Antonino Riccobono




Antonino Riccobono earned his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of South Carolina (USA) in 2013 and BSc and MSc from University of Palermo (Italy) in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

In September 2013, he joined RWTH Aachen University (Germany) where he worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) – E.ON Energy Research Center. Within ACS, he also covered the charge of Leader of the Team “ Real Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop ”. He managed research and developement projects in the area of modeling, control, stability, and automation of Power Electronics Power Systems using MATLAB/Simulink and Hardware-In-the-Loop real-time simulations. During his experience within ACS he published 1 Journal Paper, 1 Magazine Paper, 8 Conference Papers. One of his Conference Paper also got the invitation to the extension to Journal Paper. He also contributed to 1 Patent and a couple of chapters of a Book, both contributions in process to be finalized. In recognition to his expertise in HIL real-time simulation, he got invited to hold a tutorial about “Research on Modern Power Systems supported by Hardware-In-the-Loop Technology” to an International Conference in 2016.

Since July 2017, he has been with MathWorks as Senior Training Engineer, Turin, Italy.



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Riccobono, Antonino; Mirz, Markus Robert; Monti, Antonello; "Noninvasive Online Parametric Identification of Three-Phase AC Power Impedances to Assess the Stability of Grid-Tied Power Electronic Inverters in LV Networks"; IEEE journal of emerging and selected topics in power electronics, 6, 629-647
Riccobono, Antonino; Cupelli, Marco; Monti, Antonello; Santi, Enrico; Roinila, Tomi; Abdollahi, Hessamaldin; Arrua, Silvia; Dougal, Roger A.; "Stability of Shipboard DC Power Distribution: Online Impedance-Based Systems Methods"; IEEE electrification magazine, 5, 55-67
Riccobono, Antonino; Helmedag, Alexander Sebastian; Berthold, Anica Renate; Averous, Nurhan Rizqy; de Doncker, Rik W.; Monti, Antonello; "Stability and Accuracy Considerations of Power Hardware- in-the-Loop Test Benches for Wind Turbines"; IFAC-PapersOnLine, 50, 10977-10984
Riccobono, Antonino; Liegmann, Eyke; Pau, Marco; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello; "Online Parametric Identification of Power Impedances to Improve Stability and Accuracy of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations"; IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement, 66, 2247-2257
Riccobono, Antonino; Ferdowsi, Mohsen; Hu, Jingxin; Wolisz, Henryk Stefan; Jahangiri, Pooyan; Müller, Dirk; de Doncker, Rik W.; Monti, Antonello; "Next generation automation architecture for DC smart homes"; 2016 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) : the 2016 IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) took place in Leuven from 4 to 8 April 2016
Riccobono, Antonino; Liegmann, Eyke; Monti, Antonello; Castelli Dezza, Francesco; Siegers, Jonathan; Santi, Enrico; "Online wideband identification of three-phase AC power grid impedances using an existing grid-tied power electronic inverter"; 2016 IEEE 17th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) : Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 27-30, 2016
Hatakeyama, Tomoyuki; Riccobono, Antonino; Monti, Antonello; "Stability and accuracy analysis of power hardware in the loop system with different interface algorithms"; 2016 IEEE 17th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) : Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 27-30, 2016
Liegmann, Eyke; Riccobono, Antonino; Monti, Antonello; "Wideband identification of impedance to improve accuracy and stability of power-hardware-in-the-loop simulations"; 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS) : [Proceedings]
Riccobono, Antonino; Angioni, Andrea; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello; Della Giustina, Davide; Dede, Alessio; Repo, Sami; "Systematic method for the development of future active distribution network automation architectures"; 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech (PowerTech 2015) : Eindhoven, Netherlands, 29 June - 2 July 2015 / [sponsored by: IEEE Power & Energy Society; IEEE; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven] . - 2
Riccobono, Antonino; Naqvi, Syed Khurram Abbas; Monti, Antonello; Caldognetto, Tommaso; Siegers, Jonathan; Santi, Enrico; "Online wideband identification of single-phase AC power grid impedances using an existing grid-tied power electronic inverter"; 2015 IEEE 6th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG 2015) : Aachen, Germany, 22 - 25 June 2015 / [E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University ...]
Cupelli, Marco; Moghimi, Mojtaba; Riccobono, Antonino; Monti, Antonello; "A comparison between synergetic control and feedback linearization for stabilizing MVDC microgrids with constant power load"; IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 : 12 - 15 Oct. 2014, Istanbul

Further Publications


  • Smart Electrical Outlet System with Automatic Voltage Selection/Regulation and Safe Discharge, German patent application submitted on 19 September 2017 and currently being carried out by PROvendis GmbH


  • Marco Cupelli, Antonino Riccobono, Markus Mirz, Mohsen Ferdowsi, Antonello Monti, "Control in DC Power Systems – A Problem-Based Approach to Modern Control Theory", ELSEVIER – book proposal accepted on 2nd November 2016


  • A. Riccobono, A. Helmedag, A. Monti, "Accuracy and Stability Assessment of Power Hardware- in-the-Loop Test Benches for Wind Turbines, ," 20th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Toulouse, France,9-14 July 2017
  • E. Liegmann, A. Riccobono, A. Monti, T. Hatakeyama, "A Flexible Power Simulator (FlePS): Power Interface for Power Hardware in the Loop applications – A Performance Evaluation," Power and Energy Student Summit (PESS), 2016 Proceedings of the Conference on, Aachen, January 19-20 2016, S_E.01