Tullio A.M. Tolio is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems. A former MIT researcher, he is the author of two books and more than 170 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He is Editor in Chief of CIRP Encyclopedia and a CIRP Fellow. He is a member of the EU High-Level Strategy Group on KETs, the Manufuture High Level Group, and the EFFRA Partnership Board. He is President of the Technical-Scientific Committee of the national Smart Factory Cluster CFI.
Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems, he graduated cum laude in Engineering Management at the University of Calabria and obtained a PhD in Production Engineering at the University of Palermo. His research includes the development and analysis of innovative and sustainable industrial production processes. He is the co-author of more than 200 papers on scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is President of the National Association for the Right to University Studies (Andisu) and the Cosenza Conservatoire of Music. He is the Director of the Digital Innovation Hub of Calabria.
SECRETARY AND BOARD MEMBER
Stefano Guarino obtained a PhD in Energy and Environment; he is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University Niccolò Cusano, teaching Mechanical Technology and Integrated Production Systems. His research focuses on manufacturing technologies, particularly on processes for producing metal foam, technologies for surface covering and functionalization, laser processing of advanced materials.
Irene Fassi obtained a PhD in Manufacturing Technologies and Systems. She is the Director of Research at STIIMA-CNR (the Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing of the National Research Council of Italy), being responsible for the MEDIS research group for micro-robotics and micro-manufacturing. External professor for MDs in advanced production systems and robotics at the University Politecnico of Milan and the University of Brescia. Member of panels for evaluating and monitoring international and national research projects. Co-author or over 180 papers for international conferences and journals, 4 books and 3 patents. Past chair of ASME DED TC on Micro and Nanosystems, president (2020-21) of the International Institution of Micro Manufacturing.
After his diploma, in 2002 he joined the family business Cosberg, today leader in assembly automation, gaining experience in the different production areas. He was then appointed international coordinator and entered the Board in 2014, becoming Business Development Director. He’s been CEO of MoxMec, a business marketing mechatronic modules, since 2005. He is a member of the national council of Federmeccanica (national engineering union federation) and a member of the Engineering Board of The General Confederation of Italian Industry – Bergamo division. He was elected President of AIdAM (Italian Association of Automation and Mechatronics) in 2017.
Antonio Grieco is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Salento; invited speaker at technical seminars on Smart Factory, manufacturing and manufacturing technologies; winner of the national INVITALIA contest for renowned researchers on Smart Factory; member of the Technical-Scientific Committee of CETMA; past Vice-Director of the Department of Engineering and Innovation; past member of the Committees of the Cross-Departmental Centre of Business Culture and the Engineering and Innovation Department of the University of Salento; Board Member of the DHITECH Apulian Technological District; elected member (2016) of the Academic Senate and the Accounts Committee of the University of Salento.
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; delegated by the Dean of the University of Palermo for the organizational and logistic coordination of the educational offer, for students’ careers for orientation. Scientific activity on the study of plastic deformation of metals and the analysis and minimisation of the environmental impact of manufacturing processes.
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.
Roberto Spina has been Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University Politecnico of Bari since 2004. He coordinates and actively participates to several national and international projects. He has published more than 120 manuscripts; he is the scientific responsible of the DM3-Polylab, a lab for thermo-physical characterisation of post-forming polymers. Visiting professor and invited researcher at the Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) - RWTH Aachen and member of the research collaboration T2K-HK of the The Univeristy of Tokyohe; he has conducted research in collaboration with the Penn State University.
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.
Caccamo Consolato Fabio
Consolato Fabio Caccamo is Plant Manager of Hitachi Rail and responsible for the production of trains and underground trains. He graduated cum laude in Engineering at the University Politecnico of Turin, then obtained an MBA and an MD in Project Management. He gained considerable experience in Electrical & Electronics Design for General Motors. Since 2006, in AnsaldoBreda, he has developed remarkable skills in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing. He is in charge of industrial processes using innovative technology for lightweight alloy welding, mechanical processes, wiring, vehicle fitting, mechanical couplings and tightening.
DEPUTY BOARD MEMBER
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).
DEPUTY BOARD MEMBER
Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University Politecnico of Turin, currently teaching “Producation systems”, “Industrial quality management”, and “Service quality”. Co-author of 3 books, 2 patents and more than 100 papers on journals and/or national and international conferences. His research focuses on manufacturing technology, quality engineering and industry metrology. He is Vice-Coordinator of the Engineering Management Commission.
Wilma Polini is Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. Her research focuses on assembly, CMM inspection, processing of non-traditional materials such as ornamental stones and composites. About 200 international papers, national and regional R&D projects and collaborations with universities and research centres in Italy and abroad testify to her activity.
ANTONIOMARIA DI ILIO
Antoniomaria Di Ilio is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics of the University of L’Aquila, teaching Mechanical Technology for the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Technological Processes Management for the Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. His research focuses on production and processing technologies of composite materials, joints, laser technology and material characterisation for process optimisation. He is the responsible of national and regional R&D projects in collaboration with automotive companies.
Gino Dini is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Pisa, teaching Mechanical Technology for the Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Production Integrated Management for the Master’s Degree in Engineering Management. His research focuses on manufacturing systems and processes, in particular manual and automated assembly processes, experimenting innovative solutions for controlling and managing production lines for the manufacturing industry.