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 Co-founder of NHAZCA S.r.l., Startup 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 8 years, attracted more than 700 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.
Giorgio is an independent consultant with his Company SMAK s.a.s. since 2015.
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 till 2014, continuing 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 is vice chair of ISSMGE TC220 Field Monitoring.
Andrew Ridley is the Managing Director of Geotechnical Observations Ltd (GeO), which he founded in 2000. GeO specialise in the installation, reading, reporting and interpretation of geotechnical instrumentation. Andrew obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1984, followed it with a Masters Degree in Soil Mechanics from Imperial College London in 1988 and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College in 1993 for his work on “the measurement of soil moisture suction”. He has served on the Advisory Panel for Geotechnical Engineering (the proceedings of the ICE), was on the Steering Committee for CIRIA 550 Infrastructure Embankments – Condition Appraisal and Remedial Treatment and represents FMGM (Field Measurements in Geomechanics) on the BGA committee.
He is also the UK representative on ISO/TC182/WG2, which is drafting International Standards for geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. In 2016 he was awarded the John Mitchell Gold Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in recognition of his contributions to geotechnical engineering.
Andrew is a member of CEN/TC 341/WG1 Task Group 2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring.
Alessandro Palmieri has 48 years of experience worldwide in water infrastructure planning and development. He is internationally recognised as an authority on water resources infrastructure. Included in the list of the 60 most influential people ever in the dams and hydropower industry (October 2009). Awarded ICOLD’s honorary membership in recognition of services provided to the international dam society (May 2010). Awarded the India Power Award (November 2010) as one of the three top international actors in the hydropower business in the year.
He has been the Lead Dam Specialist in the World Bank from 1997 to 2013, with overall responsibility on technical aspects of the Institution’s portfolio of dams. Before joining the Bank, Mr Palmieri worked in the private sector for 22 years. During his career, he has been involved in the full development cycle of dams and hydro projects in 65 countries, in every continent, working for major international institutions, private consulting firms and an international industrial group specialising in the construction of large, complex civil infrastructure. He is currently an independent adviser on water infrastructure internationally.
Andrea Prota is a full professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture (DiSt) at the University of Naples Federico II. He has been teaching at the university since November 1st, 2015.
He has published over 450 scientific works in journals or presented at national and international conferences and commissions. The scientific articles authored by Andrea Prota summarize the main results of his theoretical and experimental research activities, which have predominantly focused on the following topics:
– Adhesion between concrete and composite material sheets;
– Flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete elements with innovative materials;
– Seismic reinforcement of beam-column nodes with FRP sheets and bars;
– Structural reinforcement of concrete silos with composites; analysis of reinforced concrete elements with FRP bars;
– Seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures strengthened with advanced materials;
– Confinement with composites of full and hollow cross-section elements under biaxial bending in concrete;
– Instability of smooth reinforcement bars in reinforced concrete subjected to monotonic and cyclic actions;
– Seismic behavior of masonry elements and structures reinforced with composites;
– Behavior of materials and structures subjected to rapid dynamic actions;
– Seismic behavior and improvement of structures in raw earth;
– Sustainability and LCA of reinforced concrete and masonry structures;
– Development of innovative materials for the reinforcement of reinforced concrete and masonry structures;
– Behavior of reinforced concrete and masonry structures under the effect of tsunami waves.
Claudio Margottini (hab. full Professor of Engineering Geology) is the former Scientific and Technological Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Egypt and currently adjunct Professor at UNESCO Chair in the University of Florence (Italy), at Galala University in Egypt and at National Research Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) in Egypt. He has served at the Geological Survey of Italy (ISPRA) and, as adjunct Professor at Modena (Italy) University and Huazong University (Wuhan, China).
He is trained as an Engineering Geologist (Università la Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 1979, summa cum laudae) and Engineering Seismologist (Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK, 1983).
Extensively supporting UNESCO and other international organizations all his life long, his major field of expertise embraces the development of engineering geological techniques for the conservation and protection of Cultural and Natural Heritages. With projects in 26 Countries worldwide, during his career he received numerous honours and awards in recognition of his services, mainly in less advantages Countries of the world.
He is author of about 330 publications and books.
Dr. Daniele Inaudi received a degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). In 1997, he obtained his Ph.D. in civil engineering at the IMAC Laboratory of Stress Analysis of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. In 2005, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Switzerland. Daniele Inaudi is co-founder of SMARTEC SA and General Manager of Roctest. He is author of more than 200 papers, five book chapters and a book on “Fiber Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring”.
Daniele Spizzichino holds a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Rome (1999). He got the PhD on Earth System Sciences: Environment, Resources and Cultural Heritage at Modena and Reggio Emilia (2012). Daniele has developed a very strong expertise in ICT (e.g. hydrological risk analysis, digital maps on natural risk elaboration, Earth Observation, GIS, geo-hazard and risk assessment, geotechnical modelling) applied to cultural heritage protection domains. He has worked and coordinate, as a researcher and professional consultant, several research team work. Since 2000 his geotechnical engineering skills has been especially addressed to: executive design of Cultural Heritage low impact mitigation measures; monitoring system implementation (e.g. remote sensing, satellite and traditional topographical network), natural hazard risk assessment and protection plan for Natural and Cultural Heritage. In particular, he has been extensively supporting national and international organizations (e.g. UNESCO, WMF, ICOMOS) in several research projects of the World Heritage sites such as: (Machu Picchu) Peru, (Aksum, Lalibela) Ethiopia, (Tiwanaku) Bolivia, (Ester Island) Chile, Georgia (Vardzia and David Gareji), Armenia, Jordan (Petra), (Bamiyan Valley) Afghanistan, (Lumbini and Katmandu) Nepal, Madagascar (Antananarivo), (Pompei, Tarquinia and Roma) and many others. Author and co-author of more than 150 publications and books. He has published several articles in scientific journal, papers and conference proceedings. He is a member of many associations (ICOMOS, AGI (TC301), ICL, IAEG). He is currently employed – as senior researcher – at ISPRA, Dept. for the Geological Survey of Italy, elected member of the scientific board of the institute and adjunct professor to the UNESCO Chair on prevention and sustainable management on Geo-Hydrological Hazards.
Eliano Romani is Head of the Engineering Department of Metro C S.c.p.A., that is the General Contractor charged with the design, performance, works supervision, and supply of rolling stock for the Line C of the Rome Underground. The Line C project is the first fully automated underground railway line in Rome and consists of 30 new stations and 34 km of TBM tunnels with about 10 km that run under the historical city centre of Rome.
With ten years’ experience on construction of underground lines and structures, Eliano designs in particular underground stations, TBM tunnels and tunnels excavated with the open face traditional method.
He received his MSc in Civil Engineering in 2004 at the University “Tor Vergata”, Rome, and in 2006 he began to work as Civil Engineer at Metro C, managing the geotechnical and structural design of several metro stations. In Metro C he learned a good competence in the use of innovative geotechnical technologies, such as soil ground freezing used in Metro C to excavate the tunnels that under crossed the pre-existing San Giovanni Line A station or the compensation grouting that is a method to reduce the potential interaction between the existing buildings and TBM tunnel excavations.
Archaeologist, degree in Literature and specialisation in Archaeology.
In 1999 he obtained a postgraduate degree in Museum and General Education and in 2005 a PhD in Archaeology and Post-classical Antiquities. He was an archaeological officer for the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and director of the National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli from 2013 to 2015. He has directed the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto and the Archaeological Area of Carsulae. Since 2018, he has been teaching at the University of Udine as a lecturer of the course on Tourism Enhancement of Cultural Heritage within the Master’s Degree Course in Management of Tourism and Cultural Events. He has been Director of the Campi Flegrei Archaeological Park since 2019.
Dr. Hlepas leads the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Geotechnical, Geology, and Materials Community of Practice and is the proponent for the USACE Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring Community of Practice. She has 15 years of experience working as a geotechnical engineering working on a variety of large civil works projects including dams, levees, and confined disposal facilities. Dr. Hlepas has focused much of her career on advancing the instrumentation and performance monitoring state-of-practice including updating engineering guidance, performing reviews of Instrumentation and Monitoring Programs, and leading the effort to implement an enterprise-level instrumentation data management system. She has developed and taught multiple instrumentation and performance monitoring courses and workshops and has authored numerous papers on both geotechnical investigations and instrumentation topics.
