Degree in Civil Engineering, University Padua, Italy, 1978.
Researcher University Padua, Italy, since 1983, lecturer Italy, 1992-1998, associate professor Italy, 1998—2004, full professor, head department structural and translations engineering Italy, since 2004. Consultant Astrophysics Observatory Arcetri/U. Arizona, Florence, Tucson, 1985-1987, National Galileo Telescope, Padua, 1993-1996, National Bureau Altern. Energy/Commissariat Energie Atomique, Rome and Paris, 1994-1995, Padua Research/European Community, Padua, 1995-2007.
President Italian Association Families for Defense and Ear Deafness Children, Padua, 1993-1998. Member council Valmarana Foundation, Padua, 1995-1998. Member International Union Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (technical committee 1989-1992), International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Italian Association Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Italian Group Computational Mechanics, European Mechanics Society.
Married Antonella Giulia Nicastro, November 22, 1953 (divorced February 1999). Children: Emanuele, Alberto, Francesco, Alessandro. Married Valentina Anna Lia Salomoni, 2005.