Background and activities


Main Research activities and publications in the field of

Microclimate studies for existing Built Environment and Cultural Heritage Preservation. Study of the Deterioration Mechanisms. Climate control and energy efficiency of HVAC systems and their impact on collections and historic buildings, detection of Risk materials/Areas. Environmental Analyses and damage assessment. Mitigation Remedies and strategies for cultural heritage preservation. Historic climate reconstruction indoors for the conservation of organic hygroscopic cultural heritage objects.

Atmospheric Science and Historic Climatology. Climate Change reconstruction over the last millennium in Italy and over the Western Mediterranean Basin using both documentary proxy data and early and recent instrumental observations. Analysis of the natural and anthropogenic forcing factors driving Climate Changes.


  • Winner of the FRIPRO-FRINATEK YOUNG RESEARCH TALENT to have funded and to coordinate the project titled: Sustainable Management of Heritage Buildings in a long-term perspective (2018-2021). Coordinator: NTNU. Partners: Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage research NIKU, Polish Academy of Science PAS and the Getty Conservation Institute - Project Number 274749.
  • the SyMBoL - Sustainable Management of Heritage Buildings in a long-term perspective Project supports the European Year of Cultural Heritage - EYCH 2018:  "Our heritage: where the past meets the future" 
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  • Leader of the NTNU Experts Group within the Project engaged by Riksantikvaren -Directorate for Cultural Heritage (2017-2026). Title: Environmental monitoring of the impact of climate change on protected buildings – miljøovervåkning av konsekvensen av klimaendringene på fredete bygninger. Coordinator: NIKU. Partners: Mycoteam, NTNU, Uppsala University, NIBIO, Multiconsult AS, Stiftelsen Lillehammer museum - Project Number SAKSNR 15/02185
  • Leader of the NTNU Experts Group within the international Pilot Project engaged by Riksantikvaren - Directorate for Cultural Heritage (2016). Title: Methods for environmental monitoring of the impact and consequences of climate loads on buildings – Coordinator: NIKU. Partners: Mycoteam, NTNU, UU and NIBIO – project Number 90247200
  • Partner in the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation (2014-2016) between the National Research Council (CNR) and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) concerning “Transport and deposition of particulate matter in historic building”
  • EU Project: Climate for Culture, (Contract no.: 226973)
  • EU Project: Sensorgan, (Contract no. 022695)
  • EU Project: Millennium European Climate, (Contract no.: 017008-2).


Since 2012: Expert in the European Committee for Standardisation CEN/TC 346/WG7: “Specifying and measuring Indoor/Outdoor Climate”


  • Diocesan Museum and Galleries of Tiepolo, Udine, Italy (2015-present)
  • MUVE–Venice Civic Museums Foundation (June 2012-2015)
  • UNESCO- Private Committees Program for the Safeguarding of Venice. Letter Contract n. 10-07 FR 3240237849 e Research Grant n. 09-04 FR 3240216228
  • Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle, Chioggia (Venice), Italy (2011-2013)
  • BAPPSAE Superintendency of Venice (2007-2008)

Tens of monitoring campaigns for the preservation of monuments and UNESCO sites carried out in Italy and in Europe.
Research, development, field application of the new Free Water Sensor, in collaboration with IRCSS, Padua.


Member of the international Scientific Committee of the ESIAM19 – First European Conference Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials held in Trondheim the 9-11 September 2019.


Guest Editor in the Special Issue: “Cultural Heritage and Climate Change" to be published in the journal Geosciences (ISSN 2076- 3263) in July 2018, for more information visit:

Scopus ID:          25823678000


Researcher ID:      I-5874-2012

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