Head of the Chair of Control and Drive Systems,
Institute of Product and Process Innovation,
Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany
Dr. Paolo Mercorelli (Member, IEEE) Paolo Mercorelli (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1998. In 1997, he was a Visiting Researcher for one year with the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Asea Brown Boveri Corporate Research, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Automation and Informatics, Wernigerode, Germany. From 2005 to 2011, he was Associate Professor of Process Informatics with the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg, Germany. Since 2012, he has been Distinguished Full Professor and Chair of Control and Drive Systems with the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany. Since winter semester of the academic year 2017/2018, he has been an International Distinguished Visiting Professor with the Institute of Automatic Control, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. Dr. Mercorelli was the recipient of a three-year scholarship from the Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowship Program which is one of the most competitive and prestigious European Awards sponsored by the European Commission in 1998.