Prof. Gabriele Arcidiacono
In the constantly evolving world, we have to face great challenges, which are aimed at satisfying social, health, economic, and energy needs on the one hand, and on the other, require us not to compromise the development of new generations and the environment.
This vision is based on three foundations, which must be considered in the developed design solutions:
AI, IoT, Big Data and ultra-broadband communications networks are increasingly changing the economy and society. Combining the development of robots and intelligence in machines (which is becoming more and more pervasive) with brain functions and social development.
Every project, every development, every technology must be sustainable not only economically but also for the environment. That is, it must be able to keep the balance among people and between people and the environment.
People need to have confidence in the tools they use on a daily basis and at work. Drones, autonomous vehicles and software on devices must be transparent to the person, aiming at comfort and quality of life. Even the information retrieved online and other services such as education and health must be transparent and not guided by different logics.
Research Areas and Objectives
The Department of Engineering Sciences is the reference structure of the Guglielmo Marconi University, which is responsible for the study and development of technologies aimed at promoting the evolution of the organizations through the three concepts of Intelligence, Sustainability and Trustiness.
To achieve these objectives, the Department uses transversal skills based on basic research in physics and mathematics, industrial, energy and civil engineering and related to information technologies. The research areas in which the Department operates directly are:
Energy and Mobility: design and development of advanced technologies for the exploitation of renewable energies; effective use of energy carriers and energy conversion with high efficiency and reduced environmental impact; analysis and development of innovative solutions for motor vehicle traction systems and related industrial processes.
Information technology and Telecommunications: performance and design of wireless (LTE, 5G, 6G and Internet of Things) and wired (Digital Subscriber Line, G.fast/G.mgfast, optical fibers) telecommunications systems; study and design of intelligent systems in different application domains (Digital Humanities, Medicine, IoT) through knowledge engineering methods (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, information retrieval and recommender system).
Mathematics and Physics: Physical-Mathematical Modeling of quantum systems on curved spaces; General Relativity; Cosmology; Quantum Gravity; Quantum mechanics applied to point interactions in different dimensions; Experimental and theoretical activity of high energy and radiation physics.
Mechanics and Technological Processes: advanced methods of product design and development (Axiomatic Design, Design for Six Sigma, TRIZ); applications related to innovative technologies and materials for the industrial context (Smart Materials, Coatings, Additive Manufacturing); innovative methodologies applied to the areas of Reliability, Quality and Safety; statistical approach applied to engineering in collaboration with the Interuniversity Research Center StEering - Statistics for Engineering; mechanical behavior of materials.
Management processes: innovative methodologies for the improvement and optimization of business processes, organizations and business strategy (Lean Six Sigma); approaches and tools for production planning and control, advanced systems for data science and the use of digital infrastructures and IoT; approaches for the study of times and methods; systems and methods for Healthcare monitoring and management of health processes.
Sustainability, Environment and Territory: solutions, technologies and strategies aimed at socio-economic and environmental sustainability of the use of resources, the development of infrastructures and innovation in complex systems (Smart city, Carbon neutral economy, Circular economy); Technologies for environmental analysis, management and monitoring and integration of knowledge between the ecological and industrial fields; Analysis, planning and territorial and urban design, environmental and landscape design, definition of tools for the creation of the Smart City.
Civil Structures and Geotechnics: modeling and structural analysis for the design of new buildings and reinforcement, consolidation, control and seismic protection of existing buildings; experimental analysis of the mechanical behavior of natural soils in static and seismic conditions, design and verification of geotechnical works, analysis of the stability conditions of natural slopes and artificial embankments, liquefaction risk and soil consolidation and reinforcement techniques.