Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano is a public scientific-technological university for engineers, architects and industrial designers.

The University was founded in 1861, and ever since it has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with industry by means of experimental research and technological transfer. Its main hub is located in Milan, and spreads in the 3 campuses of the city as well as in Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza. 

Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system. 

The challenge which is being met today projects this tradition which is strongly rooted in the territory beyond the borders of the country, in a relationship which is developing first of all at the European level with the objective of contributing to the creation of a single professional training market. Politecnico’s contribution is increasingly being extended to other countries: from North America to Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. Today the drive to internationalization sees Politecnico Milano taking part into the European and world network of leading technical universities and it offers several exchange and double degree opportunities and a wide range of degree programmes entirely taught in English. 

The research units involved in the Hypergears project belongs to Mechanical Deaprtment, which mission is to promote and develop culture, research and innovation in its sectors of reference, but also in new fields doomed to become more and more important in society and in our present background. It specifically deals with transports and sustainable mobility, power technologies, biomechanics and service robotics, bio materials, smart materials and hybrid materials, manufacturing and production systems, space and security. 


Research Unit

Polimi’s research units belongs to the Machine and vehicle Design group of the department, and consists of the following members 

  • Roberto Palazzetti is associated professor of Machine Design (ING-IND/14) at Politecnico di Milano since 2020. His main research activities are currently focused on electric motors for automotive, and transmission error in geared transmission. His past research covered a wide spectrum of interests: composite materials, nanofibers, space robotics, delamination detection. He is author of 24 academic articles published in international peer-to-peer journals, with and H-index of 18. He is currently the unit coordinator for the PRIN2020 project “Innovative contact-based multibody model for noise and vibration prediction in high-performance gears” founded by MIUR.


  • Carlo Gorla, born in 12.06.1961. Master degree in Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano. Professor of Machine Design in Politecnico di Milano. During the academic career the research activity has touched several topics in the field of machine design, including stress analysis, numerical methods, fatigue of material for mechanical engineering application. The main focus has been on Power Transmission and Gears, ranging from theoretical and experimental studies on gears strength and rating, transmission design, efficiency, lubrication and power losses, with CFD simulation and testing, NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness).


  • Luca Bonaiti Nowadays is a research fellow at Politecnico di Milano. His main research activity is about machine elements in general, with a special focus in what is related to gearbox and gear tests: endurance tests, strength, transmission error and kinematic. He finished is PhD with a thesis entitled “Advances in gear design and testing” in April 2023.



  • Dr. Yang Liu