Daniela Maffiodo

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab
  • Member Quality Assurance Monitoring Committee

Profile

Research interests

Automation and robotics
Biomechanics
Fluid automation
Human movement analysis
Mechatronic design

Biography

Daniela Maffiodo received her MS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 and her PhD in Applied Mechanics in 1999. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS) of the Polytechnic University of Turin. Her main fields of research are: - Biomedical Engineering: devices for the rehabilitation of disabled people (intermittent pneumatic device for cardiovascular recovery, ankle and elbow orthoses), perturbator device for postural control assessment, sensorized climbing holds for sport climbing, numerical and experimental study of heart valve prosthesis. - Robotics: manipulators actuated by shape memory actuators, grasping handles for activity in cramped environments, hybrid locomotion robots for semi-structured environments. - Fluid automation: innovative pneumatic components, active pneumatic pads, study of friction forces in reciprocating compressor valves, innovative membrane pressure regulator. She conducts industrial research in the fields of industrial automation, robotics and pneumatics. She collaborated with several companies, such as Robino and Galandrino, Dayco Europe, TRW, Matrix, Cozzani, Salvagnini Italia, Società Lanificio Tallia Galoppo Verzoletto, SPEA, AMUT Daniela Maffiodo authored more than 100 scientific and technical papers in her field of research. She also holds 9 patents. Lecturer in Applied Mechanics, Machine Mechanics and Fluid Automation. Member of the Quality Presidium of the Polytechnic University of Turin. Member of the Board of the TLab (Teaching and Learning Laboratory) of the Politecnico di Torino. Member of the Board of the Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering. Member of the Doctoral Commission for Transversal Education of SCUDO (Doctoral School of the Polytechnic University of Turin). Member Interdepartmental Center PolitoBIOMed Lab - Biomedical Engineering Lab. Member of IFftoMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) and secretary of the Technical Committee for Biomechanical Engineering. Member of the Board of the Italian Association of Tribology (AIT). Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conferences AIMETA2013 and RAAD2017

Curriculum

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Scientific branch

ING-IND/13 - APPLIED MECHANICS
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

Research topics

  • Homan-Machine interaction
  • Industrial automation
  • Mechatronical and robotic devices
  • Physiological mechanisms for postural control
  • Rehabilitation devices

Skills

ERC sectors

LS4_4 - Ageing
PE8_5 - Fluid mechanics, hydraulic-, turbo-, and piston engines
PE8_13 - Industrial bioengineering
PE8_10 - Industrial design (product design, ergonomics, man-machine interfaces, etc.)
PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation)
LS7_1 - Medical engineering and technology
LS5_4 - Sensory systems (e.g. visual system, auditory system)
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

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Awards and Honors

  • Second Best Poster Award, Foot International Congress, Berlin, Germany conferred by Foot International Congress, 2016 (2016)
  • Bronze Best Research Paper Award, 4th IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics, MEDER 2018, Udine, Italy conferred by 4th IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics (2018)
  • Gold Best Research Paper Award, 6th International Workshop on New Trends in Medical ad Service Robot, MESROB 2018, Cassino, Italy conferred by 6th International Workshop on New Trends in Medical ad Service Robot, MESROB 2018 (2018)
  • PREMIO INNOVAZIONE 4.0 conferred by A&T Fiera Internazionale per l'Industria Manifatturiera, Italy (2018)
  • Gold Best Application Paper Award, 2nd International Conference of IFToMM Italy, IFIT 2018, Cassino, Italy conferred by 2nd International Conference of IFToMM Italy, IFIT 2018, Cassino, Italy (2018)
  • Nomination for Best Application Paper Award, IFToMM World Congress 2023 conferred by IFToMM World Congress 2023 (2023)
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Fellowships

  • Effective member - Associazione Scientifica Italiana di Meccanica Applicata alle Macchine ETS, Italia (2019-)
  • Effective member - International Sports Engineering Association ISEA, Mondiale (2019-2021)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica ed Applicata (AIMETA), Italia (2019-)
  • Steering Committe member - Associazione Italiana di Tribologia AIT, Italia (2018-)
  • Secretary - Technical Committee for Biomechanical Engineering of IFToMM World Organization, Mondiale (2018-)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Tribologia (AIT), Italia (2017-)
  • Effective member - International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science - IFToMM Italy, Italia (2014-)
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Editorial boards

  • ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (2018-2022), Editorial board member

Conferences

  • 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD2017 (21/6/2017-23/6/2017), Participation to the organizing committee
  • XXI Congresso - AIMETA - Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata (17/9/2013-20/9/2013), Participation to the organizing committee

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Professor, presso Kaunas Technological University (4/7/2022-9/7/2022)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (18/6/2018-22/6/2018)

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

  • Meccanica delle macchine. A.A. 2023/24, INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA. Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2023/24, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
  • Meccanica delle macchine. A.A. 2022/23, INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA. Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2022/23, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
  • Meccanica delle macchine. A.A. 2021/22, INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA. Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2021/22, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2020/21, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2019/20, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
  • Applied mechanics. A.A. 2018/19, INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING). Collaboratore del corso
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Other activities and projects related to teaching

- Board Member of the Teaching and Languange Laboratory (TLlab) of Politecnico di Torino (2018- )
- Academic Tutor for the Polito Glide Student Team (2018-2022)
- Tutor of a multidisciplinary student team for the funded project of the Alta Scuola Politecnica XII cycle (PoliTo-PoliMi) entitled "MACLoc - Multi-Axis Climbing Load Cells for performance analysis in sport climbing" (2016-2017)

Research

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Supervised PhD students

  • Daniel Pacheco Quinones. Programme in Ingegneria Meccanica (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Maria Paterna. Programme in Ingegneria Meccanica (36th cycle, 2020-2024)
    Thesis: Passive upper-limb exoskeleton based on Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

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