Past Visiting Professors - 2019


Visit duration time (from – to): 01 September 2018 - 31 May 2019
Affiliation: Universidad de Los Andes
Host Department: DAD - Department of Architecture and Design

PHD IN ARCHITECTURE | MASTER IN URBAN DESIGN | ARCHITECT | With almost 20 years of experience in architectural and urban projects that have been honored, as the urban project in the central coast of Venezuela after the
natural disasters of 1999. [National Award Caracas Architecture Biennale 2001, Honorable Mention Best Urban Project Caracas Biennale 2001]


Visit duration time (from – to): 01 October 2018 - 30 June 2019
Affiliation: Université de Caen Normandie
Host Department: DISAT - Department of Applied Science and Technology

Franck DELAUNAY is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Caen, France. He teaches Nuclear Physics and Radiation Protection in the Bachelor’s degree in Technology, and is responsible for the management of all Nuclear Physics teaching and laboratory in his department.

Ansari Farhad

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Host Department: DISEG - Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering

Professar Farhad Ansari from the University of Illinois in Chicago will be spending a period of 6 months at Turin Polytechnic in arder to perform studies in post seismic  damage assessment of heritage structures.  Dr. Ansari's field of expertise is in structural health monitoring. He served as the president of lnternational lntelligent Monitoring of lnfrastructure society (ISHMII) fora five years from 2009-2013.  He is also the editor­ in-chief for the journal of civil structural health monitoring published by Springer.

Bidulski Robert

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
Affiliation: Powder Metallurgy R&D Center
Host Department: DISAT - Department of Applied Science and Technology

Robert Bidulsky is responsible for the Powder Metallurgy R&D Center in Slovakia and co-chair of international Materia/s Science Network . He got his title of Associate professar in 2014 at the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia, where he a/so covered the position of vice-dean (2014-2016). Previously (to 2008) he worked as a researcher in the lnstitute of Materials Research of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Kosice and /ater as a foreign researcher at Politecnico di Torino (2008-2012). He published more than 90 research papers with H index 13. He is Editor of Acta Metallurgica Slovaca journal indexed by Scopus and Emerging Sources Citation lndex. His scientific work focuses mainly on powder metallurgy (PM).


Fumagalli Alessio

Visit duration time (from – to): 15 October 2018 - 14 August 2019
Affiliation: University of Bergen, Norway
Host Department: DISMA - Department of Mathematical Sciences

Alessio Fumagalli is currently Postdoctoral Researcher in the academic field of numerical analysis, academic discipline in numerical methods and mathematical modeling for flow in fractured porous media. Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Norway. Prof. Fumagalli has worked in 3 European countries (Italy, France, Norway) and has an international collaboration record of 11 research groups at universities, research institutes, and private companies in 5
countries (Italy, France, Norway, Portugal, Germany). His publications have received significant attention by the scientific community citing two papers more than 50 times each (Google Scholar). In total he has 14
journal publications and 4 conference proceedings. In the last years, he has collaborated with several members of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Politecnico di Torino, with great mutuai benefits. The
research project is focused on the mathematical modeling and numerical solution for hydro-mechanical phenomena in fractured porous media. There are several numerical and modelinq challenges, mainly related to complex fracture networks in the rock matrix which make standard techniques inapplicable to give accurate solutions in a reasonable time. A pressure variation may stimulate a mechanical change, which will induce an alteration of the fracture aperture and thus a change in the pressure, leading to a coupled system.

Novarina Gilles

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 February 2019 - 31 July 2019
Affiliation: Université Grenoble Alpes
Host Department: DIST - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning

Economist and Urbanist, Gilles Novarina is full professor at Université Grenoble Alpes.

Stavrakakis Ioannis

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 February 2019 - 31 July 2019
Affiliation: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Host Department: DET - Department of Electronics and Telecommunications

Ioannis Stavrakakis (IEEE Fellow, 2007), is a Professor in the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1983 (graduating first and receiving national scholarships in every academic year) and his PhD in the same field from University of Virginia (USA) in 1988. He served as Assist. Prof. in CSEE, University of Vermont (USA), 1988-94; Assoc. Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston (USA), 1994-99; Assoc. Prof. (1999-02) and Professor (2002- ) in his current Dept.

Trimis Dimosthenis

Visit duration time (from – to): 11 February 2019 - 10 April 2019
Affiliation: Karlsruhe lnstitute of Technology
Host Department: DISAT - Department of Applied Science and Technology

Prof. Trimis is head of the Engler-Bunte-lnstitute at Karlsruhe lnstitute of Technology.

