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Giacomo Antonioni

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/26 Analysis, Design and Control of Chemical Processes

Curriculum vitae

Education and academic background

Associate Professor in the academic discipline of Analysis, Design and Control of Chemical Processes (ING-IND/26) since 2019 at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM) of the University of Bologna. 

From 2005 Assistant Professor (tenured since 2008) at the Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering (DICMA) of the University of Bologna (from 2013 Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering - 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


Teaching activity

Holder of the following course or course units:

"Dynamics and Control of Chemical Processes" (post-graduate course) from A.Y. 2020-21 (in Italian)

"Environmental Impact Assessment of Industrial and Waste Disposal Plants" (post-grad.) since A.Y. 2010-11 (in Italian)

"Sustainable Design of Chemical Processes/Process Analysis for Energy and Environment" (post-grad.) since A.Y 2015-16

"Laboratory of Advanced Process Simulation" (post-grad.) since A.Y. 2015-16

"Industrial and Environmental Safety" (post-grad.) since A.Y. 2014-15

"Environmental Modeling" (post-grad.) 2007-2010 (in Italian)

"Process Instrumentation" (post-grad.) 2010-2013 (in Italian)

"Laboratory of Process Dynamics" (post-grad.) 2010-2012 (in Italian)

"Solid pollutants treatment plants" (under-graduate course) in A.Y. 2009-10 (in Italian)

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 (post-grad.), Process Control and Simulation (post-grad.), Chemical Plants (undergrad.), Techniques for Environmental Safety (undergrad.), Safety and Environmental effects of Industrial Systems (post-grad.), Sustainable Technologies for Energy Production (post-grad.).

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".


Scientific Activity

Main research fields are:

- Quantitative risk assessment of chemical and process plants with specific focus on domino effect, NaTech accidents (NAtural disasters triggering TECHnological accidents) and environmental consequences.

- Analysis, control and optimisation of flue gas treatment systems in MSWI

List of publications available in "Publications" section


Participation in 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”.


Visiting professor at Texas A&M University in College Station (TX) in July 2015.


Scientific committees and editorial boards

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


Institutional activity and academic appointment

Member of the Academic Board of Teachers for the PhD Programme in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering from November 2015


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