Alessandro Formisano

Born August 21st, 1966.
Degree In Electronic Engineering in 1993 at Univ. di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy (magna cum laude).
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1997 at Univ. di Napoli (Italy)
Presently FULL PROFESSOR of electrical sciences (seniority in role: 6 years, seniority as teacher: 25 years)
h-index 23, Over 190 Scopus-indexed publications, over 2000 citations

A. Formisano began teaching in 1996/97, with a teaching contract at the University of Cassino (IT). Since 1998, when he joined as a researcher the Second University of Naples (IT), Formisano has regularly taught in the Engineering Faculty either in Undergraduate and Ph.D. courses, in Electrical Circuits and Electromagnetism. He also taught various courses and seminars at the University of Naples "Federico II" (IT), University of Cassino (IT), the Technical University of Graz (TU Graz, Austria), the technical Univ. of Ilmenau (Germany), the University of Jaen (Spain) ad the Niigata Technology Institute (Japan).

Formisano is part of a research group composed of researchers from several Italian Universities (Naples Federico II, Univ. della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Cassino, Basilicata). He regularly cooperates with other universities and research institutes, either Italian (CIRA; ENEA Superconductivity; IGI-CNR  Padua; Univ. of Bologna, Padua, Pavia, Turin, Udine) and foreigners (DER-EDF, Paris, FR; EFDA , Munich, DE; F4E, Barcelona, SP; GSI, Darmstadt, DE; IGTE, Graz, AU; IEE, Bratislava, Slovakia, ITER, Cadarache, FR, KIT, formerly FZK, Karlsruhe, DE; PSI, Villigen, Switzerland; Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest, RO, Technische Universitat Budapest, HU) as amply documented by scientific production.

The main research interests of A. Formisano are in the following areas:
•    Coupled Problems. Numerical models for the analysis of electromagnetic coupled problems (quench in superconducting magnets, biomedical problems, coupling of lightning strikes to metallic structures and photovoltaic panels).
•    Plasma Engineering. Plasma identification problems, numerical analysis of 3D magnetic fields in Tokamaks.
•    Optimal Design Problems. Development of methods and algorithms for the optimal design in quasi-stationary electromagnetism, based on both deterministic and stochastic approaches, also on High Performance Computing hardware. Study of the effect of uncertainties in production processes on electromagnetic devices performance
•    Inverse problems. Applications to inverse problems of the methodologies developed for the optimal design problems. Biomedical inverse problems: EEG and MEG, impedance tomography. Non-invasive diagnostics, both by means of eddy currents and of impedance tomography, applications to civil and industrial engineering. Current reconstruction in Superconducting cables from external magnetic measurements.
•    Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, applied to the resolution of direct and inverse problems in electromagnetism

Responsible of internationalizing activities and Erasmus project for the Dipartimento di Ingegneria, participation to the Teachers Board for the Ph.D. course, responsible for the Laboratory of Circuits and Electromagnetic Computations at the Univ. della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, chair of the Teachers’-Students committee at the Engineering School of Univ. della Campania. Involved in numerous international projects in the area of numerical electromagnetism, he also held responsible positions in many of them, and in the management of conferences in the area. It is worth reminding here the responsibility in the Scientific Secretariat of OIPE International Steering Committee in 2006-2010, his role as Editorial Board Co-Chair in the 2020 edition of IEEE-CEFC, and his role as General Chairman for the 2025 edition of the Compumag conference. He is also involved in the editorial board of many journals in the area of electromagnetism (IEEE Trans. On Magnetism, COMPEL, ACES Journal, Sensors, Mathematical Problems in Engineering)