Scuderia Ferrari’s Dr Luca Marmorini has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University. Dr Marmorini – who has been the Head of Engines and Electronics at Scuderia Ferrari since October 2009 – previously led the Formula One team’s research and innovation division, in addition to spending 10 years working with Toyota’s F1 racing team.

On 14 March, Dr Marmorini will present an exclusive, invitation-only seminar at RMIT’s Design Hub on the technologies and developments in Scuderia Ferrari’s new Formula One racer, which will be unveiled at the 2013 Melbourne Grand Prix.

“RMIT’s inspiration and motivation in automotive engineering is driven by racing – Formula One and racing in general is in our DNA,” said Professor Aleksandar Subic, Dean of Engineering and Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, who welcomed the world leader in engine technologies and F1 racing to the university.

“Dr Marmorini’s appointment at RMIT will enable our researchers and students to draw on the knowledge and strategic thinking of a global leader who is at the forefront of engine technologies in Formula One, the most demanding field of automotive engineering and a driver of innovation in the automotive industry,” he said. “We look forward to developing this relationship in coming years and connecting RMIT’s research, teaching and learning in engine technologies with the cutting-edge development at Scuderia Ferrari.”

RMIT is the first Australian university to offer undergraduate and postgraduate automotive engineering degrees. Dr Marmorini, in his appointment at the university, will give seminars and provide strategic advice to staff and doctoral researchers on potential areas of engine research, such as leading-edge experimental studies at the School’s new Green Engines Research Facility, which is the first of its kind in the region.

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