Alessio Artoni

Alessio Artoni Ingegneria Pisa 

Alessio Artoni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale (DICI)
Scuola di Ingegneria
University of Pisa (Italy)


Alessio Artoni is Assistant Professor of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. He earned the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor of Applied Mechanics in 2017.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Pisa, 2008) with a dissertation about microgeometry optimization of spiral bevel and hypoid gears, supervised by Prof. Massimo Guiggiani. He was a post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University (USA), with Prof. Ahmet Kahraman.

He has been Principal Investigator and participant for several research projects funded by the aerospace company GE Avio Aero and by the Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory (GearLab, The Ohio State University). He participates in the EU FP7 projects PaCMan (robotic manipulation), GTFTR (geared turbofan test rig), WALK-MAN (robotic locomotion and manipulation), and in the Horizon 2020 SoMa project (robotic soft manipulation).

He is the recipient of the 2013 AIMETA (Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Junior Prize in Mechanics of Machines, and the second place winner of the 2005 national competition for best M.S. thesis on power transmission, organized by ASSIOT with the endorsement of AgustaWestland.

His current research interests include:

  • geometric modeling, analysis and design optimization of gear drives

  • motion planning and numerical optimal control, with focus on model predictive control (MPC), for robotic manipulation and locomotion

  • simulation-based multi-objective/robust design optimization

  • biomechanics