Trainers

Trainers – 2018

Training in Italy

Module 1 – Environmental pollution control

Stefano CERNUSCHI

Full professor of Environmental Engineering and Air Pollution Control Technologies at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary-Environmental Engineering. His main scientific and research fields include air quality evaluation and control, gaseous emissions characterization, air pollution control technologies, solid waste treatment and disposal and related environmental effects. He has authored and coauthored over 120 papers on these topics in the international and national scientific literature, whilst acting also as main scientific responsible of research activities in the same fields of interest. He is President of the scientific committee of LEAP (Energy and Environmental Laboratory of Piacenza), a consortium participated by Politecnico di Milano, and was President of the Programme Board of Environmental and Land Planning Engineering graduate course at the same university.

Giovanni LONATI

He graduated in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic specialisation, at Politecnico di Milano in 1993. In 1996, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996. Former researcher and assistant professor, he is now Associate Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2000, his teaching activity has focused on the field of environmental engineering, with particular attention for air pollution control technologies and atmospheric pollution. His main research interests include statistical analysis of air pollution data, ambient air measurements and chemical speciation of airborne particles.

Serafino DI ROSARIO

He is an Acoustic Consultant with 15 years experience in the EU and UK in Environmental and Building Acoustics design. He graduated in Structural engineering in Italy and then developed a career in acoustics due to his high curiosity in everything related to sound and listening. Currently, he works as Senior Acoustic Consultant in London for the BDP (Building Design Partnership), an architectural practice. He also develops his own research projects in acoustics for classical music in outdoor settings and acoustic measurements mainly using Impulse response analysis and tetrahedral microphone techniques. He has been working in collaboration with Prof. Livio Mazzarella of Politecnico di Milano from 2004 until 2007. The University still provides its support for his own research projects.

Livio MAZZARELLA

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at  Politecnico di Milano and then obtained a degree in Energetics in 1987. He is Full Professor of “Building Physics and Building Energy System” at Politecnico di Milano, he is currently teaching “Buildings Thermo-Physics”, “Acoustics in Building”, “Energy Savings and Renewable Energies in Buildings” and “Applied Acoustics and Lighting “. He has made research in the fields of Building Physics, Renewable Energy, Applied Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer and Applied Acoustics. He is president of SC5-CTI (sub-committee of National Standard Organization) on HVAC, vice-president of AICARR (Italian Associations of Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Ventilation) and vice-president of the Technology and Research Committee and president of Cooperation Group of REHVA (Federation of European HVAC Associations.

Marco PETRANGELI PAPINI

He graduated with honors in Industrial Chemistry in 1990 and then obtained a PhD in “Chemical Sciences” in 1994. He is Associate Professor of Chemical Plants at the Department of Chemistry of the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, where he holds the course of “Chemical Processes and Plants” and “Dynamics of Pollutants and Remediation of Contaminated Sites”. He carries out research mainly in the field of study and development of processes and technologies for the reclamation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Author in this field of over 60 scientific publications in magazines and books with international circulation, over 80 communications at national/international conferences. He holds 5 industrial patents concerning water purification and remediation of contaminated sites. He is Director of the Master Course in “Characterization and Technologies for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites” at La Sapienza University. He acts as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in the Oil and gas Section due to his vast experience in the management of contaminated sites. He is coordinator of several national and international projects concerning the remediation of contaminated sites.

Giuseppe SAPPA

He graduated in Civil Engineering in 1987 and has been Researcher from 1996 to 2006. He then became Associate Professor in Engineering Geology at Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of La Sapienza University of Rome. He teaches “Engineering Geology, Applied Hydrogeology and Contaminated Site Management” at the same Faculty. He is Dean of Sustainable Building Engineering for Bachelor and Master Courses. He has been Member of the College of PhD Research Professors of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering at La Sapienza University in Rome from 2011. From 1999 to 2008, he has been Member of the Special Scientific Commission at the Waste Solid and Contaminated Sites Emergency Authority in Lazio Region, jointly established by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Since 2017, he is scientific consultant for Environmental Characterization Plan execution at Malagrotta Waste Solid Landfill in Rome. He is now High Scientific Consultant of Leonardo S.p.A. for Contaminated Site Characterization and Remediation. He has authored more than 40 publications dealing with soil and groundwater environmental characterization.

Module 2 – Energy Efficiency in Industry, Cogeneration and Renewable Energy

Ennio MACCHI

Emeritus Professor at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano. He has extensively researched in the field of  Energy conversion systems, teaching the same subject to graduate students. He contributed to the foundation of the Energy Department at Politecnico, and became its first Director. He founded the Gecos (Group of Energy Conversion Systems), one of the largest academic research group on energy in Europe. He has authored more than 200 papers and books on applied thermodynamics, fluid-dynamics, cogeneration, turbomachinery, power cycles, clean coal technologies, carbon capture and storage, heat pumps, organic rankine cycles, renewable energy sources, energy saving, energy storage, cogeneration, fuel cells, gas turbines and combined cycles, hydrogen economy. He has been working as consultant for several Italian and international companies in the above-mentioned fields. Eventually, he has acted as scientific coordinator of several research programs, sponsored by E.E.C, C.N.R., E.N.E.A., Italian Ministry of Education, on power conversion, energy saving, heat recovery, combined cycles, geothermal and solar energy, carbon capture and storage, etc.

Paolo SILVA

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and obtained a PhD in Energetics at Politecnico di Milano in 2001. Currently, he is Associate Professor of “Power Production from Renewable Energy”. Since 1999, he has been working as a researcher at the Energy Department of Politecnico in the field of high efficiency power plants, cogeneration, renewable energy, in particular concentrating solar power plants. He has been scientific coordinator for Politecnico in several national and international research projects. He has extensively worked in cooperation with the Energy Department of Politecnico and major Italian companies for research activities in the field of energy facilities and research facilities. He has carried out research with the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano jointly with Italian companies, energy utilities and research facilities. He is author of many papers and 2 books in the field of renewable energy and cogeneration.

Nicola FERGNANI

He completed his Master of Science in Energy Engineering in 2010. Since then, he has been a researcher at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano. His main research topics are cogeneration for industrial application and small-hydro, with a focus on Archimedean Screw Generators. He is also manager of a start-up company involved in EPC for low-head hydroelectric plants in Italy.

Matteo ROMANO

He is Associate Professor of Energy Systems at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano, he got a MSc in Environmental engineering and a PhD in Energy Engineering both at Politecnico di Milano. He is author of about 100 scientific papers, four book chapters and two patents on novel technologies for emission reduction and efficiency improvement of power plants and energy intensive industries. Matteo Romano is currently involved in 5 EU projects on low emission and efficient production of power, hydrogen, cement, steel and biofuels. Moreover, he has been responsible for scientific and technical contracts with power utilities, heat exchangers manufacturer, cement producer, water management company and European research institutes.

Stefano CAMPANARI

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 at Politecnico di Milano and then obtained a PhD in Energy Sciences in 1999 at the Politecnico di Milano. From 1998 to 2002, he has been researcher at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano focusing on high efficiency cogeneration plants based on high temperature fuel cells and gas turbine cycles. From 2002 to 2006, he has been Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems at the Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano. Since May 2006, he has been working as Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Systems at the School of Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. He also works with utilities and research institutions for research contracts.

Simone FRANZÒ

Simone Franzò is Assistant Professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He focuses his research in the field of innovation management, with particular reference to Open Innovation, Energy management, with particular reference to the assessment of new technologies and business models. He is also consultant and research fellow at the Energy & Strategy Group of Politecnico di Milano. Simone Franzò teaches Business Administration and Energy Management Lab in Bachelor and Master of Science programs at the Management Engineering Faculty at Politecnico di Milano. He also teaches Energy Management courses in MBA, Executive MBA, and other Postgraduate courses at MIP, the Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano. Simone Franzò is Member of the Core Faculty of the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano.

Cesare Maria JOPPOLO

He is Full Professor at the School of Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, where he holds lectures and performs research in the fields of heat transfer, thermal systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is founder and director of the Air Lab, which conducts applied research and development in green and Hi-Tech air conditioning. The Air Lab encompasses two special facilities: the White Box, a cross-disciplinary cleanroom and a clean spaces ventilation research laboratory center, and the Museum Box, a Lab for R&D in environmental physics and engineering applied to the monitoring control of temperature, humidity, air contaminants and other environmental conditions with the aim of preserving art and historic collections. Mr. Joppolo has been President of the Italian Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Association (AICARR), and member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Contamination Control Association (ASCCA).

Enrico CAGNO

He is Full Professor of Industrial Mechanical Systems). He currently holds the following courses: “Industrial Systems: Sustainability and Social Challenges”, in the PhD of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (PhD-DRIG), at Politecnico di Milano, Italy; “Design & Management of Production Systems” (MSc), at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; “Project Management” (MSc), at the School of Industrial Engineering, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC), Castellanza (VA);  “Industrial and Mechanical Plants” (BSc), at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He focuses on Industrial Sustainability in Manufacturing Systems) and Risk Analysis & Management, Design and Management of Production Systems and Industrial Plants. He is author of more than 300 publications.

Mario Gualtiero Francesco MOTTA

He is Associate Professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering, with a Master on “Energy Systems and the Environment” at Strathclyde University in Glasgow (UK) in 1996. He obtained a PhD on Thermodynamics at the University of Genoa (I) in 2002. Moreover, he held an  individual fellowship for a post-doc position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg (D) between 2002 and 2004. His main research interests are: Building physics, HVAC systems for low energy houses, Solar assisted air-conditioning and refrigeration, Solar thermal technologies, tri-generation systems, Thermally driven cooling technologies, performance assessment of heating and cooling systems in real operating conditions, district heating and cooling. Mario Motta has been a member of the CNES (National Commission on Solar Energy) created in August 2006 by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, as consultancy organism for the legislation activities. Mario is the scientific coordinator of the Sino Italian Capacity Building for environmental protection (Sicab). He is associated fellow at the CNR – ICCOM (Italian National Council for Research – Institute for the Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds).

