Civil Engineering degree. Ph.D. in Structural Engineering. Professor of Structural Mechanics and Director of Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering, University of Parma, Italy. Adjunct Professor, University of Houston, TX, USA. Research Associate and member of the steering committee for structural standards of CNR (National Research Council of Italy). Italian delegate in CEN/TC 250/SC11 for the Eurocode on Structural Glass. Expert of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation for non-traditional structural materials.