Piernicola LOLLINO

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Pubblicazioni su riviste ISI

Perrotti M., Lollino P., Fazio N.L., Parise M. (2019). Stability charts based on the finite element method for underground cavities in soft carbonate rocks: validation through case-study applications. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19, 2079-2095, doi: 10.5194/nhess-19-2079-2019.

Fazio N.L., Perrotti M., Andriani G.F., Mancini F., Rossi P., Castagnetti C., Lollino P. (2019). A new methodological approach to assess the stability of discontinuous rocky cliffs using in-situ surveys supported by UAV-based techniques and 3-D finite element model: a case study. Engineering Geology, 260, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2019.105205.

Fazio N.L., Leo M., Perrotti M., Lollino P. (2019). Analysis of the displacement field of a soft rock sample in UCS test by means of a computer vision technique. Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01791-y.

Castellanza R., Lollino P., Ciantia M. (2018). A methodological approach to assess the hazard of underground cavities subjected to environmental weathering. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 82, 278-292, Doi: 10.1016/j.tust.2018.08.041.

Perrotti M., Lollino P., Fazio N.L., Pisano L., Vessia G., Parise M., Fiore A., Luisi M. (2018). Finite Element–Based stability Charts for Underground Cavities in Soft Calcarenites. Int. J. Geomechanics, 18(7), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001175.

Mancini F., Castagnetti C., Rossi P., Dubbini M., Fazio N.L., Perrotti M., Lollino P. (2017). An integrated procedure to assess the stability of coastal rocky cliffs: from UAV close-range photogrammetry to geomechanical finite element modelling. Remote Sensing, 9, 1235; doi: 10.3390/rs9121235.

Fiore A., Fazio N.L., Lollino P., Luisi M., Miccoli M., Pagliarulo R., Perrotti M., Pisano L., Spalluto L., Vennari C., Vessia G., Parise M. (2017). Evaluating the susceptibility to anthropogenic sinkholes in Apulian calcarenites (Southern Italy). Advances in Karst Research: theory, fieldwork and applications. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 466, Parise M., Barovsek F., Kaufmann G., Ravbar N. (eds.). Doi: 10.1144/SP466.20.

Fazio N.L., Perrotti M., Lollino P., Parise M., Vattano M., Madonia G., Di Maggio C. (2017). A three-dimensional back-analysis of the collapse of an underground cavity in soft rocks. Engineering Geology, 228, 301 – 311. doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.08.014.

Elia G., Cotecchia F., Pedone G., Vaunat J., Vardon P.J., Pereira C., Springman S.M., Rouainia M., Van Esch J., Koda E., Josifovski J., Nocilla A., Askarinejad A., Stirling R., Helm P., Lollino P., Osinski P. (2017). Numerical modelling of slope-vegetation-atmosphere interaction: an overview. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2016-079.

Lollino P. & Andriani G.F. (2017). Role of brittle behaviour of soft calcarenites under low confinement: laboratory observations and numerical investigation. Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-017-1188-0.

Cafaro F., Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Vitone C., Lollino P., Mitaritonna G. (2016). Landslide hazard assessment and judgment of reliability: a geomechanical approach. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. DOI 10.1007/s10064-016-0966-3.

Lollino P., Giordan D., Allasia P. (2016). Assessment of the behaviour of an active earth-slide by means of calibration between numerical analysis and field monitoring. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s10064-016-0953-8.

De Novellis V., Castaldo R., Lollino P., Manunta M., Tizzani P. (2016). Advanced three-dimensional finite element modeling of a slow landslide through the exploitation of DInSAR measurements and in situ surveys. Remote Sensing, 8, 670, DOI: 10.3390/rs8080670.

Cotecchia F., Lollino P., Petti R. (2016). Efficacy of drainage trenches to stabilize deep slow landslides in clay slopes. Géotechnique Letters, 6 (1), 1–6, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgele.15.00065.

Lollino P., Cotecchia F., Elia G., Mitaritonna G., Santaloia F. (2016). Interpretation of landslide mechanisms based on numerical modelling: two case histories. European Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Vol. 20(9), 1032 – 1053. DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2014.985851.

Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Lollino P., Vitone C., Pedone G., Bottiglieri O. (2016). From a phenomenological to a geomechanical approach to landslide hazard analysis. European Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Vol. 20(9), 1004 - 1031. DOI:10.1080/19648189.2014.968744.

