Dr. Francesco Di Maria

Dr. Francesco Di Maria |Clyto Access

University of Perugia, Italy

Editorial Board Member

Expertise: Anaerobic digestion, Collection, Composting, Disposal, Landfill, Life cycle assessment, Recycling, Reuse, Waste to energy

Bio: Francesco Di Maria has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 and a PhD in “Engineering of Machines” in 1999. Currently he is Associated Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria of the University of Perugia. He holds the courses of “Innovative Energy Systems” for the MSc in Industrial Engineering and “Facilities and Plants for Waste Treatment” for MSc in Environmental Engineering. He started his research activity in the sector of the innovative energy generation systems mainly based on gas turbines as the steam injection cycles and Humid Airt Turbine (HAT) cycle. Successively he was engaged in a research activity concerning the management and the increase of the energetic efficiency of geothermal fields and geothermal power plants in collaboration with the largest Italian Company for the electrical energy generation (ENEL spa). Starting from the 2002 he was interested in the energy recovery from biomasses, residues and waste by thermal and biological treatments. Main processes investigated were combustion, gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion. Due to the environmental relevance of these activities he developed also several studies based on Life Cycle Assessment approaches. During his activity he was responsible or co-responsible of more than 50 BCs and MSc thesis and of 5 PhD thesis. He was responsible and coordinator of 5 National and European projects (LIFE+ EMaRES, LIFE12 ENV/IT/000411), and of more than 10 projects financed by private and public companies. In the 2012 he was the promotor and responsible of the LAR5 Laboratory (Reuse, Recycle, Recovery of Waste and Residues) of the Dipartimento di Ingegneria of the University of Perugia. He was chairman of session at 9 international conferences and is reviewer for several international journals (e.g. Waste Management, Waste Management & Research, Applied Energy, Environmental Science Pollution and Research…).

Related Journals & Conferences :

Journal of Waste Management and Environmental Issues