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Stefano Gandolfi

Full Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/06 Surveying and Mapping

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae Studiorum

  • 1993 - Degree in Physics from the University of Bologna with honors
  • 1994 - 1997 - PhD in Geodetic and Topographic Sciences at the Institute of Topography, Cartography and Mining Geophysics of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna
  • 1997 – 2000 – Scholarships at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology financed by the National Antarctic Research Program
  • 2000 – 2006 – Researcher in Topography and Cartography at the DISTART of the University of Bologna.
  • 2006 – 2019 - Associate Professor in Topography and Cartography at the University of Bologna.
  • Since 2019 – Full Professor at the University of Bologna, in Geomatics (Topography and Cartography).

Presidency/direction or coordination within the University/Faculty/School/Department:

  • 2009-2012 - President of the Scientific Committee of the Library of the “Giovanni Michelucci” Civil Engineering and Architecture Area
  • 2010 -2015 - President of the General Services Committee of the Faculty of Engineering
  • 2012 – 2018 – Head of the Study program in Environmental and Territory Engineering: Degree Courses in Environmental and Territory Engineering L, Environmental and Territory Engineering LM + International curriculum Earth Resources Engineering
  • 2019 – 2021 - President of the DICAM Joint Commission
  • 2021 – 2024 - Director of the DICAM Department

Active participation within the University/Faculty/School/Department

University of Bologna

  • 2017 - 2021 - Member of the University Thematic Group (GTA) SPACE of the same University for research topics on GNSS satellite positioning systems
  • 2021 – 2024 – Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bologna in the Department Directors component

University Ph.D Faculty

  • 2000 - 2014 member of the Teaching Boards of the Research Doctorates in the Geomatics area relating to the DICAM Department (formerly DISTART)
  • 2014 - 2019 member of the Teaching Board of the PhD in Geophysics of the University of Bologna
  • From 2019 to date member of the Teaching Board of the PhD in "Monitoring and Management of Structures and the Environment - SEHM2"

School of Engineering, University of Bologna

  • 2005-2006 Representative of researchers in the Teaching Commission of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna
  • 2013 - 2018 - Member of the Council of the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Bologna


  • 2004-2008 member of the editorial committee of DISTART - Engineering Fac. of the University of Bologna.

Centers of Excellence and University Centers for Industrial Research:

  • Since the beginning (2001) it has been a member of the “Ercole de Castro” Center of Excellence – ARCES (Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies)
  • Since the beginning it has been a member of CIRI ICT (Industrial Research Center of the University of Bologna for information and communication technologies)
  • Since 2018 it has been a member of CIRI AEROSPACE (Industrial Research Center of the University of Bologna for Industrial Research in Aeronautics, Space and Mobility)

Membership in scientific committees of associations and companies in the geodesy, topography and geomatics sector

SIFET (Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography)

  • member since 1993
  • 2007 - 2018 - Member of the SIFET Scientific Committee
  • Since 2019 he has been a member of the SIFET Boarding

ASITA (Italian Federation of Scientific Associations for Territorial and Environmental Information).

  • 2013 - 2018 - President of the ASITA Scientific Committee
  • 2019 – 2021 – ASITA President

AUTEC (University Association of Topography and Cartography)

  • AUTEC member since 2000.

Participation in editorial committees of magazines:

He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Scientific Journals

Applied Geomatics published by Springer since 2009

ISRN Geophysics from 2011 to 2013.

He has also continuously carried out, over the years, review activities of scientific contributions in national and international journals (including Marine Geodesy, Sensors, Journal of Surveying Engineering, Sensors, Journal of cultural Heritages, SIFET Bulletin, GPS Solution, Marine Geodesy, and others).

OTHER holdings

  • From 2008 to 2013 he was a member of the Institute of Navigation (ION) USA.
  • In 2015, at the invitation of the IGMI (Italian Military Geographical Institute), he participated, as an expert, in the work of working group 3 (GNSS networks) of the Committee for technical rules on territorial data of the Public Administrations
  • From 2016 to 2019 he was Co-chair of the GNSS Working Group of NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies)

Research Areas:

The scientific activity is mainly attributable to Applied Geodesy with particular reference to Satellite Geodesy and aspects of small, medium and large scale surveying as well as problems relating to the use of the GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) technique for:

  • the definition of geoid undulations
  • monitoring of structures and the territory
  • the definition and maintenance of global and regional reference systems
  • precision geodetic navigation including Mobile Mapping applications
  • glaciology

From 1998 to 2004 he also participated in 6 scientific expeditions to Antarctica with the National Antarctic Research Program for glaciological, geodynamic and navigation studies.

He currently has scientific collaborations with various institutions:

  • Ministry of the Environment and Ecological Transition
  • Emilia-Romagna Region - Regional Cartographic Service
  • Arpae (Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy of Emilia-Romagna)
  • Municipality of Bologna

He is the author and co-author of over 160 contributions published in national or international scientific journals and national and international conference proceedings.