Fabio Crescimbini (born in Taranto, Italy, in 1957) is a full professor of Electrical Engineering, specializing in the disciplinary sector ING-IND/32 – Converters, Machinery and Electric Drives. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1982, from the Sapienza University of Rome, and, in 1987, obtained his PhD. As part of his doctoral training, in 1986, he spent a period of study and research at Wisconsin University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Since 1998, he has been working at Roma Tre University, first as an associate professor, and then, from 2004, as a full professor. In the period from 2006 to 2012, he was Director of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, as well as a member of the Council of the Board of Directors. For two consecutive terms, in the period from 2013 to 2019, he was elected to the role of member of the University’s Board of Trustees.
His research activities include the fields of power electronics and electric drives, with particular regard for applications such as electric and hybrid propulsions, electricity generation from renewable sources, storage systems integration, and electricity generation on board air and water craft. Among his most outstanding studies are experimental analyses of innovative kinds of electrical machine and unconventional configurations of electronic power converters. The results of such research are documented in over 180 publications published internationally in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and have led, in the case of certain original solutions, to the filing of international patents.
In the period 2016-2018 he was a member of the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) commission for the sector 09/E2 Electrical Energy Engineering.
In the three-year period from 2015 to 2017, he formed part of the Scientific Committee of the CleanSky and CleanSky2 research programmes, funded by the European Community and dedicated to the development of industrial research in the field of civil aeronautics.
From 2010 to 2017, he was a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Electrical Systems in Transportation of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, and, in 2018, he assumed the role of Associate Editor.
As a member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), since 1990, he has contributed through various roles to the activities of the Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS) and the Power Electronics Society (IEEE-PELS). He was the founder and is currently Chairman of the IEEE PELS-IAS Joint Chapter of the IEEE Italy Section. From 2001 to 2005, he was a member of the IEEE-IAS Executive Board and is currently a member of the PELS Administrative Committee as the Europe – Africa Regional Chair.
Since 7th November 2019, he has been the university’s Vice-Rector, with responsibility for infrastructural and workplace safety policies.