Daniele Mari was born in Milan in 1961, After a scientific high school degree obatained in Italy Daniele Mari joins EPFL in 1980 and graduates in Physics in 1986. In 1991, he obtains the Ph.D. from the same institution working in the field of metal-ceramic composites. From 1992 to 1993 he continues his research as a post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a work on shape-memory alloys. In 1993, he joins the company Amysa Yverdon SA (Switzerland) as director of Research and Development and creates ACME (Advanced Composite & Microwave Engineering) with activities in the fields of the electromagnetic heating and materials science. In parallel with his industrial activities, D. Mari has supervised different research projects in materials science at the EPFL. In 2004 he joins the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Complexe to develop mechanical spectroscopy in the field of hard materials and steels. He is appointed MER in 2012. Since then he is responsible for the Physics Laboratories (for student training) and Auditoriums. Since 2013 D. Mari is the Deputy Director of the Physics School.