Dr. Hlepas is also currently the chairperson the US Society of Dams (USSD) Monitoring of Dams and Their Foundations Committee as well as a member of multiple professional organizations. She has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Columbia University in New York, a doctorate degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.
Daniele Ortelli is Head of Risk Engineering & Loss Prevention for Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Italy since 2013 and for Assicurazioni Generali in Italy since 2008, when was assigned the task of growing the Loss Prevention Department in Italy as well as supporting the expansion of the international network.
Daniele manages the Risk Engineer Teams for Property & Construction and Property & Casualty, Marine; he coordinates the risk assessment activities for the Underwriting and supports risk management process for both Clients and partner brokers.
He’s also a member of various Committees for Generali, including the International Risk Engineering Network Team and he is involved in developing projects for the Group in different LoBs and Areas such as Claims, BC, IT, IoT, AI, Communication and Marketing.
From 2005 to 2008, he was Head of Corporate for the Casualty Underwriting Department in Italy and before he led various Casualty UW teams focusing on domestic and international business.
Daniele is in Generali Group since 1992 and graduated in Economy in 1991 at the University of Venice “Cà Foscari”. He is interested in economics, business and risk management.
Klaus was born in 1958 in Austria. After graduating as a Mining Engineer from Mining University Leoben, he worked on university research projects in tunnelling for the first years of his professional career. In 1987 Klaus became co-founder and, since then, Managing Director & Partner of Geodata Survey & Monitoring Group ( www.geodata.com ). He was active as a lecturer at Technical University Vienna and Leader of the ITAtech Working Group “Monitoring” for several years. Geodata is a specialist provider of surveying, instrumentation & monitoring, and geophysical services. The company also manufactures and offers geotechnical instruments, data acquisition solutions, a range of survey targets, a software package for tunnel surveying, and guidance systems for TBM and roadheaders. Geodata’s leading monitoring information management system Kronos contributes to projects worldwide. Besides numerous road and railway tunnels and hydropower projects, recent assignments include Thames Tideway in London, Cityringen in Copenhagen, NorthConnex and WestConnex in Sydney and metro lines in Bangalore, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Vienna.
Jürgen Fleitz is the managing director of the Spanish engineering firm OFITECO, specialized in providing monitoring solutions for civil infrastructures since 1971. Jürgen holds a master’s degree in civil engineering by the Technical University of Munich where he graduated in 1988. He started his professional career in the department of hydraulic works of the German engineering consultant company LAHMEYER INTERNATIONAL. He joined OFITECO in 1991 and has over 30 years of experience in the field of behaviour studies and safety assessments of infrastructures.
Jürgen has also a vast experience in flood and water resources management applying modern technologies of monitoring and data management. Jürgen is a member of the Spanish Committee on Large Dams, president of the Spanish Technical Committee on Dam Monitoring from 2006 to 2018 and former vice-chairman of the Technical Committee on Dam Surveillance of ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams). He also participates as an official member in the Spanish Commission on Large Dams, responsible for dam safety regulations.
Leen de Vos (MSc in civil engineering and PhD in hydraulic engineering) is working as a geotechnical engineer for the Flemish Government for almost 15 years. She is the coordinator of the geotechnical monitoring cel within the Geotechnics Division of the Department of Mobility and Public Works (Flemish Government).
Leen’s main tasks include geotechnical and monitoring advise for large infrastructures or large construction sites within Flanders, drafting internal guidelines and technical specifications for public works and research and development within her group.
Leen is a member of CEN/TC 341/WG1 Task Group 2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring and a member of ISSMGE TC220 on Field Monitoring and ISSMGE 206 on Interactive Design.
Francesco Fornari is a civil engineer who graduated with a degree in Civil Hydraulic Engineering. He serves as the head of Dams and Civil Infrastructures Safety Hydro Italy at Enel Green Power Italy. Since 2010, Fornari is the chairman of the dam rehabilitation technical committee and oversees the Permanent observatory on dam rehabilitation. He coordinates University Open days and represents Italy on the ICOLD Technical Committee on Dam Safety. Fornari is also the vice chairman of the ICOLD TC on Maintenance and Rehabilitation.
