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Ennio Macchi

Professor of "Energy Conversion" at Politecnico di Milano  

Full professor of “Energy Conversion” at Politecnico di Milano since 1980. Head of the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano since its foundation, Jan 2008 up to 2012. Founder and scientific coordinator of the Research Group “GECOS” (Group of Energy Conversion Systems). His pioneering research activity on ORC in late ‘70s, particularly in turbine design with unconventional working fluids, favored the successful industrial development of ORC industry in Italy. Since then he has been active in theoretical and experimental research on ORC, cooperating with Manufacturers and Utilities . Author of more than 250 papers and books, including several papers on ORC applications for geothermal, solar, biomass, heat recovery. He is presently involved in editing a multi-contributor book titled “Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems: Technologies and Applications.

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