Background and activities


2012      PhD in Environmental, Safety and Chemical Engineering, with Doctor Europaeus mention certifying European research experience in the United Kingdom and Norway: Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy, PhD supervisor: Valerio Cozzani

2008      MS in Chemical and Process Engineering with highest honors. Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy


2016- ongoing  Associate Professor in Risk Assessment. Tenure track of 7 years within the Onsager fellowship programme. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Norway.

2016- ongoing  Adjunct Professor in Offshore HSE Management. Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

2012-2016          Research Scientist. Department of Safety Research, SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway

2012-2012          Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Chemical, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy


2016-ongoing    Onsager fellowship, awarded by NTNU “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) for “the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention”.

MOBILITY (research stays abroad lasting more than three months)

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), Vale Chair Research Grant awarded by MUN and Marco Polo grant awarded by University of Bologna.

2010-2011           Visiting Researcher at SINTEF Technology and Society, Dept. of Safety research. Funded by: Marco Polo grant awarded by University of Bologna.

2009-2010           Visiting Researcher at Health & Safety Laboratory. HSL, Buxton, United Kingdom. Funded by: EU FP7 project iNTeg-Risk.

2007      Intern at TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Funded by: Leonardo Da Vinci grant, awarded by European Commission


2016-ongoing    1 PostDoc/ 6 PhDs/ 8 Master students, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Norway.


2019-ongoing    Coordinator of: TPK5160 Risk Analysis; and TPK4852 Hydrogen in Transportation for a Safe and Sustainable Future. NTNU, Norway.

2016-ongoing    Lecturer for: 78486 Offshore HSE Management. Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna.

2016-2018           Lecturer for: MR8406 Operational Risk Analysis; TPK4185 Industrial Systems Engineering; TPK4140 Maintenance Management; and TPK5115 Risk Management in Projects. NTNU, Norway.


2018                      Head of the evaluation committee for a full-time permanent position of Associate Professor in Maritime Human Factors. University of South-Eastern Norway.

2016-2017          Administrator of the Evaluation Committee for 2 PhD dissertations. NTNU, Norway.


2018-ongoing    SH2IFT – Safe H2 Fuel Handling and Use for Efficient Implementation. Role: NTNU responsible, investigator and PhD supervisor. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (ENERGIX).

2015-2017           New Strains of Society: Hidden, Dynamic and Emergent Vulnerabilities – development of an analytical framework to handle new societal threats. Role: NTNU responsible and investigator. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (SAMRISK).

2015-2016           Risikoanalyse i drift – development of real-time risk analysis concepts for ENI. Role: investigator. Funded by ENI Norge.

2013-2013           Methodology for monitoring safety level development in and around Seveso establishments. Role: investigator. Funded by Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).

2012-2016           Petro-HRA – Analysis of human actions as barriers in major accidents in the petroleum industry, applicability of human reliability analysis methods. Role: investigator. Funded by Norwegian Research Council and Statoil.

2012-2014           IO3 – Proactive Management of Safety and Environment, Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry. Role: work package leader. Funded by Norwegian Research Council and major oil companies.

2012-2014           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. Role: investigator. Funded by EU 7th framework programme.

2009-2012           iNTeg-Risk, Early recognition, monitoring and integrated management of emerging, new technology related risks. Role: investigator. Funded by EU seventh framework programme.


2019-ongoing    Member of the editorial board of the journal “Safety in Extreme Environments”.

2019      Member of the International Scientific Committee for the Conference Loss Prevention 2019.

2017-ongoing    Member of the board of the Society of Risk Analysis Europe.

2017      Member of the Technical Committee for the International Conference on System Reliability and Safety ICSRS2017.

2016-ongoing    Associate editor and reviewer for the journal “Safety Science”

2016-ongoing    Norwegian Delegate of the Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).

2016-ongoing    Co-chair on Accident and Incident modelling, European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) Technical Committee.

2016-2019           Member of the Technical Programme Committee for the yearly Conference on European Safety and Reliability ESREL.

2009-ongoing    Reviewer for the following journals: “Process Safety and Environmental Protection”, “Reliability Engineering and System Safety”, “Risk Analysis”, and “Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries”.


2018      Chartered Engineer registered in the British Engineering Council register.

2018      Charted Scientist registered in the British Science Council register.

2013-ongoing    Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers IChemE.

2012-ongoing    Member of the Society of Risk Analysis.

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