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
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student and my research interests are focusing on vibrational diagnostics and condition monitoring of rotating machines.
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.
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.
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.
Currently, my research activity mainly concerns the development of physics-based models for the diagnosis and the prognosis of rolling-element bearings with defects.
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.
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.
- 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, .... ).