SBRC PhD student Massimo Fiorentini recently returned from a visit to IMT- Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy in September. While at IMT Massimo was appointed Guest Scholar for a few days and met with Professor Alberto Bemporad, Director of IMT and Dr Daniele Bernardelli, experts in the field of Hybrid MPC.

The two gave Massimo excellent feedback on his research into the application of MPC to building energy management. While there he also met other research students working in similar areas and had some valuable discussions surrounding smart grids energy management and electrical storage management.

Professor Alberto Bemporad and PhD Student Massimo Fiorentini