Education

Bachelor and Master with honors in Management Engineering from the University of Bologna, in 2010 and 2012 respectively. 6-month study period at the Technische Universität Berlin in Berlin (Germany) within the Erasmus project during the year 2011. Passed in 2012 the State Examination for the qualification to the profession of Engineer, Industrial Sector.

PhD in Mechatronic Engineering and Product Mechanical Innovation - Curriculum in Industrial Plants and Logistics at the University of Padua obtained in 2016 with a thesis entitled "Multi-objective models and methods for design and management of sustainable logistic systems".

Academic career and teaching activities

Currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering - University of Trento for the scientific field ING-IND/17 Industrial plants and Logistic systems.

Lecturer of Industrial Plants course (SSD ING-IND/17) 6 CFU for the undergraduate degree program in Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento for the academic year 2018/19.

Invited lecturer at the University of Göttingen (Germany) for the Faculty of Economics and Management Science, for Logistics and supply chain management course of the Management science and leadership program.

 

Visiting Scholar at the School of Industrial Engineering & Management, Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA) for a semester within the Ph.D. program. Research activity in collaboration with Prof. Sunderesh Heragu to develop multi-objective models and methods for evacuation planning during emergencies.

From 2016 to October 2019 Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna, research group in Industrial Mechanical Plants.

National scientific habilitation for the position of Associate Professor, academic recruitment field 09/B2 - Industrial mechanical systems engineering, obtained in 2018.

Research interests

Main research activities deal with the development and application to different topics of techniques and tools as multi-objective optimisation and environmental impact assessment. These techniques are used to integrate environmental sustainability aspects with technical-economic criteria for the design and management of distribution networks, warehousing systems, manufacturing and assembly lines as well as energy production plants. Finally, the research activity is completed with experimental and prototyping activities developed in laboratory concerning hardware/software architectures to digitize manual production processes through depth cameras. For further information see section Attachments.

 

Updated list of publications about the research activities on international scientific journals: Google Scholar Profile

Research work
  • Experimental activities developed in laboratory concerning the digitization of manual production processes using markerless motion capture technologies. A hardware-software architecture based on depth cameras is developed to monitor the movements that an operator performs in relation to the surrounding environment, in order to automatically and quantitatively evaluate the main ergonomic and productive human performances (see section Attachments).

 

  • Principles and technologies of Industry 4.0: human-machine interaction through augmented reality tools, Internet of Things for the digitization of the assembly process, Digital twin for the simulation of material flows in industrial plants and facility layout (see section Attachments).

 

  • Assembly lines and manufacturing systems design and management. Multi-objective optimization model for the integrated assessment of product packaging, component management and operator ergonomics (see section Attachments).

 

  • Design and management of logistic and distribution networks, considering their main distinctive features as the node number and type, the planning time horizon and the transported product features (perishability). Integrated minimization of the operating cost, travel time and CO2 emissions (see section Attachments).

 

  • Warehousing and storage system dimensioning considering multiple performance criteria during the warehouse entire life cycle. Definition of operational strategies for product assignment to storage locations through unconventional approaches (see section Attachments).

 

  • Design and management of energy production and distribution plants. Optimization of hybrid power plants fuelled by different sources, both renewable and non-renewable (see section Attachments).
Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Membership to the Technical Committee on Manufacturing Plant Control (TC 5.1) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) dealing with modelling, methodologies, tools, information and communication technologies for the control of manufacturing plants. https://tc.ifac-control.org/5/1/members

 

Guest Editor of the Special Issue entitled "Design and management of Digital Manufacturing & Assembly Systems in the Industry 4.0 era", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Springer (Impact Factor 2.2, Quartile Q1) 

Guest Editor of the Special Issue entitled "Digital Twin-enabled Smart Industrial Systems", International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Taylor and Francis (Impact Factor 2.09, Quartile Q1)

Guest Editor of the Special Issue entitled "New Advances and Practices Towards Smart Factory", International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Taylor and Francis (Impact Factor 2.09, Quartile Q1)

Awards and honours

Research award "Philip Morris Italia - Empowering Research Award 2016" with reference to the topic “Energy Grid. Progettazione ed implementazione di una energy grid per uno stabilimento industriale". Promoters: Philip Morris Italia S.r.l., Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology Bologna S.p.A. and Vita S.p.A. Institutional Link: http://www.pmitaliacampus.it/

 

Recognition of Autostrade per l'Italia S.p.a. for the scholar results obtained during the Master Degree by the candidate. Recognition awarded to the best six students enrolled in all the study programs of the Engineering School - University of Bologna in the academic year 2011/2012.

Conferences and lectures

Organizer and chair of the Invited Session entitled "Modelling Assembly Design and Operations: Toward Assembly System 4.0" for the MIM 2019 - 9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, hold in Berlin (Germany), 28-30 August 2019.

 

Organizer and chair of the Invited Session entitled “Assembly System 4.0: From workstation to assembly line design, from part logistics to information flow management for smart assembly systems in the Industry 4.0 era " for the INCOM 2018 - 16th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, held in Bergamo (Italy), 11-13 June 2018.

 

Organizer and chair of the Special Session entitled “Assembly System 4.0: From workstation to assembly line design, from part logistics to information flow management for smart assembly systems in the Industry 4.0 era" for the IFAC World Congress - The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, held in Toulouse (France), 9-14 July 2017.

 

Member of the Organizing Committee of CIE 48 - 48th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, hold in Auckland (New Zealand), 2-5 December 2018. CIE is the reference conference for Computer & Industrial Engineering scientific journal (Impact Factor 2.623, Quartile Q1).

 

Chair of the Session entitled "Advanced Sensors for Assembly" at the CIRP CMS 2019 – 52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems held in Ljubljana (Slovenia), 12-14 June 2019.

 

Chair of the Sessions entitled "Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing" and “Assembly” at the CIRP CMS 2018 - 51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems held in Stockholm (Sweden), 16-18 May 2018.

Notes

Knowledge of English language at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference, certified by "TOEFL Certificate for English language knowledge".

 

Knowledge of German language at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference, certified by "Goethe-Zertifikat B1".

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