Giovanni Pappalettera has been a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management at the Politecnico di Bari since 2015. He achieved his Master’s degree in Physics Magna cum laude in 2003 at the Università di Bari. He received his 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 is co-inventor of three patented devices.