Since 2021 he is full professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (DISG) of Sapienza University of Rome. Graduated in Civil Engineering at Sapienza, he received a MS in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from DISG. His research interests are in the dynamics and morphology of structural systems. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (Sage), reviewer of the major international journals in the field of structural dynamics, founding partner of Diamonds srl, Spin-Off of Sapienza for diagnostics and monitoring of structures. Author of more than 70 peer reviewed publications, he gave invited seminars at MIT, Technion, CISM, TU Wien, Univ. of Aberdeen, USC. Recently funded projects as PI are:
– “REcube: REthink, REvive, REuse – Transmitting the knowledge for the green regeneration of the European Concrete Heritage”, Erasmus+ KA220, Sapienza team, 21-24;
– “Seismic assessment and structural health monitoring of Palazzetto dello Sport by P.L. Nervi and A. Vitellozzi”, Rome Municipality, 20-22;
– “The Flaminio Stadium by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi in Rome: an interdisciplinary conservation plan”, Getty Foundation, 17-20.
Martin Derby, VP of Oil and Gas Client Programs/Pipeline Geohazards has over 39 years of experience in subsurface exploration, monitoring/pipeline subsidence, geohazard analysis & geotechnical design for soil stabilization.
Martin is the Chair of the Association of Geohazard Professionals –Monitoring & Instrumentation and is also a committee member of the Geohazards group of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Martin received his civil engineering technology degree from Hudson Valley Community College, his bachelor’s in geology from the University at Buffalo, and his master’s in geoscience from Montclair State University.
Martin has co-authored eight published papers on geohazard identification, monitoring and slope mitigation in the past eight years and is a professional licensed geologist in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Alaska. International speaker on the impacts of geohazards on pipeline infrastructure/monitoring techniques with countries that include Argentina (Buenos Aires); Canada (Calgary); Italy (University of Rome); Peru (Lima); Scotland (Edinburgh), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), and various cities in the United States.
Sébastien Brague is the Head of international business Development of SIXENSE. Sébastien received, in 2000, a MSc in Civil Engineering specialised in Geotechnics and Hydraulics by the Engineering school ENSE3 (formerly called ENSHMG) which belongs to Grenoble Institute of Technology – France.
He started his professional career in SOLDATA – which becomes SIXENSE in 2016 – being involved in large projects of infrastructures (HS rails, dams, harbours, metros, foundations, etc.) around the world. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring.”
Sebastiano Rampello is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Rome La Sapienza – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica – teaching Foundations and earth retaining structures and Deep excavations and tunnelling in urban areas held at the1st and the 2nd years of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
In recent years he has dealt with the following research topics:
– interaction of tunnelling and deep excavations with massive historical buildings and monuments;
– reduction of tunnel-induced displacements via diaphragm walls;
– reduction of ground movements induced by deep excavations using sacrificial cross-walls or buttress-walls pre-installed inside the excavation area, or pre-installed soil improvement in front of the wall;
– seismic performance and failure interaction domains of caisson foundations of bridge piers;
– evaluation of seismic stability and performance of slopes and earth dams.
He is national coordinator of the research project funded by the Department of Civil Protection through the Consortium RELUIS on the WP 2: Slope Stability and is coordinator of the research unity of Rome La Sapienza for the research project of national interest, PRIN, on Risk Assessment of Earth Dams and River Embankments to Earthquakes and Floods (REDREEF), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).
Vanessa Bateman, PG, PE, D.GE is currently the Chief of Civil Works Engineering, Engineering & Construction Division at the US Army Corps of Engineers. She previously served as the Principle Geotechnical Engineer for USACE as the Geotechnical, Geology and Materials Community of Practice lead. She has 25+ years in the field of geology and geotechnical engineering working at both the Tennessee Department of Transportation and at USACE with a wide background in geotechnics and geotechnical data management with particular interests in rock slope engineering, instrumentation, grouting, karst and dam safety working on many large projects such as the US 64 Ocoee River Rockslide, I-24 Rockslide, Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall, Center Hill Dam Barrier Wall and Stability Berm, Mosul Dam Foundation Grouting, Chickamauga Lock, Kentucky Lock, as well as major transportation infrastructure.
