Team

Team members

Team members of MechVib are young, collaborative and very motivated Engineers that work together under the supervision of Professors in the fields of Mechanics and Vibration

Giorgio Dalpiaz

Full Professor

I am a full professor of Mechanics of Machines and Vibrations at the University of Ferrara, Department of Engineering, since September 2000. My previous positions were Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Bologna. I am actually lecturer of the course of Mechanics of Vibrations in the Master Degree of Mechanical Engineering and the courses of Mechanics of Machines and Drive Mechanics of the Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering.
I have got the role of Scientific Director of the Advanced Mechanics Laboratory (MechLav) of Ferrara Technopole, which specifically carries out technology transfer and services for companies in Italy and abroad. In the field of NVH, among other equipments, Mechlav has got a Tri-axis Electro-dynamic Shaker and a big Anechoic Chamber.
My scientific interests and company collaborations mainly concern: advanced methods for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines, based on vibration and acoustic emission, and NVH modelling and optimization.
Author or co-author of over 140 papers, mostly published in international journals or international conference proceedings. Coordinator of numerous projects funded by regional, national and EU grants. Coordinator of 27 research contracts with industrial companies in the last 5 years, concerning industrial research and technological transfer in the fields of NVH, optimization of the dynamic and vibration behavior, monitoring and diagnostics of machines through vibration processing. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journals ‘Meccanica’ and ‘Shock & Vibration’.

Emiliano Mucchi

Associate Professor

I am a professor of Mechanics of Machines and Vibrations at the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara. In this role, I am lecturer of Advanced Vibration Mechanics in the Master Degree of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ferrara and lecturer of NVH Testing for Vehicles in the Master Degree of Advanced Automotive Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
My research activity is mainly in the field of Noise and Vibrations of Machines, with particular reference to elastodynamic models, condition monitoring, diagnostics and experimental vibration measurements. Tutor of several PhD students and research assistants, supervisor of more than 80 theses of students belonging to the Mechanical Engineering Degree. In 2005 and 2007 I was guest at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven addressing researches on novel approaches for simplified FE model and vibro-acoustic experimental analyses in helicopters. I am member of the Scientific Committees of International Conferences and Reviewer for the most important journals and conferences in the field of Mechanics of Machines and Vibration. I was person in charge of 5 national and international peer review projects in the last 10 years and of about 50 research projects with private companies in the last 5 years. Author and co-author of more than 100 papers published in International Conference Proceedings, National and International Journals. Member of the Editorial Board of 5 International Journals.

Gianluca D’Elia

Assistant Professor

I am Assistant Professor at the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara, lecturer of Rotating machinery diagnostics. My research activity is mainly in the field of signal processing for the diagnostics of rotating machines and experimental vibration measurements. In particular, my attention is focused on time-frequency analysis and Cyclostationary analysis. Supervisor of several theses of students belonging to the Mechanical Engineering Degree. I got the PhD in Mechanics of machines from the Department of Mechanical, Nuclear, Aviation and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Bologna. I was guest at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research - University of Southampton – with a Marie Curie Hosing Fellowships, and assistant research engineer at the Universitè de Technologie de Compiègne under the supervision of Prof J. Antoni. Author and co-author of more than 40 papers published in International Conference Proceedings, National and International Journals.

Marco Polastri

Ph.D. student

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and 2018, respectively, at the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student and my research interests are focusing on design, development and modelling of internal combustion engine and machines. In particular, I am working on the design analysis and modelling of the cooling and lubrication system of a high-power heavy-duty diesel engine, by means of Simcenter AMESim modelling and simulation software.

Federico Contro

Research assistant

I am working as research assistant since January 2017.
I received my Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 at the University of Ferrara and currently I am a Master degree student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ferrara.
I am involved in several consultancy activities concerning vibrational measures and data post-processing, tests with electrodynamic triaxial shaker, and also machines and mechanisms design and development.

Mattia Battarra

Post Doc Research assistant

I am working as research assistant since February 2018, when I got the PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ferrara, obtaining the “Department of Engineering UNIFE Best PhD Thesis Award 2018”.
After receiving the BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the same University in 2011 and 2013 respectively, I took part to the European project COST Action TU1105 as a visiting research student at the Dynamics Research Group, Loughborough University, UK. COST Action TU1105 was focused on the definition of NVH technics for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. In 2016, I’ve been a Visiting Scholar at the GearLab Research Group, The Ohio State University, OH – US, with the purpose of deepening my PhD studies related modeling gear pump dynamics.
My research activity includes kinematics, dynamics and design of positive displacement pumps and dynamic models of mechanical systems.

D’Elia Giacomo

Ph.D. student

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 and 2017, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Italy. I pursued the internship of my Master’s thesis at the Structures and Environmental Testing Research Group of Siemens Industry Software, Belgium, working on advanced vibration control strategies.
I am currently involved in a Ph.D. program with the MechVib Research Group at the University of Ferrara, Italy. My research activity focuses on multi-axial vibration control testing. The project aims to develop and perform innovative MIMO vibration testing methodologies to be included in the standard practice.

Elia Soave

Ph.D. student

I received my Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and 2018, respectively, at the University of Ferrara.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student and my research interests are focusing on vibrational diagnostics and condition monitoring of rotating machines.

Davide Guerra

PhD student

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and 2019, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Italy.
I am currently involved in a Ph.D. program with the MechVib Research Group at the University of Ferrara, Italy. My research activity focuses on developement of advanced methods for the simulation of volumetric pumps dynamic behaviour.

