Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA
Elementary and middle school Francesco Petrarca in Castiglione d´Orcia (Siena). High school Antonio da San Gallo in Montepulciano (Siena). Master of Electrical Engineering, University Florence, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in Systems's Engineering, 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 the year 1998 which he spent in ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) 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 ABB (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, 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 Distinguished Full Professor and Head of the Chair of Control and Drive Systems at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany. Since 2018 he has obtained an International Distinguished Visiting Professor Fellowship at the Institute of Automatic Control of Lodz University of Technology (Poland) and he is responsible for the course of „Modelling of Industrial Control Systems“. Since 2018 he has obtained a Visiting Scientist Fellowship at the Czech Academy of Science of Prague (Czech Republic) with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) working on the Project entitled "Complex Motion Modeling and Control for Robotic Systems" dealing with applications of "Bernstein Polynomials and Bézier Curves" in cooperation with Ing. Květoslav Belda, Ph.D. In Summer 2019 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Miskolc (Hungary). In Spring 2020 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Craiova (Romania).
Paolo married to Olena Mul on 25 March in 1978. They have two children: Alessandra and Alessandro.