VOLPI Andrea

Professore di II fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare
  • Curriculum Vitae
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Personal information
Name: Andrea
Surname: Volpi
Address: Via Emilia Ovest, 144/1 – 43126 Parma (Italy)
Date of birth: April, 8th 1979 in San Secondo Parmense – Parma (Italy)
Nationality: Italian
Marital status: Single
Phone: +39.334.6575824

Education and training
Graduated Ph.D. student (Doctorate) in Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Parma. Master thesis discussed was titled “The impact of RFID technology on FMCG Supply Chain: the results of the first Italian pilot project” and was developed with professor Antonio Rizzi, manager and director of RFID Lab.

Mechanical Engineer Degree taken in University of Parma – Italy with final votation of 110/110 cum laude. Master thesis discussed was titled “Simulation of the cooking process inside electric oven for food” and was developed with professor Giorgio Pagliarini, professor Antonio Rizzi and engineer Alessandro Aiello.

Awarded as best student of the year of the Mechanical Engineer course (years 1999 – 2000, 2000 – 2001, 2001 – 2002, 2002 – 2003)

Work experiences
01.11.2008 – Today
Fully employed in University of Parma, Industrial Engineering Department, as Lecturer.
University of Parma – Via G.P. Usberti, 181/A – 43124 Parma (Italy)
Professor Antonio Rizzi – phone: +39.0521.90.5875

11.07.2005 – 03.09.2005
Employed as Project Manger in Melegari S.p.a., sited in Parma.
Melegari S.p.a. – Strada Martinella, 38/A – 43100 Parma (Italy)
Miss Laura Manghi – phone: +39.0521.960428 ext 222

14.02.2005 – 24.06.2005
Employed as a building engineer in Studio Incerti, sited in Parma.
Studio Incerti – Via Verdi, 21 – 43100 Parma (Italy)
Mr. Walter Incerti – phone: +39.0521.206080

03.11.2003 – 11.02.2005
Employed as Automation Responsible in Bormioli Luigi S.p.a., sited in Parma.
Manager of a electro-mechanical team of workers employed in setting up and maintenance of production machinery.
Bormioli Luigi S.p.a. – Via Moletolo, 6 – 43100 Parma (Italy)
Eng. Alessandro Caruso – phone: +39.0521.793.248

01.11.2002 – 31.03.2003
Cooperation with MBM (Eurotec S.r.l.) sited in Brescello (Reggio Emilia), studying cooking process inside electric oven for food.
Eurotec S.r.l. – division MBM – Strada Brescello Cadelbosco, 33/37/39
420141 Brescello (RE) Italy
Eng. Alessandro Aiello – phone: +39.0522.686711

Research activities
2007 - Today
Responsible of Research Activities carried out in RFID experimental laboratory named “RFID Lab”, a structure of University of Parma – Industrial Engineering Department.
The lab focuses its activity on Auto-ID technology implementation in Logistics Processes, and in particular on RFID adoption in SCM.

Speaker at “RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2006” in Amsterdam, 25-27 October 2006, discussing the results of lab’s first activities: “Performance of EPC Gen2 tags under ETSI regulation”;

Member of examination committee of the following courses:
- Industrial Logistics, Plant Facilities Design: Faculty of Engineering;
- Food Production Plants, Food Process Plants: Faculty of Food Science.

Classroom Teacher in the following courses:
- Industrial Logistics;
- Plant Facilities Design;
- Production Management;
- Logistics Systems Simulation;
- Food Industry Logistics;
- Industrial Plants;
- Supply Chain Management.

Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue: Italian

Other Languages: English (Good reading, writing and verbal skills)

Technical skills and competences: Very smart in working on Personal Computers, in different kinds of environment, but especially in technical ones.
Excellent skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Visual Basic for Applications, Cad environment like Autodesk AutoCAD and EDS SolidEdge; professional skills in Corel PhotoPaint, Corel Draw and Adobe Photoshop; basic skills in Mathworks Matlab and Comsol Femlab.

Driving licence: European, A-B Class

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015




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Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura (Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A)
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
43124 PARMA