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Testata del Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Meccaniche, Nucleari, Aeronautiche e di Metallurgia

Italian Design Summer School: Art, Society and Industry

IDSS 2021, the 15th Edition

Scientific Committee 

Prof. Dario Croccolo, Director of the IDSS, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Giampaolo Campana, Deputy Director of the IDSS, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Flaviano Celaschi, Member, Dept. of Architecture (DA), University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Francesco Ubertini, Dept. of Civil, Chemical (DICAM), Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Stefano de Miranda, Dept. of Civil, Chemical (DICAM), Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Alfredo Liverani, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy
PhD Eng. Barbara Cimatti, Coordinator, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Yeh-Liang Hsu, co-Director, Yuan Ze University, Taipei, Taiwan
Prof. Ngo Thi Thu Trang, co-Director, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Prof. Cosei Kawa, co-Director, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Hamamatsu, Japan
Prof. Jun-Ki Choi, co-Director, University of Dayton, Dayton, USA
Prof. Lisha Ren, co-Director, College of Design, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Prof. Hideki Kobayashi, co-Director, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Prof. Pedro Manuel Hernandez Castellano, co-Director, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Prof. Fazleena Badurdeen, co-Director,University of Kentucky (UK), Kentucky, USA
PhD Eng. Parsa Pahlavan, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran


Director: Prof. Dario Croccolo, University of Bologna, Italy. 

Born in Rome on July 13th 1964.
1st class degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.
Qualified as an Engineer with full marks in 1991.
Qualified as a Ropeways Director in 1992.
PhD obtained in 1994.
Professor of “Production Technology” at the “A. Meucci” Technical Secondary School (Cittadella – Italy) from 1992 to 1995.
Employed as an Assistant Professor in 1995 at the University of Bologna, where he is attached to the DIN Department.
In 2001 he became an Associate Professor of Machine Design.
Since 1996 he has been in charge of the DIN Library. He was also involved, as scientific Coordinator, in several research activities
carried out in cooperation with some important industrial companies. Since 1999 he has been in charge of the Erasmus exchange program
between the University of Limerick and the University of Bologna.
The research activity is mainly focused on the following fields: shaft-hub connection, threaded connection, friction coefficient definition,
fatigue behaviour of materials, adhesive bolted and interference fit joints (hybrid joints).
He holds a patent as an inventor. Qualified as full Professor in 2014.
He is, finally, the author of more than 140 publications, including six monographs (one of them as international edition),
three contributions in book chapters, as international editions, some papers presented at national and international Conferences,
some manuscripts submitted to national and international journals of which 40 are included in ISI or SCOPUS databases.

Teaching in the IDSS: 
Design Methods. 

Tel. +39 051 2093413
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Deputy Director: PhD Eng. Giampaolo Campana, University of Bologna, Italy. 

18 December 2013. Received the national qualification as Associate Professor. 
18 April 2005. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing Processes and Engineering Materials. 
29 September 2004. PhD in Engineering of Materials, University of Florence, Faculty of Engineering. Title of the 3-year long program: “Interaction between Laser and plasma for innovative industrial applications”. The scientific results of the theoretical and experimental investigations were presented in a number of international conferences, published in proceedings and international journals. 
31 October 1998. MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Bologna, Faculty of Engineering. Master thesis: “Applicability of the Artificial Neural Networks to the prediction of the performances of a ductile iron”. Supervisors: Prof. F. Soavi, Prof. D. Veschi; Prof. L. Tomesani, Ing. S. Calcaterra. The master thesis was awarded by the AMME-ASMECCANICA (Associazione Meridionale di Meccanica) and presented into the International Conference "Advancing with Composites 2000", 9-11 May, Milan, Italy. 
Teacher of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems for Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management Degree Course. Teacher of Materials Technology for Mechanical Engineering Degree Course. Both courses are addressed to students attending the last years of their Degree Programme and related to manufacturing process and materials selection with particular attention to metals and their alloys and innovative or advanced materials. 
Research topics are based on experimental activity, modelling, simulation and optimisation of laser material processes and foundry processes. 
Associate Editor of the international JOLT (Journal of Optics and laser Technology). Member of the Scientific Committee of the national journal Applicazioni Laser. Reviewer of some International Journals. 
He published more than 90 papers (Int. Journals and Conferences, National Conferences, National Journals), 
of which more than 25 in International Journals..

Teaching in the IDSS: 
Materials and Processes for Design. 

Mob. Tel. +39 339 5684631
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Co-director: Prof. Yeh-Liang Hsu, Yuan Ze University, Taipei, Taiwan. 

