- GMG STAFF
Ing. Giorgio LOLLINO (Associated Research Scientist)
Giorgio Lollino is engineering geologist and Associated Research Scientist of the Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He has established the Geohazard Monitoring Group (GMG). His main fields of interest concern studies on landslide and river evolution, through the design and test of automatic monitoring systems operating continuous and remote measurements. Moreover, he also developed methodologies to compare DTMs obtained through aerial and terrestrial LiDAR surveys. Such techniques are also successfully employed in the field of Geoheritage, and in such field he has organized an important Congress in Turin, named “Geoben”, which was held by the famous Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. He was also editor of the Congress Book of Proceedings. He is author of several scientific papers, published both in Proceedings and Journals at national and international level, and is also inventor of some patents. Engaged in the field of knowledge transfer, he taught for some years at the University “G. D’Annunzio” in Chieti and at the Doctorate School of the University “La Tuscia“ in Viterbo. As far as the management activities are concerned, he was in charge for several years as Director and President of the Area di Ricerca CNR and Chief of the IRPI Section of Turin. He is Past President of the Italian Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) and is currently Chair of the XII International IAEG Congress that will be held in Turin in 2014.
Ing. Paolo ALLASIA (Research technologist)
He is the GMG scientific coordinator for technological system management and development. MSc. in Civil Engineering, at GMG works mainly in the analysis of data acquired from integrated monitoring systems, with particular attention to measurements' confidence level and relative errors. For what concerns the monitoring of superficial slope instability phenomena, he contribute in the design and development of specific software to process large datasets acquired in near-real time. He is also the referent for inclinometric measurements, and coordinated the development of an updated version of the Automated Inclinometric System (AIS).
He is the GMG scientific coordinator for geological analysis geo-hydrological processes and monitoring data results interpretation. He has a PhD in Earth Science focusing on the “use of GIS and monitoring systems for the identification and the analysis of landslides”. His research interest is mainly focused on the development of new methodologies and systems for landslides monitoring and in particular on: i) the development of a communication strategy for landslide monitoring results dissemination ii) the use of the inverse velocity failure forecast approach for early warning applications, iii) the use of LiDAR and UAV for natural hazards effects mapping and monitoring. He is the Secretary of the Italian National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG) and the Secretary of the IAEG InternationalCommission C35 “monitoring methods and approaches in engineering geology applications”. He is editor and co-editor of several books and special issues focused on engineering geology topics and he is co-author of more than 30 papers and book chapters.
BSc in Geodesy, he has a large experience in the field of planning, executing and post-processing geodetic data acquired with airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, and in the study of problems arising from conversions between different geodetic reference systems (Datum). He works at the design, measurement and compensation of high precision GPS and conventional topographic networks to monitor surface deformation.
Topographer by training, he has thirty years experience in the field of topographic mapping with total station and photogrammetry surveys. He works also on detailed geological mapping, fluvial section mapping for hydraulic modeling, and landslide monitoring with conventional topographic techniques.