Luca Settineri


Luca Settineri, Ph.D. in Industrial Production Engineering, is currently Full Professor of Manufacturing at Politecnico di Torino and Fellow Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Former Head of the Department of Management and Production Engineering, and former Dean of the PhD Course in Management, Production and Design, he is currently Vicerector for Policy Planning and Infrastructure of Politecnico di Torino. He teaches Production Systems and Fabrication Technologies and Processes in graduate courses. He is author or co-author of around 200 contributions on international and national Journals and Conferences. His research activities are mainly focused on sustainable manufacturing processes and systems, and advanced production technologies.

Rosa Di Lorenzo


Rosa Di Lorenzo obtained a PhD in Production Engineering. She is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems, engaging in academic activity on Mechanical Technology and Product Engineerisation. She carries out scientific activity on the study of plastic deformation of metals and the analysis and minimisation of the environmental impact of manufacturing processes.

Marco Sortino


Marco Sortino is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Udine. His research encompasses advanced automation of machine tools, simulation of production processes, additive manufacturing technology. He is the Scientific Director of the Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory LAMA FVG. He collaborates with leading companies of the automotive, medical, cutting tool, machine tool, and energy industries.

Claudio Giardini

Treasurer and board member

Claudio Giardini is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Bergamo, teaching Mechanical Technology and Industrial Quality Management II. His research focuses on manufacturing technologies, particularly on experimental and simulated plastic deformation and chip removal processes, Friction Stir Welding, micro-electroerosion, innovative metal sheet and pipe deformation processes, additive manufacturing techniques for polymers and metals, as well as on the optimization and control of these technologies.

Andrea Ghiotti


Andrea Ghiotti is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Padova. His research focuses on mechanical processing through plastic deformation and removal as well as process monitoring and simulation. He is a full member of ICFG (International Cold Forging Group) and associate member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering) and ESAFORM (European Scientific Association for material FORMing).



Antonino Squillace has been Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Naples Federico II since 2017. He is member of the Doctoral Council of Technology, Innovation and Management, coordinator of the Research Committee and member of the Teaching Committee at the Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering. He is principal investigator in several projects. His research focuses on advanced and light-weight materials processing, in particular hot precision forming, powder based additive manufacturing and solid state welding. Author/co-author of more than 140 papers published in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences, scientific books plus some book chapters.


Nicla Frigerio


Nicla Frigerio has been Assistant Professor at the Manufacturing and Production Systems Research Line of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano since 2018. She obtained a PhD cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2016 with a thesis focused on the energy efficient control of manufacturing systems. During her PhD, she collaborated with the Purdue University, Indiana, USA, and with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P.R. China. She also collaborated with the Consortium MUSP – Machine Tools and Production Systems, Piacenza. Her current research focuses on production system modelling and stochastic control with particular attention to control problems for improving energy efficiency of manufacturing equipment. She is a member of AITeM and of IEEE. She has been Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering since 2022. She has effectively taken part in several national and international research projects as well as in industrial collaborations.


Giuseppe Casalino


Giuseppe Casalino is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management of the University Politecnico di Bari. He teaches courses on Material Technology and Manufacturing Processes, Quality Management, and Statistics for the graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. He carries out research and provides counselling on Innovative Manufacturing Technologies, Quality Process Management, Work Safety and Security. He deals with technological transfer and third mission. He is responsible for the research group WElding and Laser Manufacturing (WELAMA), coordinator of the laboratory TISMA and scientific responsible of the laboratory Hybrid Welding. He has been Coordinator of the PhD DRIMeG since 2021. He was a member of the Department Committee from 2018 to 2021.

Federica Trovalusci


Federica Trovalusci obtained a PhD in Materials Engineering. Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technology and Systems at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Director of “Scuola di Istruzione a Distanza, Scuola IaD” e-Learning Centre of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Research topics: Additive Manufacturing, Finishing processes, High performance coatings, Laser processes, Moulding of thermoplastics. She actively participates in several national and international research projects. She cooperates with other Research Institutions and leading companies of the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.

Francesco Gagliardi


Francesco Gagliardi is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems. He graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calabria and obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calabria. He was Visiting Researcher, for almost three years in all, in several international research centres, such as the Technische Universitat of Dortmund, the Aragon Institute of Engineering Research of Zaragoza, the Universiteit of Gent, the Ohio State University of Columbus and the Siemens PLM software of Leuven. His research includes the development and analysis of innovative and sustainable industrial production processes on new materials (lightweight alloys and polymeric-based materials). He is the co-author of around 100 Scopus papers.

Enrico Pisino


Enrico Pisino is an Engineer with a long career in former Fiat, Chrysler, and then FCA. In the 1990s, he developed technical and management experience in numerical simulation, contributing to shaping the current digital process for product development at FCA; in the early 2000s, he dealt with research programs and concept cars, and in 2005-2006 he was the director of the Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Department at the Fiat Research Centre. Since 2008 he was responsible for the Unit Interiors within the product development department. He was Responsible for FCA Research and Innovation both in the USA (2011-2016) and in Europe (2015-2019). In 2016 he represented the Italian industry at the Transport G7 meeting in Karuizawa, Japan. Since 2019 he has been leading the Competence Center CIM 4.0, created within the Industry 4.0 national plan of the Ministry for Economic Development.

Ciro Sinagra


Ciro Sinagra è Senior Advisor R&D Manager del gruppo Laminazione Sottile. Esperto di metallurgia dell’alluminio e processi di fabbricazioni di laminati nudi e verniciati. Esperto di packaging e materiali e oggetti a contatto con alimenti. Per 4 anni ha ricoperto il ruolo di vicepresidente dell’Istituto Italiano Imballaggio. Consigliere del CentroAl. Ha pubblicato più di 110 articoli scientifici. Ha svolto, per il progetto Stepfar, docenza a tempo determinato per l’Università Federico II di Napoli. Inventore di 5 brevetti industriali. Nel 2017 è stato decorato con stella al merito e insignito del titolo di Maestro del Lavoro.

    Michela Simoncini


    Michela Simoncini is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Polytechnic University of Marche. Her research focuses on manufacturing processes of metallic and composite materials, additive manufacturing technologies of metals, polymers and composite materials, solid state welding of lightweight alloys, and sustainable manufacturing. She is co-author of more than 130 papers in scientific journals and proceedings of international and national conferences, and book chapters. She participates in national and regional research and development projects, in collaboration with leading Italian companies in the manufacturing field.

    Gino Dini

    academy director

    Gino Dini is Full Professor at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa. His teaching activity includes Manufacturing Processes and Integrated Manufacturing Systems in BA and MSc courses in Mechanical Engineering and Management. His research activity is mainly focused on the optimization of automatic and non-automatic assembly lines, on the use of augmented reality systems to support operators and on chip removal processes of non-traditional materials, as evidenced by numerous scientific contributions both nationally and internationally, from research projects and cooperations with universities and research institutions in Italy and abroad. He is a consultant of the Ministry of Economic Development for the review of research and development projects of national interest.