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, 2001/02-present.
Secretary General, Yuan Ze University, 2005/08-present.
Director, Gerontechnology Research Centre, Yuan Ze University, 2000/08-present.
Columnist, Car Magazine, 1995/06-present.
Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, 1999/08-2005/07.
Chairman, Department of Resource and Environment Science Technology, Yuan Ze University, 2002/08-2005/07.
Director, Office of Physical Education, Yuan Ze University, 2002/08-2005/07.
Member of the Presidential Search Committee of Yuan Ze University, 2005.
Director, Asia Cement, 2002/06-2005/06.
Dean, Office of Information Services, Yuan Ze University, 1997/08-1999/07.
Associate Dean, Office of Information Services, Yuan Ze University, 1996/08-1997/07.
Director, Centre of Teaching and Learning, Office of Academic Affairs, Yuan Ze University, 1995/08-1996/07.
Chief, Curriculum Section, Office of Academic Affairs, Yuan Ze University, 1994/08-1995/07.
Chief, International Cooperation Section, Office of Research and Development, Yuan Ze University, 1993/10-1994/07.
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, 1992/08-2001/02.


Co-director: Prof. NGO THI THU TRANG, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnam. 

Dean of Art Design Faculty, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, 2012‐present.
Member of Assessment and Acceptance Board of Vietnamese Education and Training Ministry for design training programs, 2014.
Product design manager for NOA Design Association, Italy, 2013‐present.
Member of Judge Board of Vietnamese Inventor Program, organized by Vietnamese Television, 2013.
Member of Judge Board of Hoa Mai Furniture Design Competition, organized by Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City, 2011‐2014.
Program Director of Industrial Design, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, 2010‐2011.
Training Manager for ADS International Art Design Centre, 2010‐2012.
Senior Designer at SCANCOM International Ltd., Denmark manufacturer of wooden outdoor furniture, 2005‐2006.
Product design lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, 2002‐2011.

Co-director: Prof. Cosei Kawa, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Hamamatsu, Japan. 

Cosei Kawa has been enjoying his career as a children's illustrator after graduated from Falmouth University with MA illustration. He is an associate professor teaching illustration at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture. His many accolades include the CCBC Choices best-of-the-year list, the Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medal, and the Turry’s Picture Book Award.

Co-director: Prof. Lisha Ren, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. 

Lisha Ren is Professor in Industrial Design at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

Co-director: Prof. Jun-Ki Choi, University of Dayton, Dayton, USA. 

Prof. Jun-Ki Choi is working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering/ Renewable and Clean Energy (RCL) Program at the University of Dayton located in Ohio, United States. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings.
Since joining the University of Dayton in 2012, Professor Choi has made strong contributions to research and teaching. He developed a research program in the area of sustainable manufacturing, energy and resource efficiency, design for environment, life cycle assessment, and economic input-output analysis.
Prof. Choi received a 2017 Vision Award for Innovation from the University of Dayton for developing a new course in which he successfully implemented a project-based learning model built on the life-cycle design and sustainable business challenges of industrial partners. He also developed a summer class at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) on the Climate Change and Green Business.
Before he joined the University of Dayton, Dr. Choi was a scientific staff at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and performed projects with the US Department of Energy and global renewable energy industries. He has been serving as a member of International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Technical Committee for Photovoltaic (PV) Task 12, which addresses the environmental impacts of PV technologies. At the BNL, he was the first researcher in the Sustainable Technology Division to receive the Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship. He received an award from US Department of Energy’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program for his novel research work for developing a framework to integrate macro-economic analysis tool with life cycle assessment.
Prof. Choi received his master and PhD degrees from Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and Purdue University, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Resilience at the Ohio State University. He has been serving as a co-editor of the Proceedings of International Society of Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) since 2013.

Co-director: Prof. Pedro Hernandez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain. 

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ULPGC, 1995-present.
December 2003, PhD Industrial Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, ULPGC.
Coordinator of Ingeniería de Fabricación Educational Innovation Group.
Coordinator of Degree Industrial Design Engineering and Product.
Development, School of Industrial and Civil Engineering, ULPGC.
Teacher of Product Development Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing Process.
Member of Centro de Fabricación Integrada (CFI).
Researcher of Fabricación Integrada y Avanzada Research Group.
Research topics are based on: Micro-manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Rapid tooling, Electroforming process, Plastic manufacturing processes, Natural fibers, Engineering education.
He published more than 75 papers (Int. Journals and Conferences, National Conferences, National Journals), of which more than 25 in International Journals.
He has participated in more than 30 international or national research projects.
Author of several books or book chapters related to scientific divulgation and educative innovation.

Co-director: Prof. Hideki Kobayashi, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. 

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2015 to present.
Senior Manager, Corporate Research and Developmen Centre, Toshiba Corporation, 2007-2015.
Senior Research Scientist, Corporate Research and Developmen Centre, Toshiba Corporation, 2004-2007.
PhD in Design Engineering, the University of Tokyo, 1996.
BSc in Nuclear Engineering, Hokkaido University, 1989.
He was a member of many public committees, such as a task force member of the Committee on Global Issues, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. His expertise covers life cycle engineering, sustainability science, design engineering, industrial system.

