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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

Edition 2018, the 13th Edition

Scientific Committee 

Prof. Dario Croccolo, Director of the IDSS, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy

PhD Eng. Giampaolo Campana, vice-Director of the IDSS, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Flaviano Celaschi, 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. Yeh-Liang Hsu, ,Yuan Ze University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. Ngo Thi Thu Trang, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Prof. Lisha Ren, College of Design, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Prof. Jun-Ki Choi, Industrial Assessment Centre, University of Dayton, US

Prof. Alfredo Liverani, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy

PhD Eng. Barbara Cimatti, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (DIN), University of Bologna, Italy


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
Personal Website 

vice-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
Personal Website

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. 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, Industrial Assessment Centre, University of Dayton, US. 

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 is an Assistant Director in the University of Dayton’s Industrial Assessment Centre (UD-IAC) funded by the US Department of Energy. UD-IAC received the Centre for Excellence award by the US Department of Energy in 2015.
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.

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: Mattia Mele, University of Bologna. 

He received the Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, in June 2015. He graduated with honours. During his degree project, he investigated the creation of relational models for the parametric design by the creation of dedicated tools for CAD software. During may 2015, he was visiting student at the Tongji University in Shanghai; the supervisor was Prof. Lisha Ren. He participated, in the "Terra Preta Packaging System International Competition" as a member of the UBTeam (University of Bologna Blue Team). The project reached the final round of the competition and received a special mention during the 12th GCSM (Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing) 2014 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. His specialization are design and modelling.

Mob. Tel. +39 338 8656010

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

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