Roberto Albertani
305 Dearborn Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering



  • PhD, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2005
  • MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, 1981


  • At Oregon State since 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, University of West Florida, 2007–10
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2006–10
  • Research Assistant, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2003–05
  • Director of Engineering, Sr. Design Consultant, Tencara Advanced Composites, Venice, Italy, 1998–2002
  • Scientific Member of the Italian Sailing Team, 1996 Olympic Games, 1995–96
  • Director of Engineering, Intermarine USA, Savannah, GA, 1994–97
  • Project Manager, Tencara Advanced Composites, Venice, Italy, 1992–94
  • Scientist and Team Leader, 28th America’s Cup Italian Challenger, 1989–92
  • Aerodynamics and Propulsion Engineer, Aermacchi Aerospace Inc., Varese, Italy, 1981–86

Research Interests:

Dr. Albertani’s research interests include aerodynamics and stress analysis of flexible structures, environmental impact of wind energy, high-performance sailboats testing techniques, fiber composites technology, micro air vehicles, and biological flight mechanics. Dr. Albertani's research has been supported by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Hydro Research Foundation, European Office of Aerospace Research & Development, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Oregon BEST, universities in the Europena Union and private companies. He is a member of AIAA, AUVSI, SAMPE and SEM.