The vision behind our development and organisation is that top-level research in Mechanical Engineering is based on the excellence of experimental skills, modern laboratories and specialised equipment together with an adequate number of research staff. In particular, our permanent staff (98 resources) are currently working on research and R&D projects in collaboration with our PhD students, while additional temporary research assistants have been hired for specific projects, with an allocated lab space of approx. 35 sq. m. per person. Administrative and technical services are guaranteed by a service staff of more than 40 people.
This development, supported in a virtuous loop by R&D projects, is the backbone of our success in competitive funding, thus making us one of the biggest Departments of Mechanical Engineering in Europe boasting both critical mass and top-level competencies in different research areas.