The research activity, mainly experimental and in the field of compression ignition internal combustion engines, is focused on: 1) Combustion analysis in engines fueled with alternative - liquid and gaseous - fuels in dual fuel mode; 2) Combustion analysis and non-intrusive diagnostics; 3) Application of the optimization techniques in the engine field. The research activity is mainly developed at the "Engines" and "Combustion and Spray" laboratories.