Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Presentation: Introducing DRS for PET bottles in Italy: opportunities and challenges
He serves as Associate Professor at the DICA Department of Politecnico di Milano, where he coordinates the AWARE (Assessment on WAste and REsources) research group. Research activities include waste prevention, technologies for recovery and disposal of solid waste and of residues, integrated waste management, flue gas treatment technologies for industrial plants, definition of scenarios for emission reduction, as well as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Research is funded by both public and private sectors, including some competitive funding. He has co-authored more than 250 publications, 85 of which in ISI-rated journals (as of May 2023). He teaches “Solid waste management and treatment” and “Bio-energy and waste-to-energy technologies” Master Courses at Politecnico di Milano, as well as “Principles of technologies for environmental protection” at L. Bocconi University. He is co-founder and member of the Scientific Board of the “MatER” Research Center, established within the LEAP laboratory in Piacenza. He is Associate Editor of “Waste Management & Research – The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy” since May 2015. He is Member of the National Committee on Environmental Impact Assessment at the Italian Ministry for the Environment, since 2019. Since 2023 he is the Rector’s delegate for the relationship with academic networks for sustainable development.