Master Degree cum laude earned at University of Palermo (2008), he took his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering (2012) presenting the final work “Theoretical and experimental analysis of D-regions in RC members”. He used to be a post-doctoral researcher at University of Enna “Kore” since May 2012 to December 2014, among the activities of the LEDA (Laboratory of Earthquake engineering and Dynamic Analysis) project and working also as project lecturer.
Researcher at University of Palermo since October 2016, he is lecturer of “Analysis and design of structural rehabilitation of buildings”.
His research interests are in the field of Structural Engineering, with reference to: structural retrofitting of RC or masonry members by traditional (concrete/steel jacketing) or innovative (FRP FRCM, SMA) methods and materials; confinement effects on RC columns, modelling D-regions (deep beams, corbels, members with openings); use of laminated glass for structural applications; second order effects on the compressive behaviour of reinforcing steel bars.
He is author of several papers on international peer reviewed journals; speaker for different national and international conferences and symposia. Invited reviewer for different international journals (e.g. Engineering Structures, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Structures, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration).