MSc in Geology, PhD in Geomatics, has been leader of several projects regarding landslides and glacier hazard assessment and monitoring.
From 1987 to 2007 he worked for some ENEL Group research companies (ISMES, CESI). Since 2007 he is the president and CEO at IMAGEO S.r.l., a spin-off company of the University of Turin.
His main expertise regards the use of geomatics for the study and characterization of unstable slopes, both at local and regional scale, as well as the geomechanical characterization of rock cliffs, open pit mine slopes and tunnel faces. Since 1987 he has been involved in the management of hydrogeological emergencies at a national level.
From 2001 to 2003 he was a lecturer in Geology and Engineering Geology at the University of Trieste.
In the summer of 2004 he joined the Italian Scientific and Climbing Expedition to K2 (Pakistan). In autumn 2005 he joined an Italian Scientific Expedition to the Zemu Glacier (Kangchendzonga, India).
In January and November 2012 he supervised the field investigations (mass balance and surface glacier motion measurements, topographic and ice thickness GPR surveys, AWS installation) on some Chilean Glaciers (San Francisco, Piramide, Exploradores Tyndall) for the project “ATN/OC-11996 –CH, Programa Plan de Acción para la Conservación de Glaciares ante Cambio Climático, DGA-MOP, Gobierno de Chile”.
He authored and co-authored more than 40 papers and more than 50 oral presentations at international conferences.