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 is delegated by the Dean of the University of Palermo for the organizational and logistic coordination of the educational offer, for students’ careers and orientation. 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 è Ricercatore nella sezione di Tecnologie Meccaniche e Produzione del Dipartimento di Meccanica in Politecnico di Milano dal 2018. Si è dottorata con lode come Dottore di Ricerca in Ingegneria Meccanica dal Politecnico di Milano nel 2016 con una tesi incentrata su strategie per il controllo di sistemi manifatturieri al fine di incrementarne l’efficienza energetica. Ha collaborato con la Purdue University, Indiana, USA, e con la Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P.R. China trascorrendo all’estero parte del suo dottorato. Inoltre, ha collaborato con il Consorzio MUSP – Macchine Utensili e Sistemi di Produzione (PC). La sua ricerca è focalizzata sulla modellizzazione e controllo di sistemi di produzione sotto condizioni di incertezza in cui particolare attenzione viene dedicata al problema del controllo energetico. È membro AITeM e IEEE. È Associate Editor dal 2022 per la rivista scientifica IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Ha partecipato a diversi progetti di ricerca nazionali ed internazionali su tematiche energetiche e collabora attivamente con industrie del settore manifatturiero.


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.

Michele Vinci


Angelo Michele Vinci graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and started its own business in 1979. He is the founder and chairman of Masmec S.p.A., an innovative robotics company working in the automotive and biomedical sectors. He is a member of the board of directors of Medisdih (Puglia’s district for mechatronics and digital innovation hub) and the board of the Bari branch of the Bank of Italy. In 2011 he was appointed to the Order of merit for labour (whose title is “Cavaliere del Lavoro”) by the President of the Italian Republic. He is currently vice president of the Southern Group of the national federation of Cavalieri 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.

Wilma Polini


Wilma Polini is Full Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Systems at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. She is currently delegated by the Dean for Orientation and Director of the University Orientation Center. 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.

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