Antonio Savini

Antonio Savini is an emeritus professor of electrical engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy
Prominent applied scientist in the international community, he is the author or co-author of over 250 scientific papers mainly in the field of the computer aided analysis and design of electric and magnetic devices.
In the early 1970s he was among the leaders promoting the application of the finite element method in electricity and magnetism. Then  he pioneered the exploitation of advanced  techniques for the automated optimal design of electric and magnetic devices.
Because of his scientific achievements he was awarded honorary doctoral degrees in electrical engineering by the Technical University of Lodz, Poland (2002), and in science and engineering by the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2005).
In the international context he served also as the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of European historical universities (Coimbra Group) (2001-2005).
Since the late 1980s he increasingly worked also in the field of the history of electrical engineering.
In 1998 he promoted the setting up of a Research Center in this field at the University of Pavia , and he contributed to the creation of the Pavia Museum of Electrical Technology, of which he was the Director up to his retirement (2015).
He served in the IEEE History Committee as a member for various terms starting from 2014 and also as the chair (2021.2023).:
He is a fellow of IET (2006-), and a Senior Member of IEEE (2008-).