Salvatore Brischetto

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

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center Photonext - PoliTo Interdepartamental Center on Applied Photonics


Research interests

3d plate and shell models
Additive manufacturing
Composites structures
Fgm structures
Smart structures
Structural analysis
Thermal stress analysis
Unmanned aerial vehicles


After earning his Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 2005, Brischetto received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering (Politecnico di Torino) and in Constituants Elementaires (Université Paris Ouest–Nanterre La Défense) in 2009. At the DIMEAS of the Politecnico di Torino: from 2005 to 2010, he worked as Co.Co.Co, scholarship holder and research fellow; from 2010 to 2018, he was Assistant Professor; from 2018 to 2022, he was Associate Professor and he is currently Full Professor since 2022. Since 2013/2014, he was chair of several degree courses in Aerospace Engineering. Currently, he is chair of the courses “3D shell models for composite structures”, “Aeronautical Constructions” and “Numerical modeling and simulation techniques of aerospace structures”. Since 2014/2015, he is member of the Lecturer College for the PhD course in Aerospace Engineering, and he will be Lecturer College Coordinator for the years 2024-2027. His main research topics are: 3D and 2D analytical/numerical solutions for thermo-hygro-electro-magneto-elastic analyses of composite, sandwich and FGM plates and shells; additive manufacturing for aerospace applications and elements. Brischetto is the author of 188 articles, 89 of which have been published in international journals and 1 patent. He serves as a reviewer for more than 100 international journals. He is associate editor for “Journal of Composites Science” and “Curved and Layered Structures”. He is academic editor for “Technologies” and “Science and Engineering of Composite Materials”. He is editorial board member of further 2 international scientific journals. He is co-founder and co-chair of the research group “ASTRA: Additive manufacturing for Systems and sTRuctures in Aerospace”, which collaborates with various aeronautical/space companies and national and international universities; he is also founder and chair of the project “PoliDrone, A multipurpose modular drone produced via 3D printing".


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Research topics

  • 3D FDM printing processes for polymeric materials and related characterization tests
  • 3D printed multipurpose and modular drone via FDM technique: production, structural analysis, flight simulations and tests
  • Advanced 2D structural models for multifield analysis of smart structures
  • Thermo-hygro-elastic 3D plate/shell models for FGM and composite structures


ERC sectors

PE8_1 - Aerospace engineering
PE8_4 - Computational engineering
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (biomaterials, metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation)


Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AEROSPAZIALE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Projects funded by competitive calls

Supervised PhD students

  • Domenico Cesare. Programme in Ingegneria Aerospaziale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
    Computational Solid Mechanics
    Computational Solid Mechanics


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