Lorenzo Peroni (Varallo Sesia, 9th July 1975) studied Mechanical Engineering (December 1999) and got a Ph.D. in Machine Design at Politecnico di Torino (March 2003). Since 2004, he is Assistant Professor of Machine Design at the Department of Mechanics of Politecnico di Torino (now Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering). He is principally involved in research activities concerning dynamic characterization of structural materials and joining methods, and numerical modelling of impact, explosions and dynamic problems. A great effort of his activities is devoted to the development of experimental equipments for material testing. In particular, he participated to the realization of high strain-rate facilities of the mechanical testing laboratory (DYNLab). With his Ph-D  studies, he started to simulate non-linear dynamic problems with Finite Element Method. Today, after an experience of more than ten years, LSDYNA codes is his main simulation tool in many static and dynamic conditions. He has many cooperation with important Italian and European research centres in the field of novel materials, material science and dynamic loading conditions. Since 2004 he works with the Engineering Department of CERN for the development of new competencies in the field of modelling of material and structures subjected to high energy particle beam impacts.
Since the first edition, in 2009/2010, he is the tutor of the Politecnico di Torino Motostudent Team.