., Oriti, G., & Lipo, T, (1998). Active filtering for common mode conducted EMI reduction in voltage source inverters.
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Lipo, T. A, (1997). A new space vector modulation strategy for common mode voltage reduction [in PWM invertors]
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A., & Lipo, T, (1997). An inverter/motor drive with common mode voltage elimination.
  • Consoli, A., Oriti, G., Scarcella, G., & Testa, A, (1996). Fuzzy control of a fast high-quality rectifier.
  • Consoli, A., Oriti, G., Testa, A., & Julian, A, (1996). Induction motor modeling for common mode and differential mode emission evaluation.
  • Musumeci, S., Oriti, G., Scarcella, G., Testa, A., & Consoli, A, (1996). Optimization of switching losses and EMI in a Cuk converter.
  • Consoli, A., Musumeci, S., Oriti, G., & Testa, A, (1995). Active voltage balancement of series connected IGBTs.
  • Musumeci, S., Oriti, G., Raciti, A., Testa, A., Melito, M., & Galluzzo, A, (1995). Hard and soft switching behaviour of a new bipolar cascode monolithic switch.
  • Journal Article
  • Oriti, G., Anglani, N., & Julian, A. L, (2019). Hybrid Energy Storage Control in a Remote Military Microgrid with Improved Supercapacitor Utilization and Sensitivity Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, .
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., Anglani, N., & Hernandez, G. D, (2018). Novel Economic Analysis to Design the Energy Storage Control System of a Remote Islanded Microgrid. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, .
  • Oriti, G., Oriti, G., Ji, C., & Zanchetta, P, (2018). Novel Repetitive Controller with Active Damping for a Single Phase Energy Management System Operating in Islanding Mode. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, .
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., Ji, C., & Zanchetta, P, (2018). Single-phase energy management system operating in islanding mode with repetitive control and active damping. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 5(54), 5163--5172.
  • Oriti, G., Oriti, G., & Colombini, M, (2017). Optimized Energy Management System to Reduce Fuel Consumption in Remote Military Microgrids. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, .
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Peck, N. J, (2016). Power Electronics Based Energy Management System with Storage. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1(31).
  • Oriti, G., Julian, A. L., & Zulaica, D, (2013). Doubly fed induction machine drive hardware laboratory for distance learning education. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 1(29), 440--448.
  • Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2011). Three-phase VSI with FPGA-based multisampled space vector modulation. IEEE transactions on industry applications, 4(47), 1813--1820.
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., & Blevins, S. T, (2010). Operating standby redundant controller to improve voltage-source inverter reliability. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 5(46), 2008--2014.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2007). A comparison of redundant inverter topologies to improve voltage source inverter reliability. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 5(43), 1371--1378.
  • Cuzner, R. M., Nowak, D. J., Bendre, A., Oriti, G., & Julian, A. L, (2007). Mitigating circulating common-mode currents between parallel soft-switched drive systems. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 5(43), 1284--1294.
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2005). A novel clamp circuit for a regenerative rectifier using AC/AC matrix converter theory. IEEE transactions on industry applications, 1(41), 68--74.
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., & Lipo, T. A, (1999). Elimination of common-mode voltage in three-phase sinusoidal power converters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 5(14), 982--989.
  • Oriti, G., & Lipo, T, (1998). Active Filtering for Common Mode Conducted EMI Reduction in Voltage Source Inverters..
  • Consoli, A., Musumeci, S., Oriti, G., & Testa, A, (1996). An innovative EMI reduction design technique in power converters. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 4(38), 567--575.
  • Julian, A. L., Oriti, G., & Hudson, M, (1994). A DC Traction Drive Application of a Regenerative. IEEE... Industry Applications, (1), 198.
  • Consoli, A., Musumeci, S., Oriti, G., & Testa, A, (1994). Conducted emission improvement of modern gate controlled devices..
  • Other
  • Julian, A. L., & Oriti, G, (2000). IGBT-controlled thyristor AC/DC converter.
Presentations
  • Lecture
  • Oriti, G. (Presenter), Defense Energy Seminar, "Power Electronics Based Energy Management Systems," Energy Academic Group, NPS, CA, United States. (September 28, 2018).
  • Seminar
  • Oriti, G. (Presenter), Invited seminar at United Technologies Research Center, "Power Electronics Based Energy Management Systems for DoN Applications," United Technologies Research Center, CT, United States. (October 25, 2018).
  • Webinar
  • Oriti, G. (Author & Presenter), IEEE Industry Applications Society Webinar Series, "Power Electronics-Based Energy Management Systems for Remote Microgrids," IEEE Industry Applications Society, Webinar. (September 25, 2019).