Marco W. Migliaro’s Biography

MigliaroMarco2Marco W. Migliaro – is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the design, installation, operation, maintenance and testing of stationary battery and dc systems.  He is an electrical engineer with more than 45 years of experience in the design of electrical auxiliary systems for power generating stations and industrial facilities and is licensed as a professional engineer in five states in the United States.  Mr. Migliaro has been recognized by his peers for his work in the area of stationary batteries having received the IEEE Standards Board Standards Medallion in 1988 for “significant contributions to battery standards”. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1988 for “contributions to the application and standardization of battery technology for industrial and utility power systems”. In 1996, he received the IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award for “outstanding contribution to the development of standards in the field of power engineering and his innovative leadership in the IEEE Standards development process”.

Mr. Migliaro has published more than 40 technical papers and articles, has contributed to four books including the Handbook of Power Calculations and the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers and was the Editor of the first edition of the IEEE Stationary Battery Sourcebook.  He is the developer of numerous seminars and workshops in the area of stationary batteries and dc systems, which he has taught publicly and in-house for more than 30-years.  He also developed a CD ROM product relating to stationary battery maintenance and testing in 1996, which provides photographs and discussions on more than 40 topics related to stationary battery maintenance and testing.  He has been a reviewer for technical books including one recently published on dc power system design for telecommunications facilities.

Mr. Migliaro is uniquely positioned to develop the technical material on this web site, given his extensive experience with stationary batteries and dc systems.  He has personally conducted many failure investigations and root cause evaluations on individual cells, batteries or battery systems for major corporations and government agencies.  He has been engaged as an expert witness in litigation related to stationary batteries, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and emergency power systems. Mr. Migliaro has been involved in professional activities for more than 45 years, primarily within the IEEE and UL.  He was a member of the IEEE Stationary Battery Group for many years and is currently a member of a number of standards technical panels related to batteries, battery chargers and uninterruptible power supplies, of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.  He has also served as the President of the IEEE Standards Association and was the IEEE Vice President – Standards Activities.  Mr. Migliaro is listed in a number of biographical references including American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the 21st Century, The Directory of International Biography, and 5,000 Personalities of the World.