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Gian Carlo Montanari

Gian Carlo MontanariGian Carlo Montanari, an IEEE fellow, is professor of electrical technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Bologna, where he teaches courses on technology, reliability and asset management. He has worked since 1979 in the field of aging and endurance of solid insulating materials and systems, of diagnostics of electrical systems and innovative electrical materials (magnetics, electrets, super-conductors). He has also been engaged in the fields of power quality and energy market, power electronics, reliability and statistics of electrical systems, as well as smart grid. He is a member of Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana and of the Institute of Physics. Since 1996 he has been president of the Italian chapter of IEEE's Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, and he is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. He is founder and president of the startup TechImp, established in 1999.

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A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid.