Luca Tomesani obtained the degree in Mechanical Egineering in 1992 at the University of Bologna. He worked 5 years in the field of manufacturing of defence systems at Riva Calzoni SpA, as responsible for technical innovation. Researcher in 1992, he worked on metal forming, casting and advanced laser processing. He is author of about 200 international publications. Associate professor in 2001, then full professor in 2016, he teaches fundamental courses in Mechanical Technology and Manufacturing Systems at the School of Engineering and Architecture. He was coordinator and scientific responsible of FP7, H2020, MIUR, MISE, PORFESR and private research projects. He is actually Director of the Industrial Research Centre CIRI MAM which belongs to the High Technology Network of Emilia Romagna. He is UniBo delegate for the participation to the National Cluster “Fabbrica Intelligente” and to EFFRA. He is member of AITEM - Italian Association of Mechanical Technology.