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Professor Orazio Giuffre' has got master degree in transport civil engineering and has started his university career in 1973 as regular assistant, then as traffic engineering professor.

From 1986 up to now he is full professor in "Road, Railway and Airport Construction" at the University of Palermo, Faculty of Engineering (nowadays Polytechnic School).

He has led quite a lot of researches concerning different aspect of road construction, particularly pavement building materials, road safety and traffic engineering.

He has been present at a lot of international and national congress, offering his notes on and he has published several scientific works up to now; he takes part to congress up to now, too.

He has coordinated and coordinates many scientific local and national team.

He he took part in "Research Committee on standards relative to road materials and project, construction and maintenance", established at CNR (National Research Council), which is interested in fixing rules predicted by "Nuovo Codice della Strada"; within the Committee he coordinates "Road and Territory" team.

In July 2000, on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works (Circulation and Traffic Inspectorate) he carried out a specialist consultancy for the preparation of guidelines for the implementation of a system of prior control of road safety; these guidelines were incorporated into the Circular of the Ministry of Public Works No. 36/99 of 08/06/2001 "Circular on the guidelines for the analysis of road safety."

In the years 2003/2004 he designed and later coordinated the Master course in " Engineering Road Safety ( MISS ) , financed with funds PON 2000/2006 (Axis III " Development of human capital of excellence; Measure III.4 - Training higher and further education ) - for a total of € 710,991.10.

In the academic years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 he has been the coordinator of the Master course in "Environmental Sustainability Transport Infrastructure ( SAIT ).

From the academic year 2002/2003 ( XVII cycle ) until 2012/2013 (XXIII cycle ) he has been the coordinator of the PhD in Engineering Transportation Infrastructures based at the University of Palermo and played in a consortium with the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria.

From the academic year 2011/2012 (XXV cycle ) he is the coordinator of the PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

From the academic year 2013/2014 (XXIX cycle ) he is the vice - coordinator of the PhD in Civil, Environmental , Materials.

Prof. Giuffrè is' a founding member of the Italian Society of Road Infrastructure, of wich, from 2007 to 2011 , he was a member of the Executive Council and national vice-president in the year s 2010/2011.