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Cristiano Fragassa

Adjunct professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Curriculum vitae


Contract Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering in Bologna

Contract Professor at the School of Engineering and Architecture in Forlì-Cesena



- Degree in Nuclear Engineering (with grade 100/100) from the University of Bologna with a thesis on "Calibration of an ion beam through the use of nuclear resonances" made in Material Testing Laboratory, CNR in Bologna, Italy.

- PhD in "Mechanics of Materials and Technological Processes" from the University of Bologna with a dissertation on "Reliability Analysis for Automotive Systems." University of Bologna, Italy



Senior researcher in engineering and technology for:

- CNR, Italian National Council of Research on nuclear interactions between ion beams and materials, calibration of linear accelerators (1999)

- ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies and Environment on advanced methodology and software tools for reliability centered maintenance on complex production plants and industrial systems (2000-01)

- DIEM, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Bologna on reliability, availability, maintenability and safety (RAMS) of mechatronic systems, on machine design, design of experiments, CAE design, etc. (2002-2005)

- MATMEC, Regional Research Laboratory of Advanced Mechanics and Materials (2005-2009)

- CIRI MAM, Interdept. Centre for Industrial Reseach on Advanced Mechanics and Materials.(2010-2013)

- DIN, Dept. of Industrial Engineering (2014 - on going)

Other R&D experiences:

- Agriculture Faculty of the University of Bologna (6 months) developing scientific models and tools

- CRA, Edison private research centre on environment (9 months) developing scientific models and tools for predicts the human and environmental effects of cleaning up, waste treatments for toxic and radiation wastes

- DEIS, Engineering Faculty of the University of Bologna (6 months) as system manager and informatics lab assistant developing system codes


Managing and directorial roles for

- MATMEC Laboratory for Advanced Materials (3 years) as coordinator and responsable

- ISA Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna as management consultant (2004-06) and international fund raising (2007 till to-date) University teacher and lecturer for mechanical, nuclear and environmental engineering courses at the Universities of Bologna (ITA), Modena (ITA), Reggio Emilia (ITA) in "Technical Design", “Conceptual Design”, "Design of Machine", "Design for Quality", “Reliability and Safety of

Industrial Product and Processes”. Invited lectures in regular courses for the University of Belgrade (SER), Kragujevac (SER), Budapest (HUN), Wroclaw (POL), Turin (ITA), Milan (ITA) and in other various international conferences.


Author of (approx.): 75 scientific indexed articles, 40 conferences papers and 120 professional contributions.


Technical advisor on R&D projects in the fields of advanced materials, mechatronic design, product and process optimization, security and control for large and small enterprises, mainly located in Italy such as FIAT Group (also Alfa Romeo, Lancia), Magneti Marelli, SCM Group, Montedison, Alstom (FRA), ABB (SWE), Bonfiglioli and, as external expert, for Peugeot Citroen, Volkswagen, Volvo.


Project manager, coordinator or compiler on publicly funded research programs, globally involved in regional (15), trans-regional (6), national (2) and EU (5) projects. Between international approved projects can be listed FP6 (1 project as researcher), FP7 (1 as national coordinator), Eurostars (1 project as researcher, 1 as national coordinator), ERA-Manunet (2 as regional coordinator), Tempus (2 as national coordinator) research programs.

External expert for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and Italian Minister of Education & Research (MiUR) in evaluation of national and transnational projects. Independent Expert for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Independent Expert for the “Cohesion Policy, Regional and Urban Development” H2020 Program. Member of various national and international technical committees as: founder of the Youth Symposium for Experimental Solid Mechanics (YSESM), event coordinator for the Experimental Mechanics Technical Committees of International Measurement Confederation (TC15 Imeko)


Member of Editorial Boards of several Scientific Journals as Facta Universitatis, Series: Mechanical Engineering; FME Transactions; International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Science Publishing; International Journal of Quality Research; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering; Metals. Sci; Technology, Engineering, Management, Entrepreneurship, Learning.

Member of Editorial Boards of various industrial journals in Italy as “Foundry” (since 2000) and “Treatments and surface finishing” (2000-07) edited by Tecniche Nuove (Milan); “Machines” (2000-01), “Tools” (2000-01), edited by ETM.

'Peer-Reviewer' of more than 40 International Journals (35 Scopus-indexed) 

Other skills: Major operating systems and programming languages (Visual Basic, Fortran, Assembler). Technical applications of CAD / CAM (ie ProE, SolidAge, Cimatron) and structural analysis (ie Ansys, PAK), knowledge of software tools for analysis of Reliability and Safety (Relex Weibull + +). Extensive experience in the development of scientific software of reliability (on behalf of Fiat, Marelli, SCM) and modeling (for Edison, Ministry of Health, Loctite, etc.).