Scholarship code CU3.09

Reversible manufacturing through the smartness paradigms

  • Reference person
  • Host University/Institute
    Politecnico di Bari
  • Internship
  • Research Keywords
    De/Re manufacturing
  • Reference ERCs
    PE8_9 Production technology, process engineering
    PE8_7 Mechanical engineering
    PE11_14 Computational methods for materials engineering
  • Reference SDGs
    GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
    GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production


Analyzing significant papers in the Scopus database on the "de-manufacturing," subject, it is clear the variability and lack of a common and coherent definition. Similarly, less than30 documents about digital twin applications for demanufacturing were found,compared to more than 1000 for applications for manufacturing, according to the research findings.

In addition, the state-of-the-art analysis revealed a lack of literature on the reversibility of material cycles constituting a finished product at the end of their life cycle, lack ofr esearch outcomes and identification of embedded information into the finished product itself, and the lack of knowledge on the correlation between the material property and the different functions it can fulfil. All these points reveal the need of a new field of research, the key questions are:

RQ1) “Is it possible to explicit the knowledge of a correlation between the property of a material and the

functions it performs?”;

RQ2) Is it possible to recognize and identify embedded information from a final product at his end of life?;

RQ3) What are the degrees of reversibility of the material cycles that constitute a finished product at the end of their life cycle?

Suggested skills:

Production engineering: materials

Research team and environment

The team is composed of 2 associate professors and 1 researched plus the full professor as proponent.