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Flaviana Calignano

Affiliated Researcher

Research Line

Advanced Materials for Sustainable Future Technologies

Center

CSF@PoliTo Torino

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+39 011 5091 908

About

She got a Master Degree in Management and Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 2005. After a one year of scholarship for research activities within the research project Leonardo da Vinci II – Project: “European DIStance Training Interactive and  Collaborative Tools of the Civil Protection” (e-DISTRICT CiPro) at the Politecnico di Torino and the qualification to the exercise of the engineer profession, in 2009 she got the PhD in Industrial Production Systems Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino defending a dissertation on the morphometric methodologies for bio-engineering applications. During the PhD studies, she worked on scientific activities at the Politecnico di Torino on topics such as virtual reality in the study of facial morphology, WEB-based interactive 3-D models for the design and training and reverse engineering, From 2006 to 2008 she earned the title of honorary fellow (Cultore della materia) in Disegno Tecnico Industriale and she was a teaching assistant at the 1st Engineering Faculty of Politecnico di Torino in the courses of Engineering drawing.  From 2009 to 2011 she was a research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino working on scientific activities on topics such as virtual machines for simulation of machining, simulation of manufacturing processes and workability of aluminum alloys. During that time she was a teaching assistant at the 1st Engineering Faculty of Politecnico di Torino in the courses of Simulation and managing of production processes and Mechanical Technology. She is referee for International Journal such as Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (Elsevier), Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Springer), Computer Aided Design (Elsevier), Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Springer). Since 2012 she works at the Center for Space Human Robotics of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Her research activity is focused on design of biomimetic structures developed through Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing technologies.

Studies and scientific activities are always accompanied by her passion for graphic design. She has created logos and brochures for laboratories and research projects as well as flyers, music album covers and books.

Projects

Società ASE S.P.A

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Selected Publications

Patents

2012 Giunto articolare per esoscheletro, in particolare per applicazioni aerospaziali on behalf of Politecnico di Torino e Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Inventors: Atzeni E., Bruno E., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E. Date 16/10/2012, n. TO2012A000902.

