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Prof. Ferruccio Resta

Phone: +39.02.2399.8433

Secretary's Office of the RL Dynamics and Vibrations
Daniela Gosman
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Simona Pozzali
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• Born August 29, 1968 in Bergamo (Italy)
• Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (1992)
• Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics (1996)
• Assistant Professor (1999), Associate Professor (2001), Full Professor of Applied Mechanics for Machinery (2004)
• Rector of Politecnico di Milano (since January 1, 2017)
• President of the Conferenza dei Rettori (CRUI)
• Member of the Advisory Board of PoliHub, Politecnico di Milano’s startup district and incubator
• Board member of the PhD Programme Committee in Engineering of Mechanical Systems
• Member of the Board of Directors of SIAM – Società d'Incoraggiamento Arti e Mestieri
• Member of the Guarantee Committee of Fondazione Collegio delle Università Milanesi
• Member of the Scientific Committee Enel Foundation
• Member of the Innovation Committee Edison
• Member of the Advisory Board of NextChem - Tecnimont
• Member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Silvio Tronchetti Provera
• Member of the Board of Directors of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo
• Member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente
• Member of the Board of Directors of Allianz Spa
• Member of the Board of Directors of Leonardo Spa
• Expert member of the technical mission structure at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
In 2019 he was awarded of the title of Commander of the Italian Republic by the President of the Republic.
He has been:
• Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineer (2007 – 2016)
• Rector’s delegate for Technology Transfer and Research Innovation (2011 – 2016)
Research activity embraces the following areas:
• Mobility and Infrastructure
• Mechanics of road and rail vehicles
• Monitoring and diagnostics
• Mechatronics and vibration control
• Fluid-structure interaction and wind engineering
• Energy harvesting systems and MEMS
• Member of the Steering Commitee of the Joint Research Center on Rail Transport founded by ABB, Bombardier, Hitachi Rail Italy, RFI, Trenitalia Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano in partnership with Faiveley, Ansaldo STS, Alpiq, Contact, Mont-ele
• Founder of T.I.Ve.T. - Innovative Technologies for Terrestrial Vehicles and E-Co, both spin-offs of Politecnico di Milano
The research activity has led to more than 240 scientific papers on both national and international journals as well as 7 patents. He has been Responsible and Co-Responsible for research contracts between Politecnico di Milano and, among others, Trenitalia, RFI, Italcertifer, Brembo, STMicroelectronics, Whirlpool, CIFA, ABB, LucchiniRS, Eni, GE, City Life, Ansaldo Breda, Expo 2015 S.p.A. He has also been Responsible and Co-Responsible for European, national and regional funded tenders.