Luciano Martini

Director, Transmission and Distribution Technologies Department, RSE

Luciano Martini is the Director of the “Transmission and Distribution Technologies” Department at RSE whose activities include, among others, T&D components lab testing, HVDC and hybrid AC/DC lines, innovative components, power electronics, electromobility, applied superconductivity and pilot applications of smart grids. Luciano Martini has more than 25 years’ experience on Research & Development activities dealing with renewable energies integration, applied superconductivity, and smart grids. He is the Coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids, which includes 42 research organizations representing 17 European countries, and a member of the Governing Board of the ETIP SNET. He is the Chair and Italian delegate within the Executive Committee of the IEA TCP ISGAN, the International Smart Grid Action Network, the Chair of the IEA TCP HTS for assessing the impacts of High-Temperature Superconductivity on the Electric Power Sector, and member of several international working groups. Within Mission Innovation he serves as the Italian co-Lead of the Innovation Challenge on Smart Grids (IC1) together with colleagues from China and India. Luciano Martini has a vast experience in international cooperation activities and has been repeatedly recruited as an independent expert to review research proposals and publicly funded R&D projects.