Prof.ssa

BOTTANI Eleonora

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Eleonora Bottani was born in Monticelli d'Ongina (PC), on December 28, 1978. After attending the high school gymnasium "M.Gioia" in Piacenza and graduating with a final score of 60/60, in 2002 she got her degree (with honors) in Management Engineering at the University of Parma, discussing an experimental thesis titled "Integrated Product and Process Development". During her studies, she was awarded as the best student of the class of Management Engineering, for 4 consecutive academic years (from 1998-99 to 2001-02).
From October to December 2002, she attended the Department of Industrial Engineering for research purpose. In January 2003, she started the Ph.D. course in Industrial Engineering and held the Ph.D. title in March 2006, discussing a thesis concerning the impact of RFID in the supply chain of fast moving consumer goods.
From January 2005 to September 2014, she worked as a lecturer (tenured in 2008) in the field of "Industrial Mechanical Systems Engineering" (SSD ING-IND/17) at the University of Parma. At the same university, she is member of the board of teachers of the Ph.D. course in Industrial Engineering since 2006. From November 1, 2005, to October 31, 2015, she was member of the Commission for tutoring and curricula counseling, first at the Faculty of Engineering and later at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, and reference teacher for the degree course in Industrial Engineering and Management. From November 1, 2010, to October 31st, 2011, she was responsible for coordinating the abovementioned Commission and acted also as the Faculty Delegate for Tutoring and curricula counseling. From 2013 to 2018, she had the role of quality responsible (RAQ, according to the nomenclature of ANVUR) of the master degree course in Industrial engineering and management.
Currently, she is Rector delegate for University ranking (since 2017), publication responsible for the Department of Industrial engineering / Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma (since 2012) and Delegate of the Department director for quality of teaching, research and public engagement of the Department of Engineering and Architecture (since 2018).
In January 2014, she got the qualification for the associate professorship position in the field of Mechanical industrial plants, with the final evaluation of excellent against all the criteria examined by the commission. In March 2014 she applied for the position of associate professor in "Industrial Mechanical Systems Engineering" (SSD ING-IND/17) at the University of Parma and from October 1, 2014, to October 31, 2019, she has been associate professor at the Department of Industrial engineering / Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma. In December 2014 and July 2018, she got the qualification for the full professorship position in the field of Mechanical industrial plants. From November 1, 2019, she is Full professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma.
Since 2005, she taught several courses within the field of Mechanical Industrial Plants. In particular, she was professor of Supply Chain Management (Master Degree course in Industrial Engineering and Management) from 2005/2006 to 2008/2009. In 2009/2010, she was professor of Logistics Systems for the Food Industry (Master degree course in Mechanical Engineering for the Food Industry). From 2005/2006 to 2008/2009, she was also professor of Laboratory for Mechanical Plants (Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering). From 2010/2011, she is professor of Industrial logistics for the Master degree course in Industrial Engineering and Management. She also provided teaching support for other courses of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Parma, such as Safety of industrial plants and Facilities. From 2005/2006 to 2008/2009, she was also professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Parma, teaching Safety in the workplaces to the class of Techniques of prevention in the workplace. At the same faculty, she has often been member of the degree commission of the course of Techniques of prevention and in the workplace.
She was also professor in various undergraduate and post-graduate courses, coordinated by CISITA, ENAIP and Demetra, as well as in a Master course coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Parma. She was class tutor for the postgraduate Master course in Supply chain management for the food industry, launched and coordinated by the Faculty of engineering of the University of Parma. She provided also teaching support for the same master course. In March 2014, she was professor in a postgraduate course organized at the University of Palermo (Italy), for approx. 20 hours.
Among the other positions held, she was a member of a Commission which awarded two scholarships funded by ISPESL (National Institute for Prevention and Safety at Work) - CERIT section, in the academic year 2006/2007. She has been a member of the committee for the national exams to practice the profession of engineer for the sessions in June and November 2006. She is Technical Consultant for the Court of Law of Parma since 2008. She was member of several commissions for the appointment of research fellowship grants and of a commission for technical personnel (EP category) at the University of Parma. She was also member of a commission for a researcher position (RTD-b) at the University of Bergamo (Italy).
Her research activity is mainly focused on topics related to industrial logistics and supply chain management. Specific issues investigated were intermodal transportation, development of methodologies for supplier selection, analysis and optimization of supply chain, inventory management, supply chain agility and sustainability, and, more recently, the use of RFID for process optimization, logistics and supply chain (which is also the topic of the Ph.D. thesis). Further minor topics include safety of industrial plants and food industrial plants. She is the author or co-author of over 190 scientific publications related to the topics listed above. Most of her studies appear in international ISI journals and in international conferences proceedings. 136 of her publications are listed on the Scopus database and received a total of more than 1800 citations (at November 6, 2019). The paper "Economical assessment of the impact of RFID technology and EPC system on the Fast Moving Consumer Goods supply chain" has received a certification as one of top-10 cited papers published in International Journal of Production Economic, from 2008 to 2010. She was also awarded two best paper awards, one best track paper award and a "Gianni Cantice award for gifted simulation students" at international conferences.
She is a member of the editorial board of four international scientific journals, Associate editor for two scientific journals and Editor in chief of a new journal she launched in 2013 (publication started in 2015). She coordinated several special issues for international scientific journals and organized many special sessions of international conferences. She also acted as chairman in several conference sessions. Overall, she serves as reviewer for more than 60 refereed international journals, in the field of operation management, supply chain management, decision science and operational research, and of numerous international conferences.
In June 2015 she was awarded a research grant for the project “Escalate – economic and environmental sustainability of supply chain and logistics with advanced technologies” from the Italian Ministry for University and Research, inside the SIR 2014 (Scientific independence of young researchers) call. She acts as the principal investigator for this project. She also participated in numerous other research projects.
In February 2014, she launched the academic spin-off F.M.B. – Enginnering Innovation for Enterprise S.r.l. (F.M.B. – Eng.In.E. S.r.l.), for which she is co-founder and partner. Overall, she was thesis supervisor for more than 150 students, coming from both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Industrial engineering and management at the University of Parma. She is currently supervisor of two Ph.D. student in Industrial engineering at the same University.

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