The Summer School on ‘Electrical Machines and Drives for Green Transportation systems’ is organized by DORNA Project, in collaboration with the Electrical Machine and Power Electronics Technical Committees of the IEEE IES, IEEE PELS, MUNER – Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna, The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – UniMoRe, MOST – Centro nazionale per la mobilità sostenibile and Fondazione Democenter.

    It’s a unique event in Europe for young researchers and PhD students to exchange experience and technical information about their projects and meet representatives from top industries in the transportation field. Engineers from Industry are also welcomed, it is an opportunity for them to stay updated with the latest research in electric transportation thanks to the formula of three days registration.

      It is organised in Modena, in the centre of Emilia-Romagna region, which is world-renowned for its automotive industry, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are located in the area. Here is where the history of the four and two wheels was written and innovation continues with the transportation electrical revolution.


The innovative and cutting-edge program aims to equip participants with specialized technical expertise in different aspects and applications of Electrical Machines and Drives, tailored to the needs of the thriving transportation electrification industry.

The Summer School starts with two Industry Day covering keynote presentations from industry experts as well as a poster session for the PhD students to present their research project and detailed face-to-face discussions.
The rest of the week is dedicated to high-level lectures from several experts from academia but also from industry, related to the following thematic technical areas:

Electrical Machines Design and Modeling

Electrical Drives and their Control

Electrical Drives Reliability and Monitoring

Industrial and Transport Applications of Machines and Drives

Participants are also led to the development of soft skills, as techniques and methodologies for successful research, fundraising and effective leadership.

PhD students are requested to prepare a Poster about their research project to be presented on Day 1 during poster session. Poster is mandatory for PhD Student and it must be sent to Summer School secretariat by 17th June. The best poster will be awarded during the social dinner.

Registration is OPEN

Final Program 2024

Poster Template

Technical endorsement 2024