In 2005, he was appointed assistant professor in power systems at the University of Bologna where he was with the Power Systems laboratory until 2011.
In 2010, he received the Associate Professor eligibility from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Since 2011 he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is now Full Professor, Chair of the Distributed Electrical Systems laboratory and Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES (Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure).
He was co-chairperson of the technical programme committees of the 9th edition of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009) and of the 2016 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2016). He is chair of the technical programme committee of the 2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2018).
In 2013, he was the recipient of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award.
He was co-author of several papers that received the following awards: best IEEE Transactions on EMC paper award for the year 2017, in 2014 best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Durham, UK, in 2013 Basil Papadias best paper award at the 2013 IEEE PowerTech, Grenoble, France, in 2008 best paper award at the International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His research interests are in power systems with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operation, power system protections, power systems dynamics and power system transients.
Mario Paolone is author or coauthor of over 220 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and international conferences.
Indeed, in order to be able to integrate RERs and DGs, advanced techniques for the management and control of power systems both at transmission and distribution levels are needed. Within this context, the introduction of intelligence into power networks has led to the so-called SmartGrids as the key enabler for these developments. SmartGrids can be considered as the current landmark in the evolution of the power systems and are expected to shape the energy supply systems of the future.
The specific research topics laboratory are:
- integration within the distribution networks of the distributed generation and storage technologies;
- distribution network monitoring and smart metering;
- real-time operation and control of smart grids with special reference to power distribution networks;
- advanced networks protection techniques;
- ICT integration into smart grids: from generation to appliances.