partnerships on a national scale involve:
CRF - Fiat
Research Center of Orbassano (Torino)
In August 2001 CRF and Catania University, through the
Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (DIIM),
constituted Research Collaboration for the
Development of Means and Systems for Mobility.
Their common interest in promoting applied research in
sectors of importance and of future development, led
the two institutions (University and CRF) to
collaborate, in a continuous and effective manner, in
research and training in the field of engineering and
technological innovation. Of the themes identified,
that of Design for Environmental protection has
assumed a role of primary importance.
universities (Milano, Firenze, Perugia, Ancona)
We have been involved in setting up a
research program, organized and coordinated by our
research team, consisting of an interuniversity
program of scientific research, entitled
Environmental Quality-Oriented Product Design,
approved by the Italian Ministry of Education,
University and Research, and involving three research
teams from other Italian universities: Department of
Industrial Engineering, Perugia University (Prof.
R. Balli); Department of
Mechanics and Industrial Technologies, Firenze
P. Citti), Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Milano Polytechnic (Prof.
The two-year research program came to the end in November 2005, but
the collaboration between the four research groups is
currently in progress and it
will carry on.
A new recent parternship with Department of Mechanics,
Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, is focused
on design for disassembly and disassembly system
design, with particular regards to the recovery of
electronic devices at end-of-life.