2022: a year of globally award-winning Politecnico Alumni and projects 

Alumni champions of Made in Italy: surely we are forgetting some - if we are, let us know!


  • Simone Callegari, Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology 2015 alumnus, receives the CERN Alumni Champion Award for his contributions on the CERN blog during the pandemic. 
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Credits: Simone Callegari 


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Credits: Linkedin

Winners of the Intellectual Property Award. From Poli:  

  • Andrea Bernasconi, Fabio Biondani, Luca Capoferri, Alberto Favier, Federico Gualdoni, Carlo Riboldi, Lorenzo Trainelli and Carmen Velarde Lopez de Ayala, the inventors of HYBRIS: structural batteries for electric aircraft  
  • Luca Magagnin, Gabriele Panzeri, Eugenio Gilbertini, Alessandra Accogli, Matteo Salerno and Luca Bertoli, inventors of SINERGY: a metal-polysulphide flow cell battery 


  • Paolo Asti, Carlo Carone, Sonia Calzoni, Massimo Roj, Margherita Carabillò and Pasquale Francesco Mariani Orlandi: the Alumni at the head of the 7 projects awarded by Urban File
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The winners of the 27th edition of the Compasso d'Oro

  • Antonio Citterio - Compasso d’oro for Lifetime Achievement 
  • Giulio Cappellini - Compasso d’oro for Lifetime Achievement 
  • Cini Boeri - Compasso d'Oro for Product Career 
  • Scale for blood donation called “Milano” | Cefriel 
  • Springa, founded in 2016 as the brainchild of the three alumni Davide Cevoli, Lorenzo Frangi and Alessandro Trifoni. 
  • Ricehouse, co-founded by alumna Tiziana Monterisi 
  • Alumni Naomi Hasuike, Luca Catrame and Andrea Sechi are part of the Makio Hasuike & Co team that created LAMBROgio 
  • Alumnus Felice Contessini is part of the team that designed E-Worker 
  • Eduardo Staszowski is among the editors of Designing in Dark Times, ‘a book and a new series to kick-start a reflection on the reasons for and responsibilities of design today’ 


  • Professor Maria Prandini is elected as President of the International Federation of Automatic Control
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Credits: Politecnico di Milano


  • Manfredi Rizza brings home the gold for Italy at the Canoe Sprint European Championships in Munich - Men's K2.200m 
  • Pietro Ravasi wins the Italian championship title in powerchair hockey with the Sharks 
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Foto di: Sharks Monza, Marco Mancinelli e Mirco Esposto


  • Eleonora Andreis and Mariachiara Gallia, researchers from the Politecnico, are winners of the prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowship
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  • Annalisa Andaloro, Giulia Rossi and Maria Vittoria Trussoni are the 3 Politecnico Alumnae in the Fortune 40 under 40.
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Credits: FORTUNE Italia
  • Biennale 2023: the alumni and architects Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino and Claudia Mainardi in the Fosbury Architecture collective win the Italian Pavilion project
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Fosbury Architecture. Foto © Gianluca di Ioia, La Triennale
  • Giorgia Lupi wins the National Design Award for Communication Design.
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Credits: Giorgia Lupi on Instagram


  • Rajendra Kumar, architect and Politecnico di Milano alumnus, is selected from among the Most Admired Education Influencers in India
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  • In the presence of Sergio Mattarella, the winners of the Eni Award 2022. These included the multi-award winning Synergy Flow, created by three Alumni and Politecnico researchers, and Ricehouse, a start-up by Alumna and architect Tiziana Monterisi.
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Credis: eni.com


  • Emanuele Preve, Management Engineering Alumnus and CTO and Managing Director of Riso Gallo, together with his brother Riccardo won the 25th edition of the Ernest&Young award reserved for entrepreneurs of companies with at least 40 million turnover in the food&beverage category, for "being a family that has been committed for more than 160 years to spreading the culture of Italian food around the world"
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Credits: Club degli Investitori
  • Alumna Elena Bottinelli, an engineering graduate and Head of Innovation and Digitalisation at the San Donato Group, has been included in the list of the 50 Most Powerful Women by the magazine Fortune Italia.
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Credits: FORTUNE Italia


  • Paola Scarpa, Management Engineering Alumna, is one of the winners of the Standout Woman Award, an international award dedicated to women who have distinguished themselves through their talent, courage, sensitivity, determination and actions, becoming an example to new generations.
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Credits: Paola Scarpa on Linkedin

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