Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Through-life Engineering Services


Davide graduated from the University of Padova (Italy) with a BSc degree in Electrical Energy Engineering. He moved on to complete a joint MSc in Energy Engineering at the Free University of Bolzano and the University of Trento (Italy). While studying at Bolzano and Trento, Davide spent one semester at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria), and one semester at the Chiang Mai University (Thailand) to complete his MSc thesis. After the MSc Davide started working at Fraunhofer Institute in the team of Automation and Mechatronics Engineering.

Current activities

Davide is currently pursuing a PhD in developing top-level ontology-based digital twins to monitor through-life degradation of complex engineering assets.

The digital twin to be developed in this PhD aims to deliver the availability and reliability of major asset against a customer requirement (Demand). This will contribute to matching the supply of the different contributing service resources that will assist in making an asset available for the customer to undertake their operations. Within the PhD will be developed degradation optimisation methods embedded in the digital twin to enable the planning process.

At Cranfield, Davide will be based at the Centre for Digital Engineering and Manufacturing (CDEM), which hosts cutting-edge simulation and visualisation facilities.


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