andProfessor of Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Research, Associate Editor.
Remote Sensing, Section Editor in Chief "Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle".
UCL Open Environment, Member of the Advisory Board.
American Geophysical Union, Member since 1999.
American Meteorological Society, Member since 1989.
Associazione Italiana di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e Meteorologia, Member since 2016.
European Geoscience Union, Member since 1999.
Cloud Appreciation Society, Member since 2019.
Royal Meteorological Society, Fellow since 2002.
Born 7 June 1957 in Formigine (MO), Italy. Doctor in Physics, University of Modena.
Research Assistant at the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of California, Los Angeles, 1981-82.
Research scientist of the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Lower and Upper Atmosphere (CNR-FISBAT), 1985-1998.
Research scientist at CNR's Institute of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CNR-ISAO) in Bologna, January 1999 - December 2001.
Professor of Cloud Physics, Univ. of Bologna, Physics Dept., 2004-present.
Visiting Scientist at EUMETSAT, Meteorological Division, 1998-2001.
Member of the Coordination and Implementation Group of the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP), 1996-2000.
Associate Editor of Atmospheric Research.
Coordinator of the 5th Framework European Project EURAINSAT (EVG1-CT-2000-00030) - European satellite rainfall analysis and monitoring at the geostationary scale, 2001-2003.
Co-Chairman with Prof. Keith Browning of EUMETSAT Applications Expert Group on Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting, 2000-2001.
Co-Chairman with Dr. Arnold Gruber of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2001-2004.
Member of the EC-NASA Earth Science Working Group, 2001.
Member of the Core Group of the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), 2002-2016.
Member of the Working Group on Data Management of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) of WMO, 2003-2006.
Member of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) of the International Association for Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), 2004-2012.
Chairman of the GEWEX Working Group on Precipitation Radar Networks (WGPRN) of WMO, 2006-2013.
Chairman of the Science Application Group of EUMETSAT's Post-EPS sensor MetImage, 2009-present.
Member of the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP), 2012-2014.
Member of ESA's Mission Advisory Group of the Geosounder mission, 2013-2017.
Member of WMO's Commission on Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), 2013-2015.
Member of the Hydrologic Research Awards Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2015-2018.
Co-chair GK-2A Satellite Algorithm Review Team of the Korean Meteorological Administration, 2015-2018.
Italian Representative with WMO's Commission on Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), 2017-2018.