Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission - DG Research & Innovation
He is currently Deputy Head in the Unit of “Sustainable management of natural resources” which is responsible for “innovating with nature and cultural heritage for environmental, social and economic sustainability and resilience” as part of the societal challenge 5 on “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”.
He has been working as a project and policy Officer in the Directorate General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission since 1987.
He has been responsible for the RTD policy in a variety of sectors, such a Marine Science and Technology, Coastal engineering and protection, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Water resources management and freshwater ecosystems and Nature-based solutions and Cultural Heritage for economic, social and environmental resilience.
He did his undergraduate studies in Marine Engineering in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and his graduate studies in Ocean Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), U.S.A.