Education and academic background
from 2005 Assistant Professor (tenured since 2008) for the scientific sector Theory of Chemical Process Development at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Mineraria e delle Tecnologie Ambientali (DICMA) of the University of Bologna (from 2013 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali - DICAM). Awarded with National Scientific Qualification as associate professor in July 2017.
2004 Research Grant from the Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering (University of Bologna)
2001-2003 Ph.D in Chemical, Environmental and Safety Engineering at University of Bologna
1999 M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering
Holder of the following course units:
"Sustainable Design of Chemical Processes/Process Analysis for Energy and Environment" since 2015
"Laboratory of Advanced Process Simulation" since 2015
"Industrial and Environmental Safety" (postgrad. course) since 2014
"Environmental Modeling" (postgraduate course) since 2007
"Process Instrumentation" (postgraduate course) 2010-2013
"Laboratory of Process Dynamics" (postgraduate course) 2010-2012
"Solid pollutants treatment plants" (undergraduate course) in 2009-10
Lectures, readings and tutorials for the following courses: Safety Analysis in the Process Industry (postgraduate course), Mass Transfer and Chemical Reactors (undergraduate course), Safety and Reliability in the Process Industry (postgrad.), Process Control and Simulation (postgrad.), Chemical Plants (undergrad.), Techniques for Environmental Safety (undergrad.), Safety and Environmental effects of Industrial Systems (postgrad.), Sustainable Technologies for Energy Production (postgrad.).
Other academic teaching activities within the following training and educational initiatives: "Master in Prevention, protection and control of Industrial Risk", "Course of Industrial safety and dangerous substances", "Master in Oil & Gas plant design", "Specialisation master program in safety and environmental management in the oil & gas industry", "HSE&Q Systems Engineering and Management", "Civil Engineering for Risk Mitigation".
Participant in the following international research projects:
2013 - 2015 European Commission, 7th Framework Programme: EDEN (End-user driven DEmo for cbrNe)
2013 - 2015 European Commission, 7th Framework Programme: TOSCA Total Safety Management for industrial organisations
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 Commission, 7th Framework Programme - Nanoscience, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies. Large scale integrating project: “iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring, and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related, Risks”.
Member of the editorial board of international journal "Process Safety and Environmental Protection"
Peer review activity for the following international journals:
- Atmospheric Environment
- Journal of Hazardous Materials
- Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
- Process Safety and Environmental Protection
- Reliability Engineering & System Safety
- Safety Science- Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
- Chemical Engineering Transactions
Visiting professor at Texas A&M University in College Station (TX) in July 2015
Institutional activities and academic appointment
Member of the Academic Board of Teachers for the PhD Programme in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering from November 2015