Maurizio Reggiani, Vice-President of Motorsport at Automobili Lamborghini and former Chief Technical Officer of the company, was awarded an Honorary Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna in recognition of his forty-year career in automotive research and innovation.
The ceremony was held at the Santa Lucia auditorium and was attended by nearly 500 guests, university faculty members, and representatives from Automobili Lamborghini, including Chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
The laudation was delivered by Prof. Nicolò Cavina, Coordinator for the PhD program of Automotive for Intelligent Mobility, followed by a speech given by the Director of the Industrial Engineering Department, Alfredo Liverani, who praised Reggiani for his contributions to the development of the Emilia Romagna Motor Valley region and Italian technology.
Reggiani expressed his gratitude to all those who made this honour possible, particularly the Magnifico Rettore Prof. Giovanni Molari, and his closest collaborators and the companies that have allowed him to do his best job, especially Automobili Lamborghini with Dr Stephan Winkelmann and all the members of the board.
Reggiani’s Contributions to the Automotive Industry
Reggiani has spent his entire career in the automotive industry, starting as an engineer at Maserati, and then joining Bugatti in 1987.
At Bugatti, he was involved in the whole development of the powertrain and transmission of the EB110. In 1995, he joined Lamborghini as Head of the Technical Mechanical Department, and in 2006, he was named CTO and member of the Board of Management.
During his tenure as CTO, Reggiani expanded the R&D Department and implemented advanced modelling and simulation software systems, resulting in the filing of over 160 patents related to composite materials. He also established partnerships with prestigious American universities, such as the University of Washington in Seattle and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
Reggiani’s current role is Vice-President of Motorsport at Lamborghini, and he is also an associate professor at the Bologna Business School, where he teaches the “New product development in the motor industry” course for the Master’s Degree “Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports.”
Maurizio Reggiani’s contributions to the automotive industry have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Five Diamond Engineering Award for the Aventador, the Innovation Award for the Huracán Performante, and two Caschi d’Oro (Golden Helmet) awards for his work in Motorsport. He has also been named one of the fifty most influential people in the global automotive industry by the American magazine Motor Trend.
Reggiani’s Laurea ad Honorem from the University of Bologna is a testament to his expertise and dedication to the automotive industry, and his ability to turn his visions into innovative research, world-class technological products, and benefits for the region.