Mario Porru got the MSc in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and the PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2015 at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Then he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the same University (April 2015 - April 2018) and a Visiting Researcher at the FEMTO-ST Lab / University of Technology of Belfort and Montbéliard in Belfort, France (March 2019 - July 2019). Mario Porru is a co-founder and associate engineer of the spin-off company NEPSY, which was founded in June 2017 to develop, design and commercialise novel electric propulsion systems.
Mario Porru has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari since April 2018. He currently teaches Electrical Energy Management and Electric Vehicles within master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Energy Engineering. His research activity is mainly focused on hybrid energy storage systems for vehicular and stationary applications and management and control strategies of energy storage systems, as well as the development of novel electric propulsion systems.
Mario Porru is a co-author of about 50 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings and of one book chapter, and has been a speaker at several IEEE conferences. Mario Porru was a recipient of four IEEE awards.