Director, Flat Products at Danieli Automation
Francesco A. Cuzzola received the "Laurea'' degree (Cum Laude and printing honours) in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology Engineering and Control Systems Technology in 2000. He was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as a researcher since 2002. In that year he joined Danieli&C where he is now responsible for automation solutions applied to flat metal production. He authored or co-authored more than 50 research papers in archival journals, book chapters, and international conference proceedings concerning automatic control applied in various industries.
Among several awards, he is recipient of the 2000 “Dimitris Chorafas” foundation award and co-recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Paper Award of the IFAC Journal of Process Control. Francesco A. Cuzzola is serving as an Associate Editor for the IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice, as Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing and he was Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. During his career he participated to the development, installation and commissioning of several rolling mills and processing lines all around the world for the production of flat metals.