Journal article

2017 Aversa A., Lorusso M., Trevisan F., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Biamino S., Fino P., Lombardi M., Pavese M., Effect of Process and Post-Process Conditions on the Mechanical Properties of an A357 Alloy Produced via Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Metals, pp. 7- 68, doi: 10.3390/met7020068.
2017 Trevisan F., Calignano F., Lorusso M., Aversa A., Pakkanen J., Ambrosio E.P., Lombardi M., Fino P., Manfredi D., On the selective laser melting (SLM) of AlSi10Mg alloy: process, microstructure and mechanical properties, Materials, 10(1), 76, doi: 10.3390/ma10010076.
2017 Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Biamino S., Lombardi M., Atzeni E., Salmi A., Minetola P., Iuliano L., Fino P. Overview on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Proceeding of the IEEE, Vol. PP, Issue 99, pp. 1-20, Doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2016.2625098.
2017 Peverini O.A., Lumia M., Calignano F., Addamo G., Lorusso M., Ambrosio E.P., Manfredi D., Virone G., Selective Laser Melting Manufacturing of Microwave Waveguide Devices, Proceedings of the IEEE, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2016.2620148.
2016 Cabrini M., Lorenzi S, Pastore T., Pellegrini S., Testa C., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Lorusso M., Studio della resistenza alla corrosione della lega AlSi10Mg ottenuta per Additive Manufacturing in soluzione di cloruri, La Metallurgia Italiana, 12, 137-146, ISSN 0026-0843.
2016 Marchese G., Colera X.G., Calignano F., Lorusso M., Biamino S., minetola P., Manfredi D. Characterization and comparison of Inconel 625 processed by selective laser melting and laser metal deposition. Advanced Engineering Materials, Doi: 10.1002/adem.201600635
2016 Aversa A., Lorusso M., Cattano G., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Ambrosio E.P., Biamino S., Fino P., Lombardi M., Pavese M. A study of the microstructure and the mechanical properties of an Al-Si-Ni alloy produced via selective laser melting. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.10.285
2016 Fantino E., Chiappone A., Calignano F., Fontana M., Pirri CF, Roppolo I. In Situ Thermal Generation of Silver Nanoparticles in 3D Printed Polymeric Structures. Materials 9(7). Doi: 10.3390/ma9070589.
2016 Lorusso M., Aversa A., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Ambrosio E.P., Ugues D., Pavese M., Tribological Behavior of Aluminum Alloy AlSi10Mg-TiB2 Composites Produced by Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, pp. 1-9, Doi 10.1007/s11665-016-2190-5.
2016 Marchese G., Bassini E., Calandri M., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Lorusso M., Manfredi D., Pavese M., Biamino S., Fino P., Microstructural investigation of as-fabricated and heat-treated Inconel 625 and Inconel 718 fabricated by direct metal laser sintering: contribution of Politecnico di Torino and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) di Torino, Metal powder Report, Doi: 10.1016/j.mprp.2016.06.002
2016 Cabrini M., Lorenzi S., Pastore T., Pellegrini S., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Pavese M., Fino P. Effect of heat treatment on corrosion resistance of DMLS AlSi10Mg alloy. Electrochimica Acta, Doi 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.04.157
2016 Calignano F., Lorusso M., Pakkanen J., Trevisan F., Ambrosio E.P., Manfredi D., Fino P. Investigation of accuracy and dimensional limits of part produced in aluminum alloy by selective laser melting. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, pp 1-8, Doi: 10.1007/s00170-016-8788-9.
2016 Pakkanen J., Calignano F., Trevisan F., Lorusso M., Ambrosio E.P., Manfredi D., Fino P. Study of Internal Channel Surface Roughnesses Manufactured by Selective Laser Melting in Aluminum and Titanium Alloys. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 1-8. Doi: 10.1007/s11661-016-3478-7.
2016 Fantino E., Chiappone A., Roppolo I., Manfredi D., Bongiovanni R., pirri CF, Calignano F. 3D Printing of conductive complex structures with in situ generation of silver nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. Doi: 10.1002/adma.201505109.
2016 Ventola L., Chiavazzo E., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Asinari P. Passive heat transfer enhancement by 3D printed Pitot tube based heat sink. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer.
2016 Cabrini M., Lorenzi S., Pastore T., pellegrini S., Pavese M., Fino P., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Manfredi D. Corrosion resistance of direct metal laser sintering AlSiMg alloy. Surface and interface Analysis, Doi 10.1002/sia.5981
2016 Chiappone A., Fantino E., Roppolo I., Lorusso M., Manfredi D., Fino P., Pirri C.F., Calignano F. 3D printed PEG-based hybrid nanocomposites obtained by sol-gel technique. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b12578
