Smart Structures and Systems

The Smart Structures and Systems Laboratory (S3 Lab) enables the design, modeling, and characterization of multifunctional and integrated structures and systems with advanced performance metrics, based on innovative materials and production processes.  


nTopology 3 - User Guide

Comprehensive Reference Manual in 3 Parts for Beginners and Intermediate Users with Step-by-Step Design-Based Approach 

nTopology simulation software is based on the finite elements method (FEM) and is specifically conceived for the modeling of cellular solids and lattice structures. This electronic guide provides a detailed description of the software, addressed to users with various background levels in modeling and simulation.

MIMOSA Project

HORIZON EUROPE: Project Coordinator

Multimaterial airframes based on 3D joints between AM metals and carbon-fiber composites 

The 3-years project involves a team of eight companies and reserach centers. Our target is to support the development of the next generations of aircrafts, which will necessarily follow production criteria with reduced environmental impact and lower need for raw materials.

More info: MIMOSA Project

Project website:


Project Coordinator

Wearable Measuring System for Rehabilitation Trainings in Neurological Diseases and Traumas 

Neuropsychology is supporting innovative multisensory rehabilitation trainings aided by wearable devices/sensors, due to the correlation between movements and “body ownership”. The 3-years project in cooperation with the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) of Tohoku University (Japan) will design and fabricate an innovative wearable sensing device to be used with the Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) technology.

More info MAECI: Progetti Grande Rilevanza

Partner website: IDAC - Tohoku University


Project Coordinator

Conveyor Belts with Textile Core and Integrated Monitoring based on Conductive Polymers

The project aims to the development of innovative flexible structures for conveyor belts integrating emerging technologies and materials for the self-monitoring of operative conditions and failures prediction. The company partners operate in the fields of technical fabrics, coatings and functional polymers.

More info: POR-FESR grant

Partners website: Technofabric, Tinotex, Novurania