Laboratorio di Ricerca: MOVING Lab
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 32, 50041, Calenzano (FI)
UniFi, Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF)

Mirco Bartolozzi

PhD Candidate and MotoGP Performance Engineer

Born in 1996 in Italy, I’ve always been fascinated by physics, specifically its application to vehicle dynamics. I 2018 graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence, through a thesis conducted in the context of the Formula SAE team of the University. In 2020, I graduated with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the same university, discussing a thesis about the experimental methods I developed in Siemens, during 6 months in Belgium. I was admitted to the Smart Industry Doctoral Programme and researched various vehicle dynamics-related topics during its three years. The research activity conducted through the three years of the course led to the publication of ten scientific articles in international journals and the participation in conferences. I also spent six months as a visiting researcher at Université Gustave Eiffel, focusing on Computer Science methods for road safety Research. I’m currently a Performance Engineer for the Factory Yamaha MotoGP Team and a Formula One content creator and science communicator through the ‘Formula Data Analysis’ social media page.


Vehicle Dynamics, Powered Two-Wheelers, Vehicle Testing, Experimental Validation, Sensors and Measurement, Physical Modelling, Tyre Behaviour, Motorsport, Traffic Safety, Advanced Riding Assistance Systems, Human-in-the-loop Simulation

Research Topic:

My research aimed to investigate the dynamics of motorcycle riding, focusing on the rider-vehicle interaction particularly when negotiating a corner, and identify the most relevant limits to develop countermeasures for lack of vehicle control. This result can promote research in the field to increase the safety of these means of transportation by preventing falls, compounding with the branch of research focusing on mitigating their consequences.

Other Activities:

I participated in the AAAM (Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine) 2023 annual conference in Indianapolis, where I presented the scientific article “Motorcycle emergency steering assistance: A systematic approach from system definition to benefit estimation and exploratory field testing”. I collaborated with researchers from Université Gustave Eiffel about Computer science techniques for vehicle data analysis, and with researchers from the University of Padua about Tyre Modelling.