Main research interests: Modeling and Control of Chemical Processes, Robust Process Control, Performance Monitoring of Industrial Plants, Advanced Diagnosis of Control Loops.

Author of more than 180 papers (International Journals and Conferences; see selected list).

Associate Editor of Journal of Process Control (2001-2012); member of the Scientific Commitee Chemical Process Control of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and of International Program Committee  of IFAC-DYCOPS and IFAC-ADCHEM conferences; Technical Associate Editor for: IFAC – World Congress (Milano-2011), ADICONIP (Hiroshima-2012), IFAC-DYCOPS (Mumbai-2013). Organizer of the IFAC-ADCHEM conference in Pisa (2000).

NOC member of IFAC-ADCHEM  (to be held in Venice, 2021).

Research cooperation with CLUI AS for training and updating about performance monitoring of industrial control systems. Cooperation with ENI R&M and with ENEL Research and Innovation, about  research activity in advanced diagnostics and Industry 4.0 framework.