Paolo Croce was born in Napoli, Italy, in 1954. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 1979. He finished his Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1982.
He is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy, where he is currently teaching courses on soil mechanics and slope stability.
He is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI). He is Convenor of the European Work Group on Ground Improvement (EG14 – CEN/TC/250) and member of the European Committee on Execution of Special Geotechnical Works (CEN/TC 288).
He has authored several papers in geotechnical journals and conferences. He has recently completed a book on Jet Grouting together with Alessandro Flora and Giuseppe Modoni, to be published by Taylor and Francis (February 2014).
He has 30 years of professional experience in Europe and Middle East regarding design and consulting for earth and rockfill dams, viaduct foundations, tunnelling, landslides control, soil Improvement and recycling.
Giuseppe Modoni was born in Foggia, Italy, in 1968. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 1994. He completed a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the Consortium of the Universities of Rome and Napoli in 1999. He has been awarded with fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004) and the Silesian University of Technology in Poland (2006-2008).
At present he is Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy), where he is currently teaching courses on soil mechanics and foundations and ground improvement. He is a Member of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI), and has participated to the AGI Committee for preparing the Recommendation on Jet Grouting.
His research activity spans from laboratory investigation and theoretical modelling of the stress strain response of coarse grained materials, design of jet grouting, interpretation and modelling of large scale geotechnical problems. He has authored several papers in geotechnical journals and conferences and is reviewer for prestigious international journals. He has published two books on Jet Grouting, one in Italian published by Hevelius (2005), the other in English published by Taylor and Francis (2014).
He has about 20 years of geotechnical consultant experience in Italy and Europe.
Giacomo Russo was born in Naples. He graduated with honors in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. He received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 1997.
He is Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, where he teaches courses of Geotechnics for undergraduate students and Retaining Structures, Excavations and Tunnels for master students.
Author of several publications in scientific journals and national and international conference proceedings.
Member of the Italian Geotechnical Association (AGI).
Secretary of the CEN/TC250/SC7/EG11 “Soil Characterization”
Past Secretary of the Italian Group of Geotechnical Engineering (GNIG).
His consulting experience covers a wide range of applications in the field of design, construction control and monitoring of geotechnical works, with particular reference to earth retaining structures, tunnels and earthworks (earth dams, roads and railways).
His specific expertise ranges in the field of soil improvement based on the use of binders (lime, cement, fly ash).
Degree and PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. He as experience in the characterization of the stress-strain behaviour of soils with laboratory tests. He has been involved in several studies regarding the static and dynamic behaviour of earth structures and landslides, the seismic microzonation of alluvial basins, the geological and hydrogeological characterization of the hydrostructures of the central Apennines.
His major research interests focus on the analysis and interpretation of interseismic, coseimic and postseismic deformations by means of DInSAR images and numerical finite element models; the study of the deep gravitational slope deformations (DGPV) and their interaction with the active tectonics; the interpretation of the subsidence phenomena in urban areas and their effect on civil infrastructures.
Rose-Line Spacagna was born in France in 1977. She graduated in “Management and control of water” with professional specialization in “Management of water services and wastewater treatments” at the Institut Supérieur de l’Environnement – Ecoles Roux Reynaud de Lyon – Institut Pitiot in France in 1999. In 2001, she obtained the qualification in “Quality – Environment – Safety at work”, at the Université Catholique de Lyon, in France.
She achieved a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, in 2006, and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering with honors, in 2009, at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy). She completed a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy) in 2014. She studied the application of geostatistical methods for spatial analysis of soil properties, for geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics, with the collaboration of the “Centre de Geostatistique” – Geosciences – Mines ParisTech, France.
Her professional experiences concern hydraulic structures of road infrastructure, environmental impact of hydraulic power plants and environmental geotechnics issues.