Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University Padova, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Energetics, University Padova, 1992.
Researcher Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1991. Assistant professor University Padova, Italy, 1994—2004, associate professor, since 2004. Advisory board International Journal Thermodynamics, 2003—2005.
Sergeant Italian Army, 1986-1987.
Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Edward F. Obert award 1998).
Married Alessandra Salvan, July 20, 1991. Children: Margherita, Pietro.