Marco ASTOLFI

He is Assistant Professor at the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano and he is lecturer of Energy Conversion. He focuses on the design and techno-economic optimization of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC,) mainly for exploitation of low-temperature geothermal sources and solar energy in CSP plants. He is one of the founders of the KCORC (Knowledge Center for ORC) and vice-chairman of ASME-IGTI ORC Committee. He is involved in different European projects focused on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), biofuels production and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power plants. Moreover, he is currently working on the design of stand-alone microgrid for rural electrification with high penetration of renewable energy sources and salinity gradient technologies for energy production.

Module 3 – Air quality control and urban waste disposal: technical and management planning aspects

Stefano CERNUSCHI

Full professor of Environmental Engineering and Air Pollution Control Technologies at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary-Environmental Engineering. His main scientific and research fields include air quality evaluation and control, gaseous emissions characterization, air pollution control technologies, solid waste treatment and disposal and related environmental effects. He has authored and coauthored over 120 papers on these topics in the international and national scientific literature, whilst acting also as main scientific responsible of research activities in the same fields of interest. He is President of the scientific committee of LEAP (Energy and Environmental Laboratory of Piacenza), a consortium participated by Politecnico di Milano, and was President of the Programme Board of Environmental and Land Planning Engineering graduate course at the same university.

Giovanni LONATI

He graduated in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic specialisation, at Politecnico di Milano in 1993. In 1996, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996. Former researcher and assistant professor, he is now Associate Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2000, his teaching activity has focused on the field of environmental engineering, with particular attention for air pollution control technologies and atmospheric pollution. His main research interests include statistical analysis of air pollution data, ambient air measurements and chemical speciation of airborne particles.

Giorgio GUARISO

He graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering in 1976. He has been working with the Egyptian Academy for Research and Technology, Cairo (Egypt), with the Italian National Research Council. In 1987, he became Associate Professor of Systems Analysis at the Department of Electronics and Information at Politecnico di Milano. Since 1994, he is Full Professor at the same department, where he teaches courses on modelling and simulation. He has always focused his research on the development of environmental models and decision support systems. He is associate editor of the “Environmental Modelling and Software” Journal, and from 2006 to 2008 was President of the International Modelling and Software Society. He is currently a member of the Academic Senate of Politecnico di Milano. He has published more than 140 technical papers on national and international journals and two international books.

Mario GROSSO

He is an environmental engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a PhD on dioxin formation and destruction in waste incineration plants. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico. He coordinates the AWARE (Assessment on WAste and REsources) research group, aimed at researching on waste prevention, technologies for recovery and disposal of solid waste, integrated waste management, flue gas treatment technologies for industrial plants, as well as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). He teaches “Solid waste management and treatment” and “Bio-energy and waste-to-energy technologies” at Politecnico di Milano, as well as “Principles of technologies for environmental protection” at L. Bocconi University.

Raffaella POMI

She is a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Associate Professor in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at La Sapienza University in Rome. She is a member of the International Working Group pHOENIX on Management of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Residues. Further, she is an active member of Sediment Management and Waste Management projects also in Developing Countries. She has authored more than 40 papers on International and National Journals, and more than 60 Papers on Proceedings of International Conferences. She has lectured at the University of Vienna (Austria). She has numerous collaborations with industries and research institute on topics related to hazardous waste treatment and disposal. She collaborates with industries and research institutes for waste management projects. She is an expert evaluator for the EU commission.

Alessandra POLETTINI

She is Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of La Sapienza University in Rome. Here, she chairs the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Environmental Engineering. She teaches Sanitary and Environmental Engineering and Solid Waste Treatment”. Her research focus includes treatment and recycling of residues from the thermal treatment of waste, anaerobic digestion of biodegradable organic wastes, environmental behaviour of waste materials, and treatment of contaminated dredged sediments. She has co-authored about 200 scientific papers, published in international journals or presented to international conferences.

Module 4 – Innovative Science Parks and Research/Industry Collaborations

Tommaso AGASISTI

Tommaso AGASISTI is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Public Management in the Master’s Degree in Management Engineering. He is co-director of the I&PA Area (Institutions and Public Administrations) at the MIP Politecnico Graduate School of Business. He carries out research on the issue of performance evaluation in public administrations, with particular reference to the school and university sector. He is the author of over 50 publications in international academic journals, as well as numerous articles and book chapters with national and international diffusion. Between 2014-2019, he is a member of the Provincial Evaluation Committee of the scholastic system of Provincia Autonoma di Trento.

Giovanni AZZONE

Giovanni AZZONE. He graduated with Honors in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Since 1994, he has been Full professor of Management Control Systems at Politecnico di Milano; he became Vice Rector in 2002 and was appointed Rector in 2010 (until December 2016). He is author/co-author of several papers in national and International Journals and conferences. Since February 2016, he has been President of Arexpo and in April he became an independent member of the board of Poste Italiane. In September 2016, he also became the Project Manager of “Casa Italia”, the national program for earthquakes’ disaster prevention established by Italian former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Since December 2017 is member of the board of directors of Ferrovie dello Stato.

Marco DALL’ORSO

Marco DALL’ORSO is Chief Operating Officer for real estate development and asset management at Arexpo SpA, the public-sector company in charge of the urban regeneration of the 1 million sqm former Expo Milan 2015 site. In this role he is orchestrating the transformation of the Site into “MIND – Milano Innovation District”, a catalyst for sustainable socio-economic growth, a new vibrant community fully integrated with the city centre of Milan. The mission is to create a unique, competitive national platform able to attract talents, businesses, universities, research centres and capital at global level. Before joining Arexpo SpA he held senior executive positions with leading real estate development and asset management organisations internationally. He holds a Civil Engineering degree, Laude, from University of Genoa, a Master of Science, Distinction, from Imperial College in London and an MBA Valedictorian from IMD in Lausanne. He has over 25 years combined experience in commercial real estate, infrastructure and environmental projects.

Alberto MINA

Alberto MINA earned his PhD in philosophy and has been fellow for 10 years at the University of Turin. From 2004 until 2009 he was Director General for Institutional and International Relations at the Lombardy Region. In 2009, he became Director General for Institutional Relations of Expo Milan 2015, in 2011 Head of the Office of the Commissioner General for Expo Milan 2015 and then responsible for institutional relations of the Italian Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015. Executive Master in international relations and diplomacy at the London School of Economics in 2016, he currently is Senior Advisor of public institutions and private companies for international strategies and relations.

Federico FRATTINI

Federico FRATTINI is Full Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Honorary Researcher at the Lancaster University Management School (UK). At the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Federico is Director of the MBA and Executive MBA Programs, Head of the Strategic Management Teaching Area, and Director of the Digital Learning Division. His area of research is innovation and strategic management, with a particular focus on family businesses. He has written more than 200 books and papers published in conference proceedings and leading international journals. Federico is Associate Editor of the CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Product Innovation Management and of the European Journal of Innovation Management, and Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews.

Andrea SIANESI

Andrea SIANESI is Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. He is also Researcher and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He is author of several books and scientific publications focused on these topics. As Professor at Politecnico di Milano, he is involved in teaching at the Management Engineering Course (Bachelor and MSC). As professor and President of MIP, the business school of Politecnico di Milano, he works to improve the success of any kind of MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Executive programme of the school. He has been member of the managing committee of ASFOR the Italian association for management education until December 2017. He’s Chairman of the Executive Board of ACE, Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools. He’s member of the International Advisory Committee of the School of Economics and Management of the Beijing Jiaotong University (China). He’s member of the International Advisory Committee of ESSCA – École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (France). He has been member of the management board of ANIMP (National association of industrial plant).

Raffaella MANZINI

Raffaella MANZINI is Full Professor at LIUC – Università Cattaneo (Italy), where she is the rector’s delegate for research as of 2015. She teaches several courses on the management of technology and innovation for bachelor, MS, PhD and executive students. Her research interests are R&D and innovation management, technology strategy, innovation and intellectual property, technology intelligence. She has more than 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals and dozens of projects with companies and trade associations. Since 2014, she is head of the PhD Program in “Management, Finance and Accounting”. She obtained her Master Degree in Management Engineering in 1994 at Politecnico.

Alfonso FRANCIOSI

Alfonso FRANCIOSI is Professor of Physics with the University of Trieste; he serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.. He graduated summa cum laude in Physics from the University of Rome, was a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science with the University of Minnesota, the Director of the TASC National Laboratory of INFM in Trieste. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he published more than 300 articles in international journals on semiconductor heterostructures, superlattices, nucleation and growth, lasers, and synchrotron radiation techniques.

Marco PELOI

Marco PELOI is the Head of Industrial Liaison Office at Elettra. He has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Material Science and has more than 20 years of experience in applied research and technology development. He has been project manager of several industrial research projects developed either for SMEs and for companies and has been involved in the management of joint collaborations with the Technology Transfer Offices of international laboratories and scientific centres in Europe. His experience includes the setting up and management of private companies in the sector of High End Instrumentation for nanotechnologies.

Matteo AMATI

Matteo AMATI has been 2nd scientist at the ESCAmicroscopy beamline at Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste, Trieste, Italy since 2008. He earned his Ph.D at “Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca in Fisica, Astrofisica e Fisica Applicata – Università degli Studi di Milano e Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” – Milan, Italy. His main research topics are Microscopy, XPS, Surface Science, Nanotechnology, Electrochemical and Catalytic Activity, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. In particular he is developing of X-ray spectromicroscopy based methodologies, for a detailed chemical and morphological in-situ and in-operando analysis of electrochemical and catalytic materials at the functionally relevant length scales under operation conditions (pressure, temperature, bias ecc…).

Marco ZANGRANDO

Marco ZANGRANDO earned a M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Trieste and a PhD in Mathematical and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University (Prague, CZ). Since 1999, he has been involved in large-scale facilities (synchrotrons and free electron lasers). In 2006, he moved to the new FERMI free electron laser project. Since 2011, he has been appointed as the leader of this group (PADReS) where he has worked to complete the photon transport system and to give users the possibility to perform cutting-edge experiments in one of the few FEL facilities in the world. He has collaborated with several international projects. Moreover, he has served as expert in many evaluation teams as well as a referee for several scientific journals. Finally, he has organized many conferences and workshops, also acting as Chair.

Mathew E. DIAMOND

Mathew E. DIAMOND is SISSA Vice Director and Director of Tactile Perception and Learning Laboratory of SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati. He earned his PhD in Neurobiology at University of North Carolina (USA) in 1989 and from 1989 to 1991 he was Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, USA. He was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Developmental Neuroscience and Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee USA from 1991 to 1994. He has been working at SISSA since 1995, where he has been Coordinator of Neuroscience and he is now Vice-Director of the University, 2015-present. He is currently Full Professor with tenure, Cognitive Neuroscience, at SISSA.

Marco TEZZELE

Marco TEZZELE received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Pavia (Italy). He earned a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Milan in 2014. Moreover, he holds a Master in High Performance Computing from SISSA, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, and ICTP, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste (2015). Since 2015, he is a research assistant at SISSA mathLab group. His research focus is on geometrical parametrization, reduction of the parameter space for parametric PDEs, machine learning, and data driven model order reduction.

Christina VLACHOULI

Christina VLACHOULI is part of the Neuroscience Area staff holding a technical position at the Molecular Biology Laboratory. She earn a PhD in Neuroscience, at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste. Her area of expertise is Molecular Biology and in particular Neurogenomics.

Antonio LANZA

Antonio LANZA is Assistant professor in Astrophysics and Director of ITCS – Information technology and Computing Services, SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati. He had his PhD in Astrophysics. His research interests are Relativistic Astrophysics, numerical relativity. Stellar rotation Completed projects: Multimedia infrastructures in SISSA lecture rooms. New data center for Ulysses cluster. Technical skills: Multigrid in General Relativity and Astrophysics; Knowledge of various operative systems and programming languages. Affiliation: Member of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Erik ZORZIN

Erik ZORZIN studied electronics and physics. He has worked for various private companies in the sectors of industry, telecommunications and military aerospace defence. From 2012, he has been part of the permanent technical staff of the sector of Neuroscience at SISSA, in the laboratory of MECHATRONICS. He also collaborates with the SAMBA laboratory. MECHATRONICS is a facility of SISSA where 3D printing, mechanics and electronics fuses together offering different possibilities for the creation of new advanced technologies. SAMBA is a research laboratory where biology inspires the creation of human artefacts promoting natural sensing and motility strategies to new frontiers in scientific and technological applications.

Fabrizio MANZINO

Fabrizio MANZINO studied biomedical engineering at the University of Trieste. He worked as a software developer and system integrator at private companies. Since 2009, he has been working as a freelancer in the field of software development and data acquisition systems. He has a long collaboration with Sissa and contributed to the creation of the MECHATRONICS Lab. In 2018, he co-founded Cynexo, a company founded as a start-up of Sissa. It manufactures scientific instruments that exceed the limits of commercial products. One of the cornerstones of the company is the personalization of the product to better meet the customer’s needs. To achieve a high level of customization, but keeping the realization times competitive, the company uses rapid prototyping systems and virtual instrumentation.

Alberto SARTORI

Alberto SARTORI is a post-doc at Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA). His research interests are the development of numerical techniques related to High Performance Computing, finite element analysis, reduced order models, and, recently, Lattice Boltzmann method. He holds a PhD in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is Assistant Program Coordinator of the Master in High‐Performance Computing, and lecturer at MHPC, SISSA and UniTS of the “Advanced Programming” course. He will present the Master in High Perfomance Computing.

Michele GIANI

Michele GIANI is Marine Biogeochemist, Coordinator of Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research Group at the Section of Oceanography of the OGS. He has experience in the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the marine environment, in the distribution of pollutants and in studying dystrophies in the marine environment. He coordinated several national research programs. Moreover, he has been investigator in several international projects. He is member of the Presidential Board of the Italian Association of Oceanography and Limnology (AIOL).

Mounir GHRIBI

Mounir GHRIBI is in charge of International Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships and Director of the Blue Growth Initiative at OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics). He is a faculty member at Euclid Intergovernmental University, Professor of Sustainable Development and Science Diplomacy. He holds a Ph.D. in methods for monitoring environmental change specialized in GIS and remote sensing from the University of Trieste. He received a Master in Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (MIT) from the Politecnico di Milano. He also has a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) in Environmental Management from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece and a degree in Environmental Engineering from the School of Engineering ESAM – University of Tunis II, Tunisia. He is Former United Nations Officer, in charge of technical assistance programmes on costal zone management, sustainable industrial development, cleaner production and renewable energy technologies at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Centre for Science and High Technology. He has been nominated from the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) to represent Italy in various international initiatives namely: the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue Forum (Dialogue 5+5) and the G7 Future of Seas and Oceans.

Giancarlo VECCHI

Giancarlo VECCHI is Researcher of Public Policy at the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. He teaches “Public Analysis” and “Policy Evaluation”. He also taught also at the University “Statale” of Milan (2005-2008) at the University of Florence (1999-2004). Past president of the Italian Evaluation Society (2002-2003), he is also member of the Evaluation Units of University Federico II – Naples (from 1996-present). His key qualifications are in the field of Public Policy Analysis, applied to the following aspects: public sector modernization; institutional and capacity building; public policy evaluation; performance management systems.

Stefania Elisabeth GROTTI

Stefania Elisabeth GROTTI has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of Research Leadership and Management. She is now Head Manager of the Research Office at Politecnico di Milano. Over the years, she has developed strong leadership skills, which have enabled her to build a solid record of success in guiding my team to meet its objectives. She has contributed significantly towards maintaining the Politecnico’s outstanding record of success in research fundraising (particularly from EU calls). Under her leadership the Politecnico has become the most successful research university in Italy. Since 2016, she has been covering the position of Chair of the Advisory Board for the Vision2020 Network and since January 2018 she was elected in the Ncura Network as Secretary of the Region VIII.

Gabriele CONFORTOLA

Gabriele CONFORTOLA received his Master’s degree in 2010 in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He is Research Fellow at Politecnico. His research interests concern mountain hydrology, sedimentology, hydrometric networks, suitability of river habitats, climate change impacts assessment, GPS surveys and GIS modelling, research projects management. He is Teaching Assistant at Politecnico, faculty of Architecture, in architectural and urban planning, landscape and infrastructure design courses: sustainable drainage systems, river restoration, rural development, land management and planning, soil conservation and prevention of natural hazards. He is Freelance Consultant about hydraulic construction engineering, hydroelectric, flood risk assessment, environmental permitting, energy saving and efficiency, energy certification. He supports the Rector and the Departments in the coordination of the joint research centers between Politecnico and the strategic industrial partners.

Stefano MIZIO

Stefano MIZIO is Head of Startup Acceleration Programs & China Projects at Polihub. Polihub is the Innovation District & Startup Accelerator of Politecnico of Milan. He holds a MS degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Palermo, Italy; an Executive Master in Business Administration from MIP, the Business School of Politecnico di Milano; a Product Management specialization from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. He has various work experiences with different private and non-profit organizations with specific focus on Technology Strategy and how established companies can improve their innovation processes implementing startups and agile innovation methodologies, with hands-on experience starting companies. He also had experiences in Silicon Valley and UK as technology and business scouting. Speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Teacher at Entrepreneurship Innovation & Startup course at MIP School of Management.

Fabrizio AMARILLI

Fabrizio AMARILLI is Project Manager at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. He obtained a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 1996 and an Executive MBA from MIP – Politecnico di Milano in 1999. At Fondazione Politecnico di Milano he is contributing to the coordination and implementation of research projects. He is currently involved in the Horizon2020 projects PASSION on the design of new technologies for the implementation of the next generation metropolitan networks and CLEVER Cities on the co-creation process of Nature Based Solutions in smart cities. He holds a 10-year-long experience in the coordination of EU funded projects. Since 2013 he is also serving as expert evaluator for the European Commission in the assessment of projects submitted under the Horizon2020 and COST programmes. Moreover, he gained an extensive experience in the delivery of digital innovation services to companies, including IT assessment, change management, and audit. He contributed to the development of the IT-enabled transformation roadmap for several companies, including SMEs and Large Enterprises. He is lecturer of Information Systems at Politecnico di Milano and of Digital Transformation in MBA classes at the MIP business school.