Co-director: Prof.  Fazleena Badurdeen, University of Kentucky (UK), Kentucky, USA. 

Fazleena Badurdeen is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky (UK) and is also the Director of Graduate Studies for the online Manufacturing Systems Engineering MS Program.
She is a core member of the university’s Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, an internationally recognized center of excellence on sustainable products, processes and systems.
Prof. Badurdeen’s research interests are in sustainable product design, modeling, analysis and decision support with manufacturing systems and supply chains for more sustainable manufacturing.
Her research has been funded by different federal agencies such as the US Army, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, MXD (formerly Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology as well as companies including GE Aviation, GE Transportation, and Coronado Mines.
She has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and her team has received numerous accolades for their research.
She is the founding Chair of the International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing, is an Associate Editor for the Resources, Conservation, and Recycling journal, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.
Prof. Badurdeen is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Dr. Badurdeen received her PhD in Integrated (Industrial and Mechanical) Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering both from Ohio University, USA.
She also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka and BS in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Co-director: PhD Eng.  PhD Eng. Parsa Pahlavan, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. 

He is a conservation architect, material designer and assistant professor of architecture at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
He graduated in Master of Architectural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2012 and had experience of collaborations in the field of valorization of restorative materials for conservation of cultural heritage.
He has received his PhD in Material Design for Restoration of the built environment from DICAM (Department) from the University of Bologna in 2017.
He has also been a post-doctoral researcher on the topic of tailored design of restorative materials for conservation of one the most important world historic sites: Persepolis; in collaboration with both Italian and Iranian experts.
He also works as a freelance architect and designer and as a conservation architect.

Coordinator: PhD. Eng. Barbara Cimatti, University of Bologna. 

Graduated with honours in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Bologna and later specializing in Management at UCLA, Los Angeles and in Marketing at the University of Colorado, Boulder (Denver), USA. Barbara Cimatti holds a PhD in “Mechanics of Materials and Technology Processes” from the University of Bologna.
Dr. Cimatti has been implementing postgraduate programs, mainly regarding industrial design and innovation technology in Argentina where she is actively involved at the University of Bologna campus in Buenos Aires. She has been participating in international projects aimed to methodology and technology transfer to Argentina and to the Balkans as well as collaborating with Universities located in Japan, Taiwan, China and Vietnam realizing joint didactical programs.
From 2009 to 2013 Barbara Cimatti coordinated the activities of the Laboratory for Research on the City of the University of Bologna. From 2003 to 2017 she was the coordinator of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, an international and interdisciplinary institution involved in National and European projects for diffusion of knowledge and research.
She has planned and managed applied joint research projects between the University of Bologna and significant Italian manufacturing enterprises. From 2017 she is a Research Developer of the Unit Physical and Engineering Sciences at the University of Bologna.
Dr. Cimatti is the author of a number of scientific papers and a reviewer at several International Journals.
She has been a visiting professor at: Chemnitz University of Technology - Germany; Yuan Ze University, Chang Hung University, National University of Arts, Ming Chi University and National Kaoshiung Normal University - Taiwan; Tongji University - China; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur; ITBA Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires - Argentina.
She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Global Conference of Sustainable Manufacturing” established in 2003. The Technische Universität in Berlin presents these conferences each year at a different venue. She has been Session Chair and Key Note Speaker at several international conferences.
An expert in the divulgation of technology, in particular Dr. Cimatti’s research focuses the interdisciplinary connection between hard sciences and humanities. She has given seminars at several Institutions including the Italian Institutes of Culture in Tokyo, Toronto, New York and Chicago. She is the curator of the book “I silenzi di Borges” (“The silence of Borges”), published next year by Edizioni Mimesis, Italy.
Her activity of research includes: technology complexity of industrial products; technology innovation and transfer; craftsmanship in industry; sustainable design and manufacturing. Her research analyses cases of “Made in Italy” enterprises, including aspects connected to Innovation and Design.
She has been the Coordinator of the Italian Design Summer School since the first edition in 2006.

Teaching in the IDSS: 
Characteristics and Value of "Made in Italy"; 
Food Design; 
Fashion and style. 

Mob. Tel. +39 335 5895500

Tutor: Michele Ciotti, University of Bologna. 

He received the Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, in October 2018. During his degree project, he investigated the design of a new tool for milling.
He gained a University of Bologna grant as an industrial researcher to further develop the investigation concerning new tools for milling and, today, he is collaborating with Simex to innovate and design new products. He is a member of the research group on Technology and Manufacturing of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the School of Engineering.
His specializations are design and modelling.

Mob. Tel. +39 348 2694001

Administration: Roberta Partisani, Segreteria Organizzativa Ce.U.B., Italy.

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