Università Politecnica delle Marche is a world-leading University driven by creativity and curiosity offering a range of expertise from leading academics. It has almost 17,000 students and include five faculties: Engineering, Medicine & Surgery, Economics, Science, and Agriculture.

The Faculty of Engineering owns modern teaching structure, equipped with sophisticated instrumentation and large laboratories, offering to students a wide variety of courses. Inside Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Science - DIISM - plays a crucial role in the educational and training process of students and learners. The Industrial System Engineering (ISE) Research Group is active within DIISM to contribute to the advancement, development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.


The aim of Industrial System Engineering (ISE) Research Group is to contribute to the advancement, development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, conversion and disposal of production systems, logistics and services. Teaching, research and technology transfer are performed in a line of innovation, modelling methodologies and techniques with the ultimate goal of promoting the socio-economic well-being and the sustainable development.

Claudia Paciarotti

Assistant professor of Mechanical and Industrial Plants, Polytechnic University of Marche

Her main research interests are operation management, humanitarian logistics and supply chain, business process reengineering and education. She collaborates with humanitarian associations, NGOs and international research centers.

Giovanni Di Nicola

Associate professor of Environmental Applied Physics , Polytechnic University of Marche

His research activity is oriented on environmental issues, focussing to environmental friendly refrigerants and renewable energies. Recently, he developed prototypes of parabolic concentrator solar collectors and of solar cookers with the aim of optimizing thermal efficiency, also through the use of innovative phase change materials.

Lodovico Mariani

Humanitarian aid senior expert

Lodovico's professional career developed on two tracks: 1) management - mainly with NGOs. In the field and in the HQs. And also both in operational (logistics, programme support) and support positions (e.g. HR, admin); 2) training - both for experienced and entry level professionals. He worked in areas of crisis and conflict, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, South Sudan, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Philippines.

Claudio Gatti

Humanitarian aid senior expert

Claudio has started his professional pathway in 1997 working with some of the most important European aerospace and automotive industries, developing a strong expertise in Logistics, Operations Management and Commercial Operations.

In 2005, he has joined the nonprofit sector serving with primary NGOs as Hospital Manager, CFO, Planning & Budgetary Matters Director and Head of Logistics & Procurement.

Pietro Parrino

Field Operations Director, EMERGENCY ONG Onlus

Since 2006, member of Emergency’s Board of Directors. Parrino is the operations director for all Italian and foreign missions. He spent the last 12 years working for Emergency and others NGOs in in different countries of the world.

Davide Berruti

Personnel Development Coordinator

From 2006 to 2011 he has been a freelancer and professor in many Masters for peace operators and as consultant for processes of reconciliation in some international cooperation projects, like “Dialogs of Peace in Kosovo” and “Dialogues of Peace in Cyprus”. From 2011 he has been working with INTERSOS, first as Head of Mission in South Sudan, Jordan, Central African Republic and Cameroon, and now as Personnel Development Coordinator.

Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica

Associate professor in Industrial Plants, Polytechnic University of Marche

From 2002 he has been giving courses of “Industrial Logistic” and “Industrial Facility Management”. His research topics mainly focus on industrial plants design, strategies for the integration of management standard and production systems, soft computing techniques in reliability analysis and maintenance activities planning, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the development of a sustainable supply chain, and Logistics.

Fausto Marincioni

Associate Professor of Enviornmental Geography, Università Politecnica delle Marche

His professional experience with government and international agencies (United States Geological Survey, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations) involved the design and implementation of government projects aimed at optimizing the use of modern information technologies for scientific exchange, natural hazard control, and emergency management.

Francesco Fatone

Full Professor of Chemical-Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University of Marche

Francesco's major research topic concerns: the biological treatment wastewater of wastewater and/or organic waste, nutrients removal and resource recovery from anaerobic digestate, xenobiotics removal and fates in WWTPs and circular economy in the water sector.

Giovanni Mazzuto

Ph. D. in Industrial Plants, Polytechnic University of Marche

Giovanni Mazzuto, Ph. D. in Industrial Plants at the Politecnical University of Marche, graduated in 2010 in engineering of the industrial automation at the University of Ancona. Assistant professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Science from 2021. His research activity mainly deals with environmental analysis of process plants and maintenance management, analysis of the behavior of the supply chain, project management and product development, decision-making process, artificial intelligence algorithms for industrial application and safety and security. In particular, his research activity ranges in the Indstry 4.0 context. He is author of several papers that have been published on international journals (International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, International Journal for RF Technologies: Research and Applications) and conference proceedings.

Christian Fikar

Full Professor and Chair of Food Supply Chain Management at University of Bayreuth.

Christian Fikar is Full Professor and Chair of Food Supply Chain Management at University of Bayreuth. His research fields include simulation and optimization-based decision support systems to investigate and optimize time-critical delivery processes, particularly for food logistics and humanitarian operations.

Leonardo Postacchini

Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy and Technology, Polytechnic University of Marche

Leonardo Postacchini is a Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy and Technology. He obtained his bachelor degree in Logistic and Production Engineering (summa cum laude), and then his master degree in Management Engineering (summa cum laude) both at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy). He worked as project manager for photovoltaic plants and as process engineer for a wastewater treatment plant. In 2016 he started collaborating with the Università Politecnica delle Marche as a postdoctoral researcher, developing life cycle sustainability researches (Life Cycle Costing, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Social Life Cycle Assessment) on industrial and manufacturing processes and wastewater treatment technologies

Emanuele Principi

Member IEEE

Emanuele Principi (Member IEEE) was born in Senigallia (AN), Italy, in January 1978. He got the Italian Laurea with honors in electronic engineering from the University of Ancona (now Università Politecnica delle Marche, UnivPM), Italy, in 2004, and he obtained his Ph.D. at the same university in November 2009. He was a post‐doctoral researcher from March 2010 to June 2018, and he is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering from December 2019 at the Department of Information Engineering of Università Politecnica delle Marche). His current research interests are in the area of digital signal processing and computational intelligence, with a special focus on energy management, smart grids, and speech and audio processing. Dr. Principi has actively participated in various (funded) regional, national, and European projects on multimedia Digital Signal Processing. He is author and co‐author of many international scientific peer‐reviewed articles, and he has been serving as a reviewer for several international journals (e.g., Elsevier Speech Communication, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Springer Cognitive Computation, IEEE Access), and conference proceedings (e.g., International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing ). He is an Associate Editor of Neural Computing and Applications and Artificial Intelligence Review both edited by Springer from 2017, and a member of the program committee of several international conferences. He also served as Guest Editor for the Special Issue on “Theory and Application of Computational Intelligence in Electric Vehicles and their Integration within Smart Energy Networks” (Energies, MDPI) and he was the lead organizer of the Special Session on “Deep Neural Audio Processing” that is held yearly within the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. Dr. Principi is member and secretary of the Adriatic section of the Italian Association of Electrotechnics, Electronics, Automation, Computer Science and Telecommunications (AEIT - Associazione Italiana di Elettrotecnica, Elettronica, Automazione, Informatica e Telecomunicazioni). As of January 2021, Dr. Principi is the chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Computational Audio Processing.