Marco UZIELLI

    Dott. Ing. (M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.)
    Marco Uzielli is the founder, CEO and Technical Director of Georisk Engineering S.r.l. He obtained his M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Florence (Italy). He is the Author of over 50 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been a visiting lecturer at numerous academic and commercial Institutions worldwide, as well as a keynote speaker in international conferences and webinars. Marco has been involved in FP6 and FP7 European research projects as a consultant or subcontractor. He serves as a core member in Technical Committees TC205 “Safety and serviceabilty in geotechnical design” and TC302 “Forensic geotechnical engineering”, and as corresponding member of TC304 “Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management” of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is a specialist consultant for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, the International Centre for Geohazards (Oslo, Norway) and the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). Marco maintains active international research collaborations with academic Institutions in Europe, North America and Australia.
    • Analysis of hazard, vulnerability and risk for geosystems
    • Geotechnical analysis and design
    • Statistical, probabilistic and geostatistical analysis of geosystems
    • Resilience analysis for communities, geosystems and environment
    • Application of soft computing and artificial intelligence to geosystem analysis

  • Marco ZEI

    Marco ZEI

    Dott.Ing. (M.Sc.Eng.)
    Marco Zei obtained his M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence. Alongside his consulting work for Georisk Engineering S.r.l., he is involved in hydrauic, civil and construction engineering projects.
    • Hydraulic engineering
    • Hydraulic risk analysis
    • Geographic information systems (GIS)
    • Scientific software programming



    Dott. Ing. (M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.)
    Johann Facciorusso obtained his MSc.Eng. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence. He has held research assistantships on the topics of “Estimation of seismic liquefaction potential from in-situ tests” and “Application of deterministic and probabilistic methods for the estimation of seismic liquefaction hazard at the territorial scale from in-situ tests” at the University of Florence. In addition to his consulting activity for Georisk Engineering S.r.l., Johann is currently a Researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence, where he teaches Geotechnical Engineering. He is actively involved in the Geotechnical laboratory of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Florence, conducting static and dynamic laboratory tests and supervising in-situ seismic tests. Johann has held numerous seminars and courses for public Administrations and Universities as well as professional development course at Engineering societies in Italy He has been actively involved in the establishment, coordination and technical work of numerous research projects with the Italian Ministry of Scientific Research, the Italian National Research Council, the National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology, the Po river Authority and other public Administrations. Johann is the author of books, book chapters, journal and conference papers. His current interests and activities include the probabilistic modeling of 2-D seismic response analysis and seismic microzonation for several areas in North-Eastern Tuscany.
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    • Soil dynamics
    • Seismic risk analysis
    • Seismic zonation and microzonation
    • Seismic liquefaction analysis
    • Geotechnical design

  • Valeria PELLEGRINI

    Valeria PELLEGRINI

    Dott. Arch., Ph.D.
    Valeria Pellegrini graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”. In 2011, she was actively involved in a research project focusing on planning for adaptation to climate change impacts in urban areas. From 2013 to 2016, she pursued independent research, investigating the integration of adaptation for climate change in the development of urban policies. In 2016, she obtained a Ph.D. degree in “Local Project and Territorial Policies” from Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”. Meanwhile, she has also participated in the coordination of several National and European events and contests in the field of sustainable urban environment at WWF Italy, acting as reference person for participant management. In addition to her consulting activity for Georisk Engineering S.r.l., Valeria is currently involved with WWF Research and Projects, in the field of environmental assessment of urban policies, projects and plans. In 2017, she obtained a Master in European Project Management for planning and development, specifically aimed at European Calls for Proposals. She is currently affiliated with the REHMI (REgional Models and geo-Hydrological Impacts) Division of Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC Foundation) and involved in the Strategic Project for Climate change effect on urban areas.
    • Urban planning and urban risk management
    • Environmental impact and strategic assessment of urban plans and policies
    • Monitoring of European Funding and planning and management of European projects

  • Stefano RENZI

    Stefano RENZI

    Dott. Ing. (M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D.)
    Stefano Renzi obtained his undergraduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Florence (Italy) in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from the same institution in 2009. He is a registered professional practicing engineer since 2006. In 2010 he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at University of Padova (Italy) focusing on the application of geophysical investigations to Site Response Analysis. In 2011 he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at University of Firenze (Italy) focusing on the numerical modelling and seismic soil-structure interaction analysis for the mediaeval towers of San Gimignano (Siena-Italy). Dr. Renzi is the author of refereed publications appearing as articles in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, and has been invited as keynote speaker at the University of Florence (Italy) and at the Corps of Engineers of the Siena Province (Italy).
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    • Dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis
    • Yard Safety Engineering

  • Teresa GRACCHI

    Teresa GRACCHI

    Dott. Geol. (M.Sc.Geology)
    Teresa Gracchi obtained her Master of Science in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence. As research fellow, she worked at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence concerning “Methodologies for the definition of the geomorphological risk in areas characterized by fractured rock masses and rockfall, and for the dynamic modelling of slope stability to estimate landslide run-out”. In the same department, in 2017 she obtained a research grant to work on “Innovative ground deformation monitoring techniques by means of wireless sensor networks”. She is currently a joint-PhD student at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence and at the Faculté des Géosciences et de l’environnement of the University of Lausanne, in the framework of the International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Her research involves the use of innovative techniques for landslide monitoring, with a specific focus on the definition of early warning systems. She collaborated to a LIFE+ research project in environmental safety funded by the European Commission. She is the author of scientific publications in journals and proceedings of international conferences.
    • Geomorphological risk analysis
    • Landslide modeling
    • Landslide monitoring
    • Early warning systems