Full professor of hydraulics, he teaches fluid mechanics and fluvial hydraulics in the civil, environmental and industrial field at Politecnico di Milano.
A significant part of his teaching activity focuses on the management of flood risk, for which he carries out dissemination activities and specialized training on a wide spectrum (from primary school pupils to Civil Protection volunteers and professionals in the sector).
He is a member of the IAHR Flood Risk Management Committee and co-head of the research group on flood damage at Politecnico di Milano.
He has been a consultant for various public bodies in the field of natural hazards management (Ministry of Public Works, Po basin Authority, several Italian Regions, Italian State Railways). He was the Rector’s delegate for relations with the Gulf countries.
His research interests concern erosion phenomena in rivers, sediment mechanics and solid transport, flood risk management, flood damage assessment (ex-ante, ex-post). He holds a patent in the field of hydro-geological monitoring. He is the author of about 120 research works.
He has been president of Poliedra since 2017.
At Poliedra since 2002, he has over 20 years of experience in applied research for decision support and sustainable mobility. He was Research Associate at the Intelligent Transportation Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001-2002). At Politecnico di Milano, he taught at the faculties of Engineering and Design (2002-2017) and was adjunct professor of the course “Methods and models for transport decisions” at the faculty of Industrial Engineering (2006-2010).
He has extensive experience in managing complex projects and coordinating interdisciplinary groups, gained in particular as supervisor for Poliedra of projects funded by European (FP7, Horizon 2020, Interreg Europe, Climate-KIC), national and regional programs.
His competences, on which he has more than 60 publications, concern: decision support systems, multi-criteria analysis, sharing mobility, electric mobility, mobility management, optimization models for transport and logistics, intelligent transport system, smart cities and communities.
He has been the managing director of Poliedra since November 2021.
The Board of Directors oversees the consortium activities and supervises economic-financial aspects.
The president of Poliedra is Prof. Francesco Ballio.
Our Scientific Committee has two main functions: it discusses the general scientific performance of the consortium and it recommends future developments. It coordinates our activities with those of Politecnico’s departments, identifying opportunities and synergies.
The present Committee has been in charge since March 2018 and it will be chairing until 2023.
9 of the 12 Departments of the Politecnico are represented in the Scientific Commitee of Poliedra:
Department of architecture and urban studies (DAStu) Politecnico di Milano
Department of architecture, built environment and construction engineering (DABC) Politecnico di Milano
Department of management engineering (DIG) Politecnico di Milano
Department of mathematics (DMAT) Politecnico di Milano
Three representatives of the consortium bodies also participate in the work of the Scientific Commitee: