National partnership


Well-established 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.

  • Other Italian 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 University (Prof. P. Citti), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Milano Polytechnic (Prof. P. Davoli).
    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.




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