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Simone Di Piazza

Adjunct professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Adjunct professor at the University of Bologna since 2020, currently Head of Innovation and R&D Services at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.

In the Innovation area he is responsible for managing:

  • pre-development projects for innovative technologies in the vehicle, engine and electronics
  • regional, national and European funded projects
  • intellectual property (technical issues)
  • relations with Universities and Research Centres

R&D Services include experts in materials and process technologies with the relevant laboratories.


Graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 from the University of Bologna.

Executive Master in Innovation and Technology Management at BBS in 2009.

Industrial career

 In Ducati since 1996 as a structural analyst for vehicle and engine.

Since 2000 Head of Vehicle and Engine Simulation

Since 2006 Head of R&D Services:

  • Metallographic Laboratory
  • Process Technologies

From 2007 to 2019 Head of Vehicle Design and R&D Services

Other activities

Technical contact for the Motostudent project of the University of Bologna.

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