Manuela GRECCHI

Manuela GRECCHI graduated in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, she earned a PhD degree in Building Engineering in 1991. She is currently Full Professor of Technical Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in the field of technologies, refurbishment and energy retrofit. She was Vice Rector at Politecnico di Milano, responsible for Buildings and Properties. Since 2017, she is Vice Rector of Polo Territoriale di Lecco. She teaches “Refurbishment and Energy Retrofit” and “Architectural Technology Studio” at the Lecco Campus of Politecnico di Milano. She is head of RE3_Lab, Building Refurbishment and Energy Efficiency Lab, at Lecco Campus. Her research focuses Social Housing, and Refurbishment and Energy Retrofit of post 2nd world war building stocks. She takes part in many national and European strategic research projects: about energy saving technologies for building envelope retrofitting.

Marco TARABINI

Marco TARABINI earned his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and later a PhD cum laude in Engineering of Mechanical systems at Politecnico di Milano. He is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Mechanical and Thermal Measurement at Politecnico di Milano. Dr. Tarabini research focuses on the study of the response of the human body to vibration, acoustics and design of measurement instruments to be used in harsh environments. Dr. Tarabini has authored a book chapter, more than 40 scientific works published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 70 papers published in conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial board of 2 scientific Journals and director of the PoliLINK@Lecco service.

Module 5 – Radioactive Waste and Nuclear Plants Decommissioning

Mario MARIANI

Mario MARIANI MSc degree cum laude in Chemistry at University of Pavia in 1984 and PhD in Chemical Sciences (Rome, 1988). In 1992 he joined Politecnico di Milano as assistant professor at Nuclear Engineering Department. Full Professor at the Energy Department, he performs educational and research activities in the fields of nuclear and radiochemistry, radiation chemistry, dosimetry, nuclear decommissioning and waste management. Academic and Institutional roles: Coordinator of Nuclear Engineering Division, Head of Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry Lab, Member of Council Department Managing Board, Faculty Board Member of PhD Programme in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology- STEN, Lecturer of MSc course Applied Radiochemistry and PhD specialist courses.

Rosella RUSCONI

Rosella RUSCONI is a Physicist, working at the Radiation Protection Centre of ARPA Lombardia, the Environmental Protection Agency. The Centre deals with all the topics related to radiation protection, from measurement (both in field and in laboratory, both gamma and radiochemical analysis) to data evaluation and risk assessment. They are member of the National Network for Environmental Radioactivity Monitoring, and scientific advisors of National and Regional Health Authorities for problems due to radioactive materials. They are members of IAEA-ALMERA Network (she is the contact person). They participated in European Twinning Projects in Poland and in Estonia, both dealing with topics related to radioactivity in drinking water. Since 2000 they are members of ISO Committees.

Laura PORZIO

Laura PORZIO graduated in Phisics at Milan University in 1981, thesis on the evaluation of the radiological impact of radioactive discharges in the environment. Always dealt with the control of radioactivity in the environment, with particular reference to the presence of nuclear facilities in the Piedmont Region. Currently employee of ARPA Piemonte (Environmental Protection Agency of Piedmont Region) as responsible for the unit “Ionizing radiation and nuclear sites”. From 2012 member of the “Nuclear technologies and radiation protection” Committee of UNI (Italian Standardization Organization). From 2017 member of ISIN (National inspectorate for nuclear safety and radiation protection) leadership.

Celso OSIMANI

Celso OSIMANI is an expert in nuclear decommissioning, waste management and radiation protection with more than 45 years experience in nuclear field. At the end of the university studies, he was recruited by Trino Nuclear Power Station covering important position up to Plant Director in 22 years more and more. He was AIEA nuclear consultant participating in the following OSART (Operating Safety Review Team) missions as a chemistry, radiochemistry and radioprotection expert at Borssele N.P.P. (Netherlands, October 1986), Calvert Cliffs N.P.P. (Maryland, USA, August 1987) and Guangdong N.P.P. (China, November and December 1990), and he is start-up expert. He was Head of Nuclear Decommissioning and Radioprotection Unit of European Union JRC Ispra for 17 years.

Diego SANTORO

Diego SANTORO has a Master Degree (held “cum laude” at the Politecnico di Torino) in Nuclear Engineering and is a member of the National Professional Association of Italian Qualified Experts in Radiological Protection (ANPEQ). He started his career in the oil and gas industry, before joining Ansaldo Nucleare in 2003. From then on he has been involved in different projects, both in Italy and abroad, as Decommissioning and Waste Management (D&WM) Expert, Project Engineer and Site Manager. In 2010 he was appointed Product Manager, responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of products and technologies related to D&WM. Since 2017, following the acquisition of NES – Nuclear Engineering Services (a UK-based engineering and construction company producing nuclear systems and components for the D&WM), Diego is the head of the UK-IT Product Management Team.

Roberto VESPA

Roberto VESPA graduated in “Nuclear Engineering” “(1999-2000) at the Politecnico di Milano discussing a thesis on an innovative fiber-reinforced concrete container for the transport and storage of radioactive material. Later he got governmental qualification as Radioprotection Officer (third level). From 2000, the professional path led him first to be the Technical Director of MITNucleare (now MITAmbiente). The professional activities have always focused on the transport and management of radioactive and fissile materials, on decontamination and decommissioning activities, on the management of international shipments of dangerous goods and on the management of special industrial waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

Stefano DE CRESCENZO

Stefano DE CRESCENZO graduated in Physics in 1985 (thesis about quality control in nuclear medicine) and specialised in Medical Physics in 1988 (thesis about Chernobyl accident). From 1987 working in Environmental Radioprotection Agency, Department of Milan. From 1990 working in Niguarda Hospital Medical Physics Department (Milan). From 1991 to 2011 Biomedical Technology Professor in Physics Department of Milan University. From 2018 working in Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital Medical Physics Department (Bergamo). Working experience: low-level activity measurements, personnel dosimetry measurements with radiographic film and TLD, radioprotection of patient, workers and population, radiotherapy (treatment planning, linac quality control, in vivo measurements, absolute dose measurements, total body irradiation). Lombardia Regional government consultant. Radioprotection Expert.

Fabrizio CAMPI

Fabrizio CAMPI graduated with honors in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1988. He has been Associated Professor at Politecnico di Milano holder of the courses “Radiation protection” and “Applied Radiation Protection” since 2001. From 1992 to 2001 he was assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano. From 1989 – 1992 industrial researcher at Cise S.p.A., Segrate, Milano and technical responsible of experimental campaign on NOX reduction techniques validation in ENEL thermal power plants. He is Head of the Radiation Protection Laboratory of the Politecnico di Milano, which offers services in the field of the Radiation Protection. He is also Co-Author of more than 60 scientific articles and 4 patents in the field of the radiation measurement and protection. He is RPE (Qualified Expert Grade III), according to the Italian Legislative Decree 230/95.

Luca Saverio Angelo CODISPOTI

Luca Saverio Angelo CODISPOTI holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and a post-graduate 2nd level University Master Degree in Radiation Protection from Università Campus Bio-Medico and University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy). He works as Research Fellow in the Radiation Protection Lab of Politecnico di Milano Department of Energy, also cooperating with the Health-Physics Department of Humanitas-Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo (Italy). His research activities are strictly connected with the Decommissioning of L-54M nuclear research reactor focused on the radiological characterization of its SSC and environmental matrices (NDA/DA techniques), on the assessment of its radioactive waste volumes, on the decommissioning planning and data analysis for costing and on the decommissioning licensing process.

Eros MOSSINI

Eros MOSSINI holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering, and Ph.D. Degree in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano. At present, he is research fellow in the Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry lab of Politecnico di Milano Department of Energy. He earned some years of experience in radiochemistry cutting-edge topics, such as Partitioning of Minor Actinides, fuel-coolant interaction in IV-GEN Fast Nuclear Reactor, radiological characterization of environmental, industrial and nuclear samples. He has been co-supervisor of Master’s theses on L-54M nuclear research reactor Decommissioning. He has actively participated to several national and EU funded research projects. He is IAEA technical consultant within an IAEA collaborative research project on irradiated GRAphite Processing Approaches.

Michele GILI

Michele GILI holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He has been working in EUREX plant since 1987 and has been involved in all the plant activities, covering all aspects of fuel cycle facilities decommissioning: fissile material, spent fuel and waste management and transport; radioactive characterization; decommissioning support facilities design, construction and operation; hot cells decontamination and dismantling, waste volume reduction, HLLW management and conditioning, radioprotection studies, fuel storage pool remediation. Mr. Gili is currently the General Manager for the decommissioning of EUREX research plant.

Elisa GUARDIA RONDO

Elisa GUARDIA RONDO holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2013 and MBA from Copenhagen Business School. She started her career in EUREX plant in the Health Physics Department, where she was involved in different activities: management of the radioprotection instrumentation, contract management, release of materials, draft of characterization and operation plans and research about existing scaling factors in EUREX plant. In the meantime, she accomplished the second level as a licensed Radioprotection Officer according to Italian Legislation. As last project, she has been involved in a Peer Review with IAEA about SOGIN’s overall decommissioning plan, where she was accountable for the Task Dossier from EUREX plant.

Fulvio MATTIODA

Fulvio MATTIODA holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering and PhD in Nuclear Reactor Physics from Politecnico di Torino and possesses some 20 years of experience in different segments and positions within the nuclear sector, including national and international activities. He has worked for ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) in the frame of several National and European research projects for high level radioactive waste management. He has been responsible for Radiation Protection and Safety for different SOGIN nuclear plants as Trino Nuclear Power Plant, Saluggia Fuel Reprocessing Plant and Bosco Marengo Fuel Fabrication Plant. Mr. Mattioda is currently Trino NPP Plant Manager and coordinates Health Physics, Chemical and Radiochemical Laboratory, Plant Control and Security units both for post operation activities and decommissioning activities.

