The Coordination and Management Body appoints the Technical-Scientific Committee composed of 5 of its members, which is responsible for overseeing the technological development strategies, for defining the priorities of innovation and the coordination of operational activities on technological matters, both internal (technology road-mapping activities) and external (technical and scientific papers at the national and international level).
The Technical-Scientific Committee remains in charge for two years and elects a Chairman who is responsible for the execution and coordination of activities.
Members of the Technical –Scientific Committee for the biennium 2017-2019 are:
Tullio Tolio is Professor of “Production Technologies and Systems”. He is manager of ITIA-CNR. During his career he was appointed to various positions: Manager of the PhD programme in “Manufacturing and Production Systems” at the Polytechnic University of Milan, member of the Polytechnic University of Milan evaluation Committee, Delegate of the Rector of the Polytechnic University of Milan on “Quality assurance in education”. He published over 150 articles on journals and international conferences. He is Associate Editor of SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems and member of the Editorial Committee of CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology. He is CIRP “Fellow” and member of the Governing Council of AITEM. He is deeply involved in defining the policies and roadmaps on research at European, Italian and regional level. He is member of the HLG of the MANUFUTURE platform, member of the EFFRA Council. He is Director of the flagship project “Factories of the future-Italy” within the Italian National Research Programme 2011-2013. He is member of the Governing Council of the Lombardy Regional Technology Cluster “Intelligent Factories”.
“Representative of ITIA CNR, promoter of the Cluster”
Giuseppe Fogliazza graduated in Information Sciences at the University of Pisa. In June 1986 he started collaborating with MCM S.p.A., entrusted with the development of software for the supervision of flexible manufacturing plants. Since 1988, he has been technical manager of Machining Centers Engineering srl, a subsidiary of MCM S.p.A., working on the development, installation and maintenance of jFMX, with a current staff of 10 people. Since 1994, Mr. Fogliazza has been responsible, on behalf of MCM, for the relationships with the Universities and the coordination of research activities. From 1997 to 2000, he coordinated a research project about flexible and modular production systems (Mod Flex Prod) funded by the European Programme Brite Euram. From 1999 to 2003, he was scientific director for MCM, in charge of sub-item 1 on Innovative Methodologies for the Implementation of Machining Stations, of the National Research Project on Innovative Production Systems. He then coordinated the participation of MCM in various research projects of the V, VI and VII Framework programme of the European Community. Since 1997, he has been member of CIRP. He is co-author of articles on the development of software for control and supervision of flexible production systems.
“Representative of Industrial Members – SME – Enterprise MCM SpA“
Sauro Longhi is Professor of Automatics at Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona and has been appointed Rector until 2019. His research interests are various, including analysis and control of linear and non-linear systems, control of mobile robots, of submarine vehicles, distributed control on data transmission networks, sensor networks, control of high-efficiency electric motors, detection and diagnosis of failures in machines and plants. Over the last few years, his research activity has focused on the development of innovative solutions for robotics and enabling technologies in non-conventional fields, such as support for independent and safe living and, more generally, for domotics providing assistance to the ageing population. Scientific research interests have developed side by side with technology transfer interests, to the extent of proposing the development of a national project about domotics themes (SMILING project), as well as the creation of various university spin-offs. He is a member of the Inter-departmental Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Engineering faculty. He was coordinator of the National Cluster on Technologies for Living Environments. He is President of the Consortium GARR (The Italian Academic Research Network) in Rome.
“Representative of Research Members– Marche Polytechnic University”
Giuseppe Lucisano graduated from the University of Bologna in Mechanical Engineering.
Since 2001, he has been a member of the management team for coordination and funding of Innovation for the SCM Group. In that role, he organized and managed numerous cooperation projects on a national and international scale within the Framework Eureka! and FP7 programme. Since 2014, he has been President of the Regional Platform “ER –Amiat -Emilia Romagna – Advanced Mechanics and Industrial Automation Technology”, and since 2011 he has been an independent expert for the evaluation of research and innovation projects promoted by the European Commission. He is a member of Expert Committee of the PROsumer.NET FP7 coordinating action financed by the EC in the FP7 NMP programme since 2011. He has been member of the “Advisory Board” of the Project “PRIME – Plug and Produce Intelligent Multi-Agent Environment based on Standard Technology funded by the EC in the P7.FOF.NMP.2012-3 since 2014. He has been member of the ”Advisory Board” of the Project “Pathfinder– Pointing the way to the future of manufacturing” financed by the EC in the FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF since 2014. He holds the following patents: Patent (Control system for machining centre) – MO2006A000241 dated 26/07/2006; Patent (Packaging solution) – RN99A000034 dated 26/11/1999; Patent (Packaging solution) RN99A000033 dated 26/11/1999
“Representative of Industrial Members – LI – Enterprise SCM Group“
Marco Taisch is Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, at the Department of the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, where he teaches Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management. He is deputy of the Rector for Placement and was Director of the Executive MBA and of the International MBA programs of the MIP-School of Management at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He was Chair of the Working Group on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) of the International Federation for Information processing (IFIP), member of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC), senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineer (IIE) and of various societies of IEEE.
Mr. Taisch is member of the editorial Committee of the International Journal of Production Planning & Control published by Taylor & Francis. The research group he coordinates, composed of about 40 researchers, deals with design and management of industrial plants, operations and supply chain management, with particular focus on sustainability and energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector and the industrial services, product life cycle management and information systems. He has published four books and over 130 articles on international journals and conferences. He has taken part in over 15 international research projects with key research centres (ETHZ, EPFL, TU Darmstadt, TU Braunschweig, Chalmers University) and leading companies (ABB, BMW, Comau, FIAT, Rolls-Royce, Schneider Electric, Siemens, SKF, Volkswagen, Whirlpool). The overall budget for the researches exceeded 11 million Euros since 2009. From 2002 he has been specifically committed to the study of technological trends, developing technology roadmaps and technology foresight studies on production systems for the European Commission. He is a member of the Partnership Board of the European Factory of the Future Research Association (EFFRA). He is founder and Scientific Chairman of the World Manufacturing Forum (www.worldmanufacturingforum.org). He is the President of Holonix, a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Milan engaged in studying product lifecycle management.
“Representative of Research Members– Polytechnic University of Milan”