Dr. Cardano received his Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Milano Polytechnic University. After graduation, he joined Passoni & Villa in various positions in the technical area. He is presently R&D senior expert at GE Grid Solution for OIP, HVDC and gas bushings and also in charge of development of UHV AC bushings. He has been president of the Italian Committee 36A – Bushings and is active in several CEI/IEC working groups. He has published numerous papers at international conferences.