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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured associate professors | Fluid machines and energy systems

Massimiliano Renzi

Short bio

Massimiliano Renzi is Associate Professor in Fluid Machines and Energy Systems.
He received his Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude in 2007 and his PhD in Energy in 2011 from the Polytechnic University of Marche. In 2009 he started a collaboration with a University spin-off, Strategie srl, and owns two patents on a tracking device for solar concentration systems. He is in charge of several projects funded with competitive peer review processes and he manages the research and didactic activities at unibz.
The main research topics include: cogeneration systems; hydraulic machines for small hydropower; thermal management and batteries in hybrid/electric powertrains for automotive and industrial applications; optimization algorithms of hybrid energy systems and storage system


Fundamentals of Machinery and Oleodynamic

42151 · ING-IND/08 · L-9 Industrial and Mechanical Engineering - 2016 · EN

Thermal Engines

45510A · ING-IND/08 · LM-30 Energy Engineering - 2016 · EN

Main Research Areas

The main research focus is in the following areas:
- Fluid Machines and Energy Systems
- Hydropower and pump-as-turbines in small-scale systems, also for energy recovery and pumped hydro
- Thermal Management in automotive powertrains
- Electrification of vehicles
- Biofuels and Hydrogen-enriched fuels
- Cogeneration
- Internal combustion Engines
- Micro gas turbines.


Massimiliano Renzi is author of 110 scientific works (as of April 2021): 59 articles in international journals; 42 International Conferences; 7 national conferences; 2 Techinical Reports (International Energy Agency Annexes)
Scopus database: Number of Records: 69; number of citations: 879; h-index: 18.
Scopus ID: 49962217600

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