He has a degree in engineering for the environment and the territory and a PhD in environmental engineering. He is currently a researcher at the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of the National Research Council (IMAA-CNR). His activities focus on the study of complex phenomena involving land cover and its transformations (land degradation, urban expansion, climate change, etc.) through the use of Earth observation techniques. An atypical engineer, he is interested not only in ecological and environmental issues but also in suggestions from the world of studia humanitatis.