She has been extensively involved in Rockfall assessment and mitigation starting from early in her career working on the development of Tennessee Department of Transportations first Rockfall Inventory and as the lead for the Rockfall Program at TDOT. She’s had a particular interest in instrumentation to monitor and assess landslides, rockfall sites, dams, locks and other large infrastructure with a long term interest in innovation. She has been highly involved in construction, instrumentation and geotechnical data management starting with the Rockfall Management program at the State of Tennessee as well as on major dam safety modification projects at USACE starting with Wolf Creek Dam Barrier Wall project. She has a BS in Geology from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a BS and MS in Geological Engineering from the University of Idaho. She is Professional Geologist and Professional Engineer registered in the state of Tennessee and is a D.GE (Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering) with the ASCE.
Peter Lamb is Instrumentation and Monitoring Manager, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, for Tetra Tech Coffey, based in Perth, Australia. He has over 25 years geotechnical and engineering geological experience in technical consulting, operational and project management roles in open pit and underground mining, civil engineering, transport infrastructure and natural hazards projects. Peter leads Tetra Tech’s I&M group, providing a full suite of specialist monitoring services across all stages of mining and civil/transportation projects. He consults locally and internationally, with most of his time focussed on instrumentation and monitoring within the vast Western Australian mining industry.
Peter is a founding executive member of ISSMGE TC220 Field Monitoring in Geomechanics.
Vincent Lamour is Director of Infrastructure Market at Socotec Monitoring France. In 2008, Vincent Lamour founded Cementys, currently a 120 engineer SHM company, acquired by SOCOTEC group in 2020.
Passionate about risk mitigation and service life extension for ageing infrastructures, Vincent develops and markets innovative optical fiber sensing solutions and IoT devices in order to optimize maintenance based on measurement and data science.
Graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay with a Master Degree in Civil Engineering and Material Science, Vincent Lamour had twenty years of experience in the construction industry (R&D engineer at Lafarge Group) and academic research (Researcher at University of California Berkeley, Associate Professor at the ENS Paris-Saclay in the Civil Engineering Department). He currently holds 6 international patents on monitoring technologies.
In 2014, Vincent Lamour received the Montgolfier Prize from the French Industry National Association (“SEIN”). In 2016, He received the regional Projects, Facilities and Construction Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Walter Steiner has 50 years of professional experience, as he obtained the diploma in Civil Engineering from ETH Zürich in 1972. After working as an engineer in practice in Switzerland and the USA he obtained a SMCE and a Doctor of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His work experience includes Geotechnical aspects with infrastructure work, rail and road tunnels in soil and rock, dams and slopes, in Switzerland, Europe and overseas. At present, he is a Senior consultant at B+S AG, Bern Switzerland. He has been involved in the development of geotechnical standards with CEN TC-341 and ISO TC-182 and has been convenor of the working group ISO TC-182/WG2 Geotechnical Monitoring.
Werner Lienhart is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Measurement Systems (IGMS) at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Prior to this position, he was Product Manager Innovation at Leica Geosystems at the Headquarter in Switzerland.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the monitoring of civil engineering structures using geodetic, geotechnical and fibre optic sensors. Prof. Lienhart has published more than 140 papers and holds several patents. He is President of the Austrian Geodetic Commission (OeGK) and President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII).
Furthermore, Prof. Lienhart is co-founder of ACI Monitoring, a company specialized in fibre optic sensing in civil engineering and geotechnical applications.
Massimo Comedini is the head of Architecture, Environment and Territory Department at Italferr.
He has been working at Italferr for twenty years. He comes from an experience in the field of geology and geotechnics applied to slopes stabilization, soil reinforcement, waterproofing and river training with the use of traditional geotechnical solutions, geosynthetics and bioengineering. Starting from 2023 in Italferr he worked assuming various roles in the field of construction management and subsequently in the design of railway lines.
The department he is currently in charge of is responsible for the design specialists of: environment, applied geology, hydrogeological instability mitigation, architecture, landscape, archeology, construction site management, excavation earth management and water management.
He has been involved in the construction or design of railway lines, including high-speed railways, throughout Italy.
The design structures of Applied Geology and Mitigation of Hydrogeological Instability, under his Department, dealsdaily with the geotechnical, hydraulic and defense works integrity monitoring, aimed at the design of new infrastructures or the defense of existing infrastructures.
Per Sparrevik, Technical Adviser at NGI (MSc. 1985), with more than 35 years’ experience from various geotechnical and structural monitoring projects in the field. His expert skills are especially related to instrumentation systems for real-time installation control and structural health monitoring of offshore structures and foundations. In addition, he has a solid track record developing monitoring solutions for large scale field tests, geohazard assessment, and geophysical applications. He has a broad professional background that combined with extensive field experience includes geotechnical and structural aspects, sensing techniques and data presentation as well as practical aspects related installation and use of sensors systems in harsh conditions (offshore/onshore). His trademark is “Development of customized monitoring solutions in a practical setting”. Since 2010 Mr. Sparrevik has been technical responsible for development of instrumentation systems used for monitoring control during installation of offshore wind turbine foundations.
Marco Rettighieri is an experienced manager in railway transportation and complex projects. He opened the Torino-Lione construction site while working as general director for Ltf. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Italy proposed his name for appointment as commissioner for completion of works on Genoa-Milan railway link. Rettighieri has also directed Tav construction site in Valsusa and worked with Rome’s transport company and Expo Milan. He was relieved from his position as commissioner of Cociv Consortium but was later recalled as president by Minister Toninelli who appointed him commissioner of work. Rettighieri has long experience in railway transport sector and since February 2019 has been responsible for implementation of “Extraordinary program of urgent investments” for recovery and development of Port of Genoa. He is known as a problem solver and has worked on various projects including Expo construction sites and Atac (Rome transportation company).
Elena Francioni is Head of Italian Market for the Sales Civilian Market in e-GEOS. With a Graduated in degree in Physics Science, she joined Telespazio after a Master Degree in Space and Communication Systems. She has been Technical Manager for GIS solutions for infrastructure domain and Project Manager for commercial and EU funded projects. After some year as Product Manager responsible for Assets and Infrastructure solutions, when she supported the development of platforms a new products concerning the assets and territory management, she joined the Marketing and Sales department as responsible for Italian National Recovery Plan initiatives and she is responsible for the Italian Civil Market.
Elena Piantelli is a business unit manager with experience in sales, business development, tendering process and key account management for the rail & tunneling industries and natural hazard monitoring. She has a strong background in high tech solutions and added-value services for digital transformation. Elena is skilled in leading sales and technical teams, and has a customer-focused approach to understand their needs. She holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi, and has studied Global Economics, Markets and Institutions at Franckfurt School of Finance & Management. Elena currently works as a Business Unit Manager at SPEKTRA, which is the exclusive Italian distributor for Trimble, and has previously worked as a Sales Manager at Leica Geosystems, specializing in monitoring and control for tunneling and railway solutions.
PhD degree in geological sciences. His research interests are mainly focused on active tectonics, Quaternary geology and paleoseismology. Since 2000 employed at the Geological Survey of Italy within ISPRA – the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research.
At international level, has participated to numerous EU-funded research projects in different geological topics mainly focused on earth observation and remote sensing and also to two projects funded by US institutions in the field of tectonic geomorphology and paleoseismology.
He has represented ISPRA at International Organizations (IAEA, UNESCO, etc.) and at global and European programmes dealing with earth observation (GEOSS and Copernicus).
He has collaborated with the European Environmental Agency through three Topic Centres on Land Use and Spatial Information.
Since 2012 is the National Delegate for Italy at EuroGeoSurveys – the organization of 37 Geological Surveys in Europe, contributing to the Expert Groups on Earth Observation, Geohazard and International Cooperation. In this field, he has promoted even the implementation of cooperation projects with not-European geological surveys (from Israel, China and USA).
Since 2017 is Head of Geological Surveys System and National Geological Heritage Unit.
Since 2017 is coordinating the National Board of Operative Geology involving experts in earth observation from regional geological surveys. This Board has provided user requirements for the implementation of a national ground motion service based on PS, under development within the Mirror Copernicus programme.
Since 2022 is the scientific coordinator of the PNRR project “GeoSciences IR” funded by NextGenerationEU programme aimed at developing a research infrastructure for the Italian Network of Regional Geological Surveys (namely Rete Italiana dei Servizi Geologici – RISG).
Author of more than 60 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals.
