Simone Pittaccio’s group is involved in several research projects and collaborations on the use of functional materials in industrial applications. The group is specialised in the optimisation of metallic materials such as Shape Memory Alloys for the production of actuators and devices with nonlinear thermomechanical characteristics. Furthermore, the group develops complex wearable and portable systems combining multimaterials, electronic sensors and controls, and ergonomics. In particular, the research activities of his group span from the characterisation and thermomechanical treatment of metallic materials, the computer-aided design of devices with complex geometries and multimaterials, system integration, 3D printing, development of ad-hoc control architectures. The main applications of this research are in the biomechanical field, especially neurorehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics. M.Sc. theses are available for students of Materials Science and Engineering.