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Luca Mantecchini

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/05 Transportation

Curriculum vitae


Luca Mantecchini (1975) received the M.S. degree in Civil Engineering and the PhD in Transportation Engineering from University of Bologna, Italy, in 2000 and 2004 respectively.


2022 - Associate Professor, Department DICAM – Transport group, University of Bologna, Italy

2005 - 2022: Assistant Professor, Department DICAM – Transport group, University of Bologna, Italy

2004 - 2005: post PhD grant, DICAM - Transport group, University of Bologna, Italy

2001 - 2004: PhD in Transportation, DISTART - University of Bologna, Italy

Teaching experience

He is / has been lecturer in: Traffic Engineering, Transport Planning, Transport System Design; Sustainable and Integrated Urban Transit Solutions (Master Course in Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy) and in Traffic Engineering, Transport Technique and Economics (First cycle Degree in Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna, Italy).

He has been Advisor of over 90 students for their final Thesis (BA and MA in Civil Engineering).

Research Activities

His main research areas include: 

- Air transportation: airport planning; airport and air transport sustainability; airport noise impact modeling and evaluation; airport ground access networks and services; technology for passenger and aircraft processing.

- Transportation demand estimation: direct estimation of transport demand, trip chain analysis, questionnaire studies.

- Transport network vulnerability and resilience: airport airside vulnerability and resilience; public transport networks vulnerability and resilience.

- Traffic flow simulation and modelling: micro-simulation of hybrid traffic stream, composed by connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and legacy human driven vehicles (HDVs).

- Transport sustainability: sustainable urban transport; MaaS development and implementation; Connected and Autonomous Vehicles users' acceptance.

- Healthcare logistics: development of air transport networks and services for organs, medical teams and patients.

He has been member of many research groups in transportation project financed from government and institution, as project partner, stakeholder or external advisor/expert:

- PRIN national research project "Planning and development of regional airport systems" (member of research unit - partner);

- EU Interreg IV-C project ECOTALE (member of research unit - partner).

- EU Interreg IV-C project D-Air. (external expert)

- EU Central Europe project AirLed. (external expert)

- EU Interreg project InnovaSUMP. (stakeholder)

- EU Interreg V-A project Moses. (external)

- Interreg Central Europe Progetto REIF project (external)

Author of more than 60 articles and papers published in national and international journals, books and conference proceedings, he is member of Italian Society of Transportation Lecturers (SIDT) since 2001 and of Euro Working Group on Transportation (EWGT) since 2006.

He has been responsible for the teaching module "Mobility Trends and Analysis of passengers and freight transport" in the Master Sustainable ad Integrated Mobility in Urban Regions, University of Bologna, for the academic year 2019-2020. 

He has been a member of the Teaching Board of the PhD in "Geomatics and Transport Engineering", at the University of Bologna (from 2006 to 2012), and of the Teaching Board of the PhD in "Luoghi e tempi della città e del territorio", at the University of Brescia. He has been Supervisor of three PhD students.

He is Guest Editor of Sustainability (MDPI,

He is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Future Transportation (

He serves as reviewer for several scientific journals, including: Transportation (Springer); Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (KAI - Elsevier); Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier); Journal of Air Transport Management (Elsevier); Sustainability (MDPI); Aerospace (MDPI); Proceedings of ICE - Transport; Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (Taylor & Francis); European Transport; Building and Environment (Elsevier); Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier).

Other Activities

He was member of the board of directors of Bologna Airport from July 2011 to April 2019.

He is member of the council board of the Italian National Transplant Center and is currently developing the national guidelines for air transportation of transplantation organs and surgeons.

He received the "Best Teacher Award" prize organized by the Department DICAM and assigned by the students in the academic year 2015-2016