Catalao J., Nico G., Lollino P., Conde V., Lorusso G., Silva C. (2016). Integration of InSAR analysis and numerical modeling for the assessment of ground subsidence in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 9 (4), 1663-1673, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2428615.

Castaldo R., Tizzani P., Lollino P., Calò F., Ardizzone F., Lanari R., Guzzetti M., Manunta M. (2015). Landslide kinematical analysis through inverse numerical modelling and differential SAR interferometry. Pure and Applied Geophysics. Springer Basel. 172, 3067 – 3080. DOI 10.1007/s00024-014-1008-3.

Lollino P., Giordan D., Allasia P. (2014). The Montaguto earthflow: a back-analysis of the process of landslide propagation. Engineering Geology, 170, 66-79.

Calò F., Ardizzone F., Castaldo R., Lollino P., Tizzani P., Guzzetti F., Lanari R., Angeli M.G., Pontoni F., Manunta M. (2014). Enhanced landslide investigations through advanced DInSAR techniques: the Ivancich case study, Assisi, Italy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 142, 69-82.

Andriani G.F., Lollino P., Pagliarulo R. (2014). Rock cliff instability mechanisms and erosional processes along the Adriatic Salento coast (Southern Italy). Rendiconti online Società Geologica Italiana, 31. 10.3301/ROL.2014.140.

Lollino P., Martimucci V., Parise M. (2013). Geological survey and numerical modeling of the potential failure mechanisms of underground caves. Geosystem Engineering, 16:1, 100-112.

Polemio M. & Lollino P. (2011). Failure of infrastructure embankments induced by flooding and seepage: a neglected source of hazard. Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences – NHESS, 11, 3383-3396, doi: 10.5194/nhess-11-3383-2011.

Lollino P., Santaloia F., Amorosi A. & Cotecchia F. (2011). Delayed failure of quarry slopes in stiff clays: the case of the Lucera landslide. Géotechnique, Vol. 61, N. 10, 861-874, doi: 10.1680/geot.8.P.160.

Parise M. & Lollino P. (2011). A preliminary analysis of failure mechanisms in karst and man-made underground caves in Southern Italy. Geomorphology, vol. 134, 132-143, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.06.008.

Lollino P., Elia G., Cotecchia F., Mitaritonna G. (2010). Analysis of landslide reactivation mechanisms in Daunia clay slope by means of limit equilibrium and FEM methods. Proc. of Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, ASCE – Geotech. Spec. Publ., no. 199, 3155-3164.

Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Lollino P., Vitone C., Mitaritonna G. (2010). Deterministic landslide hazard assessment at regional scale. GeoFlorida 2010 - Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, ASCE – Special Publication, 3130-3139.

Iovine G.G.R., Lollino P., Gariano S.L. & Terranova O.G. (2010). Coupling limit equilibrium analyses and real-time monitoring to refine a landslide surveillance system in Calabria (Southern Italy). Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences - NHESS, 10, 2341 – 2354, doi: 10.5194.

Cotecchia V., De Bellis P., Lollino P., Monterisi L., Tria D. (2009). Geostructural survey and stability analysis of the calcareous cliff of Vieste (Gargano – Southern Italy). Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 68, n. 1, 35-45.

Lollino P. & Pagliarulo R. (2008). The interplay of erosion, instability processes and cultural heritage at S. Nicola island (Tremiti archipelago, Southern Italy). Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, 31, n. 2.

Lollino P., Cotecchia F., Zdravkovic L., Potts D.M. (2005). Numerical analysis and monitoring of Pappadai dam. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, 1631-1643.

 

Pubblicazioni in atti di conferenze nazionali ed internazionali

 

Lollino P., Perrotti M., Fazio N.L., Parise M. (2019). Sinkhole susceptibility assessment of underground caves in soft rocks by means of FEM-based charts. American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium, New York (US).

Andriani G.F., Lollino P., Perrotti M., Fazio N.L. (2019). Incidence of saturation and fabric on the physical and mechanical behaviour of soft carbonate rocks. ARMA2019 - American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium, New York (US).

