Education

Doctor Engineer at University of Roma “La Sapienza”

Academic career and teaching activities

Academic career

  • From 1975 to 1978: Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • From 1978 to 1983: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • From 1983 to 1986: Associated Professor of Building Restoration, Faculty of Engineering, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • From 1986 to 2017: Full Professor of Building Construction and Wooden Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Since 2017: Adjunct Professor of Wooden Architecture at Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Trento

Teaching activities

  • From 1975 to 1983: Assistant Professor of “Building Construction”Faculty of Engineering, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • From 1983 to 1991: Professor of “Building Conservation and Rehabilitation”, Faculty of Engineering, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy.
  • From 1989 to 1991: Professor of “Building Conservation and Rehabilitation”, at Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
  • From 1991 to 1992: Professor of “Constructive Elements Design”, at Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
  • From 1998 to 2000: Professor of “Building Construction II”, at Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
  • From 1985 to 2018: Professor of “Building Construction”, before at Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy and after at Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento, Italy.
  • From 1988 until today Professor of “Wooden Architecture”, before at Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy and after at Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of University of Trento, Italy).

Academic positions

  • President of the degree Committee, School of Civil Engineering, University of Trento, Italy (from 1986 to 1992)
  • Chief of the Laboratory of Building Design (LPE) of the University of Trento (1986-2017)
  • Vice-Chancellor at the University of Trento with responsibility for construction projects (2004-2008) 
  • Chief of CUnEdI (Smart Buildings University Centre  of University of Trento (2004-2017)
  • Rector’s Delegate for the relationships with Trentino Habitech Cluster (Distretto Tecnologico Trentino) (2006-2021)
  • Rector’s Delegate for the relationships with GBC Italia (Green Building Council Italia) (2008-2021)

Teaching Activities as Visiting Professor and in the Frame of Teaching Staf Mobility in the frame of Erasmus Programme: 

  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 1999, 2000
  • Anglia Polytechnic University (England) 2000, 2001
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway) 2000
  • Ecole d'Architecture Grenoble (France) 2002
  • Tongji University of Shangai (China) 2002
  • University of Dundee (Schotland) 2003
  • Michigan State University (USA) 2003
  • University of Bradford (England) 2005, 2007
  • Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia) 2005
  • Hochschule in Brandenburg (Germania) in 2005, 2007
  • University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Tshwane University (South Africa) 2014, 2015, 2016
  • University of Johannesburg (South Africa) 2016
  • University of KawaZulu Natal (South Africa) 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Universidad Autonoma de Chile (Chile) 2017
  • Chinese Accademy of Forestry- Beijing (China) 2017
Research interests
  • Researches and studies in the field of the sustainable building focused on the innovative technologies for the construction of low energy consumption buildings with renewable and natural materials.
  • Researches on the development of rating systems for the evaluation of the sustainability of the buildings.
  • Smart buildings.
  • Researches to improve the quality of the life of the elderly people with the building automation
  • Researches on the use of the building automation to manage the thermal, visual and acoustic wellbeing in the buildings with a minimum energy consumption.
  • Researches focused on the restoration and the conservation of the wooden or timber buildings.
Memberships in societies and scientific committees
  • Member of Wood Committee of ICOMOS International from 2000
  • Member of the ICOMOS Italian steering Committee from 2006 to 2012
  • Coordinator of the Italian Wood Committee of ICOMOS ITALIA from 2020
  • Member of Michigan Barn Preservation Network from 2003
  • Member of International Association for Housing Science (IAHS) from 1996
  • IAHS Representative Accredited at the Office of the United Nation in Geneve from 2003 to 2012
  • President of the Scientific Committee of Italy Green Building Council (GBCI) from 2008 to 2011
  • Member of the Steering Committee of  Green Building Council Italy (GBCI) from 2008 to 2011)
  • Member of the Action Cost 23 “Strategies for a low carbon urban built environment” from 2008 to 2011
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Architecture, Comfort and Environment certification system (ARCA) from 2010 to 2013
  • Member of “Zero Energy Mass Custom Home” ZEMCH from 2011 
  • Member of the RehabiMed Association -Spain- from 2011
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Smart Village Tour from 2013 to 2014