EDUCATION

  • PhD Applied Mechanics – Politecnico di Torino (Torino – Italy), 1999.
  • Laurea Mechanical Engineering – Politecnico di Torino (Torino – Italy), 1995

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2016 – Present: Pratt & Whitney Professor of Aerospace Engineering¬†Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA
  • 2014-2016: Program Director –¬†Dynamics, Control and System Diagnostics Program, The National Science Foundation, Arlington VA
  • 2011-2016: Professor – Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering & School of Mechanical Engineering (Joint Appointment), Atlanta GA
  • 2011: Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich, (Switzerland)
  • 2007-2011: Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta GA
  • 2009: Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Universita’ di Salerno, Salerno (Italy)
  • 2009-2011: Associate Professor (Joint Appointment), Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta GA
  • 2007: Visiting Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy)
  • 2002-2007: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta GA
  • 1999-2002: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • 1998-1999: Research Associate then Post-doctoral fellow and Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
  • 1995-1998: Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Drilling Automation for Mars Exploration (DAME) project 2004-2007
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator 2002
  • Charles H. Kaman Award for Excellence in Research – The Catholic University of America, 2002