Sabrina ROMANI

Sabrina ROMANI holds a degree in Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano; she works in Sogin, in Caorso NPP, since 1999. In 2002, she obtained registration at the Italian Central Medical inspectorate in the list of qualified experts in the physical surveillance of radioprotection, with the third degree. She has been responsible, from 2003 to 2010, of Chemistry and Health Physics Unit in Caorso NPP, addressing, from the point of view of operational radiation protection, relevant activities such as the shipment to reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel, the dismantling of the turbine building systems and components, the decontamination of the primary circuit. In 2006 she obtained the certificate of technical direction of Caorso NPP; she served on the board of directors of the Italian radiation protection association (AIRP) from 2010 to 2012.

Lamberto MATTEOCCI

Lamberto MATTEOCCI graduated in 1980 in nuclear engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Until 1982 he collaborated with Ansaldo Nucleare, former NIRA, in the design of pressurized and boiling water reactor systems. From 1995 to 2002 he took part in several projects of international cooperation on nuclear safety in the frame of the EU and IAEA nuclear safety cooperation and assistance programs. Since 2007 he is appointed as Head of Division for Control of Nuclear Activities dealing with activities of nuclear safety and radiation protection assessments of national nuclear facilities, licensing procedures, transport of radioactive materials, safeguards and physical protection control activities as well as nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response. From August 2018 Deputy of the Director of the National Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ISIN).

Mario DIONISI

Mario DIONISI graduated in 1983 in nuclear engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Until 1986 he collaborated with the University of Rome, Department of Energetic, for R&D activities in the field of nuclear measurements for Safeguards purposes. From 1999 he took part, as Project and Task Leader, in several projects of international cooperation on nuclear safety in the frame of the EU and IAEA nuclear safety cooperation, training and assistance programs. In 2008 he has been appointed as Head of the Radioactive waste management Unit of the Nuclear Department of ISPRA, and in January 2017 he has been appointed Head of the Nuclear Technology Area in the National Center for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection of ISPRA, that became from August 2018, ISIN, the new Italian Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection.

Massimo ALTAVILLA

Massimo ALTAVILLA graduated in 1998 in Physics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Until 2002 he worked with an information technology company in Dublin, Engitech Limited, as a Responsible of an European Research Project inherent the developing of a multi channels E-Commerce Infrastructure. He worked with the Italian Nuclear Regulatory Body and he has been responsible of the Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Sector since the year 2004, Radiation Protection Division; he has worked as radiological characterization expert for the Italian Nuclear Regulatory Body since 2004 in the field of solid materials’ clearance, sites’ release from regulatory control and materials’ and area radiological characterization. He has been commissioned as Radiation Protection Expert of the Institute (ISPRA) since the year 2008 and he has been recently commissioned also as ISIN Radiation Protection Expert.

Fabrizio TRENTA

Fabrizio TRENTA graduated in Electronic. Engineering. He is an inspector with the power of judicial police officer. He is responsible for the management of the decommissioning projects for Trino and Garigliano NPPs. He is involved in many international activities participating in many working groups in the field of decommissioning and RWM as the WENRA Working Group on Waste management and Decommissioning (WGWD), the OECDNEA Working Party on Dismantling and Decommissioning and has been recently nominated as member of the new OECD-NEA Committee on Decommissioning and Legacy Management. He is also engaged in the preparation and review of the reports to the international nuclear conventions (Convention on Nuclear Safety and Joint Convention) and participate as delegate in the review meetings.

Giulio MARAZITA

Giulio MARAZITA holds Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and possesses 6 years of experience in Casaccia Site (Plutonium Plant and OPEC laboratory). He also holds the Supervisor’s license for Plutonium Plant. Mr. Marazita is currently responsible for the Radioactive Waste and Nuclear Material Management of Sogin’s plants in Casaccia. The main task of his area is to support the site in all the dismantling phases and keep the Nuclear Accounting according to the international and national Regulations.

Paola NEGRINI

Paola NEGRINI holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and she developed her experience in radioprotection field since 1996 and in nuclear field in Sogin since 2012. She got governmental qualification as Radiation Protection Expert. She has been responsible for the health physics and for the characterization of nuclear materials and wastes of Casaccia Site (Plutonium and OPEC plant). In 2013 she got the Supervisor’s license and in 2014 she got the Technical Direction License for nuclear fuel fabrication plants (Plutonium plant). From January 2015 she is Plutonium and OPEC plant director. The main task of the Area is planning, coordination and executions of decommissioning and safety activities according national and international regulations.

Maurizio PIETROBON

Maurizio PIETROBON Master’s Degree in Mechanical engineer in 1990, Mr. Pietrobon developed his experience in the nuclear field since 1994, first in ENEL Nuclear Department, then in Sogin since its constitution in 1999. After technical and management roles in the dry storage projects of spent fuel from former ENEL NPPs, M. Pietrobon has been responsible of Project Engineering & Licensing Units of Sogin fuel cycle facilities and then responsible of the Licensing Area at Sogin Headquarters. In 2012 he got the PMI-PMP Project Manager Professional Certification and the Technical Direction License for nuclear fuel fabrication plants (Plutonium plant). From April 2013 to present he is Responsible of the Casaccia Sogin Site (Plutonium and OPEC plants).

Flaviano BRUNO

Flaviano BRUNO holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He has been responsible for the Italian activities in Russia on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management during his work for Sogin’s office in Moscow (Russia) in the frame of the Italian Support to of G8 Global Partnership Programme. His experience includes also the responsibility of the National Repository Engineering and of the Design Sector in Sogin’s main office in Rome (Italy). Mr. Bruno is currently responsible for the Radioactive Waste and Nuclear Material Management within the Engineering and Radiation Protection department. In the Sogin’s Radwaste Management School, he is practice leader for Decommissioning Technologies.

Gian Paolo DI BARTOLOMEO

Gian Paolo DI BARTOLOMEO holds Master’s Degree in Civil engineering and post graduate Master in Industrial Safety from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Expert in reliability studies and risk analysis in both nuclear and conventional fields. As a fire engineering expert, he has overseen the authorization of practices to the control authority and has collaborated on various projects of the European Commission for the implementation of fire safety in nuclear power plants in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Russian Federation). He has developed safety studies for the repatriation of nuclear materials as part of the international GTRI (Global Threat Reduction Initiative) project. He also managed the design of multiple radioactive waste deposits. He is currently responsible for the Safety Analysis Area within the Sogin Engineering and Radioprotection department.

Module 6 – Energy efficiency in industry

Enrico CAGNO

Enrico CAGNO is Full Professor within the Scientific Disciplinary Sector “Industrial Mechanical Systems” of Politecnico di Milano. He currently holds the courses: “Industrial Systems: Sustainability and Social Challenges” in the Doctoral Program in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (PhD-DRIG), Politecnico di Milano, Italy; “Design & Management of Production Systems” (MSc) at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; “Project Management” (MSc) at the School of Industrial Engineering, Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC), Castellanza (VA), Italy. His primary research interests are Industrial Sustainability in Manufacturing Systems and Risk Analysis & Management. He is author of more than 300 publications between journals, books, book chapters and proceedings.

Livio DE CHICCHIS

Livio DE CHICCHIS is currently working as energy management analyst for the Italian Federation for energy efficiency (FIRE). He graduated in energy engineering, with a thesis about White Certificate Mechanism (WhC) in Italy. He is a certified CMVP (Certified Measurement & Verification Professional), an international certification released by Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in cooperation with Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). He attended EU Projects funded by H2020 Program, in particular EU-MERCI, GuarantEE, ESI Europe and Investor Confidence Protocol. In the last years, he has held several training courses about White Certificates Scheme, organized by FIRE, ENEA, Tim, Trenitalia, Sole 24 Ore, and has discussed this topic in conferences and institutional meetings. He is co-author of two articles in peer reviewed journals, about WhC scheme and energy manager’s role in Italy. His research also included Energy Management Systems (EMS) certified ISO 50001, energy performance contracts (EPC), energy efficiency in industrial processes and non-energy benefits (co-author of two research reports about the last two topics).

Module 7 – Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Emission Permits Management

Stefano CERNUSCHI

Stefano CERNUSCHI is Full professor of Environmental Engineering and Air Pollution Control Technologies at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. His main scientific and research fields of interest include air quality evaluation and control, gaseous emissions characterization, air pollution control technologies, solid wastes treatment and disposal and related environmental effects. He has authored or coauthored over 120 papers on these topics in the international and national scientific literature. President of the scientific committee of LEAP (Energy and Environmental Laboratory of Piacenza), a consortium participated by Politecnico di Milano, and past president of the programme board of Environmental and Land Planning Engineering graduate course at the same university.

Giovanni LONATI

Giovanni LONATI graduated in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic specialisation, at Politecnico di Milano in 1993 and got the Ph.D. degree in Sanitary Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996. Former researcher and assistant professor, he is now Associate Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2000 his teaching activity has been developed in the field of environmental engineering, with particular respect for air pollution control technologies and atmospheric pollution. His main research interests include statistical analysis of air pollution data, ambient air measurements and chemical speciation of airborne particles.

Fabio COLONNA

Fabio COLONNA has been working since 2009 in Environmental Protection Agency of Lombardia Region – ARPA LOMBARDIA – as Chemist – IPPC and air pollution expert. As education two titles of qualification: Industrial Chemistry Degree (University of Milan) and Master’s Degree in Agri-business Economics (Università Cattolica del Sacrocuore di Piacenza). His main fields of activity include air pollution from industrial sources and environmental inspections. He is an inspector, he cooperates with ISPRA (National Environmental Protection Agency in Rome) and Regional Authority for technical assist in IPPC and Air Emission issues, he is involved in the CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System) Network Project and in the Drafting of guidelines and procedures on environmental inspections. Since 2013 he also join the EU funded projects – IMPEL Network – IED Implementation Project as member of Air Expert team.

