Eleonora Bottani is Lecturer (with tenure) at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Parma, since 2005. She got a degree (cum laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Parma, in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the same University, in 2006. During her studies, she was awarded as the best student of the Industrial Engineering and Management class during 4 subsequent academics years (from 1998-99 up to 2001-02). She is member of the Teachers Board of the Ph.D. course in Industrial Engineering and Reference teacher for the course of Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Parma. She is professor of Industrial Logistics for the degree course in Industrial Engineering and Management. Her primary research activities concern logistics and supply chain management issues, encompassing intermodal transportation, supplier selection, analysis and optimization of supply chains, supply chain design, supply chain agility, and the use of advanced automatic identification technologies (e.g., RFID technology) for the optimization of logistics processes and supply chain dynamics. Secondary research topics encompass the optimization of food processing plants, with a particular focus on beverage bottling plants, and safety/security of industrial plants. Results of her studies have been published in about 80 scientific papers, 40 of which appear in international journals and the remaining ones are published in conference proceedings, in two book chapters and in national journals. She is also the co-author of an Italian book. One of her publications (i.e., Bottani, E., Rizzi, A., (2008), “Economical assessment of the impact of RFID technology and EPC system on the Fast Moving Consumer Goods supply chain”, International Journal of Production Economics, 112(2), 548–569) was awarded by Elsevier as one of the TOP-10 cited papers of the International Journal of Production Economics, from 2008 to 2010.
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012