Giovanni Pappalettera is a Lecturer of Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management at the Politecnico di Bari since 2015. He achieved the Master’s Degree in Physics Magna cum laude in 2003 at the Università di Bari. He got the PhD title on 2011 in Mechanical Design at the Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato in Torino. His research activities are mainly focused on optical methods for mechanical characterization of materials and residual stress measurements, 3D contouring and acoustic emission analysis in fracture mechanics. He has published 44 documents in impacted journal and international conferences. He is co-inventor of three patented devices.