Our Team

Bianca Maria Colosimo

Full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Editor of the Journal of Quality Technology
Post-PhD at the Engineering Statistics Laboratory of the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University

MSc in Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
PhD in Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Member of the Editorial Board of Additive Manufacturing Letters
Deputy-Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Member of the Rector’s board POLIMI2040
Member of MANUFUTURE-EU
Member of the Steering Committee of Vanguard Initiative 3D printing
Council member of INFORMS-QSR and ENBIS
Representative of POLIMI in the technical-scientific committee of MADE
Listed among the Italian top-scientists in STEM – 100.esperte.it

Bianca’s main research interest is in the area of industrial statistics, focusing on big data modelling, monitoring and control for advanced manufacturing applications, additive manufacturing or 3D printing among all.  On these topics, she is author or coauthor of more than 130 (peer-reviewed) contributions appeared in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Associate and Assistant Professors

Panagiotis Tsiamyrtzis

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano

B.S. in Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
MSc and PhD in Statistics, School of Statistics at University of Minnesota, USA

His primary research interests are in two areas. The first is Statistical Process Control/Monitoring (SPC/M), where most of his work is performed from a Bayesian perspective. The second is in statistical problems in affective computing, where as a member of the Computational Physiology Lab at University of Houston, he has been working in monitoring and analyzing numerous physiological variables in human based experiments, like stress detection, face recognition, deception detection and others.

Marco Luigi Grasso

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano

MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Visiting scholar in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and in the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Marco Grasso’s research focuses on big data analysis and process monitoring of subtractive and additive (laser and electron beam powder bed fusion) manufacturing processes using sensor data. He is the operating responsible of the inter-department lab devoted to Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion and the Quality 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing area at the MADE Competence Center in Milan.

PhD Students & Research Assistants

Filippo Bracco

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2017
M.S. Double Degree in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2021

Filippo is working on data-driven integrated methods for in-line monitoring and control of additive manufacturing (AM) for medical applications. The work is devoted to metal-based AM for custom-made biomedical implant production and 3D bioprinting technologies.

Matteo Bugatti

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2014
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2017

Matteo is working on his PhD in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). His research focuses on the development of novel in-process part qualification methodologies for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) processes through direct and indirect process monitoring methods, with a special focus on critical defects for space and aerospace applications.

Fabio Caltanissetta

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Management Engineering, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 2014
MSc in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2016
Visiting PhD student, Massachussetts Institut of Technologies (MIT) – 2019

Fabio is realizing novel solutions for in-situ defect detection for laser and extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing technologies.  He is also working on a new hybrid machine, which combines Laser Powder Bed Fusion and surface grinding for inline defect removal.

Federica Garghetti

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2016
MSc in Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2019

Federica is working in collaboration with MCM S.p.A. – Machining Centres Manufacturing. Her research includes complex data modelling and statistical process monitoring in the field of traditional and additive manufacturing processes. In the AM field, her interest turns towards the quality characterization of Lattice Structures for space and aerospace applications..

Patrizia Gironi

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with the MOX group of Mathematical Engineering

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2017
MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2020

Patrizia is mainly working on bioprinting. particularly on stereolithography of vascularized functional tissues. Her research activities consits in process optimization and numerical modelling of perfusion and diffusion of nutrients in the bioprinted constructs and consequent cell proliferation and tissue growth.

Simone Giovanni Gugliandolo

Interdisciplinary PhD Student in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2014
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2017

Simone is a biomedical engineer enrolled in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. project on 3D Bioprinting, a promising additive manufacturing technology due to its high-integration potential for patient-specific designs and unprecedented versatility. He aims to investigate novel bioinks and process monitoring methods for medical and space applications.

Alessandro Margarita

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 2018
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2021

Alessandro is working on in-situ monitoring systems for 3D bioprinting and on possible applications of bioprinting in space. In parallel he is focusing on the production of additive manufactured parts made by novel titanium alloys.

Marco Palladino

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”

Since 2013, Marco works in Baker Hughes TPS Firenze after being a researcher at CNR (National Council of Research) and R&D mechatronic and machine tools technical leader. He is now working in the Additive Manufacturing R&D Laboratory, with the main focus on multi-laser technologies, advanced monitoring, digital solutions, process parameters optimization and simulation tools.

Dario Puccio

Research Assistant in Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2017
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2019

Dario is working in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). His research focuses on the development of novel process monitoring methods for laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) and extrusion based additive manufacturing processes, targeting different materials and space and aerospace applications.

Silvia Santoni

Interdisciplinary PhD Student in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

B.S. in Biotechnology, Università di Pisa, 2017
First Level Degree in Agricultural sciences and biotechnologies, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 2018
MSc in Molecular Biotechnology, Università di Pisa joint with Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 2019

PhD School Representative in Politecnico di Milano

Silvia is working on an interdisciplinary PhD program on 3D bioprinting, a breakthrough technology at the intersection between additive manufacturing and biomedicine. Her research focuses on the synthesis of innovative bioink formulations and novel solutions for in-situ monitoring for the optimization of the bioprinting process