Director of Research
Associate Professor of Production and Operations Management
Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street, Box 844000
Richmond, VA , 23284-4000
After obtaining a BS in physics from the University of Genoa, Italy, Paolo moved to the US more than 20 years ago to complete a PhD in biophysics in collaboration between UC Davis Medical School and the University of Genoa. Upon graduation, he accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in theoretical biophysics from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he specialized on the 3D structure determination of small proteins and DNA fragments using NMR spectroscopy.
Paolo was later promoted to staff scientist with competences in structural biology where he worked on antidotes against bacteriological weapons. Over his scientific career, Paolo has published over 20 publications on peer reviewed journals and appeared as a speaker at several international conferences.
In 2000, Paolo enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001 he worked in Dallas, TX, as a Summer Associate for the Boston Consulting Group. Upon completion of his MBA in 2002, Paolo secured a senior business analyst position with Altria in Richmond, VA, where he worked on pricing, forecasting and competitive brand strategy. In 2006, Paolo was promoted by Altria to technology manager where he worked on the product development of new smokeless products.
In 2009 Paolo pursued his interest in education and accepted a full-time faculty position at the VCU School of Business, where he currently teaches statistics and other quantitative methods to both undergraduate and graduate business students. More recently, Paolo has developed mathematical and statistical models in supply chain management and forecasting as a consultant for Toolsgroup, Inc.
Throughout his professional career, Paolo has worked, studied and lived in three different continents and can speak five languages. He is a former soccer player and a golf enthusiast.