The Head of Department legally represents the Department in all its activities. He coordinates, with the support of the Deputy Head, the activities of the governing and supporting bodies, which define the strategies and manage the operations of the Department.
The Department Board is the deliberative body which makes all the decisions regarding the life and activities of the Department. It includes all professors and researchers and the elected representatives of the technical-administrative staff, research fellows and PhD students.
The Departmental Council instructs the decisions of the Board. It addresses emerging issues through the work of analyzing data, problems and opportunities, develops operational proposals and implements initiatives and actions, mainly through the work done by the Delegates appointed by the Director and their support groups, which involve a significant number of faculty and researchers in the Department. Members of the Council are the Head, the Deputy Head, the Managing Director, six Delegates and three elected members representing professors, researchers and technical-administrative staff.
Deputy Head of DepartmentPaola Bertola
Delegate for InternationalizationValentina Auricchio
Delegate for Social Responsibility and Sustainable DevelopmentAlessandro Biamonti
Delegate for Delegate for Scientific ProductivityMaurizio Bruglieri
Delegate for InfrastructureMauro Attilio Ceconello
Delegate for Technology Transfer and Industrial RelationshipVenere Ferraro
Delegate for ResearchMarzia Mortati
Delegate for CommunicationMarco Quaggiotto
Delegate for DidacticsAgnese Rebaglio
Representative of Full and Associate ProfessorsAnna Barbara
Representative of ResearchersCarla Sedini
Department ManagerRosa Toninelli
The Department is divided up into thematic Divisions, which are functional to the development of its research project, to which belong the faculty and researchers who identify with the thematic and/or disciplinary lines of research developed in it. In particular, the Divisions develop strategies for the development and coordination of research lines and express proposals and priorities related to staff recruitment.
The Divisions of the Department and their Coordinators are:
The Scientific Committee develops the Department's scientific project, instructs the development plan, and coordinates cross-divisions research lines and activities involving multiple Departments.
Members of the Scientific Committee are the the Head, the Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Design, the Dean of the School of Design, the Coordinators and the elected representatives of the Divisions.
The Scientific Committee members are:
Dean of School of DesignFrancesco Zurlo
Representative SectionFrancesca Rizzo
Representative SectionMichela Rossi
Rappresentante SezioneMatteo Oreste Ingaramo
Rappresentante SezioneAnna Meroni
Coordinatore SezioneAntonella Valeria Penati
Coordinatore SezioneGiuseppe Andreoni
Rappresentante SezionePaola Cordera
Rappresentante SezioneBarbara Di Prete
Coordinatore SezioneLuisa Maria Virginia Collina
Coordinatore del Dottorato in DesignLucia Rosa Elena Rampino
Laboratory Coordination oversees, directs and manages the laboratory system that supports the School of Design's teaching and research activities of the Department. It comprises the Head, the Department Manager, the Laboratories Manager, the Design Labs Unit Manager, a representative of the Laboratory Technicians, two Professors and the Safety Manager.
The Laboratory Coordination Team are:
Department ManagerRosa Toninelli
Representative of the Teaching and Service Laboratories System UnitLuca Cosmai
Head of the LaboratoriesMauro Attilio Ceconello
Technical Representative of the Security UnitMatteo Dall'amico
Scientific Coordinator of Research LaboratoryGiuseppe Andreoni
Representative of Technical LabMatteo Piccoli
Research Laboratory Scientific CoordinatorAndrea Ratti
The Department Manager supports the governing bodies of the Department by coordinating the staff of the administrative and technical structure and supports the Head of Department in the management of resources in order to achieve the Department's objectives.
The Staff Services Unit provides information and operational support to the Head, the Department Manager and the governing bodies, and supports the management of Professors and technical/administrative staff.
The Communications Office supports the Department's staff in communicating teaching and research activities, organising internal events and preparing promotional material for the Department and its initiatives.
The Safety unit coordinates the management of Safety through the operational supervision of all processes falling within the Department's remit in the field of occupational health and safety.
General Services and ICT
The General and Logistic Services - ICT unit oversees the management of general and logistical services through the control of departmental spaces, offers logistical support, and is responsible for the management of departmental ICT services.
Administration and Accounting
The Administration and Accounting unit oversees the operational management of procurement and payment orders, acts as the departmental contact point for the University's Mission Service and contributes to the management of expenditure budgets, the technical preparation of budgets and the keeping of accounting records.
The Research Support unit provides support services for research, the administrative management of lifelong learning, and the accounting management of aspects related to staff contract procedures. The office oversees the administrative and accounting management of research contracts and projects and the management of research collaborations.
The Teaching Support unit contributes to the management of teaching support services and the educational programme, and is responsible for the management of PhDs through coordination with the Doctoral School. It supports and makes arrangements for Visiting Professors.
The Laboratory System unit contributes to managing the activities and needs of the Design Laboratories in order to provide support to the Programmes’ teaching activities and to enable the provision of services and advice to companies, associations and professional organisations.