Prof. Antonio Testa was graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Catania, Italy, in 1988. In 1990 he joined the University of Catania as an assistant professor, holding courses of electrical energy management and electrical industrial applications.
In 1998 he became Associate Professor at the University of Messina, and, in 2000 Full Professor. Prof. Testa holds courses on power electronics, electrical machines, electric drives and smart grids.
Main scientific interests of Prof. Testa concern the control of electrical drives, the generation from renewable energy sources, fuel cells systems, energy storage systems, electric propulsion, electronic devices, power converters and electric energy management.
Professor Testa is author of more than 210 papers published on international technical journals, or proceedings of international conferences. He is also co-author of three international patents in the field of electrical drives.
Since 1991 he is member of IEEE and collaborates with the activities of IAS, PELS and IES.
Professor Testa has been awarded with the third prize for the best paper presented at the 33rd IEEE-IAS Annual Meeting (1998 St. Louis MO. USA) and the first prize for best paper on electrical drives published on IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2000.
Research projects of Professor Testa have been funded by the Italian Ministry of University, the Italian Ministry of Industrial Development, ST-Microelectronics, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Rockwell Automation, ENEA (the Italian Agency for Alternative Energies) and CNR (the Italian Research Council).