Tommasi, P., Lollino P., Di Giulio A., Belardi G. (2019). Investigation on the geotechnical properties of a chemically conditioned spoil from EPB excavation, a case study. Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art – Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress, Peila, Viggiani & Celestino Eds, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 3235-3244, ISBN 978-1-138-38865-9. 

Lollino P., Fazio N.L., Perrotti M. Pesola M.D. (2018). FDEM analysis of fracturing processes affecting vertical cliffs in soft calcarenites. ARMA2019 - American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium, Seattle (US).

Lollino P., Pesola M.D., Fazio N.L., Perrotti M., Andriani G.F. (2018). Influence of brittleness of soft calcarenites in cliff stability problems: insights from FEM-DEM modelling. Proc. Engineering in Chalk 2018 Conference, London.

Cotecchia F., Palmisano F., Vitone C., Santaloia F., Lollino P. (2017). Valutazione del danno da frana per l’analisi di vulnerabilità in un’area urbana del Subappennino Dauno. In: La geotecnica nella Conservazione e Tutela del Patrimonio Costruito: XXVI Convegno Nazionale di Geotecnica, 20-22 giugno 2017, Roma. Volume 2. p. 545-552, Bologna: Pàtron, ISBN: 978-88-97517-09-2

Herrera G., López-Davalillo J.C.G., Fernández-Merodo J.A., Béjar-Pizarro M., Allasia P., Lollino P., Lollino G., Guzzetti F., Fernández I., Manconi A., Duro J., Sánchez C., Iglesias R. (2017). The differential slow moving dynamic of a complex landslide: multi‐sensor monitoring. 4th World Landslide Forum, Lubjiana (Slovenia).  

Cotecchia F., Santaloia, F., Lollino P., Vitone C., Cafaro F., Bottiglieri O. (2016). A geomechanical approach to landslide hazard assessment: the Multiscalar Method for Landslide Mitigation. VI Italian Conf. Researchers in geotech. Engineering. Procedia Engineering, 158, 452 – 457.

Lollino P., Giordan D., Allasia P., Pastor M. (2016). Analysis of the propagation of a large earthflow by SPH technique application. Proc. 12th Int. Symp. on Landslides - Experience, Theory, Practice. Naples (Italy).

Amanti M., Chiessi V., Guarino P.M., Spizzichino D., Troccoli A., Vizzini G., Fazio N.L., Lollino P., Parise M., Vennari C. (2016). Back-analysis of a large earth-slide in stiff clays induced by intense rainfalls. Proc. 12th Int. Symp. on Landslides - Experience, Theory, Practice. Naples (Italy).

Cotecchia F., Vitone C., Petti R., Soriano I., Santaloia F., Lollino P. (2016). Slow landslides in urbanised clayey slopes: an emblematic case from the south of Italy. Proc. 12th Int. Symp. on Landslides - Experience, Theory, Practice. Naples (Italy).

Luisi M., Di Santo A., Fiore A., Lepore D., Lollino P., Miccoli M.N., Parise M., Spalluto L. (2015). Modellazione numerica 3D agli elementi finiti per la valutazione delle condizioni di stabilità di cavità antropiche del territorio pugliese: il caso studio della cava ipogea di San Procopio (Barletta, Murge Settentrionali). Memorie descrittive della carta geologica d'Italia, vol. 99, ISSN: 0536-0242.

Manunta M., Castaldo R., De Novellis V., Lollino P., Tizzani O. (2015). Integration of SBAS-DInSAR and in-situ obervations for 3D numerical optimization modelling: the case study of Ivancich landslide (Assisi, Italy). Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) - IEEE Conference Publications, pp: 1397 - 1400. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326038.

Ciantia M.O., Castellanza R., Di Prisco C., Lollino P., Fernandez-Merodo J.A., Frigerio G. (2015). Evaluation of the stability of underground cavities in calcarenite interacting with buildings using numerical analysis. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. Vol. 8, 65 – 69.

Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Pedone G., Vitone C., Lollino P., Mitaritonna G. (2015). Diagnosis of slow landslides affecting tectonised clayey slopes (Southern Appennines). Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Vol. 2, 1029 – 1032.

Castaldo R., Tizzani P., Lollino P., Calò F., Ardizzone F., Manunta M., Guzzetti F., Lanari R. (2015). The Ivancich active landslide process (Assisi, Central Italy) analysed via numerical modeling jointly optimzed by DInSAR and inclinometric data. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Vol. 2, 1513-1517.

