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Martedì dalle 12:00 alle 13:00 presso Ufficio Docente - Laboratori Infrastrutture Viarie, Edificio 8, Dipartimento di Ingegneria

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About me

VISION: I define my area of research as “Sustainable and Smart development of Transport Infrastructure”. In fact, I believe that engineering has no better choice that investing in its sustainable development embracing innovation and new technologies to support healthy society and respecting the environment. On this basis my vision on research needs is built upon links with industry and private sector to clearly understand research questions and undertaking collaborative research to conceive the transport infrastructures of the future SMARTI: “Sustainable Multi-functional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructures”

SHORT BIO: Dr. Lo Presti is an Assistant Professor and holder of the “Rita Levi Montalcini fellowship 2016” at the University of Palermo (IT) and a Visiting Academic at the University of Nottingham (UK). Dr. Lo Presti’s expertise is Sustainable Engineering, with a focus on transport infrastructure's technology development and asset management. His research is both applied and fundamental and involves investigation of effective techniques for recycling waste/secondary materials into civil engineering applications such as roads, railways, roofing membranes. Also, with the goal of investigating a sustainable asset management for preserving existing infrastructures as well as envisioning the future ones, Dr. Lo Presti is specialising in smart technologies, life-cycle management and multi-criteria decision making. Within this field since 2010 Dr. Lo Presti has authored more than 70 publications mainly in international scientific journals and He has been involved in training and technology transfer to small companies as well as big enterprises and association of industries. At last, Dr. Lo Presti has extensive experience in coordinating international and multi-disciplinary projects (see projects)

Key features:

  • More 10 million € in research grants – Currently coordinating 3 research projects/programmes for more than 5M€ (until 2021)
  • Holder of the “Rita Levi Montalcini fellowship 2016" at University of PALERMO (IT)
  • Italian habilitation to work as "Full Professor" in any Italian University (2021)
  • Deputy Panel Chair of “Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport” journal ICE and member of the editorial boards of the American Asphalt Pavement Technologist Journal (AAPT), Advances in Civil Engineering and Cogent Engineering.
  • Task Group Leader (TG5 DoB) of the Technical Committee RAP within the International Community RILEM
  • Task Group Leader (TG5 LCA) of the Technical Committee WMR within the International Community RILEM
  • More than 80 peer review publications (60 journal) full publication list on RESEARCHGATE
  • Currently main/co-supervisor of 1 PostDocs, 3 PhD students between UK and IT
  • Module Convenour/teacher within the Laura Magistrale in "Civil Engineering" at the University of Palermo and within the MsC on Sustainable Transport Infrastructures at The University of Nottingham, as well as several courses from graduates school
  • Chairman of International workshop and conference session (attendance >50 international meetings)
  • PRINCE 2 qualified Project manager
  • Excellent links with Industry exploited with projects and consultancies



  • EARLY CAREER AWARD (2019) – to “Davide Lo Presti” from the international Society for Maintenance And Rehabilitation of Transport infrastructures (ISMARTI) during the Intrernational Conference on Smarti Cities in Seoul, Korea
  • BEST PROJECT AWARD (2019) – to “BioRePavation” from the Smart Transport Alliance (STA) during the annual STA meeting 2019 in Brussels, BE 
  • BEST PROJECT AWARD (2018) – to “SUP&R ITN” from the Smart Transport Alliance (STA) during the annual STA meeting 2018 in Brussels, BE


  • 2017 - 2021 - SMARTI ETN - Sustainable Multi-functional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructures - (4M€ - 1.300,000€ at UNOTT) -H2020 Marie Curie Actions - "COORDINATOR
  • 2018 - 2020 Pavement LCM - a complete package for Life Cycle Management of green asphalt mixtures and road pavement - Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR) call "New materials" 2017
  • 2018 - 2020 CRABforOERE - Cold Recycled Asphalt Bases for Optimised Energy & Resource Efficient Pavements - Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR) call "New materials" 2017



If you want see and download my publications (freely available in green open access) and/or have updates on my projects




CURRICULUM VITAE: Updated and detailed CV is downloadable here