Teresa Donateo is an associate professor of Fluid Machinery, Energy Systems, and Power Generation at the University of Salento since 2014, teaching courses on Fluid Machinery and Hybrid-Electric Power Trains. She attended the School of Material Engineering at the University of Lecce (Italy) and graduated in 1999. In November 2001, she joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Salento as an assistant professor and in July 2003 received her PhD degree from ISUFI in the field of combustion and energy conversion. She has been collaborating since 2005 with the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and since 2001 with major automotive and aircraft industrial partners. Her research topics are simulation, design and optimization of internal combustion engines, and hybrid-electric power trains.