2016 Atzeni E., Barletta M., Calignano F., Iuliano L., Rubino G., Tagliaferri V. Abrasive Fluidized Bed (AFB) finishing of AlSi10Mg substrates manufactured by Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). Additive Manufacturing, DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2016.01.005
2015 Calignano F., Tommasi T., Manfredi D., Chiolerio A., Additive Manufacturing of a Microbial Fuel Cell - A detailed study. Sci.Rep. 5, 17373; DOI:10.1038/srep17373
2015 Peverini O.A., Addamo G., Tascone R., Virone G., Cecchini P., Mizzoni R., Calignano F., Ambrosio E.P., Manfredi D., Fino P. Enhanced Topology of E-Plane Resonators for High-Power Satellite Applications.Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions,pp:1-13. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2015.2462839
2014 Minetola P., Iuliano L., Calignano F. A customer oriented methodology for Reverse Engineering software selection in the Computer Aided Inspection scenario. Computers in Industry. DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2014.11.002
2014 Calignano F. Design optimization of supports for overhanging structures in aluminum and titanium alloys by selective laser melting. Materials and Design. DOI:10.1016/j.matdes.2014.07.043
2014 Salmi A., E. Atzeni E., Calignano F., Minetola P., Iuliano L. Combined reverse engineering and CAD approach for mould modelling in casting simulation. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 27: 213-220. DOI:10.1179/1743133613Y.0000000101
2014 Ventola L., Robotti F., Dialameh M., Calignano F., Manfredi M., Chiavazzo E., Asinari P. Rough surfaces with enhanced heat transfer for electronics cooling by direct metal laser sintering. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,75: 58-74.DOI:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.03.037
2014 Chiavazzo E., Ventola L., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Asinari P. A sensor for direct measurement of small convective heat fluxes: Validation and application to micro-structured surfaces. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science,55: 42-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2014.02.010
2014 Krishnan M., Atzeni E., Canali R., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Iuliano L. On the effect of process parameters on properties of AlSi10Mg parts produced by DMLS. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2014. Doi:10.1108/RPJ-03-2013-0028
2013 Manfredi D, Calignano F, Ambrosio EP, Krishnan M, Canali R, Biamino S., Pavese m., Atzeni E., Iuliano L., Fino P., Badini C. Direct Metal Laser Sintering: an additive manufacturing technology ready to produce lightweight structural parts for robotic applications. La Metallurgia Italiana. 2013; vol. 105 (10), pp. 15-25. - ISSN 0026-0843
2013 Manfredi D, Calignano F, Krishnan M, Canali R, Ambrosio EP, Atzeni E. From Powders to Dense Metal Parts: Characterization of a Commercial AlSiMg Alloy Processed through Direct Metal Laser Sintering. Materials 2013; 6(3):856-869, doi:10.3390/ma6030856
2012 Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Iuliano L., Fino P., Influence of process parameters on surface roughness of aluminum parts produced by DMLS, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN: 0268-3768, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-012-4688-9
2012 Calignano F., Denti L., Bassoli E., Gatto A., Iuliano L., Studies on electrodischarge drilling of an Al2O3-TiC composite, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN: 0268-3768, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-012-4455-y
2011 Gatto A., Iuliano L., Calignano F., Bassoli E., Electro-Discharge Drilling performance on parts produced by DMLS, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, pp. 20, 2011, ISSN: 0268-3768, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-011-3446-8
2010 Calignano F., Vezzetti E., A morphological methodology for three-dimensional human face soft-tissue landmarks extraction: a preliminary study, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, pp. 23, ISSN: 0364-216x, DOI: 10.1007/s00266-010-9579-6
2009 Calignano F., Vezzetti E., Soft tissue diagnosis in maxillofacial surgery: a preliminary study on three-dimensional face geometrical features based analysis, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2009, Issn: 0364-216x, DOI: 10.1007/S00266-009-9410-4
2008 Calignano F., Moos S., Vezzetti E., Computer aided morphological analysis for maxillo-facial diagnostic: a preliminary study, Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, 2008, ISSN: 1748-6815, DOI: 10.1016/J.Bjps.2008.09.031
2006 La Mura F., Gribaudo M., Calignano F., Esercitazioni 3D al computer e scenari simulati di medicina d’emergenza e delle catastrofi: il ruolo del fotorealismo, Minerva Anestesiologica, 2006, Vol. 72 N. 10, ISSN: 0375-9393