TESSLER Alexander

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 March 2019 - 01 June 2019
Affiliation: NASA Langley Research Center
Host Department: DIMEAS - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Tessler earned a Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1979. He started his professional career working as a senior aerospace engineer at Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, California (1980-83), where he developed analytic and computational methods for linear and nonlinear composite structures in support of advanced fighter aircraft designs. He continued his career working at the U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratory, Watertown, Massachusetts (1983-91), where as principal Investigator and program manager he formulated, managed, and conducted basic and applied structural integrity programs involving analytic and computational mechanics research. During the period of 1991 – 2017, Dr. Tessler worked as a senior research scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Miranda Castellano, Enrique Alberto

Visit duration time (from – to): 15 March 2019 - 15 September 2019
Affiliation: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Host Department: DISAT - Department of Applied Science and Technology

Enrique Miranda is Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. He has a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the UAB and a PhD in Physics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Paschos Evangelos

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 May 2019 - 31 July 2019
Affiliation: Paris-Dauphine University
Host Department: DIGEP - Department of Management and Production Engineering

Prof. Pashos is full Professar of Computer Science in the Paris-Dauphine University since 1992.He has received several distinctions and awards: Senior member of the "lnstitut Universitaire de France", Award for Scientific Excellence of the French Ministry for Research (since 1993), Gold Medal of the Hellenic Operational Research Society, National Award of the Hellenic Operational Research Society , Lagrange fellowship of the ltalian lnstitute for Scientifte lnterchange, Decoration for high services to education ("Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes Académiques')

Rappaport Nina

Visit duration time (from – to): 05 May 2019 - 04 November 2019
Affiliation: Kean University and Yale University
Host Department: DAD - Department of Architecture and Design

NINA RAPPAPORT is an architectural critic, curator, and educator. She has been publications director at Yale School of Architecture and editor of the biannual publication Constructs, the exhibition catalogs, as well
as the school’s book series since 1999.

Downing PYE John

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 June 2019 - 30 June 2019
Affiliation: Australian National University
Host Department: DENERG - Department of Energy

Dr Pye is a Senior Lecturer at the Aus tralian Nationa l University,where he has worked since 2006. He has dual BE/BSe bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Hons Hl) and Science from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD in concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) f rom the University of New South Wales.

Fraire Juan Andrés

Visit duration time (from – to): 01 July 2019 - 31 December 2019
Affiliation: National University of Córdoba
Host Department: DET - Department of Electronics and Telecommunications

Juan A. Fraire is an associate professor at FAMAF (Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Computing) from the UNC (National University of Córdoba) since 2012 and permanent staff researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research) in Argentina since 2017. Juan obtained his Telecomunications Enginnering degree at IUA in 2008 with important academic achievements and honors and worked for the New Product Introduction of Motorola and Nokia WiMAX and LTE products on a world-wide scale. He completed his PhD at UNC in 2015 before staying as a postdoc in TIMA laboratories in Grenoble, France for two years. Juan’s current research domain is delay-tolerant networking applied in deep space and near-Earth domains. He collaborates with colleagues from NASA, ESA, CNSA, CONAE and other space-realted companies and universities. With only 5 years as a researcher, Juan is the author the Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks book, two book chapters and co-author of more than 45 papers in international conferences and journals. He is one of the founder and chair of the annual Space Terrestrial Internetworking (STINT) workshop which runs since 2014. The STINT nucleates goverment and private efforts in the development of novel and sustainable approaches towards space networking.



Visit duration time (from – to): 09 September 2019 - 26 October 2019
Affiliation: University of Tours
Host Department: DIGEP - Department of Management and Production Engineering

Pr. Vincent T'KINDT is a member  od the Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied and Computer Science of the University of Tours (France). 

Villa Gazulla Juan Luis

Visit duration time (from – to): 19 September 2019 - 18 December 2019
Affiliation: University of Zaragoza
Host Department: DENERG - Department of Energy

The electric vehicle is the future of mobility, and this is due to its unquestionable economic and environmental advantages. The main current limitation to its full implementation comes from the lower autonomy compared to traditional vehicles. Taking advantage of wireless charging technology (WPT), it is possible to increase this autonomy if the vehicle is recharged either with the vehicle stationary (static charging) or in motion (dynamic charging).
As a professor and researcher at the University of Zaragoza, I have been studying and developing wireless charging systems for VE for the last 10 years, field in which my publications have a recognized prestige according to the number of citations. The complete development of a wireless charging system includes not only the optimal design of the inductive coupling (with Matlab), but also the powering system (power electronics) and the development of an suitable shielding (Finite Elements Programs).

Wadhams Peter

Visit duration time (from – to): 02 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Host Department: DIATI - Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering

Prof. Wadhams is the UK's most experienced sea ice scientist, with 49 years of research in sea ice and ocean processes in the Arctic and the Antarctic. He is an Emeritus Professar of Ocean Physics at Cambridge and ithe author of over 300 publications on dynamics and thermodynamics of sea ice, sea ice thickness, waves in ice, icebergs, ocean convection and kindred top ics. Current main topics of research are sea ice properties, dynamics and distributions in thickness and concentration, as well as the wider impact of sea ice retreat on global climate change.

He was coordinator ofthe EU GreeniCE and CONVECTION projects and until recently was on the Steering Committee ofEU FP7 ICE-ARC. From 2004 to 2012, he was on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency. In 1990 he received the Italgas Prize for Environmental Sciences, and he has also been awarded the Polar Medal (UK) and the W.S. Bruce Prize ofthe Royal Society of Edinburgh. 

Past Visiting Professors