Background and activities

Education

2012

Ph.D. in Environmental, Safety and Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

2008

Master’s in Chemical and Process Engineering with highest honors, Department of Chemical, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

Positions - current and previous

2022-

Professor of Risk Assessment, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Norway.

2016-

Adjunct Professor of Offshore HSE Management, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

2016-2021

Associate Professor of Risk Assessment, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Norway.

2012-2016

Research Scientist, Department of Safety Research, SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway.

2012

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

Project management experience

2022-2026

SINTEF - SH2IFT-2, Safe Hydrogen Fuel Handling and Use for Efficient Implementation 2 - Participant Contact - Norwegian Research Council and industrial companies

2020-2024

NTNU-IE – SIGNIFY, Sensor Validation for Digital Twins of Safety-Critical Systems - Participant Contact - Norwegian Research Council

2020-2023

CLEF Coopérative pour les Energies du Futur - H2 Coop Storage, Development of tools enabling the deployment of a hybrid hydrogen and electric storage solution on a district scale - Participant Contact - Nordic Energy through Smart Energy ERA-Net

2018-2022

SINTEF - SH2IFT, Safe Hydrogen Fuel Handling and Use for Efficient Implementation - Participant Contact - Norwegian Research Council and industrial companies

2017-2021

eSmart Systems – RiskManager, Dynamic risk management for smart grids in large-scale interconnected power systems - Participant Contact - Norwegian Research Council

2015-2019

SINTEF - New Strains of Society: Hidden, Dynamic and Emergent Vulnerabilities – development of an analytical framework to handle new societal threats - Task Manager - Norwegian Research Council

2015-2015

SINTEF - Risikoanalyse i drift, development of real-time risk analysis concepts - Task Manager - ENI Norge

2013-2013

SINTEF - Methodology for monitoring safety level development in and around Seveso establishments - Participant Contact - Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

2012-2016

IFE - Petro-HRA, Analysis of human actions as barriers in major accidents in the petroleum industry, applicability of human reliability analysis methods - Task Manager - Norwegian Research Council

2006-2014

NTNU – IOCenter, Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry - Task Manager - Norwegian Research Council and industrial companies

2011-2015

SINTEF – DemoCLOCK, Demonstration of a cost-effective medium size Chemical Looping Combustion through packed beds using solid hydrocarbons as fuel for power production with CO2 capture - Task Manager – EC 7th Framework Programme

2008-2013

EU-VRi - iNTeg-Risk, Early recognition, monitoring and integrated management of emerging, new technology related risks - Task Manager - EC 7th Framework Programme

 

Supervision of students

Master's students: 33

Ph.D. students: 11

 

Other relevant professional experiences

2021

Included in the Elsevier BV database of 2% science-wide top scientists in 2020 based on standardized citation indicators.

2021

Visiting professor at University of Parma. Funded by the Erasmus+ agreement between NTNU and University of Parma

2021

Visiting professor at Alma Mater University of Bologna. Funded by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna

2021-

Head of the NTNU Energy Team Hydrogen

2020-

Member of the editorial board for the “Journal of Integrated Security and Safety Science”

2020-

Member of the editorial board for the “Journal of Marine Science and Engineering”

2020-

Member of the editorial board for the “Journal of Risk Research”

2019-

Member of the editorial board of the journal “Safety in Extreme Environments”

2019, 2018 & 2017

Visiting professor at Sapienza University in Rome. Funded by the Erasmus+ agreement between NTNU and Sapienza

2018

Head of the evaluation committee for a full-time permanent position of Associate Professor in Maritime Human Factors. University of South-Eastern Norway

2018-

Chartered Engineer registered in the British Engineering Council register

2018-

Charted Scientist registered in the British Science Council register

2017-

Member of the board and treasurer of the Society of Risk Analysis Europe

2016-

Associate editor for the journal “Safety Science”

2016-

Norwegian Delegate of the Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)

2016-

Co-chair on Accident and Incident modelling, European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) Technical Committee

2016-

PhD examiner for 6 PhD dissertations

2012

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St John’s, Canada. Funded by: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Marco Polo grant awarded by University of Bologna.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES

06/10/2021

“Risk and safety of hydrogen technologies in the framework of climate change”, invited speech for PhD students of the Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineerin, University of Bologna, Italy

16-18/09/2021

“Are we going towards “no-brainer” safety management?”, invited speech at the “New Technologies and Work” workshop on “Safety in the Digital Age, Royaumont Abbey, France.

29/04/2021 & 07/05/2020

“Human Factors in Process Safety”, invited seminar given at the University of Brescia, Italy.

15-16/04/2019

“Dynamic Risk Analysis and Human Reliability Analysis”, invited seminar given at Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam.

14/09/2018

“Process safety education in Europe”, invited speech given at International Conference on Safety and Environment, Milan, Italy

23/02/2018

“Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Process Industry”, invited seminar for the Chemical Engineering students of the James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.

03/06/2013

“Risk and barrier assessment in an Integrated Operations context”, invited presentation at CGE Risk Management Solutions User Group Meeting, Stavanger (Norway).

 

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS AND PRIZES

2016-2021

Onsager fellowship, awarded by NTNU (Norway) “to attract the most talented scholars who have an established reputation for high-quality research and a commitment to learning and teaching at the university level”.

2012

Frank Lees Medal, awarded by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE – United Kingdom) for “the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention”.

 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications