MASTER CLASSES

The Master Classes will be organized in order to provide general and practical expertise on how to use the most common monitoring systems. Classes, with a duration of 4 hours, will be held by leading international experts.

Each class will cover the following main topics: installation, data acquisition, data processing, tricks&tips from everyday experience. Master Classes will be dedicated to 13 most used monitoring systems. Participants will have the possibility to choose amongst the following lessons (or choose all of them!).

Below you can find the confirmed information on speakers, dates and partners for each Master Class:

Leader

Paolo Mazzanti

Paolo Mazzanti (MSc in Geology and PhD in Earth Sciences) is Professor of Remote Sensing at the Department of Earth Sciences of “Sapienza” University of Rome and CEO of NHAZCA S.r.l., spin-off of “Sapienza” University of Rome. Paolo is the organizer and scientific leader of several international courses including the annual “International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring” that, in the last 6 years, attracted more than 600 people from 60 countries and 50 partners.

Paolo is responsible of consulting projects concerning tunnels, oil & gas, dams, open mines, large transportations infrastructures and landslides for National and International firms and agencies, in 10 countries. Paolo is member of the TRB (Transportation Research Board) Engineering Geology Committee and of the informal FMGM (Field Measurement in Geomechanics) committee and associated with several scientific associations (e.g. ISHMII, AIGA).

Paolo tutored and co-tutored more than 30 MSc and PhD theses in Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering and Remote Sensing and has been invited lecturer at several International Universities and Research Centers (e.g. Italy, France, UK, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Germany, USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Belgium).

Paolo is author of about 100 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings concerning the following topics: a) engineering geology (landslides, subsidences, settlements, snow avalanches); b) geological remote sensing; c) geotechnical and structural monitoring; d) monitoring by ground based and satellite radar; e) monitoring of civil structures and infrastructures, including cultural heritages; f) geotechnical assets management.

Leader

Giorgio Pezzetti

Giorgio is an independent consultant with his Company SMAK s.a.s.

He worked for ISMES, an applied research and service centre of ENEL (Italian Electricity Board) for almost 20 years as responsible of the geotechnical and structural monitoring units, being involved in many large and critical projects for dams, tunnels, landslides, bridges, foundations, hydrometeorological and environmental projects all over the world.

In 2000 he established FIELD where he served as Technical Director and has continued his activity of system design, field assistance and data evaluation and management.

Giorgio is a member of ISO TC 182 WG2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring and vice chair of ISSMGE TC220 Field Monitoring.

Sponsor

Leader

Helmut Bock

Geotechnical Consultant, Bad Bentheim, Germany.
From 1989 to 1997 he was President of Interfels GmbH, Bad Bentheim, providing geotechnical instrumentation products and field services. Previously he was Professor of Geomechanics at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He has been involved in in-situ rock testing methods and geotechnical instrumentation for more than 30 years, and has numerous publications and patents.
Helmut is a member of ISO TC 182/WG2, which is responsible for drafting International Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring

Leader

Giorgio Pezzetti

Giorgio is an independent consultant with his Company SMAK s.a.s.

He worked for ISMES, an applied research and service centre of ENEL (Italian Electricity Board) for almost 20 years as responsible of the geotechnical and structural monitoring units, being involved in many large and critical projects for dams, tunnels, landslides, bridges, foundations, hydrometeorological and environmental projects all over the world.

In 2000 he established FIELD where he served as Technical Director and has continued his activity of system design, field assistance and data evaluation and management.

Giorgio is a member of ISO TC 182 WG2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring and vice chair of ISSMGE TC220 Field Monitoring.

Sponsor

Leader

Werner Lienhart


Werner Lienhart is President of the Austrian Geodetic Commission, Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems (IGMS) at Graz University of Technology, Austria. At IGMS Werner and his team develop new geodetic and fibre optic sensors and operate several permanent monitoring installations of landslides and critical infrastructure objects like bridges, tunnels and water dams. 

Prior to his university position, Werner was product manager at Leica Geosystems at the headquarter in Switzerland. At Leica he was responsible for the development of the Galileo and GPS L5 capable receivers and the Leica imaging total stations. Werner has published more than 100 scientific publications, holds several patents and is Vice-President of the Austrian Geodetic Commission.

Leader

Daniel Naterop

Graduated in 1978 in Civil Engineering at the Technical University Rapperswil, Switzerland, Daniel participated in large infrastructure civil engineering projects (Tunnels, pipelines, large structures).

After working in one of the leading Swiss contractor for special civil engineering (exploration drilling, ground anchors, grouting, foundation engineering), Daniel worked for Solexperts AG, Switzerland for over 30 years. There, he was manager of the department of geotechnical monitoring and project responsible for the development of different monitoring systems for the GeoMonitor, automatic data acquisition and monitoring system, and for, the web-based data visualisation WebDAVIS.

Since 2013, Daniel is Sisgeo’s area manager for Northern Europe. In this position, he acts as project manager and consultant for geotechnical monitoring projects actually for Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland. Daniel is also in technical support to the Sisgeo-group for research and development of systems and system application of borehole instrumentation.

