Ph.D., 2004: Doctorate in “Methods for biomonitoring environmental change”, University of Trieste, Italy.
Master in Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (MIT), 2015: Two years Master (2014- 2015). The Master provides knowledge and managerial skills for the management of innovation, research and development (R & D) and collaboration between the different actors of the innovation system. Politecnico di Milano (Poli-Mi), Italy. Grade: first (110 e Lode).
M.Sc. (Master of Sciences), 1999: Master of Sciences in Environmental Management, two years master of sciences at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece. Grade: Excellent.
D.S.P.U (Specialised Post-University Diploma), 1997: Specialised Post-University Diploma in Environment Management of Natural Resources, one year post-university studies diploma at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece. Fellowship Grant of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (Spécialisation Post-Universitaire, Centre international de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes, CIHEAM), Paris, France;
Laurea in Engineering (Diplôme universitaire d'ingénieur), 1995: University degree in engineering, specialized in agronomy and urban agriculture, ESA Mateur, University of Tunis II, Tunisia.
Director of International Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships and coordinator of the Blue Growth Initiative at OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics).
Faculty member at Euclid Intergovernmental University, professor of Sustainable Development and Science Diplomacy.
Former United Nations Officer, in charge of technical assistance programmes on costal zone management, sustainable industrial development, cleaner production and renewable energy technologies at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Centre for Science and High Technology,.
He has been nominated from the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) to represent Italy in various international initiatives namely: the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue Forum (Dialogue 5+5) and the G7 Future of Seas and Oceans.
Research promotion, internationalization and fundraising.