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 rail, mining, automotive, and industrial piping. He often relies upon computer simulations and physical testing to perform engineering investigations of industrial machines and mechanical components (including valves, fittings, hoses, and pipes). 

As a certified vibration analyst, Dr. Grossi is qualified to diagnose machine faults based on the analysis of vibration data. Leveraging his experience with a wide range of machines and products, Dr. Grossi also assists clients with machine safety investigations and intellectual property assessments.


Dr. Grossi performs mechanical integrity assessments of railcar structures. As examples, he has analyzed railcars that transport hazardous material, hopper cars with corroded structure, and the derailment susceptibility of maintenance of way vehicles. Dr. Grossi also frequently performs stress calculations using finite element analysis (FEA) and investigates derailment and vehicle rollover events 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.


Dr. Grossi investigates vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks, buses, electric scooters, and passenger cars. He has performed mechanical analysis of vehicle components, including certain aspects of internal combustion engines, electric motors, and tires. 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 Piping

Dr. Grossi is experienced in investigating the failure of industrial piping and process systems including valves, pumps, compressors, couplers, hoses, water heaters and storage tanks. He has specific experience in the analysis of complex piping systems affected by fluid-induced vibration and water hammer phenomena.

Machine Safety

Dr. Grossi consults with clients on machine safety investigations, often involving worker injuries or fatalities. Some of the machines he has investigated include industrial lathes, milling machines, various CNC machine tools, and automatic doors. Dr. Grossi is well-versed in CNC programming languages.