Senior Scientist at National Research Council in Italy, retited Nov. 1st, 2010, where coordinated the Research Projects on Sludge and Hazardous Waste Management, since 1999 he still is charged with the Coordination of Technical activities at the Commissariat for Environmental Emergency in Apulia Region in the fields of wastes, wastewaters and restoration of contaminated sites. He was Assistant Professor in Agricultural Hydraulics at Bari UniverÂ¬sity, and Contract Professor in Ecology at Calabria University, and in Waste Engineering at Lecce University. At present he is Guest Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology. He was National Delegate at the EEC Concerted Action COST 681 on sludge, and, until 2006, Chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Sludge Management. At present he is Member of the European Committee for Sludge Standardization (CEN/TC308) where also co-ordinates the Task Group 3 on Physical properties. In 2009 he got the IWA-SGSM Specialist Medal in Residuals Research. Co-editor of the book â€œSludge into Biosolidsâ€œ, he is author of more than 200 scientific papers, and cooperates as Referee for International scientific Journals. He co-ordinated the development of environmental Studies for EU, and organized international and national MeeÂ¬tings.