Lollino P., Parise M., Vattano M. (2015). Some considerations on 2-D and 3-D numerical models for the assessment of the stability of underground caves. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Vol. 5, 585-588.

Nico G., Di Pasquale A., Corsetti M., Di Nunzio G., Pitullo A., Lollino P. (2015). Use of an advanced SAR monitoring technique to monitor old embankment dams. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Vol. 6, 731-737.

Vattano M., Bonamini M., Parise M., Lollino P., Di Maggio C., Madonia G. (2014). Le cave sotterranee di Marsala (Sicilia Occidentale) e i fenomeni di sprofondamento connessi. VIII Conv. Nazionale Speleologia in Cavità Artificiali, Ragusa, vol. XV, 97 – 103, ISSN 1123–9875.

Cotecchia F., Ferlisi S., Santaloia F., Vitone C., Lollino P., Pedone G., Bottiglieri O. (2014).  La diagnosi del meccanismo di frana nell’analisi del rischio. Relazione di Panel: XXV Convegno Nazionale di Geotecnica - AGI, Baveno, vol. 1, 167 – 186, ISBN 978-88-97517-03-0.

Parise M., Lollino P., Bonamini M., Di Maggio C., Madonia G., Vattano M. (2014). Analisi numerica dei processi di instabilità in cave sotterranee a Marsala (Sicilia Occidentale). 3° Workshop Internazionale “Voragini in Italia. I sinkholes e le cavità sotterranee: ricerca storica, tecniche di studio e di intervento”. Roma.

Wasowski J., Casarano D., Lollino P., Del Gaudio V., Muscillo S. (2013). Local scale seismic landslide susceptibility assessment based on historical earthquake records combined with accelerometer monitoring and ambient noise data. Earthquake-Induced Landslides, Ugai et al. eds., Springer-Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32238-9_2.

Calò F., Ardizzone F., Castaldo R., Lollino P., Tizzani P., Guzzetti F., Lanari R., Manunta M. (2013). Landslide Analysis Through the Multi-Sensor SBAS-Dinsar Approach: The Case Study of Assisi, Central Italy. IGARSS 2013 Conference Proc., Melbourne (Australia).

Vattano M., Di Maggio C., Madonia G., Parise M., Lollino P., Bonamini M. (2013). Examples of anthropogenic sinkholes in Sicily and comparison with similar phenomena in Southern Italy. Proc. 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Carlsbad, New Mexico (USA), Land L., Doctor D.H., Stephenson J.B. (Eds.), 263 – 271.

Lollino P., Parise M., Martimucci V. (2012). Assessment of rock stability in natural and man-made cavities. 7th - Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium – ARMS 2012, Seoul, Korea.

Palma B., Acone A., Ruocco A., Lollino P., Parise M. (2012). Geomechanical characterization of a carbonate rock mass within a tunnel in a karst setting. 7th - Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium – ARMS 2012, Seoul, Korea.

Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Lollino P., Sorbino G., Calvello M. (2011). Keynote Lecture: Instrumentation and monitoring for the interpretation of the landslide mechanism: proposed strategy and examples of application. Proc. 2nd World Landslide Forum, Rome.

Cotecchia F., Santaloia F., Lollino P. (2011). Slow landsliding as effect of hydro-mechanical coupled processes: examples of resulting damages and mitigation strategies. Proc. 2nd Italian Workshop on Landslides. Naples.

Cotecchia F, Lollino P., Mitaritonna G., Elia G. (2011). Interventi di stabilizzazione nei pendii nell’appennino dauno: analisi dello stato esistente e proposta di criteri innovativi. XXIV Convegno Nazionale di Geotecnica - AGI, Napoli, vol. 2, 695 – 703, ISBN 978-88-97517-04-7.

Parise M. & Lollino P. (2010). Analisi numerica di processi di instabilità di cavità sotterranee e degli effetti indotti in superficie. 2° Workshop Internazionale Sinkholes. Roma, Dicembre 2009. 803 – 816.

Cotecchia F. Santaloia, F., Lollino P., Mitaritonna G., Elia G. (2009). Meccanismi di frana in pendii in argille dell’Italia Meridionale ed effetti delle precipitazioni meteoriche. 1st Italian Workshop on Landslides, Vol. 2., Napoli, Giugno 2009.

