Full Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Member of PhD Committee in “Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage” at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (since 2015). Member of PhD Committee in “Architecture, Geology and Civil Engineering” at the University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara (from 2005 to 2015). Member of international and national committees dealing with structural engineering such as Project team CEN-SC9-T1 “Aluminium” Mandate M/515 “Evolution of Structural Eurocodes” (2015), Italian UNI-SC3 Committee "Steel Structures", National Committee UNI-CIS “Structural resistance under fire”. Reviewer of many International journals in the field of structural and seismic engineering. Member of editorial committee for international journals. Coordination activity for many international and national research projects in the field of seismic engineering and cultural heritage. Author of more than 300 scientific papers, published in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings, mainly focused on the following topics:

Seismic response of steel structures; Innovative devices for seismic protection of buildings; Behaviour of steel and aluminium structures; Structural response and retrofitting of monumental buildings; Structural behaviour of structures under fire, blast and explosions. Bibliometric indexes (by Scopus):  96 Documents, 1007 Citations, h-index 21.