Maurizio Pollino, PhD 

Head of the Laboratory for the Analysis and Modelling of Critical Infrastructures and Essential Services (ICS)

ENEA,  Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

C.R. Casaccia, Via Anguillarese, 301 - 00123, Rome - Italy












Born in Milazzo (Italy), October 12th 1972. Civil Engineer. PhD in Agroforestry and Environmental Engineering. From 2000 Researcher at ENEA, involved in R&D activity in the field of Geomatics (Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems - GIS). Head of ENEA Laboratory for the Analysis and Modelling of Critical Infrastructures and Essential Services (ICS). Adjunct Professor of "Remote sensing and GIS simulations for territorial planning" (Degree Course in "Geographical Sciences for environment and health", University of Rome "Sapienza"). From 2020 Professor at the 1st level University Master in post-catastrophe technical-administrative management of local authorities (University of L'Aquila). From 2003 to 2008, Adjunct Professor of "Geographical Information Systems" (University of Rome "Sapienza"). 

Main interests in Geomatics applications to environmental studies (land planning, spatial analysis) and risk analysis (multi-risk assessment, GIS-based Decision Support Systems - DSS). Author and co-author of several scientific publications and contribution to Conferences in the above mentioned subject areas. ECDL GIS Certified Examiner. Reviewer for many international Journals. Member of the Reviewer Board of the MDPI Remote Sensing Journal. Member of the Topical Advisory Panel of the MDPI ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Member of the Review Editor Board of the Frontiers in Remote Sensing Journal.

Member of Programme Committee of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2011-2024). Organiser and Co-Chair of the ASTER Workshop 2015-2024 (Advances in information Systems and Technologies for Emergency preparedness and Risk assessment); “Deep Cities: Intelligence and Interoperability” Workshop 2017; AirQ&CScience Workshop 2020 (Air quality monitoring and Citizen Science for smart urban management. State of the art and perspectives); GeoForAgr Workshop 2020-2023 (Geomatics in Forestry and Agriculture: new advances and perspectives).

Lodato F, Pennazza G, Santonico M, Vollero L, Grasso S, Pollino M. In-Depth Analysis and Characterization of a Hazelnut Agro-Industrial Context through the Integration of Multi-Source Satellite Data: A Case Study in the Province of Viterbo, Italy. Remote Sensing. 2024; 16(7):1227. 

Lodato F, Colonna N, Pennazza G, Praticò S, Santonico M, Vollero L, Pollino M. (2023). Analysis of the Spatiotemporal Urban Expansion of the Rome Coastline through GEE and RF Algorithm, Using Landsat Imagery. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 12(4):141

Buffarini, G.; Clemente, P.; Giovinazzi, S.; Ormando, C.; Pollino, M.; Rosato, V. Preventing and Managing Risks Induced by Natural Hazards to Critical Infrastructures. Infrastructures 2022, 7, 76

Pollino M., Cappucci S., Giordano L., Iantosca D., De Cecco L., Bersan D., Rosato V., Borfecchia F.: "Assessing Earthquake-Induced Urban Rubble by Means of Multiplatform Remotely Sensed Data". ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(4):262, 2020

S Taraglio, S Chiesa, L La Porta, M Pollino, M Verdecchia, B Tomassetti, V Colaiuda, A Lombardi: “Decision Support System for smart urban management: resilience against natural phenomena and aerial environmental assessment”. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Vol. 24, 2019

F. Borfecchia, E. Caiaffa, Pollino M., L. De Cecco, S. Martini, L. La Porta, A. Marucci: “Remote Sensing and GIS in planning photovoltaic potential of urban areas”. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 47, 2014

Modica G., Vizzari M., Pollino M., Fichera C. R., Zoccali P., Di Fazio S.: “Spatio-temporal analysis of the urban-rural gradient structure: an application in a Mediterranean mountainous landscape (Serra San Bruno, Italy)”. Earth System Dynamics, 3, 263-279, 2012

C. R. Fichera, G. Modica, M. Pollino: “Land Cover classification and change-detection analysis using multi-temporal remote sensed imagery and landscape metrics”. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 45, 2012



ICSC - National Centre for HPC, Big Data and Quantim Computing, Spoke 5 "Environment and Natural Disaster" (PNRR Missione 4 - Avviso pubblico per la presentazione di Proposte di intervento per il Potenziamento di strutture di ricerca e creazione di “campioni nazionali” di R&S)



I-NEST (“Italian National hub Enabling and Enhancing networked applications & Services for digitally Transforming SMEs and Public Administrations”, EU 2022)



Accordo di Programma MiSE-ENEA sulla Ricerca di Sistema Elettrico, Piano Triennale di Realizzazione 2022-2024: Progetto “Tecnologie per la penetrazione efficiente del vettore elettrico negli usi finali”. WP2 - Infrastrutture urbane energivore



RAFAEL Project – “System for Risk Analysis and Forecast for Critical Infrastructure in the ApenninEs dorsaL Regions”. MIUR PON 2014-2020 (PNR 2015-2020)



SCIRES Project – “Supporting Critical Infrastructure REsilience from Space”. ESA (European Space Agency) Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Space-based Services to support resilient and sustainable Critical Infrastructure