Graduated in Chemical Engineering, he is professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering department of Politecnico in Milano. He founded and directs the Laboratory of Materials for Energy and the Environment (Mat4En2). He has been involved in environmental sustainability for years in materials and industrial processes fields, with a special interest in natural building materials and alternative energy sources. He is author of over 100 international publications and member of the Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at Poltecnico in Milano.