Dr. Mitolo has been awarded the knighthood in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for merit acquired by the nation in recognition of his scientific work.
Sir Massimo received the B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy. He is a Fellow of IEEE “for contributions to the electrical safety of low- voltage systems”, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of London (UK). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California and in Italy.
Dr. Mitolo is currently a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA, USA, and a Senior Consultant in the matter of failure analysis and electrical safety with Engineering Systems Inc., ESi. Professor Mitolo's research and industrial experience are in analysis and grounding of power systems, and electrical safety engineering.
Dr. Mitolo has authored over 160 journal papers and the books “Electrical Safety of Low-Voltage Systems”(McGraw-Hill), “Laboratory Manual for Introduction to Electronics: A Basic Approach”(Pearson), “Analysis of Grounding and Bonding Systems”(CRC Press), “Electrical Safety Engineering of Renewable Energy Systems”(John Wiley & Sons).
He is currently the deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He is active within the Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) in numerous committees and working groups.
The recipient of the IEEE Region 6 2015 Outstanding Engineer Award, Dr. Mitolo has earned nine Best Paper Awards, numerous achievements and recognitions, among which are the IEEE Ralph H. Lee I&CPS Department Prize Award, the IEEE I&CPS 2015 Department Achievement Award, and the James E. Ballinger Engineer of the Year 2013 Award from the Orange County Engineering Council.