Giorgio De Pasquale

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


Research interests

Body monitoring
Design for additive manufacturing
Energy harvesting
Fem analysis
Human machine interface
Lightweight design
Structural monitoring

Research topics

  • Additive manufacturing: design, modeling, simulation, and experimental analysis of multifunctional systems, native sensors built inside the metals, cellular/lattice structures, high energy absorption composites/structures, multi-material joints. The topics related to the smart structures include high specific strength design, lightweight design, properties transition (functionally graded structures), multi-materials design, cellular/lattice structures and multifunctional components, biomimetics, identification of structural damage and predictive monitoring.
  • Energy harvesting: conversion of kinetic/vibratory energy of mechanical/biomechanical systems to electric energy for smart structures supply.
  • Micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS): static/dynamic response of silicon/metal MEMS, predictive modeling of nonlinear behavior in multi-physical domains, fatigue/thermal fatigue at microscale.
  • Wearable systems and HMIs: development of smart systems with embedded sensing performances based on e-textiles, flexible transducers/electronics for the monitoring of biomechanical parameters. Flexible systems for industrial systems monitoring. The topics related to the integrated systems include complex components with environmental adaptability (sensing, actuation and control), flexible components with embedded sensing functions (e-textiles, smart fabrics, and flexible electronics), special performances components (biocompatibility, wearability, etc), sensors integration and smart sensors networking.


ERC sectors

PE8_10 - Industrial design (product design, ergonomics, man-machine interfaces, etc.)
PE8_12 - Lightweight construction, textile technology
PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation)


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

Awards and Honors

  • Premio Sapio Junior conferred by Accademia del Premio Sapio., Italy (2009)
  • Premio MESAP - START CUP conferred by MESAP, Italy (2010)
  • Menzione speciale ASME ITALIA conferred by ASME - Sezione italiana, Italy (2011)


Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA MECCANICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO

Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Team studenteschi


Research groups

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

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Supervised PhD students

  • Ferdinando Ursi. Programme in Ingegneria Meccanica (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Antonio Coluccia. Programme in Ingegneria Meccanica (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)


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