Doctor in Mechanical Engineering, Polytech. University of Milan, 1977.
Researcher, U. Milan, 1980-1987; associate professor, U. Milan, 1987-1995; professor agricultural mechanics and energy, U. Ancona, since 1995; general secretary, CTI-Italian Thermotechnic Committee, Milan, since 1993; general secretary, ATI-Italian Thermotechnic Association, Milan, since 1995. Field officer Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), Rome, 1985-1989.
Member American Society of Agricultural Engineers, International Association for Energy Economics.
Married Astra Sgarlata, February 18, 1979. Children: Sebastiano, Agnese.