Curriculum

MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florence, Italy in 1988.
Achieved a PhD in Energy Engineering at the Department of Energy Engineering of the University of Florence in 1993
Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Perugia from 1992 to 2004
Full professor of Thermal Machines at the University of Perugia from December 2004 to October 2014.
Full professor of Thermal Machines at the University of Pisa since November 2014.
Head of the Department of Engineering of the University of Perugia, with more than 80 permanent staff of Professors from January 1 to October 31, 2014 and member of the Senate of the University of Perugia.
Member of the Editorial Board of the ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology since 2005
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Applied Energy since 2007 and Associate Editor since 2011.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Applied Thermal Engineering since 2013.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Energy Conversion and Management form 1999 to 2002
Chair of the organizing committee of the International Conference ICAE2011, which was held in Perugia from May 16th to 18th 2011. Member of the International Scientific Committee of ICAE2012 (Suzhou, China), ICAE2013 (Pretoria, South Africa), ICAE2014 (Taipei, Taiwan) and ICAE2015 (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Chair of the Coal Biomass and Alternative Fuels Commitee of the International Gas Turbine Institute from 2006 to 2008
Vice Chair of the Coal Biomass and Alternative Fuels Commitee of the International Gas Turbine Institute from 2004 to 2006
Since 1994, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Since 2010 is member of the Codes and Standard Committee of the ASME which is developing the Perfomance Test Code 48 “Overall Plant Performance with Carbon Capture”
Since 2005 founder of the Spin-off company: Tecnologie per la riduzione delle emissioni engineering srl.
Since 2005 founder of the Spin-off company: Biomasse e nuove tecnologie srl.
Director of the International Master “Techologies for Greenhouse Gases Mitigation” from 2003 to 2005
Member of the Administration Board of the University of Perugia from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013.
Peer reviewer fo the Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Special Report of the IPCC (International Panel for Climate Change) in 2007.
Since 2008 is member of the Taskforce Technology of the European Union Zero Emission Platform
2008-2013: Director of the Consortium Macchine Impianti e Sistemi Energetici.
Since November 2014 member of the scientific board of CRIBE (Centro Ricerca Interuniversitario Biomasse da Energia)
Visiting professor at the Warsaw Polytechnic University and the University of Goettingen.
From 2007 to 2014 Scientific Responsible of the fuel cell laboratory of the University of Perugia (Fclab).
From 2010 to 2014 Scientific Responsible of the Wind Tunnel of the University of Perugia.
Expert reviewer for projects submitted to the Dutch Ministry of Environment, to the City University of Hong Kong, to the Hong Kong University, to the French ANR, to the Ministry of Education of Romania and to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Technical University of Graz, Swiss National Foundation.
Supervisor of more than 200 Master’s thesis in Mechanical, Energy, Environmental, Civil Engineering.
Supervisor of 29 PhD students
AWARDS
In 2006 the paper “Corradetti, A., Desideri, U., 2006, “A Techno-Economic Analysis of Different Options for Cogenerating Power in Hydrogen Plants Based on Natural Gas Reforming”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 129, No. 2, April 2007, pp. 338-351 [DOI: 10.1115/1.2434346] ISSN: 0742-4795″, has received the Best Paper Award of the Coal Biomass and Alternative Fuels committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute.
In 2009 the paper “Colantoni S., Della Gatta S., De Prosperis R., Russo A., Fantozzi F., Desideri U., 2009, Gas turbines fired with biomass pyrolysis syngas: analysis of the overheating of hot gas path components“, ASME Paper GT2009-60233, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009 Power for Land, Sea, & Air, June, 8-12, 2009, Orlando, Florida, ISBN: 9-7807-9183-8495. ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 132, No. 6, June 2010, pp. [DOI: 10.1115/1.4000134] ISSN: 0742-4795”, has received the Best Paper Award of the Coal Biomass and Alternative Fuels committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS
In addition to research activities with the following companies: Piaggio, Aprilia, Nuovo Pignone, Umbra Cuscinetti, Sorgenia, Cartiere di Trevi, Fratelli Piacenza, Ansaldo Ricerche, Akzo Nobel Coatings, Manuli Rubber, Terna, GSE, I was scientific responsible of the following researches:
2001-2003: UE Thematic Network ISACOAT
2003-2004: UE Programma Asia Pro Eco: Efficient Integration of Renewable Biomass/Wastes Processing (Gasification and Clean Combustion in Particular) with Downstream Micro (gas) Turbine for Bioenergy (Bioelectricity in Particular) Supply.
2003-2005: PRIN (Italian Ministry of University): HIgh temperature fuel cells and hybrid fuel cell gas turbine systems using renewable energy sources
2004-2005: UE Program Asia Pro Eco: Feasibility study for the design of an industrial park with very low energy consumption and energy integration between the manufacturing and the residential buildings
2005-2009: FISR (Italian Ministries: MIUR, MIPAF, MATT): New MCFC systems for distributed generation
2011-2014: UE 7th FP: LOTUS—Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for micro-CHP applications
2007-2009: PRIN (Italian Ministry of University): Development of diagnostic techniques for energy consumption in buildings
2011-2013: UE LLP: Erasmus Placement Consortium “Ingegneria per la sostenibilità”
2010-2013: Industria 2015: “Mobilità Urbana ed Infraurbana Sostenibile e Sicura (MUSS)”
2012-2014: UE 7th FP: CONTEX- Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell catalyst and stack component degradation and lifetime: Fuel Gas CONTaminant effects and EXtraction strategies
2012-2015: UE 7th FP: H2FC Progetto Infrastrutture per l’Idrogeno e le Celle a combustibile
2013-2016: SMART CITIES CENTRO-NORD: SEAL (Smart and Energy Aware Assisted Living)