The Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) formerly University of Ancona, is one of the most important technical universities in Italy. Since 1970 UNIVPM has been active in several scientific and technical fields. Master of Science course active since 1970. As regards the research activities in the 5 faculties (Engineering, Science, Economic Sciences, Medicine and Agricultural Sciences) there are 12 departments related to the main scientific and technological disciplines. UNIVPM is linked with several academic institutions all over the word, for collaborative research activities, and staff and students exchange.
The ENCORE project involves personnel from three research groups belonging to two different departments and from three different disciplinary areas. A research group comes from the Department of Civil Engineering, Building and Architecture (DICEA); two research groups come from the Department of Information Engineering (DII). The research groups participating to the proposal compose a multi-disciplinary team: 2 full professors, Prof. S. Longhi (DII) (currently Rector of UNIVPM), and professor Berardo Naticchia (DICEA); 2 associate professors, Prof. Alessandro Carbonari (DICEA), Prof. Alessandro Cucchiarelli (DII),; 1 assistant professor, Dr. Andrea Bonci (DII); a research associate Dr. Massimiliano Pirani (DII).
Key personnel participating in the project: