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Alessandro Tugnoli

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Education

-  Laurea (cum laude) in Chemical Engineering  from the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, on October 26th, 2004.

-  Dottorato di Ricerca (Ph.D.) in “Chemical, Environmental and Safety Engineering” Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, (2005 - 2007).

-  Visiting PhD student at the Department of Process Engineering & Applied Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada (march-august 2007). Supervisors: Prof. Paul R. Amyotte and Prof. Faisal I. Khan

 

Positions

2008 – 2010                      Research Grant (“Assegno di Ricerca”) at the Depatment of Chemical Engineering (DICMA) of the University of Bologna.

november 2010 – september 2014    Researcher (“Ricercatore”) at the Faculty of Engineering of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Area: Chemical Plants

september 2014 – present    Associate Professor at the Departement of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering of the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. Area: Chemical Plants and Loss Prevention


Teaching

2004 - present  Teaching and seminaries in Bachelor and Master courses: “Equipment and plant design ”, “Chemical plants”, “Unit operations”, “Industrial ecology”, “Reliability and safety in process industry”

2005                Formation of Kazakh engineers, sponsored by ENI Corporate University and  Tecnomare: tutor

2006-2007       Specialization course (Master Universitario di II livello) in “Plant design for off-shore oil fields”, sponsored by ENI divisione Exploration & Production, ENI Corporate University and Tecnomare, at University of Bologna: tutor

2008-2015       Specialization course (Master Universitario di II livello) in “HSE&Q Systems Engineering and Management”, sponsored by ENI divisione E&P, ENI Corporate University, at QUINN and University of Pisa: tutor

2008-2015       Specialization course (Master Universitario di II livello) in “Design of Oil&Gas plants”, sponsored by ENI Corporate University, ENI divisione Exploration & Production and Tecnomare, at University of Bologna: tutor for safety and plant design courses

 

Research

Main research topics:

1) Sustainability implementation in plant and process design

-  Development of indicators (KPI) and metrics, based on flow-sheet analysis, for the assessment of the sustainability profile of industrial processes

-  Development of advanced methods for normalization and aggregation of indicators, aimed at the integrated implementation of sustainability strategies in process and plant design

- Sustainability assessment of suppy chains for bio-fuels from vegetable biomasses

2) Quantitative risk assessment, resilience, and implementation of inherent safety strategies in process plants

-  Development of quantitative methods for the assessment of inherent safety profile in process and plant design (“conceptual” and “basic design”), based on the analysis of expected consequences of potential accidents

-  Development of strategies and methods for the implementation of inherent safety in plant layout design

-  Safety analysis for land-use planning in major risk areas

-  Safety analysis of hazardous substances, with particular reference to hazardous product formation in runaway reactions and out-of-control conditions

-  Analysis and modelling of the performance of passive fire protection (fireproofing) materials in preventing escalation chains (domino effect)

- Identification of hazards from malicious attacks (security and cyber-security) to process plants

 

Co-author of several contributions to national and international peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences.

 

Participation in ongoing and completed research grants

2004 - 2005    MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education and Research), PRIN 2004, National research project (6 partners): "Development of an integrated approach to safety, sustainability and environmental impact assessment of brominated flame retardants"

2008 - 2009    MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education and Research), PRIN 2007, National research project (4 partners): "Development of Key Performance Indicators for the introduction of safety and sustainability drivers in process design"

2009    European Commission, Joint Research Centre, IPSC: “Description of accident scenarios, failure frequencies, risk assessment data and separation distances for Land-Use Planning evaluations around Seveso plants”.

2008 -2013     European Community , VII Framework Program, Large-scale research project (80 partners): "Integ-Risk: Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology Related Risks". Sub-Project 2: "Emerging Risk Management  Framework"

2012-2016       European Commission, 7th Framework Programme - Nanoscience, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies. Small or medium scale focused research project: “TOSCA – Total Operations Management for Safety Critical Activities”, FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6

2012-2016       European Commission, 7th Framework Programme – SEC-2012.1.5-1 Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosive Demo Phase II, FP7-SEC-2012.1.5-1 SEC-2012.1.5-1: “EDEN – End-user driven DEmo for cbrNe”, 2013-15, Grant agreement no: 313077

2016-2019       Italian Ministry of Economic Developement (MISE), «Project Indicators»

2018-2020       INAIL - Integrated Management of Safety and Security Synergies in Seveso Plants (SAF€RA 4STER)

2020-2021       Italian Ministry of Economic Developement (MISE), «Security in offshore O&G plants»


Scientific services

Referee for the journals:

- Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS Publications)
- Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)
- Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (Elsevier)
- Safety Science (Elsevier)
- Process Safety Progress (Wiley InterScience)
- Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier)

 

Memberships

2005 – present    Member of the Professional Body of Engineers (Albo professionale degli Ingegneri), Province of Bologna, Italy



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