Provost for Sustainability, USiena
Chair of the PhD School in Environmental, Geological and Polar Sciences.
Co-Director of the interdisciplinary Ecodynamics Group, USiena
President of the Siena Alliance for Carbon Neutrality
He teaches courses at the MS degree in Environmental Sciences: Ecodynamics; Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Certification; Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems.
1990: MS degree in Electronical Engineering at the University of Padua.
1993-94: Visiting scholar at the University of Florida (Department of Environmental Engineering, with H.T. Odum)
1995: Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the Universities of Siena and Perugia.
1999: Visiting scholar at the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy (Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry – Section of Environmental Chemistry, with S.E. Jørgensen).
Sustainability indicators (e.g. based on Emergy evaluation, Ecological Footprint, Greenhouse Gases Balance, Life Cycle Assessment, Exergy analysis, etc.); Energy and bio-energy systems; application of thermodynamics to ecological systems and of kinetic models to systems of environmental relevance.
In 2004 he received the first Prigogine Junior Medal for research in complex systems. He received the “2001 Meritorious Award” from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics
Author of around 120 papers in peer reviewed international journals and around 70 other reviewed publications. He is author with S. Jørgensen, B. Fath, S.N. Nielsen, F.M. Pulselli, D. Fiscus of the book “Flourishing Within Limits to Growth” (Earthscan, 2015); with S. Jørgensen, B. Fath, J. Marques, F. Müller, S.N. Nielsen, B. Patten, E. Tiezzi and R. Ulanowicz of the book “A new ecology. Systems Perspective”, (Elsevier, 2007) and with F. M. Pulselli, N. Marchettini and E. Tiezzi of the book “The road to sustainability” (WIT Press, 2008).