Cotecchia F., Lollino P., Santaloia F., Vitone C., Mitaritonna G. (2009). A research project for deterministic landslide risk assessment in Southern Italy: methodological approach and preliminary results. IS-GIFU 2009, Geotechnical Risk & Safety, Honjo et al. (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, 363-370.

Lollino P., Santaloia F., Amorosi A. & Cotecchia F. (2006). Numerical analysis of the behaviour of a cut slope in stiff clays by finite difference method. NUMGE 2006, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. Schweiger Ed., 507-512.

Lollino P., Amorosi A., Santaloia F., Cotecchia F. (2005). Processi di instabilità di un versante in argille consistenti innescati da scavo. Questioni di Ingegneria Geotecnica, Scritti in onore di Arturo Pellegrino, Hevelius Ed, 525-536.

Lollino P. & Parise M. (2005). The process of upward loosening of the roof of a karst cavern in a stratified limestone mass. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH ABSTRACTS, vol. 7; p. 7424, ISSN: 1029-7006.

Lollino P., Parise M. & Reina A. (2004). Numerical analysis of the behaviour of a karst cavern at Castellana-Grotte, Italy. Numerical Modeling of discrete materials in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering & Earth Science, Konietzky Ed., A.A.Balkema Publishers, 49-55.

Wasowski J., Lollino P., Limoni P., Del Gaudio V., Lollino G. & Gostelow P. (2004). Towards an integrated field and EO-based approach for monitoring peri-urban slope instability. IX International Symposium on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro.

Santaloia F., Lollino P., Amorosi A., Cotecchia F. & Parise M. (2004). Instability processes of stiff clayey slopes subjected to excavation. IX International Symposium on Landslides, Rio de Janeiro.

Amorosi A., Lollino P., Santaloia F., Cotecchia F. & Parise M (2003). Attivazione di una frana in argille consistenti indotta dalla coltivazione di una cava al piede: il caso di Lucera. International Workshop “Living with landslides: effects on structures and urban settlements. Strategies for risk reduction”, Anacapri, 11-19.

Lollino P., Cotecchia F., Zdravkovic, L., Potts D.M. (2003). Numerical analysis of the interaction between a calcarenite rockfill embankment and a stiff clay deposit. Proc. 13th Europ. Conf. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Prague, 2003. Edt. Vanicek I., Barvinek R., Bohac J, Jettmar J., Jirasko D. & Salak J., The Czech Geotechnical Society CICE, Prague, 687-692.

Lollino G., Lollino P., Bertolini G. (2003). Analysis of the behaviour of a landslide in structurally complex soils by means of monitoring field data. International Conference on Fast Slope Movements – FSM2003, Napoli, vol. 1, 317-324, L. Picarelli Ed., Patron Editore (Torino).

Cotecchia V., Lollino P., Tafuni, N. (2002). Confronto tra i comportamenti geotecnici delle argille azzurre della provincia di Matera in due gallerie di grande diametro. Atti del IX Ciclo di Conferenze di Meccanica ed Ingegneria delle Rocce (MIR 2002), Patron Editore (Torino).

Lollino P., Cotecchia F., Zdravkovic, L., Potts D.M. (2002). Numerical analysis of the behaviour of stiff clays under a rockfill embankment. 5th NUMGE, European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, Ponts et Chaussées Ed, 409-414.

Lollino P., Cotecchia F., Monterisi L. (1999). Comportamento di una diga in calcarenite e della sua fondazione in argille pleistoceniche in base a dati di monitoraggio. XX Convegno Nazionale di Geotecnica, Parma, Patron Editore, Bologna.

Application of numerical modelling techniques and analysis of field monitoring dataset for the interpretation of boundary value problems related to geological instability problems

Numerical modelling of the stress-strain behaviour of slopes, analysis of the failure mechanisms and slope stability assessment by means of numerical methods (FEM, FDM) and limit equilibrium methods, to explore factors controlling slope failure mechanisms

Numerical analysis of the stress-strain behaviour of underground caves and rock slopes by means of the application of Finite Element (FEM), Discrete Element (DEM) as well as hybrid Finite Element-Discrete Element (FEM-DEM) methods

Numerical analysis of earthflow propagation process (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics technique)

Application of three-dimensional limit equilibrium methods to investigate the triggering process of shallow and deep sliding failures at the regional scale

Education and current position

February 1997: Master degree in Civil Engineering, Technical University of Bari (Italy). Thesis: Elastic behaviour of fractured rock masses.

