Francesco is or has been:

  • (a) Coordinator of the Horizon2020 Innovation Action “SMART-Plant” and WP leader of >10 EU-funded projects.
  • (b) Team member of more than 15 EU-funded R&D&I projects.
  • (c) Editor in Chief or associate or guest editor of ISI journals, including Water Research.
  • (d) Member of expert committee about circular economy and of the expert policy-support group about sludge management of the Italian Ministry of Environment.
  • (e) Chair of international IWA conferences;
  • (f) Co-chair of the IWA Specialist Group on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS);
  • (g) Invited speaker and/or member of scientific committee of >30 international conferences;
  • (h) co-author of >100 SCOPUS-indexed paper;
  • (i) General Secretary of the IWA Resource Recovery from Water Cluster;
  • (l) co-leader of the “Value in Water” Cluster of Water Europe platform;
  • (m) member of executive board of Ecomondo;
  • (n) Leader of the Water JPI Task Force on Alignment