The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DIMI) of the University of Brescia includes more than 70 professors and researchers, divided into 14 research groups. Chemistry for Technologies, Design and Methods for Industrial Engineering, Basic and Applied Nuclear Physics, Industrial and Environmental Technical Physics, Industrial and Mechanical Plants, Economic and Managerial Engineering, Fluid Machines and Systems for Converting Energy, Applied Machine Mechanics, Metallurgy, Mechanical and Thermal Measures, Mechanic Design and Machine Construction, Science and Technology of Materials, Sociology of Economic and Work Processes, Technologies and Work Systems.
The main research projects are developed in an international context (more than 60 co-operation agreements are active with European and extra-European institutions), however the local industry very often cooperates with the Department (more than one hundred contracts are signed yearly with companies located in the Brescia area) and this trend has been increasing; 9 scientific laboratories work on basic and applied research.
DIMI is part of the Lombardy Regional network “Questio” for technological transfer.
The number of patents born from research carried out at the DIMI is constantly increasing.
The Department was granted the “Italia degli Innovatori 2011” (“Innovations Italian Prize 2011”) award.
Director: Prof. Rodolfo Faglia