Vincenzo Caci graduated in Civil Engineering at Parma University in 2000 and started his career in a General Contractor Company active in large infrastructures. While working at High-Speed Railway Milano-Bologna, Vincenzo went in touch with geotechnical and structural monitoring “world”. In 2008 he joined SISGEO Srl as a Sales Engineer, where he gained experience as Project Manager for large monitoring systems. His career continued in SISGEO, where he was mainly dedicated to the business expansion worldwide. In 2011 he was appointed as International Sales Manager and in 2016 as Sales Director. After three years’ experience as General Manager of HUGGENBERGER AG – the world’s oldest monitoring instrumentation manufacturer Company acquired by SISGEO in 2018 – he returned to SISGEO headquarter in 2022 as General Manager. Vincenzo holds an Executive Master in Business Administration from Politecnico di Milano since 2020.
Head of the National Agency for Rail and Road and Motorway Safety – ANSFISA (formerly ANSF until 29 November 2020). Appointed Director of the Technical Vehicle Analysis Office (from 1 December 2020) within the Technical Standards Sector. Assignment of coordination of the permanent working group “Civil Railway Works Task Force”.
Born in Pompei in 1967, graduated in Civil Engineering in Naples in 1992 with the highest honors cum laude. In 1996 he obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy, and in 1997 he was awarded with a scholarship for a post-doctoral research topic jointly with the University of Ghent (Belgium) on the experimental behavior of piled foundations. He has collaborated with the Building Research Establishment (UK) participating in the monitoring of the underground extension of the Jubilee Line in London, with Geomechanical Lab. of the University of Ghent under the supervision of prof. Van Impe, with the group of University of Western Australia under the supervision of Prof. Randolph.
He is actually full professor of Foundation Engineering in Polytechnic School of the Federico II and he is the coordinator of the Master course on Geotechnical Engineering for design of infrastructures of University Federico II. He has been appointed as chair and general reporter in a number of International Conferences. In particular in 2005, he was designated as co-author by ISSMGE for the General Report on the State of the Art of Pile foundations on the occasion of the World Conference of ISSMGE in Osaka. He is author of nearly 200 scientific publications and a monograph in English, published by Taylor & Francis on the topics of shallow and deep foundations. He is member of the presidential council board of the Italian Geotechnical Association (member of ISSMGE) and he is a nominated member of the ISSMGE Technical Committee 220 on Field Geotechnical Monitoring and member, nominated by the Chair, of the ISSGME Technical Committee 212 on Deep Foundations.
Giuseppe Palermo graduated in civil engineering in 2003 and PhD in Structural Engineering in 2007. After more than ten years of professional (as freelance) and research experiences at the University, with several international scientific publication (mostly in seismic engineering), he started working as engineer for the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport in 2017 and for the Italian Agency for the Safety of Railway and Road Infrastructures (ANSFISA) at the end of 2020. In ANSFISA he is primarily working on the developing of the Safety Management System for road infrastructures, on the application of the recent guidelines for the management of existing road bridges and on the definition of the new guidelines for the management of existing railway bridges. He is also member of different working group including the ones at the Italian National Standards Body (UNI) and at the Italian Superior Council of Public Works (CSLP) for the structural monitoring.
Marzia Malavisi is working in the field of structural health monitoring since 2014 and actually she is Head of Structural Monitoring team in Movyon (Autostrade per l’Italia spa). With a Master degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Structural Monitoring, she joined Jacobacci&Partners as patent engineer from 2015 to 2016, deepening skills and expertise in intellectual property rights (IPR) and innovation in the field of civil engineering. In 2016 she joined SafeCertifiedStructure Ingegneria as R&D Manager, working on the design and development of new technologies for infrastructure monitoring and diagnostic. In 2020 she joined Movyon as R&D Stream Leader, where she has been extensively involved in bridge assessment, monitoring and maintenance innovative solution and methodology. After some years in the R&D team, she joined the Engineering department with the responsibility to develop monitoring solutions for large highway infrastructures, such as bridge and tunnels. Marzia has published more than 30 papers on structural monitoring technologies and methods.
Stefano Scialanca is a Civil Engineer with experience in design, construction and management of roads and railways infrastructures.
In February 2022 he joined the “Direzione Operativa” of ANAS (Manager of the Italian National Roads), dealing with the management of the existing tunnels along the road national network, involved in the coordination of the design of maintenance projects, risk evaluation, inspections and monitoring.
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