Degree in Agricultural Sciences, University Pisa, Italy, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Fungal Somatic Genetics, Birmingham University, England, 1974.
Head department food science Udine University, Italy, 1990—1999, dean food science Italy, 1995—1998. Italian delegate UE Energy Waste and Biomass.
President Italian Composting Council, Rome, since 1990. Member of Orbit Association (vice president since 1999).