Research

Research activity is mainly addressed to the development and the application of models and methods for the analysis and the design of passenger and freight transport systems at urban and extra-urban scale. He studies the problems connected to demand, supply and demand-supply interaction and land-use/environment-transport interaction models.

Since Jannuary 2015 he is Associate Professor in Transportation (SSD ICAR/05 – Trasporti) at the Department of Enterprise Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

From October 2006 to January 2015 he has been Assistant Professor in Transportation (SSD ICAR/05 – Trasporti) at the Department of Enterprise Engineering of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

He is Editorial Board Member of Jornal of Advanced Transportation, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Information, Modern Applied ScienceTraffic and Transportation EngineeringLogistics and Supply Chain Management journals.

In 2015 and 2016 he leads the research team on “Smart urban freight transport: planning and DYNAmic management of urban LOADing and unloading areas – DynaLOAD“.

From 2014 he is member of Special Interest Groups (SIGs): Freight Trannsport Modelling (WCTR SIG B5) and Applications of Travel Behaviour Analysis and Demand Modelling Approaches (WCTR SIG D3).

In October 2013 he has been elected member of Board of “Società Italiana Docenti di Trasporti (SIDT)” and is serving as Treasurer.

Since 2010 he is member of “Collegio dei Docenti” of Ph.D. Course in Transportation Engineering and Logistics at “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria.

Since 2010 to 2014 he was member of the Transportation and Air Quality Committee (ADC20) of Transportation Research Board (TRB).

From 2010 to 2012 he participated at a research project (PRIN 2008) “Guidelines for city logistics plans editing“.

From January 2008 to March 2010 he participated at research project “Innovative solutions to freight distribution in the complex large urban area of Rome“, supported by Volvo Research and Educational Foundations.

From February 2008 to February 2009 he participated at research project “Interregional and national mobility of freight (medium-distance) with reference to freight transport, intermodality and territorial logistics“, supported by Italian Ministry of Transport).

From 2007 to 2009 he participated at a research project (PRIN 2007) “Guidelines for competitivity of Italian container ports in Euro-Mediterranean system“.

From March to September 2006 he was a researcher granter at Department of Civil Engineering of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

From January to December 2005 he was a research granter at Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Electronics and Transportation of “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, and he participated at research project “Innovatory intermodal transport system based on the use of fast ship: land-sea system (loading/unloading and intermodality) SINAVE”.

In 2004 he participated at research project SESTANTE – INTERREG.

In 2004 he had Ph.D. in Transportation at “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria developing the research on “Urban Goods Movements: attraction and distribution models”, tutor prof. Francesco Russo.

From 2000 to 2002 he participated at a research project (PRIN 2002) “Guidelines for planning urban transit services“.

He collaborates with several research laboratories, as well as: LAST (Laboratorio di Analisi dei Sistemi di Trasporto at “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria) and CTL (Centro di ricerca per il Trasporto e la Logistica at “Sapienza” University of Rome).

He has been collaborating as referee/reviewer to many conferences and international journals.

He is authors than 90 papers in Transportation field.

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