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., 2004-2022.
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.