The Politecnico di Milano is ranked as one of the major technical European universities in the world and first in Italy in at least six research areas:
- Computer Science & Information Systems
- Civil & Structural Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Sciences
PoliMI is organized in departments devoted to research and education.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (www.mecc.polimi.it) has been rated as one of the best scientific institutions at the global level: According to the QS World University Rankings 2020, it is ranked 9th in the world and 5th at the European level in the field of Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing.
Methods and Tools for Product Design, Machine design, industrial engineering methods, systematic innovation and PLM systems are some of the several research topics. The activities are mainly performed in collaboration with the main public and private research institutions, with regional, national, European and international public bodies that finance most of the research projects carried out. Moreover, PoliMI collaborates with several Italian and international companies that form a network able to respond to the needs and requirements of the industry.
The research group directly involved in this project, which focuses on engineering design methods and tools, has acquired scientific and technological competences also through participation in several research projects in the fields of design creativity, problem solving, engineering knowledge management, re-engineering of business processes, topological optimization, virtual reality, virtual prototyping of industrial products, multimodal interaction.