Alessandro Flora – born in Campiglia Marittima (Livorno), Italy, in 1963.
Graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II in 1989. PhD in Geotechnical Engineering jointly from the University of Napoli Federico II and Roma La Sapienza in 1995. He has been visiting researcher at the Institute of Industrial Science (Tokyo, Japan) in 1993 and visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil) in 2008.
He is now Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II, where is currently teaching two courses: “Ground Improvement” and “Geotechnical Works”.
He is author of more than 100 research papers on topics related to ground improvement, geotechnical works and soil mechanics, published on the main international journals, on conference proceedings and books. He is author or coauthor of three books. He has delivered general reports and keynote lectures to several International Conferences
Member of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI) and member of the AGI board. Member of the AGI Committee for the Guidelines on Jet grouting. Member of ISSMGE, and member of the following ISSMGE committees: TC211 – Ground Improvement (Italian Delegate); TC301 – Preservation of Monuments and Historic Sites (Secretary).
Secretary of the European Work Group on Ground Improvement (EG14 – CEN/TC/250, Eurocode 7).
Coordinator of the European Commitment on Raw Materials RMC, “ROSE – Recycling of secondary raw materials for a sustainable optimization of construction processes in civil engineering works”, https://ec.europa.eu/eip/raw-materials/en/commitment-detail/344
He has been involved as geotechnical consultant in the design and construction of earth dams, foundations of large buildings, large underground excavations, tunnels, stabilization of landslides, bridges.