Executive Director Research and Innovation, Centro Sviluppo Materiali
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering at Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. He starts his professional research activity on 1990 in the Process and Environmental Technologies Directorate of CSM where acts as researcher, focusing on the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in process modelling and control problems. Coordinators and responsible of numerous European Projects in the area of Iron and steelmaking, acts as Italian representative in various European Committees (i.e. European Blast Furnace Committee, ECSC Executive Committee B).
In the period 1999-2003, works as National Detached Expert at the Research Directorate General of the European Commission in Brussels. In the material unit of the Directorate G, acts as scientific officer for the ECSC Steel Research programme and 4th and 5th Framework programme.
At present works in CSM as Manager of EU Research Affairs, where acts as manager of European programmes and international developments for Advanced Material in Centro Sviluppo Materiali and is responsible for EU R&D&I relationships and policies.
He has launched the Alliance for Materials initiative (A4M), supported by the EU Commission, and he is acting as chairman of the Management Board of A4M. Chairman of EuMaT (The European Technology Platform on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies), he is active member of the Board of ACARE-IT the national dimension of Aeronautic ETP, and member of the Council of the Finmeccanica Advanced Materials and Enabling Technologies Community (AM&ET). Member of many advisory boards and steering committees of different EU projects and initiatives in the field of Materials technology and innovation.