November 1988: Master of Science, with honors, in Civil Engineering;
January 1992 - January 1995: Doctoral studies at the University of Palermo and at the Polish Academy of Sciences;
January 1996: PhD in Structural Engineering;
March 1998: Assistant Professor of Structural Mechanics;
July 2000: Associate Professor of Structural Mechanics;
October 2007: Full Professor of Structural Mechanics.
The research activity is documented by about 60 papers published in scientific international journals with referee and
in conference proceedings in the research areas of mechanics of materials and structural engineering.
He is member of the Italian Secretariat of Structural Mechanics.