Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2019
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, 2016
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, 2014
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #41667
  • Certified Vibration Analyst (CVA) Category III
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding Training
  • MSHA Part 46 New Miner Certification
  • OSHA #510 Occupational Safety And Health Standards For The Construction Industry
Additional Education & Training
  • National Science Foundation, Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, 2017
  • According to the National Science Foundation website, “The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program uses experiential education to help researchers gain valuable insight into entrepreneurship, starting a business or industry requirements and challenges. I-Corps enables the transformation of invention to impact. The curriculum integrates scientific inquiry and industrial discovery in an inclusive, data-driven culture driven by rigor, relevance, and evidence. Through I-Corps training, researchers can reduce the time to translate a promising idea from the laboratory to the marketplace.”
Academic Appointments
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2016-2019
  • Teaching Assistant in several engineering courses: Computer Aided Analysis of Multibody Systems, Railroad Vehicle Dynamics, Dynamic Systems and Control, Vibration Theory, Engineering Dynamics, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Professional Honors
  • National Science Foundation, Non-Academic Research Internship Supplemental Funding, 2018
  • Honors Student, Alta Scuola Politecnica, 2015-2016
  • Honorable Mention at the Italian Mathematics Olympics, 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Vibration Institute (VI)
  • Tire Society
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • English
  • Italian

Dr. Grossi specializes in the performance evaluation and failure analysis of mechanical systems in various industries, but primarily in consumer products, automotive, industrial machinery, rail, and mining. Dr. Grossi often relies upon computer analysis and physical testing to perform these engineering investigations. As an ISO-certified vibration analyst, Dr. Grossi is also qualified to establish, direct, and perform programs for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines and industrial systems.

Consumer Products

Dr. Grossi conducts engineering investigations of consumer products and has presented his findings to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). His consumer product work includes targeted testing and analysis of products, product performance evaluation, failure analysis, and engineering analyses in the context of product safety, compliance, and recall investigations. Specifically, Dr. Grossi has investigated a wide range of consumer products including, but not limited to, kitchen appliances (e.g. pressure cookers, blenders, drinkware, can openers, ice makers), indoor and outdoor furniture (e.g. beds, office mats, chairs), toys, strollers, garden hoses, exercise equipment, consumer-use drones, air compressors, water heaters, and bicycles.


Dr. Grossi performs mechanical analyses of automotive vehicles and vehicle components, including product performance, compliance, and durability testing. Some of the vehicle systems he has investigated include specific aspects of internal combustion engines, electric motors, tires, wheels, brake hoses, fuel pumps, timing chain systems, and alternators. Dr. Grossi also investigates vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks, buses, electric scooters, and passenger cars. During his employment at Gamma Technologies, Dr. Grossi analyzed the mechanical performance of several engine architectures, with major focus on balance, vibration and bearing analysis.

Industrial Machinery

Dr. Grossi investigates the failure of industrial machines and process systems. Leveraging his experience with a wide range of machines and products, Dr. Grossi consults with clients on machine safety and machine safeguarding investigations often involving worker injuries or fatalities. Some of the systems he has investigated include pumps, compressors, piping couplers, industrial hoses, boom lifts, forklifts, industrial lathes, milling machines, various CNC machine tools, escalators, and automatic doors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Dr. Grossi performs mechanical integrity assessments of railcar structures in both freight and passenger service. As examples, he has investigated derailments, analyzed railcars that transport hazardous material, and hopper cars with corroded structure. Dr. Grossi also performs stress calculations using finite element analysis (FEA) and investigates derailment and vehicle stability using multibody dynamics computer simulations.


Dr. Grossi performs engineering evaluations related to the mechanical performance of heavy machinery including excavators, haul trucks, wheel loaders, and surface miners. Dr. Grossi worked at Caterpillar, where he performed design evaluation and multibody dynamics analysis of a wide range of heavy machines. Dr. Grossi is Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 trained.