He is currently the scientific responsible for the University of Pisa Research Unit for two projects funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Commission.
"LASTEICON – LASer Technology for Innovative joints in steel CONstruction (2016-2019)".
The project aims to eliminate the use of excessive amount of stiffener plates and welding in steel joints, using laser cutting technology (LCT).
"INNOSEIS - Valorization of INNOvative anti-SEISmic devices (2016-2017)". The project will undertake a valorization action for 12 innovative steel based dissipative devices recently developed in Europe in the frame of RFCS, EU and national research projects, applicable to buildings in seismic areas