Andrea PAGANI

Andrea PAGANI has been working since 2009 in Lombardia Region as engineer in companies at risk of a major accident then since 2014 he has been working in Environmental Protection Agency of Lombardia Region – ARPA Lombardia as CEMS expert. As education, title of qualification: Environmental engineering degree (Università degli Studi dell’Insubria). His main fields of activity include air pollution from industrial sources and he is a member of CRSMEA GROUP (regional center system for monitoring emissions into the atmosphere). He is involved in the CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System) Network Project for the development and implementation system. He cooperates with Regional Authority for technical assist in waste incinerator plants issues and he provides technical support in IPPC inspections about CEMS.

Arianna CATENACCI

Arianna CATENACCI is postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano since March 2017. She graduated (2009) and got the Ph.D. (2014) in Envirnomental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. She worked for an environmental consulting company from 2014 to February 2017. During her Ph.D. at Politecnico di Milano (IT) and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), she dealt with heavy metals removal from water by means of unconventional granular media, focusing on models and methods to characterize and study the mechanisms involved. Her current reaserch topics are related to anaerobic digestion, specifically, BMP (Biochemical Methane Potential) test and the development of statistical models for the prediction of BMP, codigestion of different substrates, biological biogas upgrading.

Francesca MALPEI

Francesca MALPEI is Full Professor of Wastewater Treatment at Politecnico di Milano Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and member of the Teaching Board of the Doctoral Program in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (IAI). Head of the “A. Rozzi” and the “Environmental Engineering” laboratories (DICA Department) and of “Fabbrica della Bionergia” (Polo Cremona, Politecnico di Milano), a research and technology transfer centre specifically focused on anaerobic processes and recover of green energy from wastewater/solid wastes (pre-treatments; models to detect and predict anaerobic degradation; anaerobic membrane bioreactors, biohydrogen production by dark fermentation, biomethane by methanogenic hydrogenothrophs).

Ettore TERRIBILI

Ettore TERRIBILI works for COOP Lombardia. He is Social Policy Manager. His field of work also covers environmental and food waste policies as well as circular economy and civil economy.

Eleonora PEROTTO

Eleonora PEROTTO was awarded her Degree in Environmental Science cum laude in 2000 at Milan University, and subsequently obtained her PhD in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2005. She is currently Head of the Sustainability Service and Mobility Manager of the Politecnico di Milano, where she also holds the position of Program Manager for the “Città Studi Campus Sostenibile” project, operational referent for the “RUS” (University Network for Sustainable Development) and co-coordinator of the Waste WG of the RUS. She is Adjunct Professor for the Master in Industrial Maintenance Management (University of Bergamo and MIP) and for other courses/master concerning sustainability. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the magazine “Ingegneria dell’ambiente” (Open Access) and was a member of the magazine’s editorial committee “Energia e Ambiente Oggi” (former magazine “Inquinamento”) until it closed in 2016. She is now an “expert advisor” for the publishing house ISPOA (Wolters Kluwer Group) on environmental certifications of products and systems. She has written more than 150 papers (including two books). She is a third-party auditor for ISO 14001 and an internal auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 17025 and ISO 14001.

Mara CHILOSI

Mara CHILOSI is Member of the Bar of Milan, founding partner of Chilosi Martelli Law Firm. Mara Chilosi’s practice focuses on advising companies, public and private legal entities and trade associations on a wide range of issues under environmental law, public utilities and environmental services law, occupational health and safety law and corporate governance. She has developed considerable expertise in assisting clients with any problem associated with waste and water management, environmental permits, all issues arising from industrial pollution and, more specifically, the integrated water service management, packaging and waste packaging management, transboundary movement of waste as well as with the scope of the “extended producer responsibility” principle in relation to various waste flows. She has carried out environmental, health and safety audits, has been involved in due diligence exercises in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other major transactions involving potentially high environmental liabilities and has conducted environmental, health and safety risk assessments. She also provides clients with advice and assistance in the design and implementation of organization, management and control systems pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 and has participated in several supervisory boards as a legal expert member. She frequently participates in auditing and training initiatives concerning the so called “231 Systems”. She regularly litigates and advises in relation to criminal proceedings where the responsibility of legal entities is alleged under the terms of Legislative Decree no. 231/2001. As a consultant of various legal entities’ top management, she developed substantial experience in advising them on setting up effective corporate environmental policies, ensuring regulatory compliance through appropriate delegation of powers’ systems as well as in training directors and people occupying a senior leadership position within the company. She authored several articles and participated as a lecturer in several conferences and training initiatives.

Cesare AUBERTI

Cesare AUBERTI was born in 1976. After studies he joined an International Certification Body, firstly as QHSE lead auditor for huge oil and gas exploration and production projects, than he has been appointed as Project Quality Manager of the Engineering and Construction project of the first regasification floating unit for LNG and Project Manager for the implementation of the QHSE management system of the European Commission Joint Research Centre. He joined Bureau Veritas Group in 2014 as product manager for Personnel Certification Services, and, in 2016 after the acquisition of CEPAS, the market leader for Personnel Certification in Italy he has been appointed for managing the innovation process and international development activities. CEPAS is now the widest Personnel certification body at worldwide level with more than 18.000 certified people.

Emanuela DONATO

Emanuela DONATO was born in 1967. She graduated from liceo linguistico and holds a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature, focused on French language and literature. She collaborated with many schools giving classes on foreign languages. She was part of the administrative staff at Green Music School and in 1996 she worked for several businesses and fairs. She has worked in Bureau Veritas since 1997. She was assigned first in the office of government contracting. She dealt with the planning of external inspectors’ activities and the pre-shipment inspection reports. In 1998 she joined BVQI, where she worked on certificates issuance, in particular on ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates. Afterwards, she worked in the agriculture and food market segment on audit planning, reports supervision and certificate issuance. In 2011 she was appointed Administrative Reviewer, responsible for the pre-technical control of audit report. Since 2012 she has been Coordinator of the Administrative Review and Certificate Issuance office.

Arianna AZZELLINO

Arianna AZZELLINO is Associated Professor at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests, mostly dedicated to environmental resource management, range widely being mostly focused on the modelling of different environmental compartments, typically in the perspective of the scenario-based environmental impact assessment. She has taught the courses “Applied Ecology for Environmental Engineering”, “Pollution Phenomena and methods for control pollution in the Urban and Territorial Planning”, “The design of environmental monitoring networks”, “Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering” and “Environmental Impact Assessment” for both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Programmes in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. She has been also teacher of the several doctoral courses concerning applied multivariate statistical analysis within the framework of the Doctoral Program in “Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering”. She is author of about 90 peer-reviewed publications, about half of which being published on international journals.

Module 8 – Climate Scenarios, Adaptation and Mitigation Policies

Paola Mercogliano

Paola MERCOGLIANO holds a degree in Geophysics and a master on Computational fluid dynamics and weather forecaster. She is senior researcher with more than 12 years of experience and she leads at Fondazione CMCC the REMHI division; she also is leader of the Laboratory of Meteorology at CIRA. She currently leads a research group working on the development of RCM, limited area NWP, slope stability, Hydrologic & Hydraulic models having also the goal to develop numerical simulation chains, linking in an appropriate way weather and impacts models. She is a member since 2003 of the European consortium COSMO for the development of COSMO LM and since 2008 of the CLM Community for the development of COSMO-CLM. She took part on several European and international projects, among these the FP7 INTACT as leader of the WP on weather extreme and climate changes. She cooperated to the preparation of the EEA 2017 Report on the adaptation of climate change and on the reduction of the risk of natural disasters. She was involved in the preparation of the National Strategy and Plan for Adaptation in Italy and in the Climate change and health country profile coordinated by WMO & UN.

Giovanna LANDI

Giovanna LANDI is a lawyer based in Milan, specialized in environmental, energy and public law. She is lecturer at Lumsa University of Sustainable Development Law and she has been lecturer of Environmental Law at the Politecnico di Milano. She has been involved by CMCC in the drafting of the National Plan of Adaptation to Climate Changes. She is titular of a law firm, which offers her specialized legal assistance to clients in the field of environmental procedures and compliance with law, development of energy projects, energy efficiency law and relation with public authorities. She is author of various publications on environmental and energy matters.

Giulia GALLUCCIO

Giulia GALLUCCIO owns a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University and a PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She is Responsible of the Fund Raising office at Fondazione CMCC and supports the scientific coordination of the CMCC Research Divisions with the specific role of ensuring the effective participation of the Foundation in national and international research tenders by promoting cooperation between CMCC partners and researchers. She coordinates and participates in various national and international research projects on issues related to the policies of mitigation and adaptation to climate change and climate finance. She is the author and coordinator of the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change.

Massimo TAVONI

Massimo TAVONI is the Director of the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE). He is also Associate Professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He coordinated the Climate Change Mitigation programme at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) between 2015 and 2018. He has been fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University, and post doctoral fellow at Princeton University. His research is about climate change mitigation policies, and has appeared in major scientific journals. He is a lead author of the IPCC (5th and 6th assessment reports), co-directs of the International Energy Workshop and was deputy editor for the journal “Climatic Change”. He is a recipient of a grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He has advised several international institutions on climate change matters, including the OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank. He holds an Engineering degree at University of Bologna, a Master of Science at London School of Economics and a PhD in Political Economy at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.

