Graduated cum laude at the Technical University of Bari, serves his national military service as Navy officer in the Italian Navy with the rank of midshipmen. Process technologists at Calcestruzzi SpA (Italian leader in concrete production) developed specific expertise in the design, production and control of concrete mixtures. PhD in structural engineering at the University of Florence in 2000; postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, and finally assistant professor at the II Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University of Bari in Structural Engineering. From May 2012 Associate Professor in the same subject at the Faculty of Engineering. Visting at the Cambridge University (UK), invited lecture at several national and international conferences, member of scientific committees, author of over 150 scientific publications as well on international journals. He taught at undergraduate and postgraduate courses in civil and environmental engineering matters such as structural engineering, earthquake engineering, elements of automatic calculation of structures and advanced structural engineering. Member of his university Administrative Board, Strategic commission, ILO committee and of the committee for drafting spin off new regulation.