Professor of Engineering Geology at University of Florence and President of OGS.
President of the Civil Protection Centre of University of Florence and President of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL).
Expert of geological hazards and ground instability, monitoring technology, remote sensing, engineering geological characterization and modeling.
Member of the Major Risks National Committee.
Founder of the UNESCO Chair on Prevention and Sustainable Mitigation of Geo-hydrological Hazards.
Awarded with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (4th Class Officer).