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Daniela Francia

Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/15 Design Methods for Industrial Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Daniela Francia graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 2004; in 2008 she got a PhD degree discussing a final thesis titled "Modeling and simulation of mechanical systems with a high number of degrees of freedom by means of non-conventional methods and CAD systems " . Since 2005, she owned courses at the I and II Faculty of Engineering of Bologna as a tutor for the subjects of Computer Aided Design & Construction Aviation, and later as teacher in Industrial Technical Drawing. In 2021 she got the position of Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, in the field of  Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering, SSD ING-IND/15. She is involved in several projects and research activities in collaboration with research institutions and private companies and in EU-funded projects. Research interest for Rapid Prototyping, Design and Manufacturing, conventional and not conventional Optimization Methods for industrial applications, numerical and experimental Analisys of bio-mechanical and environment friendly components, Interaction Methods by Virtual Reality applications. The focus research activities are centred on innovative methodologies just like QFD, TRIZ, Design for Assembly, Design for Disassembly, Design for Additive Manufacturing, AR/VR environment Design. She attended numerous national and international conferences and is author of scientific publications of national and international relevance.