SAE 2012 Economics of Composites Symposium

luciano Luciano De Oto Head of Advanced Composite Research Center Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A

Luciano De Oto joined Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. in 2001 as engineer for the Body-in-White of the Gallardo. In 2006 he became Manager for the interiors and exteriors engineering and development for all Lamborghini products. He was project leader for the 2007 Gallardo Superleggera. Prior to joining Lamborghini, Luciano worked at Ferrari Formula 1 in the Aerodynamics Department and was in charge of wind tunnel testing from 1999 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as engineer for Minardi Formula 1 focusing on vehicle dynamics.

Luciano is now the Division Chief for the Advanced Composites Division, which embraces all composites-related activities across products, line-ups and departments in the Company. Luciano is aggressively pursuing implementation of out-of-autoclave technologies to increase production rate and reduce cost for future products.