Book chapter

2014 Manfredi D., Calignano F., Krishnan M., Canali R., Ambrosio EP, Biamino S., Ugues D., Pavese M., Fino P.Additive manufacturing of Al alloys and Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs), In: Light Metal Alloys Applications, edited by Waldemar A. Monteiro. ISBN 978-953-51-1588-5, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.5772/58534.
2010 Calignano F., Gatto A., Iuliano L., Surface and subsurface features of micro electro drilled parts produced by sls, In: Additive layered manufacturing: education, application and business, Igor Drstvensek, Slavko Dolinsek, pp. 9, 2010, pagine da 77 a 86, ISBN: 9789612482428

Monograph

2010 Calignano F., Soft Tissue Diagnosis in Maxillofacial Surgery, VDM Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-639-24822-7

Proceeding

2016 Calignano F., Monaco F., Calandri M., Marchese G., Ambrosio E.P., Lorusso M., Manfredi D., Ugues D. Selective laser melting for heat exchanger. Proceeding 6th International Conference on Additive Technologies iCAT2016, Nürnberg, Germany, 29-30. November 2016, editors Igor Drstvenšek and Michael Schmidt. - Digital ed. - Ljubljana :Interesansa-zavod, 2016, ISBN 978-961-285-537-6
2016 Aversa A., Marchese G., Lorusso M., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Ambrosio E.P., Biamino S., Fino P. Aluminium matrix nano composites by DMLS: effect of the nanoparticles on the microstructure and mechanical properties. DDMC 2016, Berlino, Marzo 2016.
2016 Aversa A., Lorusso M., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Fino P., Pavese M. Selective laser melting of aluminium matrix nanocomposites. Forum Nazionale dei Giovani Ricercatori di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (Materiali 2016), Ischia, giugno 2016.
2015 Aversa A., Pavese M., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Ambrosio E. P., Biamino S. Microstructural and mechanical characterization of AlSi10Mg - TiB2 composites produced by direct metal laser sintering technique. EuroPM2015, Reims, 2015.
2015 Semini C., Goldsmith J., Manfredi D., Calignano F., Ambrosio E. P., Pakkanen J., Caldwell D. G. Additive Manufacturing for Agile Legged Robots with Hydraulic Actuation. International Conference on Advanced Robotics 2015.
2015 Peverini O.A., Addamo G., Virone G., Tascone R., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio E. P., Fino P. Additive Manufacturing of Ku/K Band Waveguide Filters for Space Applications. 6th CNES/ESA International Workshop on Microwave Filters, Toulouse, France
2014 Calignano F., Manfredi D., Ambrosio EP., Biamino S., Pavese M., Fino P. Direct fabrication of joints based on direct metal laser sintering in aluminum and titanium alloys. Procedia CIRP, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.03.155
2014 Ventola L., Chiavazzo E., Calignano F., Manfredi D., Asinari P. Heat transfer enhancement by finned heat sinks with micro-structured roughness. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2014; 494: 012009-1-012009-9. ISSN: 1742-6596.
2013 Calignano F., Manfredi D. Production of overhanging structures by DMLS, In: High Value Manufacturing – Bartolo et al., Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 61–64, ISBN: 9781138001374
2013 Gatto A., Bassoli E., Denti L., Atzeni E., Iuliano L., Marchiandi G., Minetola P., Salmi A., Calignano F., Electro-discharge drilling on DMLS parts in Co-Cr-Mo alloy, In: High Value Manufacturing – Bartolo et al., Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 237–242, ISBN: 9781138001374
2013 Krishnan M., Atzeni E., Canali R., Manfredi D., Calignano F. Ambrosio E., Iuliano L., Influence of post-processing operations on mechanical properties of AlSi10Mg parts by DMLS, In: High Value Manufacturing – Bartolo et al., Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 243-248, ISBN: 9781138001374
2013 Manfredi D., Canali R., Krishnan M., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Pavese M., Miranti L., Belardinelli S., Biamino S., Fino P., Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) by DMLS, In: High Value Manufacturing – Bartolo et al., Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 249-254, ISBN: 9781138001374
2012 Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Canali R., Krishnan M., Biamino S., Pavese M., Fino, P., Optimization of process parameters for AlSiMg/SiC composites by DMLS, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Additive Technologies iCAT 2012, 19th-21st September 2012, DAAAM International,Specialized Conference, Maribor, Slovenia. ISBN: 9783901509926, ISSN: 1992-5093
