The Pisa Machine Design Group is a research group at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering (DICI) of the University of Pisa.

It is composed of professors, researchers and engineers sharing wide-spreading expertise in the fields of mechanical, industrial and materials engineering. The group has access to many research facilities, laboratories and testing equipments which permit an accurate experimental research.

The main research topics are the design, the analysis and the optimization of mechanical systems and components, with a special attention to the mechanics of materials and to the structural and multibody dynamics.

The key areas of research are often shared and supported by many local and national companies and by the regional, national and European research grants.