Roberto Finesso

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Energy (DENERG)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center CARS@PoliTO - Center for Automotive Research and Sustainable Mobility


Research interests

Combustion modeling and control in diesel ices
Fluid power
Internal combustion engines
Optimization of the layout and control strategy of hybrid electric vehicles

Research topics

  • Diagnostic and predictive tools for the simulation of the combustion and emission formation processes in diesel engines
  • Modeling of fluid power components (mainly valves) by means of 3D-CFD codes (Fluent) and 0D codes (Amesim)
  • Optimization of the designof of hybrid electric vehicles, taking also cost and environmental impact into account, and optimization of the control strategy through offline and real-time methodologies
  • Sensor-based and model-based control approaches for diesel ICEs


ERC sectors

PE8_5 - Fluid mechanics, hydraulic-, turbo-, and piston- engines


Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Awards and Honors

  • SAE Excellence in oral presentation Award conferred by SAE International, United States (2013)


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Research groups

Supervised PhD students


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