Andrea BIGANO

Andrea BIGANO holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University of Milan, a Master of Science in Environmental Economics from the University College London and a Ph.D in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is Scientist at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC) and Senior Scientist at the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE). He has been Senior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and visiting Chief Researcher in Economics at the Laboratory of Climate Research, Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia). He has also been a consultant at Ref Ricerche, scientific advisor at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics “Abdus Salam” and researcher at the Centre for Economic Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). He has contributed to research on the nexus between energy and the environment (in terms of the role of energy security, energy efficiency and energy demand in climate change mitigation), on energy externalities, and on the impacts of climate change on the world economy, with a focus on impacts on energy and tourism sectors. He has been scientific coordinator of the FP7 European project SECURE on energy security in Europe, has coordinated the scientific contribution of FEEM and CMCC within several European research projects, and has contributed to several national and international projects for both institutions. He is involved in the national and European policy debate on adaptation to climate change: as lead author for energy and tourism for the 2016 EEA Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerabilities Report; as sector coordinator for tourism within the Italian National Adaptation Strategy; as sector coordinator for energy and tourism within the Italian National Climate Change Adaptation Plan (both tenders of the Italian Ministry of the Environment). He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications on environmental economics and energy.

Eleonora COGO

Eleonora COGO is a Senior Scientific Manager in the Climate Simulation and Prediction division in Bologna. As a member of the Italian delegation, she participates in the ONU climate negotiations (UNFCCC) which led to the Paris Agreement, and is a negotiator for the European Union. She co-chairs the EU Expert Group on Adaptation (EGA) and also supports the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focal point for Italy. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Project Manager on emission reduction projects (CDM) at Ecosecurities (subsidiary of J.P. Morgan) in Oxford and on emission trading schemes (EU-ETS) at Bartucci SpA. She holds a degree in Environmental Engineering (University of Trento) with a Master of Science in Environmental Management (Aalborg University). In 2016, she completed an MBA at IE Business School. In 2017 she won Italy’s Global Impact Challenge and participated in Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley.

Silvia TORRESAN

Silvia TORRESAN is scientist in climate risk, vulnerability and adaptation assessment and co-director of the RAAS division of CMCC (since 2015). PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (year 2012), she has more than 10 years of experience in the development and application of methodologies for the assessment of environmental impacts and risks related to climate change and anthropogenic hazards in coastal and marine areas, river basins, groundwater and related ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given to the development of vulnerability and risk indexes and multi-risk assessment, based on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and complex system analysis techniques, and to the development of Decision Support Systems (DSS) facilitating the definition of risk management and adaptation strategies. She has been WP leader, Task leader or project manager in several national and international projects (TRITON, SAVEMEDCOAST, Eniadapt, CLIM-RUN, TRUST) and she is author and coauthor of more than 20 publications in volumes and scientific journals.

Elisa FURLAN

Elisa FURLAN holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. Her research focuses on the development and application of multidisciplinary risk assessment methodologies for the evaluation of the interactions, and possible cumulative effects, among different climate-driven in combination with local and global anthropogenic factors in different environmental and spatial contexts. She has been involved in several European projects (PEGASO, CLIMRUN, OrientGate PERSEUS) aimed at evaluating the potential effect of future climate change scenarios as well as identifying suitable adaptation strategies and management options. She has been in China in 2015, collaborating with the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES, Beijing) within the MC-IRSES project GLOCOM. With a joint master degree in Environmental planning and policies with the IUAV University of Venice and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, she has more than 15 years of experience in the development of GIS, integrating multi-criteria decision analysis methodologies (MCDA) for the design and selection of different planning scenarios and the assessment and management of environmental issues.

Margaretha BREIL

Margaretha BREIL, PhD in Urban Planning (RWTH Aachen, Germany, 1992) and a master in Valuation of Urban and Environmental Policies (IUAV University of Venice, Italy, 2003), is an urban and regional planner specialized in valuation of urban, regional and environmental policies. She is currently working at CMCC on assessment and valuation models for environmental transformations, and on strategies for adaptation to climate change in a context of urban sustainability policies where she is dealing principally with the socio-economic challenges of adaptation to climate change. Since 2014 she is supporting the European Environment Agency (EEA) in their research and assessment activities regarding urban climate change adaptation in the context of the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Adaptation (ETC/CCA), coordinated by CMCC.

Training in China

Module 1 – Radioactive waste and nuclear plants decommissioning

Elena MACERATA

Elena Macerata holds a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering (2004) and a Ph.D. Degree in Radiation Science and Technology (2008) from Politecnico di Milano. She works as high qualified technician at the Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry lab of Politecnico di Milano, Department of Energy. Her research activities allowed her to actively participate to several European projects devoted to the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. She has also participated to International scientific conferences and project meetings. She has published technical reports and peer-reviewed papers on International scientific journals. She has given seminars about nuclear fuel cycle options, hydrometallurgical advanced separative processes and chemical issues within the development of Lead-cooled Fast Reactors.

Eros MOSSINI

Eros Mossini holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering, and Ph.D. Degree in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology from Politecnico di Milano. He is now Research Fellow in the Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry lab of Politecnico di Milano Department of Energy. He earned wide experience in radiochemistry cutting-edge topics. He has actively participated to several national and EU funded research projects. He is IAEA technical consultant within an IAEA collaborative research project on irradiated GRAphite Processing Approaches. He has participated to International scientific. He has published technical reports and peer-reviewed papers on International scientific journals. He gained excellent knowledge of several nuclear, chemical and radiochemical lab equipments and procedures, such as radiochemical separation methods, electrodeposition system, gamma/alpha spectrometry.

Luca CODISPOTI

Luca Codispoti holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi), and a post-graduate Master Degree in Radiation Protection from Università Campus Bio-Medico and Tor Vergata University in Rome (Italy). He works as Research Fellow in the Radiation Protection Lab of Politecnico di Milano Department of Energy, also cooperating with the Health-Physics Department of Humanitas-Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo (Italy). His research activities are strictly connected with the Decommissioning of L- 54M nuclear research reactor, on the assessment of its radioactive waste volumes, on the decommissioning planning and data analysis for costing and on the decommissioning licensing process. He has also gained experience in the dose estimation of workers involved both in medical and in research activities and the management of these data as required by the Italian Competent Authority. Currently technical expert for PoliMi in a collaborative IAEA research project on Irradiated GRAphite Processing Approaches (GRAPA), he has participated in International scientific conferences and he has published technical reports and papers on national and international scientific journals.

Flaviano BRUNO

Flaviano Bruno holds Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and has 20 years of experience in the nuclear sector, with national and international activities. He has been responsible for the Italian activities in Russia on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management during his work for Sogin’s office in Moscow (Russia) in the frame of the Italian Support to of G8 Global Partnership Programme. Mr. Bruno is currently responsible for the Radioactive Waste and Nuclear Material Management within the Engineering and Radiation Protection department. The main task of his Area is to support in the definition of the radioactive waste and nuclear material management strategy, with the focus on SNF management, analysis of the processes among Sogin’s sites and optimization of the volume for the site temporary storage.

Francesco TROIANI

Francesco Troiani graduated in industrial chemistry and then focused on the management of complex infrastructures in the field of nuclear science and technology, their practical application and impact on society and the environment. He has gained extensive experience in the radioactive waste management and decommissioning, first in the Italian national agency for energy and environment, where he was director of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Installations Department and director of the Research Centre of Saluggia on reprocessing activities. He then became chair and licensee of NUCLECO, the national operator responsible for collecting, treating and the temporary storage of radioactive wastes and radioactive sources generated by medicine, industrial and scientific and technological research activities. In 2013, he moved to SOGIN, the Italian state-owned company responsible for the decommissioning of the Italian nuclear installations, waste management and disposal. He has also been Independent Experts at JRC sites (Ispra, Geel, Petten and Karlsruhe) of the European Commission.

Module 2 – Innovative science parks and research/industry collaborations

Bruno DENTE

Bruno Dente is presently Honorary Professor at Politecnico di Milano where he was, until his retirement in 2016, full professor of Public Policy Analysis. At Politecnico, he served as President of the Internal Evaluation Unit from 2001 to 2009 and as Member of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2015. After the degree cum laude in law in 1969 he worked as a researcher and teacher in different institutions including the University of Bologna and the National School of Administration. He has been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Professor in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. He acted as advisor to different national ministers and in 2016 he was appointed Special Commissioner at the National School of Administration. His main fields of interest are environmental policy, regional and local government, policy evaluation, urban innovation, administrative reform. He authored or edited more than 20 books and more than 200 articles and chapters.

Trainers – 2019

Training in Italy

Module 9 – Environmental Management and Climate Change

Marino GATTO

Marino Gatto is Professor of Ecology, School of Civil, Environmental and Land Use Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. His cultural background is engineering and mathematical modelling. His research has entirely focused on ecology and the management of renewable resources since 1974. His current research interests include: dynamics and management of marine resources; models of fragmented populations; extinction risk assessment of wildlife populations; climate change ecology; disease and parasite ecology; ecological economics. Marino Gatto has been the President of the Italian Society of Ecology from 2003 to 2006 and a member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Milano from 2007 to 2010. He is a member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles, 130 of which have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

Stefano CERNUSCHI

Stefano Cernuschi is Full professor of Environmental Engineering and Air Pollution Control Technologies at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Sanitary-Environmental Engineering. His main scientific and research fields of interest include: air quality evaluation and control; gaseous emissions characterization; air pollution control technologies; solid wastes treatment and disposal and related environmental effects. He has authored or coauthored over 120 papers on these topics in the international and national scientific literature, whilst acting also as main scientific responsible of research activities in the same fields of interest. President of the scientific committee of LEAP (Energy and Environmental Laboratory of Piacenza), a consortium participated by Politecnico di Milano, and President of the programme board of Environmental and Land Planning Engineering graduate course at the same university.

