received the M.S. (with honors) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 1995 and 1999 respectively, both in electrical engineering. In 1998, he spent a period of three months as Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1999, he joined the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Systems Engineering, University of Catania. In 2001 and in 2005 he obtained a permanent position as an Assistant and Associate Professor, in the same department, where, since 2018, he is a Full Professor in the areas of power electronics and electrical machines and drives. Prof Scarcella is the recipient of two Third Prizes Awards for papers presented at the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS now ECCE) Annual Meeting in 1998 and in 2016, and of an Award for the Best Paper published in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS in 2001. In 2013 he received the Best Paper IEEE IDC Award. From 2010 to 2011 he was Guest Associate Editor of "Special Issue on Drives and Machines in Emerging Applications 2012", From 2012 to 2015 he was Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS. He is the author or coauthor of over 190 technical papers published on journals and proceedings of national and international conferences and holds several national and international patents. Prof. Scarcella has been a reviewer of several transactions and Journals (IEEE, EPE). He is a member of IEEE, of the Italian Electric Association (AEIT), and of the Industrial Drives (IDC) and Electrical Machines (EMC) Committees. He is a member of Motor Drives and Actuators Committee of PELS where from 2011 to 2013 he was the chairman of the sensorless control topic. He is responsible and/or participant in several national and international research projects. His current research interests include: sensorless control, EMI and renewable energy, fault tolerance, digital modulation techniques and efficiency optimization techniques.