Degree in сivil engineering, U. Padua, Italy, 1985; Master of Science in Earthquake Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Wales, Swansea, 1997.
Structural designer Polytecna Harris, Milan, 1987-1988. Head design office Agribeton Spa, Treviso, Italy, 1989-1991. Engineer Joint Research Center European Commission, Ispra, Italy, since 1991.
Member faculty Doctor of Philosophy program on earthquake engineering Polytechnic Milan, since 1998. Republican European Network for Prenormative Research in Support of EuroCode 8, 1993-1997. Representative European Association Structural Mechanics Laboratories, since 1993, European Union-United States Collaboration on Earthquake Engineering, since 1998.
Responsible European Union-Japan Collaboration on Earthquake Engineering, also international project Seismic Performance Assessment and Rehabilitation. European Union liaison member International Organization for Standardization/TC71. Member TCU3, European Council Constructional Steel Work.
Member Seismic Isolation Working Group, European Association Earthquake Engineering.
Married Morena Abiti, June 9, 1990. Children: Jacopo, Anna.