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 engineering investigations of consumer products, industrial machines, vehicles, and vehicle components. As a certified vibration analyst, Dr. Grossi is also qualified to establish, direct, and perform programs for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines.  

Consumer Products

Dr. Grossi conducts engineering investigations of consumer products, including targeted testing and analysis of products, product performance evaluation, failure analysis, and engineering analyses in the context of product safety, compliance, and recall related 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), 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. 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 is experienced in investigating the failure of industrial machines and process systems. 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. He has specific experience in the vibration analysis of complex piping systems affected by structural and fluid-induced vibration, including water hammer phenomena. Leveraging his experience with a wide range of machines and products, Dr. Grossi also consults with clients on machine safety and machine guarding investigations often involving worker injuries or fatalities.


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 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.