I am currently responsible for the research Unit “Natural, environmental and anthropic hazards of cultural heritage” at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISAC). I went to University in Ferrara (Italy), where my PhD in Earth Sciences concerned the measurement of carbon fractions in black crusts on monuments. My academic background is geology, though I have worked in the field of heritage science for my entire career moving from building material characterization to evaluation of pollution and climate impact on built heritage. I am particularly interested in resilience and adaptation of cultural heritage to climate changes and natural and man-made disasters. Principal investigator in several European projects (FP7 TeACH/NANOMATCH/SYDDARTA, JPI-CH EMERISDA), I am currently coordinating the “Study on Safeguarding Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-made Disasters (EAC-2016-0248)” and the Interreg Central Europe “Risk assessment and sustainable protection of Cultural Heritage in changing environment-ProteCHt2save”.