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Federico Millo received his Master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 1989. After a short experience in the automotive industry, in 1991 he joined the Faculty at Politecnico di Torino, and in 1998 he was appointed as Associate Professor of "Internal combustion engines". His research activity has been focused on internal combustion engines, in particular on the analysis and on the diagnostic of the combustion process, on the use of alternative fuels, on pollutant emissions control in s.i. and diesel engines, on engine modelling and on the development of engine control strategies for conventional as well as for hybrid powertrains. F. Millo has published over 100 articles, most of which on the proceedings of international congresses and on international journals. He is an SAE member since 1994 and has been serving as an organizer and chairman for the "Engine Modeling" since 2004 at the annual SAE World Congress, as well as Associate Editor for the SAE International Journal of Engines. He has been recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award in 2013 and he has been nominated as a Member At Large of the SAE Engineering Meeting Board for the 2014-2015 period.