Stefano CASERINI

Stefano Caserini has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and PhD in Sanitary Engineering. He is Adjunct Professor of Mitigation of Climate Change at the Politecnico di Milano, where he is involved in researches on atmospheric pollution, life cycle assessment, municipal waste incinerator monitoring, greenhouse gas emission assessment and reduction and carbon dioxide removal. He also works as a consultant for private and public company in the fields of emission inventory, environmental impact assessment, air quality pollution and mitigation of climate change. He has held lectures and seminars in many Italian universities and has been involved in technical assistance projects and training activities in Kosovo, China, Lebanon and Ethiopia. Author of many scientific publications, is also involved in the dissemination of scientific knowledge on climate change. He has published five books and is founder and coordinator of www.climalteranti.it, one of the main Italian blog on climate change, and Co-Director of the scientific journal “Ingegneria dell’Ambiente” (Engineering of the Environment).

Riccardo DE LAURETIS

Riccardo De Lauretis holds a degree in Statistical and Demographic Sciences. From 1986 researcher at the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), he is responsible of the Italian air pollutant and GHG emission inventories and their official submission. Current work also focuses on participation in IPCC activities concerning GHG emission inventories. He is also member of the roster of international experts and lead reviewer of the GHG National Inventories under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. He participates, as national representative, in Working Group 1 of the Monitoring Mechanism Committee, which deals with the compilation of the European greenhouse gas inventory and related issues and in other international activities, both scientific and negotiating, under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol. He is Co-Chair of the transport expert panel in the framework of the Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projection under the UN Long Range Transboundary Air Pollutant Convention (UNECE/CLRTAP).

Simone CASADEI

Simone Casadei graduated in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2004) where he worked as research fellow (2005) on the correlation between meteorology and air quality in the Po Valley. He had then worked for 4 years as a consultant for the Municipality of Milan and for Politecnico di Milano in the pollutants dispersion modeling, air quality and meteorology field, working for Mobility, Environment, and Territory Agency (City of Milan) to the implementation and environmental monitoring of the traffic pollution charge system (Ecopass). He is currently Head of Mobile Sources Sector – Emission Laboratory of Innovhub-SSI Fuels Department, where since 2009 he has managed several experimental research projects in the field of automotive exhaust emissions in relation to conventional, innovative and bio-fuels, fuel additives, innovative engine and aftertreatment technologies. He is the author of more than 20 papers and proceedings in national and international journals and conferences.

Maurizio SPINELLI

Maurizio Spinelli is researcher at LEAP. He studied and worked at Politecnico di Milano, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering and a PhD in Energy & Nuclear Science and Technology (2016), with the thesis: “Advanced technologies for CO2 capture and power generation in cement plant”. Much of his research activity has been on studying, ideating and modelling carbon capture and storage processes (CCS), especially based on Calcium Looping (CaL) and Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFC), exploited for CCS applications in several industrial processes. He worked in Princeton University as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator, studying MCFC applications for CO2 capture in cement and NGCC and coal power plants (2014). Since 2011 he has been working as a technical consultant in relevant projects on CCS technologies commissioned by several companies of the power, cement, steel and oil & gas sectors. He modeled and analysed CaL systems for CO2 capture in cement plants for the EU projects CEMCAP and CLEANKER, in which he is principal investigator for the techno-economic analysis of a full scale CaL cement plant and for the purification unit. As of 2019, he is author of 15 papers and he attended as a speaker to various international conferences and meetings.

Chiara DI MAMBRO

Chiara Di Mambro graduated in Environmental Engineering in 2005 with essay on in situ remediation technologies and got a PhD on Life Cycle Assessment applied to remediation technologies in 2018. Senior Climate Change Policy Expert for the Ministry for the Environment. Since 2005, working on the implementation and negotiation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Directive. Seconded at the European Commission in Unit B2, working on benchmarking as free allocation methodology from 2010 to 2012, assessing allocations for the EU industrial installations. Member of the Italian delegation to UNFCCC since 2014 as expert on mitigation of climate change. Providing technical expertise for the definition of the national positions within the EU policy making and legislative process on climate change.

Mario Gualtiero Francesco MOTTA

Mario Gualtiero Francesco Motta is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Milano and Head of ReLAB – REnewable heating and cooling Lab; he is (has been) lecturer of HVAC systems for low energy houses and Engineering of Solar Thermal Processes. He graduated as Mechanical Engineer, with a Master on Energy Systems and the Environment at Strathclyde University in Glasgow (UK) in 1996; PhD on Thermodynamics at the Università degli Studi di Genova (I) in 2002; Marie Curie Individual fellowship for a post-doc position at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg (D) between 2002 and 2004. His main research interests are: building physics; HVAC systems for low energy houses; solar assisted air-conditioning and refrigeration; solar thermal technologies; tri-generation systems; thermally driven cooling technologies; performance assessment of heating and cooling systems in real operating conditions; district heating and cooling. He has been coordinator of the Solar Refrigeration workgroup of the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform (ESTTP); from 2001 to 2004 he has been involved in the activities of Task 25 and 38 of the Solar Heating and Cooling programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA-SHC) on solar cooling issues; at the moment he is participant and Subtask A leader of Task 48 IEA-SHC “Quality assurance and support measures for Solar Cooling”. Mario Motta has been a member of the CNES (National Commission on Solar Energy) created in August 2006 by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, as consultancy organism for the legislation activities. He shared the coordination of the experts group on the Decarbonisation of the Italian Economy at the Presidency of the national government board (Presidenza del consiglio dei Ministri), until end 2016. He is the scientific coordinator of the Sino Italian CApacity Building for environmental protection (Sicab). Mario Motta is associated fellow at the CNR – ICCOM (Italian National Council for Research – Institute for the Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds). He coordinates a research group of about twenty five people, with a stable founding rate of about a million €/y over the last five years. He is partner and coordinator of several finished and ongoing international (e.g. European) and national projects since 2004. He is co-author of more than 60 papers and book sections.

Laura TAGLIABUE

Laura Tagliabue obtained the Master’s Degree in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2011. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Energy of the same university. Her main field of specialization includes the use of hourly energy system models to address the integration of renewables into future low carbon energy systems. In 2016, she actively participated in the Technical Experts Group on Decarbonisation of the Italian Economy established in Rome under the coordination of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. She is now member of the Permanent Technical Experts Group on Scenarios which supports Italian policy makers in developing the Italy’s National Energy and Climate Plan. Before joining the Department of Energy in 2013, she worked for a carbon trading firm and for the Environmental Protection Agency of the Lombardy Region in the air pollutant emission inventory unit.

Fabrizio FATTORI

Fabrizio Fattori graduated in Environmental Engineering in 2011 at the Università degli Studi di Pavia and received a Ph.D. in the field of Energy System Modeling and Analysis in 2016 from the same institute. He was Research Fellow from 2016 to early 2018 at the Università degli Studi di Pavia where he kept working with energy-environmental models for the optimal planning of investments and the optimal management of resources. His research has mainly focused on including short-term dynamics into long-term frameworks to investigate scenarios with high penetrations of electric vehicles and photovoltaic. Part of his work was addressed to building the open-source energy model of the Lombardy Region (MELiSsa), aimed at citizens involvement. In 2018 he joined the ReLAB Group at Politecnico di Milano, as Research Fellow, working on the simulation of the Italian energy system and on the analysis of the role of specific technologies in possible future scenarios. He is member of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative group.

Rossano SCOCCIA

Rossano Scoccia is a building engineer and PhD in Energy and Nuclear Science from Politecnico di Milano. He works from more than 10 years in the HVAC and RES sectors. He is an expert of dynamic energy simulations. He is work package leader of the Heat4Cool H2020 project and project leader of international and national research and innovation project. He was teaching assistant of many university courses dealing with building services and he is adjunct professor of Building Services Energy Modelling course at Politecnico di Milano.

Vincenzo Francesco CIRILLO

Vincenzo Francesco Cirillo is a Research Fellow of the Department of Energy at Politecnico di Milano. He graduated in Building Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in April 2018, with thesis entitled “An energy efficiency driven algorithm for filtering and sizing HVAC system layouts for building retrofit”. For its development he worked on the European project Heat4Cool at Tecnalia in Bilbao (Spain). After the graduation he started his collaboration with the Department of Energy thanks to his education on energy modelling of building systems. He started his activity at Politecnico in 2018, with the DES – District Energy in Cities initiative in Marrakech, to support Morocco to speed up the adoption of best policies for modern district energy systems. In ongoing Climate-KIC project Merezzate+, he deals with the design of a 4th generation district heating system in the south-east of Milan.

Valentino SEVINO

Valentino Sevino is the Mobility Planning Area Director at AMAT – Mobility, Enviroment, and Territory Agency. He has a Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and he has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Torino, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Université Savoie Mont Blanc at Chambéry). After ten years of experience in the field of mobility and environment at the European Commission, Metropolitana Milanese and AMAT too, he has been Head of Mobility Planning Area at AMAT (Mobility, Enviroment, and Territory Agency, City of Milan) since 2008. Expert in sustainable mobility (electric mobility, car sharing), public transport planning and public transport regulation, pedestrian areas, bicycle mobility and parking regulations, he has participated in several European project related to smart city, smart mobility, smart parking, urban mobility and city logistics (TIDE, City Mobil 2, FR-EVUE, Sharing Cities).