From 2018 until 2019 Daniel was CEO of Huggenberger AG, the Swiss company within the Sisgeo-group specialized in concrete dam monitoring. Now, due to the succession of his position, he works as senior advisor and project manager for both companies, Huggenberger AG and Sisgeo.  

Daniel was and currently is lecturer for geotechnical instrumentation at seminars, conferences, courses and workshops around the world and has published more than 30 scientific papers.

Leader

Andrea Zattoni

Andrea Zattoni is a civil engineer. He graduated at Politecnico of Milano. He worked at ISMES from 1991to 1998  in the monitoring department of the Geotechnical Division. Andrea Zattoni has 30 years of experience in monitoring system related to dam safety, structure and hydro-geological hazard in Italy and abroad . He worked in SISGEO for two years and in 2000 he joined Enel.Hydro where he worked as  Project Manager for international project till 2004. In 2004 he was hired by CESI SpA in ISMES Division where he assumed the responsibility of Head of monitoring Department and acted as international Project Manager. From 2016 till 2018 he  worked as a resident engineer in Rio de Janerio in CESI do Brasil for the ISMES Division of CESI SpA.

At present  in CESI SpA, he cover the role as Global Key Account for monitoring system as well as Business Development in Italy for Water and Infrastucture.Main projects which Andrea Zattoni acted as Project Manager are:, Itaipu Dam in Brazil and Paraguay including implementation of an Early Warning System, Khao Laem Dam integrated monitoring system (static, seismic and hdyro-meteorological) in Thailand, Pisa Tower during the recovery tilting project, San Marco Bell Tower in Venice, Giotto Tower Bell in Florence, the structural monitoring system of the Chernobyl Power Unit N. 4 collapsed after the accident in 1986, the Landslide monitoring network along the Black Sea Cost in Bulgaria, hydrometeorological monitoring network to detect the risk of avalanches along the Italian Alps, the Rosone landslide monitoring  project.

Sponsor

Leader

Paolo Mazzanti

Paolo Mazzanti (MSc in Geology and PhD in Earth Sciences) is Professor of Remote Sensing at the Department of Earth Sciences of “Sapienza” University of Rome and CEO of NHAZCA S.r.l., spin-off of “Sapienza” University of Rome. Paolo is the organizer and scientific leader of several international courses including the annual “International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring” that, in the last 6 years, attracted more than 600 people from 60 countries and 50 partners.

Paolo is responsible of consulting projects concerning tunnels, oil & gas, dams, open mines, large transportations infrastructures and landslides for National and International firms and agencies, in 10 countries. Paolo is member of the TRB (Transportation Research Board) Engineering Geology Committee and of the informal FMGM (Field Measurement in Geomechanics) committee and associated with several scientific associations (e.g. ISHMII, AIGA).

Paolo tutored and co-tutored more than 30 MSc and PhD theses in Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering and Remote Sensing and has been invited lecturer at several International Universities and Research Centers (e.g. Italy, France, UK, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Germany, USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Belgium).

Paolo is author of about 100 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings concerning the following topics: a) engineering geology (landslides, subsidences, settlements, snow avalanches); b) geological remote sensing; c) geotechnical and structural monitoring; d) monitoring by ground based and satellite radar; e) monitoring of civil structures and infrastructures, including cultural heritages; f) geotechnical assets management.

Leader

Branko Glišić

Associate Professor Branko Glišić received his degrees in Civil Engineering and Theoretical Mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. at the EPFL, Switzerland. After eight-year long experience at SMARTEC, Switzerland, he has been employed at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Princeton University. His areas of interest are Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methods, advanced sensors based on fiber-optics, large-area electronics and conductive polymers, SHM data analysis, smart structures and heritage structures. For his overall research achievements, he received 2013 SHM Person of the Year Award by the editors and associate editors of “Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal”, as well as several other awards.

Prof. Glišić is author and co-author of more than hundred published papers, four university courses and short course on SHM, and the book “Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring”. He is Vice President and Council Member of ISHMII, and member or committee member of several other professional associations (ACI, EMI, TRB, IABSE, ASCE, IABMAS, etc.) and journal editorial boards (ASE, Sensors, FiBE, and SMM).

Sponsor

Leader

Andrea Manconi

Andrea Manconi is trained as an Environmental Engineer (University of Cagliari, Italy) and received the PhD in Natural Sciences from the University Potsdam, Germany in 2009. He has worked as research scientist first at the Helmholtz Centre of Geosciences GFZ Potsdam, Germany, (2005-2009)  and then at the National Research Council, Italy, (2009-2015). Since August 2015 he is senior scientist and lecturer in engineering geology at the ETH Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences (www.engineeringgeology.ethz.ch), and in May 2019 he joined GAMMA Remote Sensing AG (www.gamma-rs.ch) as a scientific collaborator. His activities include monitoring, analysis and modeling of surface deformation due to volcanic and seismic activity, as well as landslide and geo-hydrological phenomena. He holds the habilitation as professor in Engineering Geology and Geophysics.

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