Bruno Dalla Chiara

Full Professor (L. 240)
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)

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


Research interests

Cable driven transport systems
Intermodal transport systems
Its - intelligent transport systems
Rail transport systems
Transport technologies
Urban transport systems


Bruno Dalla Chiara is full professor in Transport at the Politecnico di Torino since 2019. He took the M.Sc. from Politecnico di Torino (1993) in Mechanical Engineering; he holds a PhD in Transport Engineering (administrative seat University of Trieste), specialising in technological innovation and telematics for transport (1997). He was university researcher (1999-2004), then associate professor (2005-2019). He keeps the subject of " Rail transport systems, urban transit and rope installations" and "Transport systems and data analytics"; over the years he has also taught, in part or in full, "Transport systems and external logistics", "Mobility", "Transport technology and economics" and "Sustainable transport systems" (Ph.D.) and coordinated some modules of Master's courses on Transport. He has been member of the Scientific Committee of the journal Ingegneria Ferroviaria since 2004; he is has been a member of the Editorial Board of the technical-scientific journal IET-ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) since 2008. He is the author of a number of publications on these subjects. He is co-author of the following textbooks: Freighrt villages and intermodal terminals' (2002); Cable-drive transport systems” (2005, 2022, 2023), 'Engineering and design of railway systems' (2007 and 2012); 'Intermodal transport systems' (2009, 2015); 'ITS in road transport' (2013), 'Land transport and energy' (2017, 2023). He is the coordinator of the Mobility group of the RUS network (Network of Universities for Sustainable Development) for 2023-2026 and has been the Mobility Manager of the Politecnico di Torino since 2013.

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
SH2_8 - Energy, transportation and mobility
PE8_7 - Mechanical and manufacturing engineering (shaping, mounting, joining, separation)


Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Awards and Honors

  • Start Up Torino Piemonte conferred by I3P - Incubatore di Imprese Innovative del Politecnico di Torino 2i3T - Incubatore di Imprese dell'Università degli Studi di Torino Enne3 - Incubatore di Impresa del Polo di Innovazione di Novara, Italy (2006)
  • The IET Premium Awards conferred by IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) (2014)
  • Migliore articolo conferred by Comitato di Redazione di "Ingegneria Ferroviaria" per conto di CIFI - Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani, Italy (2014)


Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore Associato confermato, presso University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (7/1/2014-15/3/2015)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements


Collegi of the degree programmes



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Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research fields


Research projects

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Supervised PhD students


Publications by type

PoliTO co-authors

Last years publications

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • Sistema di misura magnetoinduttivo per la verifica e l'ispezione di funi metalliche. national and international Patent
    Inventors: Aldo Canova Bruno Dalla Chiara Alberto Vallan
  • Impegno di luci laser su veicoli finalizzato alla sicurezza stradale in presenza di nebbia e di tracciati non lineari (LISS). national and international Patent
    Inventors: Bruno Dalla Chiara