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Dr Gianmario Rinaldi

Lecturer (E&R)


Short Bio

I received a BSc degree in Energy Engineering, a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, and a PhD degree in Control Systems Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2014, 2016, and 2019, respectively.

I have been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter from October 2019 until June 2021. The research activity undertaken during my Postdoc was mainly focused on the design and experimental validation (in sea) of advanced information-driven optimal navigation and control strategies for underwater electric vehicles.  Further details of the project can be found at

Since July 2021, I am Lecturer in Clean Powertrains (Education & Research), joining the Centre of Future Clean Mobility of the University of Exeter (


Research Interests and Applications

My research interests include:

  • identification, estimation and control;
  • optimisation;
  • variable structure/sliding mode systems.

My research applications include:

  • energy networks and power systems;
  • autonomous vehicles;
  • clean powertrains;
  • epidemiological models.