Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Politecnico di Torino
Dr. Daniele Botto earned his PhD in Machine Design from the Politecnico di Torino in 1994, defending his dissertation Design of a manipulator with non-conventional kinematics and methods for dynamic identification. He received his MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino presenting the defense of his thesis Estimation of helicopter performances and their correlation with flight testing data. He is currently an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. Dr. Botto has been involved in several European Projects (EU FP7/FP6, Priority 4 Aeronautics and Space, Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN), National Projects (MIUR Projects) and Regional Projects (Funded by Regione Piemonte within the frame of the Aerospace District). He is involved in research activities with the main Italian companies that design and manufacture turbines for aeroengine and power generation. Dr. Botto is member of the AER-MEC Laboratory, an experimental and numerical research group that covers advanced aspects the aero-engine. He is co-founder of the Joint Innovation lab on Joints Mechanics in collaboration with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), School of Astronautics, Xi’an, China. Prof. Botto taught 49 undergraduate courses (Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering) and 37 postgraduate courses (Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering) at Politecnico di Torino. He also taught 6 Bachelor courses at Tong Ji University of Shanghai, PRC (Machine Design, Mechanical and Production Engineering).
Prof. Botto is involved both in theoretical and experimental research activities. His main research interest is contact mechanics, fatigue, and fretting wear of aero-engine components. His research activities also include the dynamics of mechanical systems with non-linearities induced by friction contact.