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Alessandro Zanarini

Assistant professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/13 Applied Mechanics

Curriculum vitae


a) High school leaving certificate obtained in 1992/93 with the result of 52/60, at Liceo Scientifico “Luigi Valeriani” Imola (Bo), Italy;

b) 5 years degree – Master level (Laurea) in Mechanical Engineering (specialisation in Materials, Machine Mechanics course) obtained during the academic year 1997/98 (first registration 1993/94) with the result of 97/100 at the Faculty of Engineering of Bologna University, Italy.

- Title of the project carried out during the course "Principles and Methodologies of Mechanical Design" held by Prof. Ing. A. Freddi: "Avantreno non convenzionale con funzione antidive per Ducati 916 (Non-conventional front suspension with antidive function for Ducati 916)”.

- Title of the degree dissertation: "Analisi dinamica del telaio di un motoveicolo da competizione (Dynamic Analysis of a race motorbike frame)", supervisors Prof. Ing. A. Maggiore, Ing. G. Catania and Ing. P. Soatti.

c) certificate to practice the profession of Mechanical Engineer after passing the State exam in May 1999.

d) Title of “Dottore di Ricerca in Meccanica Applicata” (Research Doctor in Machine Mechanics) obtained on the 26th May 2003 after the Doctorate course on Machine Mechanics XV cycle (1/1/2000-31/12/2002). Research activity on mechanical systems dynamics by experimental and numerical technologies: multibody analysis in the three-dimensional space with a developed procedure for the inquiry of the modification in the modal behaviour due to large spatial motion, modal analysis of the structure of a table rotating machining modelled by EMA and FEM, optimisation of connecting stiffness between substructures in automotive field, experimental modal analysis of a tire, of metallic frames, experimental vibrations measurements on automotive suspensions and machining units. 9 months stage in Belgium at LMS International and Katholieke Universitiet Leuven for research on hybrid modelling techniques for large automotive structures and for the road noise modelling inside the vehicle cavity. Title of the Doctorate Dissertation (written in English): “Development of numerical and experimental procedures for dynamic analysis of automotive vehicles, tutors Prof. Ing. A. Maggiore, Prof. Ing. U. Meneghetti and Prof. Ing. G. Catania;

e) Title of “European Doctor in Sound and Vibration Studies”, obtained from the European Commission-EDSVS Network for the research “Hybrid modelling for road noise prediction” held at the Katholieke Universitiet Leuven, Belgium (

f) Title of “Ricercatore Universitario di Ruolo”, obtained on 2nd March 2006 after the public competition for the assignment of a “Researcher / Assistant Professor” position in Machine Mechanics at DIEM, Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Meccaniche, Aeronautiche, Nucleari e di Metallurgia (Mechanical Engineering Dept.), Facoltà di Ingegneria, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy. Confirmed on 2nd March 2009.

Scientific areas of interest:

Machine Mechanics, Vibration Mechanics, Sound/Noise and Vibration measurements, Mechanical Systems Diagnostics, Multibody Modelling of Spatial Mechanisms, Experimental Modal Analysis, Component Mode Synthesis, Finite Element Modelling, FRF Based Substructuring, Signal processing and diagnostics, Mechanical System Identification, Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry / Holography, LDV and Image Correlation measurements.


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