Matteo Occari

Research assistant

I receveid my Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 and 2016, respectively, at the University of Ferrara. Currently, I am involved in a research attivity concerning FEM analysis of a rolling bearing.

Stefano Mischiari

Manager Engineer and Industrial PhD Student

Actually I am Testing and Prototype Manager Engineer at Carraro Agritalia Spa. In this role, I'm responsible of:
- Definition of test procedures in collaboration with engineering competence center;
- Definition and planning of product validation test plan;
- Field test monitoring and duty cycle analysis of activity ;
- New prototypes plan activity ;
I'm in the Carraro company since 2007 and during this years I have acquired skills on:
- Hydraulic pumps and pipes noise analysis;
- Cab support and silent block vibration test;
- Modal analysis and operative vibration test of engine components ( ECU, glow plug, SCR and DPF bracket, exhaust pipes, lamda sensor, ..... );
- Engine cooling system test and installation approval (Engine stage IIIB, stage IV and actually stage V);
- Force and torque test on rear and fron axles;
- Vehicle testing setup for validation approval ( using pressure sensors, temperature sensors, strain gauge, LVDT, accelerometers, microphones, torque transducers, load cells, .....);
- Production test benches measurements setup to increase quality of products.
After the master's degree in mechanical engineering (June 2006) I worked for almost 2 years with the departement of engineering in the vibration monitoring throught experimental and virtual analysis on different components ( engine brackets, steering pumps, cooling package, .... ).

Giulio Gatti

Research Engineer and Ph.D. student

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and 2017, respectively, at the Engineering Department of the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. I also received a Master’s degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering in 2017 at the Energy and Power Department of Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom, during a Double Degree program.
Currently I am working in Ferrara at CT Pack s.r.l., leader company in the design of automatic lines for the food packaging sector, as a Mechanical Design and R&D Engineer.
Thanks to the cooperation between my company and the University of Ferrara, I am now a Ph.D. student and my research interests are study design and development a new version of Delta robots, through numerical and experimental vibro-acoustic analyses.

Piero Gabberi

Research Engineer and Ph.D. student

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and 2018, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Italy.
I am currently working as Project Manager at CT Pack S.r.l., a leader company in customized industrial automation for packaging.
I am involved in a EngD program as well, an industrial Doctorate born from the collaboration between CT Pack S.r.l. and the University of Ferrara.
My research activity focuses on Business Process Re-Engineering and Digitalization towards the introduction of Industry 4.0 in SMEs.

Caterina Natali

Research assistant

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and 2018, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. I also received a Master’s degree in Mécanique physique et ingénierie, Spécialité Ingénierie et Conception de Projets Industriels in 2018, at the Mechanics Department of Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, during a Double Degree program. I performed the internship of my Master’s thesis at the Driveline Research Group of Siemens Industry Software, Leuven, Belgium, working on the validation of advanced gear contact models.
Currently, I am involved in a research activity with the MechVib Research Group at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy. My research activity focuses on the non-linear modelling and experimental validation for the optimization of the vibrational behaviour of mechanical systems.

Alberto Gabrielli

Research assistant

I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and 2019, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Italy.
Currently, my research activity mainly concerns the development of physics-based models for the diagnosis and the prognosis of rolling-element bearings with defects.

Francesco Pizzolante

Research assistant

I got my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering at University of Ferrara, Italy.
During my Master’s degree I took part at one of the mobility University’s program, getting a Double Degree in Materials and Advanced Structure at the Mechanical Department of Aix-Marseille University, France. I performed my Internship at “C.E.S., Composite Expertise and Solutions” a French Enterprise focused on Composite Materials Design, my activity was focused on the dynamic analysis of a Cube-Satellite 3U frame, realised in carbon fibre.
Currently I am involved in a research activity with the MechVib Research Group at the University of Ferrara, Italy.
My research activity focuses on tools development to model dynamic behaviour of complexes mechanicals systems.

Giovanni Monco

Research assistant

I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and 2019, respectively, at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
I performed my internship of my Master’s thesis at the Structures and Environmental Testing Research Group of Siemens Industry Software, Belgium, working on multi-axial vibration control strategies.
Currently, I am involved in a research activity with the MechVib Research Group at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
My research activity focused on multi-axial vibration control testing.
Team

Past members

Marco Buzzoni

Vibrational diagnostics

Andrea Tosini

Accelerated dynamic tests

Gavagni Marco

Active noise and vibration control

Fenara Stefano

Experimental vibration

Mischiari Stefano

Experimental vibration

Pizzotti Simone

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Lauritano Davide

Vibrational diagnostics

Venturi Valerio

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Seppi Marco

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Cavallari Marco

Vibrational diagnostics and numerical lumped parameter modelling

Fiorati Stefano

Experimental vibration

Delvecchio Simone

Vibrational diagnostics

Malagò Marco

Vibrational diagnostics

Tosi Gabriele

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Agazzi Alessandro

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Berlato Francesco

Vibrational diagnostics

Strozzi Matteo

Numerical modelling

Schiavo Marco

Numerical modelling and Experimental vibration

Zagato Nico

Experimental vibration

Poggioli

Vibrational diagnostics

Bertazzini Anna

Numerical lumped parameter modelling

Hamadache Moussa

Vibrational diagnostics

Zanellati Ludovico

Vibrational diagnostics

Abdel Kader Zrayka

Numerical modelling, experimental modal analysis

Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez

Modelling of faults in wind turbine

Vanni Lupato

Experimental testing

Edoardo Poggioli

Experimental testing