University of Genoa

University of Genoa (UNIGE), Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Energetica, Gestionale e dei Trasporti (DIME), includes more than 80 professors and research fellows, supported by about 40 administrators, clerical workers, and technicians, who carry out teaching and research activities in the Department.
The DIME of the University of Genoa hosts: since 2004 the University Technology Centre of Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems, specialised in hybrid system modelling and analysis; since 2006 the joint combustion laboratory in partnership with Ansaldo Energia S.p.A., for designing and testing of ultra-low NOx gas-turbine burners; since 2012 the Avio turbomachinery joint laboratory. DIME is member of N-erghy JTI Research Group, represented by Prof. Massardo. In 1998, Prof. Massardo founded the “Thermochemical Power Group” TPG (, made of mechanical and chemical engineers, to carry out theoretical and experimental researchers in the field of advanced energy systems, focusing mainly on fuel cell hybrid system technology.
TPG is based on 6 permanent staff (professors and researchers), and about 20 between associate researchers and Ph.D. Students. The main fields of research of DIME/TPG are: high temperature fuel cell technology (SOFC); dynamic performance modelling of energy systems; thermoeconomic analysis; turbomachinery; gas turbine based cycle optimization; investigation of thermal processes for biomass conversion; CO2 separation cycles; development and testing of advanced CHP energy systems; smart polygeneration grids.
Original software resources: WTEMP – Web ThermoEconomic Modular Program, for thermoeconomic analysis and development of energy systems; WECoMP – Web Economic Cogeneration Modular Program, for time dependent thermoeconomic analysys of polygenerative energy systems; TRANSEO, Matlab-based library for off-design / dynamic analysis of energy systems and control system development.

Contact Person: Alberto Traverso
Address: Via Balbi 5, 16126 Genova, Italy
Tel.: +39 010 353 2455
Mob.: +39 3204320014
Fax: +39 010 353 2566