Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1975) and Ph. D. in Geotechnical Engineering (1987) at the Politecnico di Torino.
Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Pisa. Since 2012 member of the International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Florence, University of Pisa and University of Braunschweig)
Director of the Master Course in “Safety Management and Risk Evaluation of Work Environment” – University of Pisa
Secretary General of EUCEET Association since 2019.
Author of 201 publications.
Expertise: Geotechnical site characterization, geotechnical earthquake engineering, laboratory and in situ testing, slope stability and retaining structures.
Chartered Engineer, since 1976. More relevant professional activities: Review of the definitive design of the one span suspended bridge over Messina strait (Commitment by Parsons) ; member of the Committee for the evaluation of the projects for demolition and reconstruction of the Morandi Bridge.