Silvio obtained his MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and a PhD in Control Engineering in 1987 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
After some years of Research activities in Lausanne, he joined the Nuclear Fusion project JET in Abingdon (UK) to work on teleoperation. He became lecturer of mechatronics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and worked as an independent consultant on the hybrid Smart car for SMH Automobile in Bienne.
In 1998 he joined IMV Invertomatic Technology in Riazzino as responsible for the development of new technologies. When GE bought IMV in 2001, he becomes Manager of Advanced Development. In 2003 he is named UPS Technology Leader and in 2012 Consulting Engineer for Critical Power Systems. Silvio is the author of 40 industrial patents and more than 50 publications. He has lectured several international tutorials and teaches at the PhD European Power Electronics School.