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Paolo Mercorelli

Paolo Mercorelli, Italian research scientist. Phylosophy Doctor in Systems's Engineering. Full Professor (Chair) of Control and Drive Systems at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany.


  • Mercorelli, Paolo was born on May 25, 1963 in Matelica, Italy. Son of Fernando Mercorelli and Sestilia Sabbatini.

  • Education

    • Master of Electrical Engineering, University Florence, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bologna, Bologna, 1998.


    • Paolo Mercorelli received the M.S. degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1992, and 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 in the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He was awarded by the Marie Curie Actions research fellowship program sponsored by The European Commission in Year 1998 which he spent in ABB Corporate research Heidelberg. The Marie Curie Actions research fellowship program is a set of mobility research grant schemes funding pre- and post-doctoral researchers in Europe as well as experienced researchers from all over the world. The Marie-Curie Fellowships are Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, and are aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research and international collaborations. Thanks to this scholarship, from 1998 to 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Asea Brown Boveri, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Automation and Informatics, Wernigerode, Germany, where he was the Leader of the Control Group. From 2005 to 2011, he was an Associate Professor of Process Informatics with Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg, Germany. In Wolfsburg, he was involved in various projects with the Volkswagen AG Research Center. In 2010 he received the call from the German University in Cairo (Egypt) for a Full Professorship (Chair) in Mechatronics which he declined. In 2011 he was a Visiting Professor at Villanova University, Philadelphia, USA, where he received the call for Professor of Dynamic Systems which he declined. Since 2012 he has been a Full Professor (Chair) of Control and Drive Systems at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany.

    Major achievements

    • Phylosophy Doctor in Systems's Engineering, Italy, 1998.


    • Married Olena Mul, March 25, 1978. 2 children Alessandra and Alessandro.
    • father: Fernando Mercorelli
    • mother: Sestilia Sabbatini
    • spouse: Olena Mul
    • children: Alessandra Mercorelli
    • Alessandro Mercorelli
    Paolo Mercorelli
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    Born May 25, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1992
      University Florence
    • 1998
      University Bologna
    • 1997 - 1998
      Research assistent University of Santa Barbara
      Santa Barbara, California, United States
    • 1998 - 2001
      Researcher, ABB Corporation Research
      Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    • 2001
      Visiting Researcher, University of Siena
      Siena, Toscana, Italy
    • 2002 - 2005
      Senior Researcher and leader of the control groupe, IAI (Institute of Automation and Informatics)
      Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
    • 2005 - 2012
      Associate Professor of Process Informatics, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
      Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
    • 2009
      Visiting Professor, German University in Cairo
      Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
    • 2010
      Visiting Professor, Villanova University
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2012 - present
      Full Professor (Chair) of Control and Drive Systems, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
      Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
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