Safety Engineering Staff

Emilio Ferrari

Ferrari EmilioEmilio Ferrari, Eng., Professor. Born in Bologna in 1962, he degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna 1998. After a brief experience in the industrial sector of packaging, in 1990 he becomes Researcher in the scientific area of Industrial Plants at the University of Bologna. Since 1998 till 2000 he works at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as Assistant Professor in Industrial Plants and Industrial Logistics. Since november 2000 he is Full Professor in Industrial Logistics at the Department of Mechanical Constructions (DIEM) of the University of Bologna. Director of DIEM during 2007-2009. Currently Vicechancellor of Alma Mater Studiorum and President of CINECA, a non profit Consortium for computing , made up of  53 Italian universities, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics – OGS, the CNR (National Research Council), and the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Since 2004 to 2007 Dean of the course degree in Management Engineering. Director of the Master degree in “Integrated logistics” at the Faculty of Engineering in Bologna. Director of the Summer School “F. Turco” on Industrial plants X e XI ed. 2005-06. Wide teaching experience about industrial plants, logistics and service plants at public or private corporations (PROFINGEST, COFIMP API Bologna and Modena, NEXT Padova, EFESO Bologna).

Cristina Mora

Cristina Mora

Cristina Mora, Eng., Ph.D., Associate Professor. Cristina graduated (with distinction) in 2000 in Engineering Management at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 2004 she obtained the Ph.D. with a thesis concerning supply chain management. Since 2014 she is associate professor in Industrial Plants at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research topics mainly focus on industrial plants design, production and logistics management, system safety, modelling of reverse logistics, distribution network and transportation, life cycle assessment and renewable energy systems. Her results have been published in international journals and in national and international conferences. She is referee for international journals, i.e. International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Management Control, ecc. She is professor of Advanced Production Systems (Graduate Course) and of Safety in Production Systems (Graduate Course) at the University of Bologna. She worked for several research projects granted by public or private companies focused on the production system design and on maintenance of industrial plants.

Lucia Botti

Lucia Botti 130x130Lucia Botti, Eng., Ph.D. Researcher at the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” (DIEF) of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Lucia graduated in 2013 in Engineering Management at the University of Bologna, Italy. Since 2014 she was a PhD candidate at the School of Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering at the University of Padua, developing her researches in the Industrial Mechanical Plants Research Group at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna. She has earned her Doctoral Degree in March 2017. Her research activity is focused on the analysis of the impact of occupational safety and health on logistics, maintenance and automation in industrial plants. The aim of her research is to analyze the impact of safety management systems and procedures on industrial processes, and automated technology improving occupational safety of high-risk activities. Her research topics deal with innovative automation and logistics solutions for occupational safety, with particular focus on ergonomics and confined space work.

Alice Caporale

Alice Caporale, Ph.D. student. Alice graduated in Industrial Product Design at the University of Ferrara in 2018. Later, in 2020, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Innovation Design at the University of Ferrara. In 2020, she won a PhD scholarship at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna with a project entitled: ‘Design of industrial environments and plants, workstations and industrial products according to predictive models for ergonomic, microclimate and confined environment risk assessment’. The focus of her research is the analysis of the impact of microclimate on the health and safety of industrial workers. Since November 2020, she has been collaborating on the Banca della Soluzioni project, for the reduction of risk from microclimate, in confined environments and from biomechanical overload, born from the agreement between DIN and AUSL Bologna and carried out in collaboration with the AUSLs of the Emilia Romagna Region, the Fire Brigade, the Territorial Labour Directorate, INAIL, and the Order of Engineers.

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