Technical Manager of the Industrial Innovation Division, D’Appolonia S.p.A
Dr. Donato Zangani holds a Laurea in Civil Engineering at the University of Genova, Italy, and a PhD on Modelling of Composites at the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering of Newcastle University, UK.
He is Technical Manager of the Industrial Innovation Division at D’Appolonia S.p.A one of the Italian’s foremost independent engineering consultancy organisations. Based in Genova, Italy, since 1981, and with several offices in Italy and around the world, D’Appolonia has a long history of invention and innovation. The Industrial Innovation Division work across all industry sectors with expertise in all aspects of strategic innovation, from the generation of disruptive ideas to the development of demonstration prototypes and commercial exploitation by customers and partners.
Dr. Zangani has over 15 years experience in numerical modelling of structures, novel materials and composites, and smart structures and their industrial application. He has substantial project management expertise and has participated in and managed several national and international collaborative research projects.
He is responsible for the Technology Transfer and Innovation Financing working group of the NANOfutures platform and in the steering group of the Value4nano project.