Tullio TOLIO is Full Professor of “Manufacturing and Production Systems” at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and “Fellow” of CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering).
He has been the Director of the Institute ITIA-CNR in the period 2008-2018 member of the High Level Group on KETs of the European Commission, member of the Steering Committee of the program “Industry 4.0” of MISE (Italian Ministry of Economic Development), Director of the Italian Flagship Project “Factories of the Future-Italy” launched and funded by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research).
He is currently member of the High Level Group of the European Technology Platform MANUFUTURE endorsed by the EU Commission, Italian “expert” in the Programme Committee Horizon Europe Cluster 4, President of AITEM (the Italian Association for Manufacturing), President of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Italian Cluster “Intelligent Factories” CFI endorsed by MUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research) and President of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Cluster Intelligent Factories Lombardy AFIL endorsed by the Lombardy Region, Italy.
His research interests are in the area of circular economy, zero defect manufacturing, resilient manufacturing, configuration and reconfiguration of production systems, performance evaluation of production systems. He is the author of two books and more than 170 publications on international journals and conferences. He is Editor in Chief of the “CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering”. He is member of the Editorial Board of the “CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology (CIRP-JMST)”.