February 2001: PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Bari (Italy). Thesis: Analysis of the behaviour of rockfill dams overlying stiff clay deposits; 1-year fellow PhD student at the Soil Mechanics Section - Imperial College (London, UK), to develop finite element analyses of rockfill dams overlying clay deposits.

December 2001: Research engineer at CNR-IRPI (National Research Council – Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection).

 

Main research activity

2017 – date: PhD tutoring at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, to study the earthflow mobility propagation by means of SPH technique application.

2017 – date: National Civil Protection Department: Senior expert of the research project PON-GOVERNANCE – Strengthening the civil protection management and guidelines to face hydrogeological risk emergency events.

2017 – 2018: scientific coordinator of the Agreement between Puglia region Authority and CNR-IRPI for the investigation and monitoring activity of the Grotta Rotolo karst cave.

2017: coordinator for CNR – IRPI of the Diplomazia-2 program (MAECI-DGCS – CNR) – Course 1: Environment/climate change/resilience in the Mediterranean region: education and training of young experts from Mediterranean countries.

2016 – date: Puglia Region Authority: Scientific coordinator of the research project aimed at defining threshold rainfall for shallow landslides, slope landslide mechanisms and landslide risk in the Puglia region (POR FESR 2014 – 2020).

2014 – 2015: LAMPRE (LAndslide Modelling and tools for vulnerability assessment Preparedness and Recovery Management) project – VII FP; Leader of the task “Finite element modelling of slow active landslides optimized by means of interferometry analysis”.

2014 – 2015: AIM-DAMS (Advanced and Integrated Monitoring of earth-DAMS) Living-Labs project. Leader of the CNR - IRPI research unit: Numerical modelling of the behavior of old dams subjected to impoundment activity and calibration with advanced monitoring dataset.

September 2013: Research fellow at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) – Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos - to study the kinematical behaviour of earthflows by means of SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) simulation techniques –funded by CNR Short-Term Mobility grant.

2012 – 2013: DORIS (An advanced downstream service for the detection, mapping, monitoring and forecasting of ground deformations) project - VII FP; supervisor of a research grant on numerical modelling of ground surface deformations measured by DInSAR technology.

2007 – 2012: DESIRE (Desertification mitigation and remediation of land) project – VI FP; supervisor of a research grant on erosion and desertification risk in a study area of the Southern Italy; from 2011 to 2012, leader of the CNR-IRPI research unit in the project.

2008 – 2010: PRIN (National Interest Research Project) project Analysis and zonation of the susceptibility and hazard of landslides triggered by extreme events. Project leader: Prof. L. Cascini, University of Salerno.

September 2010: Scientific responsible of the Geomechanical Laboratory of CNR – IRPI in Bari.

2008 – 2010: PS_119 Strategic Project – Landslide risk assessment in chain areas: the case of the Daunia Apennines. Project leader: Prof. F. Cotecchia (Technical University of Bari).

2005 – 2007: PRIN (National Interest Research Project) project Monitoring and assessment of safety of earth dams and river levees. Project leader: Prof. A. Desideri, University of Rome.

2003 – 2007: LEWIS (Landslide Early Warning Integrated System) EU project - V FP; stability assessment and field monitoring of unstable slopes in the Italian southern Appennines.

September 2003: Research fellow at United States Geological Survey, Golden (Colorado, USA), to investigate earthquake-induced landslide behaviour.

2001 – 2003: PRIN (National Interest Research Project) project Living with landslides: effects on infrastructures and urban centres - Risk mitigation strategies. Project leader: Prof. L. Picarelli, University of Naples.

 

Editorial board membership

Member of the Editorial Board of Geosciences journal (MDPI). 

 

Referee activity

Reviewer for the following international journals:

-        Computers & Geotechnics,

-        Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering,

-        Computers & Geosciences,

-        Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology,

-        Natural Hazards & Earth System Sciences,

-        Engineering Geology,

-        Natural hazards,

-        European Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

-        Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Envinronment.