2012 Manfredi D., Ambrosio E.P., Calignano F., Canali R., Krishnan M., Biamino S., Pavese M., Fino P. Realization and characterization of AlSiMg/SiC composites by Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Proceedings of ECCM15 – 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, 24-28 June 2012, Venice, ISBN: 978-88-88785-33-2
2011 Calignano F., Minetola P., Salmi A., Atzeni E., Iuliano L., Reverse engineering of casting equipment for process simulation, In: The International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2011). Innovative Developments in Virtual and Physical Prototyping / Bartolo P.J. et al. CRC Press, pp. 177-186, ©2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London. ISBN 9780415684187
2011 Atzeni E., Calignano F., Iuliano L., Minetola P., Salmi A., Bassoli E., Denti L., Gatto A., Thermoplastic Resin Transfer Moulding in a rapid manufactured mould, In: The International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP 2011). Innovative Developments in Virtual and Physical Prototyping / Bartolo P.J. et al. CRC Press, pp. 413-421, ©2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London. ISBN 9780415684187
2011 Calignano F., Minetola P., Salmi A., Atzeni E., Iuliano L., Mathematization of moulds for sand casting process simulation, 10th AITeM Conference - Enhancing the Science of Manufacturing, Napoli, 12-14 Settembre 2011, pp. 29-30
2011 Denti L., Calignano F., Papi S., Bassoli E., Hole EDMing on ceramic matrix composites for high performance engine components, AMST’11- Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology, 9th International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology, Mali Lošinj (HR) June 16-17, 2011, 2011, pagine da 371 a 382, ISBN: 9789536326648
2010 Vezzetti E., Moos S., Calignano F., Analysing The Facial Morphology With A Three-Dimensional Geometrical Features Approach, ISPRS
2010 Calignano F., Gatto A., Iuliano L., Surface and Subsurface Features of micro electro drilled parts produced by SLS, iCAT 2010 - 3rd International Conference on Addiditve Tachnologies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia 22nd - 24th September 2010, ISBN: 9783901509759
2010 Minetola P., Calignano F., Iuliano L., Analysis of alignment procedures for contacless inspection of Rapid Manufactured parts, iCAT 2010 - 3rd International Conference on Addiditve Tachnologies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia 22nd - 24th September 2010, ISBN: 9783901509759
2009 Vezzetti E., La Mura F, Pinna R, Ingrassia P, Colombo D, Ragazzoni L, Franc-Law J, Della Corte F, Franceschinis G, Beccaria A, Calignano F, Tosi B, Simulation and gaming in emergency and disaster medicine, the software used by the emdm, In: 63° Congresso Società Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia, Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva, Firenze, Agosto 2009
2009 Calignano F., Minetola P. , Comparison of structured light scanners: a test beyond current guidelines. In: 9th AITeM Conference. Torino, 7-9 Settembre 2009<
2008 Calignano F., Moos S., Vezzetti E., Tornincasa S., Integration of web3d technologies for an e-learning platform oriented to product lifecycle management, 200 Congreso Internacional De Ingenierla Grafica, valencia 4-6 giugno 2008, pp. 637-646
2008 Calignano F., Moos S., Vezzetti E., Petkovic D., Web3d technologies for product lifecycle management training, in: International research/expert conference (Tur), trends in the development of machinery and associate, Instanbul 2008, vol. 1
2007 La Mura F., Della Corte G., Franceschinis G., Gribaudo M., Tosi B., Alciati S.; Bordino R., Calignano F., Collaborative virtual environments as research and teaching instruments in the field of disaster medicine: the e-district cipro simulator, 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV'07) - 2007 IEEE, Zurich, pp. 892-898
2007 La Mura F., Franceschinis G., Della Corte G.; Calignano F., Ambienti collaborativi come strumenti di ricerca e didattica in medicina dei disastri e d'emergenza: il simulatore e-district cipro, Didamatica - società Ed. Asterisco, pp. 765-775
2007 Calignano F., Moos S.,  Tornincasa S.,  Vezzetti E.,  Zompi A., Study and analysis of facial soft-tissue changes assessment strategies, International Congress Ingegraf 2007

Other

2010 Atzeni E., Calignano F., Ippolito R., Iuliano L., Salmi A., Simulazione del processo di colata: rassegna bibliografica, 2010

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Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.