Department of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences
University of Siena, Pian dei Mantellini 44, 53100, Siena, Italy
Tel: +39 0577 235737

Current function
Associate Professor in Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry
University of Siena, Italy.

MS degree in Economics; PhD in Chemical Sciences – Environmental Curriculum (University of Siena, Italy).


Didactic activity
Since 2005, he is teacher of courses in the fields of environmental chemistry, environmental physical chemistry, environmental sciences, sustainability indicators, most of which dealing with the multidimensional aspects of the concept of sustainability, its scientific bases, epistemological and biophysical foundations, and indicators. Supervisor of 3 PhD Thesis; Supervisor or Co-supervisor of about 35 BS and MS Degree Theses in the fields of Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Economics, Political Sciences at the University of Siena and other Universities.

Research area
His research interests are in the fields of ecological economics, sustainable development, environmental modelling and assessment, sustainability indicators, and ecological-economic assessment and accounting methods and instruments such as Emergy Synthesis, Ecological Footprint, LCA, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, ISEW, GPI, Ecosystem Services Evaluation.
Co-author of 2 books and more than 70 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals and Encyclopediae; about 65 full papers for collective books and book chapters; about 60 abstracts or short communications for national and international conferences.
Associate Editor for Frontiers in Energy Research – Energy Systems and Policy; Guest Editor of a Special Issue in the journal Ecosystem Services. He operates as a reviewer for about 15 international journals.

Organizational and Institutional activity
Member of the Faculty Board of the PhD in Environmental, geological and polar sciences and technologies of the University of Siena.
Since 2012, member of the Commission for student Orientation and Tutoring and the at the Department of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences of the University of Siena. Since 2015 he coordinates the Commission for Orientation of the same Department and is member of the Commission for Orientation of the University of Siena.
Since the beginning of his career, he is member of the Ecodynamics Group at the University of Siena, established in the 1990s by Professor Enzo Tiezzi, within which he participated to more than 20 funded research projects and co-organized national and international scientific events such as workshops, schools, brainstormings and national and international conferences.

the Italian Chemical Society (Società Chimica Italiana – SCI);
the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research (ISAER);
the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP);
the Advances in Cleaner Production Network.