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Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy; PhD in Applied Mechanics (2002), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

RESEARCH POSITIONS
Associate Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements (since 2014), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
Previous position: Ricercatore di ruolo confermato (Assistant professor) in Mechanical and Thermal Measurements (from 2001 to 2014), Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.

ACADEMIC ROLES
Prof. Emanuele Zappa is:

  1. Member of the Administration Board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano since December 2011.
  2. Head of the communication activities for the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano since December 2011.
  3. Advisor of PhD candidates.
  4. Reviewer for about 20 different international journals in the field of measurement and vision.

AWARDS
In 2011 Prof. Zappa was awarded a funding for a research project aimed at developing techniques to estimate the uncertainty of stereoscopic vision systems by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
In the years 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Prof. Zappa was awarded as one of the 5 researchers that obtained the highest scientific productivity among the researchers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Together with Prof. Alfredo Cigada and Dr. Remo Sala, Prof. Zappa obtained the prize for the best business idea and Business Plan in the “Startcup 2005, Milano Lombardia” competition. This prize also provided part of the funding which were used to found the company Innovative Security Solutions (ISS) srl, spin-off of Politecnico di Milano, in 2006. Prof. Zappa was a co-founder of this company.
In 2003 Prof. Zappa received a prize from Politecnico di Milano for being one of the professors that obtained the highest score in the students’ evaluation of teaching quality.