Full Professor

Phone +39 0110907607 / 7607 (DIATI)
Email daniele.peila@polito.it
WWW Personal web site
Roles Componente Consiglio Scuola Master (Scuola Master e Formazione Permanente)
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Publications PORTO@IRIS - Publications Open Repository TOrino
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (442 KB)
CURRICULUM VITAE Place and date of Birth:  Vercelli, 1st October, 1962
Nationality Italian
Degree  Degree in Mining Engineering, 1987 (cum laude) - Politecnico di Torino
  Italian Chartered Engineering, Vercelli section (1988 - present)
  Italian Chartered Journalist (2007 - present)

Present roles
Full Professor of “Tunnelling”- Politecnico di Torino (2019 - present )
Head of the Laboratory “Tunnelling and Underground Space”(2006 - present ) at Politecnico di Torino
Head of the Laboratory “Rock fall protection”(2017- present) at Politecnico di Torino
Research fellow of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) (1990 - present)

Previous positions
Associate Professor - Politecnico di Torino (2005-2019)
Research Assistant at the Politecnico of Torino (1989-2004)
Technical Engineer at Rodio S.p.A. (Ground reinforcing Company) (1987-1988)
Technical Engineer at Follioley S.p.A.(General Construction Company) (1988-1989)

Research fields
Tunnelling (conventional and mechanized excavation, EPB tunnelling and soil conditioning, soil and rock improvement)
Surface and underground mining
Rockfall protection techniques

Laboratory activities
Laboratory soil conditioning assessment for EPB tunnelling (metro tunnels: Rome, Milan, Turin, Catania, Naples, Warsaw, London, Lima, Los Angeles; highspeed railway tunnels: COCIV Milano and Genoa, CEPAV 2 - Lonato, Avigliana; Maldonado tunnel (Argentina); road tunnels: Gronda of Genoa, Sparvo, Santa Lucia and Caltanisetta)
Tests on two-component mortar for shield backfilling (Rome Metro, Bolertunnel (Germany), Turin-Lyon exploratory tunnel)
Full scale tests on net fences, embankments and drapery meshes for rockfall protection

Publications & patents
More than 260 papers on International Journals and Congresses.
The complete list can be found at: http://porto.polito.it/view/creators/Peila=3ADaniele=3A001862=3A.html Two Italian patents on new types of rockfall protection net fences and one international patent on a EPB soil conditioning product

Honorary Affiliate Member of the International Tunneling and Underground space Association (2016)

Professional Association offices
International Tunneling and Underground space Association: Vice-President (2013-2016), Executive Council Member (2010-2013)
Italian Tunnelling Association: Vice-President (2016-present); Executive Board Member (1998-2007 & 2010-2016)
Associazione Georisorse e Ambiente: Executive Board Member (2005-2012)
TRB–Transportation Research Board (USA). Commitee on Engineering Geology: Member (2002-18)

Editor of scientific journals and member of editorial boards
Editor in chief of Geoingegneria Ambientale e Mineraria (2007-present)
Editor of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (2011-2018)
Editorial Board Member: Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology; Tunel Magazin, Czech Tunneling Society; Material and geoenvironment, RMZ – University of Ljublijana; Underground Space; Gallerie e grandi opere sotterranee; Archives of Civil Engineering – University of Warsaw

Coordinator of the Advisory Scientific Board & Member of the the Organizing Committee of the World Tunnel Congress 2019 in Naples (Itay)

Community services
Elected Member of the City Council of Vercelli (2015-2019)

Accademic & training activities
Member of the Board of the Master School of Politecnico di Torino

Specializing Master Courses (advanced studies): “Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines”. Director of the course. MsC Courses: Tunnelling (2002– present); Ground Reinforcing (1997-2000; 2017-present); Mining Engineering (1997-2002); Underground Construction (1999)
PhD courses: Rock-fall Protection Techniques (2006-present)

Uninettuno International on-line university : MsC Courses: Tunnelling (2016) – Video lectures (Italian - English)

Lectures for courses and seminars for International Universities: INSA Lyon (2011-2014); Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) (2013); Colorado School of Mines (2010); National Technical University of Athens (2008); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (2006); Universitat Innsbruck (Austria) (2001-2003); Istituto di Scienze della Terra-Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (2000); Technical University of Petrosani (Romania) (1993) and for the Specializing Master Course: “Underground Environment” (Financed by the EU Leonardo da Vinci project) involving: Politecnico di Torino, Universitè de Paris VII, KTH Stoccolma, Eindhoven University of Technology and Technical University of Helsinki. (1998-1999)

Lectures for courses and seminars for Italian Universities: Politecnico di Milano, Rome “La Sapienza”, Udine, Trento, Palermo, Florenze, Genoa, Piemonte Orientale

Lectures and courses for the Italian Boards of Engineers and of Geologis

International life learning courses or key notes in Teheran (2017); Guadalajara (Mexico) (2015); Kuala Lumpur (2015); Santiago (2015); Geneve (2013); Seoul (2013); Rome (2012); Montreal (2012); Bangkok (2012); Sinliurfa (Turkey)(2012); Lyon (2012); Bern (2012); Warsaw (2011); Ljubljana (2011); Buenos Aires (2010); Vancouver (2010); Washigton (2009); Budapest (2009); Praga (2007); Istanbul (2005, 2004), Lyon (1999)

Most relevant activities as expert witness and consultant
2019 Advisory Board / research and development. Herrenknecht AG
2019 Technical-Scientific Board nominated the analysis of the project of the Gronda di Genova (member in charge of the machine aspects). ASPI SpA (Italy)
2018 Expert for the prosecution to determine the causes of a rockfall on a local road of Aosta Valley. Aosta Tribunal (Italy)
2018 International Board of Experts following the excavation of the Toluca Tunnel (Mexico City) (member In charge of soil conditioning aspects)
2015-2017 International Board of Experts following the tunnel excavation of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program (Seattle), (member in charge of the soil conditioning aspects). WSDOT (USA)
2015-2016 Member of the board (Italian side) to assess the stability conditions of the existing road tunnel during the excavation of a cavern near Frejus Tunnel (Italy-France)
2010 Member of the International Board to assess the stability conditions of the Acheloos tunnel. Ministry of infrastructures transport and networks of Greece
2009 Expertise on the stability of the access tunnel to the Larimar orebody. EU commission. SISMIN II Programa de soporte al setor geologico-minero de la Republica Dominicana. Obras para la valoracion y explotacion del yacimento del Larimar (Repubblica Domenicana)
2006 Geotechnical and static advisor of a project with rockfall net fences and embankment. Turin Province (Italy)
2005 Member of the Board (Italian side) to assess the stability conditions of the concrete lining of the Frejus Highway tunnel after an important fire (Italy – France)
2004 Member (company side) of the Board for arbitration between Limerick Municipality and Uniform Construction Ltd on the mictrotunnel works of Limerick Main Drainage Nothern Interceptor Sewer (Ireland)
2004-2008 Geotechnical and static advisor of a water coinveyance tunnel 14km long in Susa Valley (Italy). IREN (Italy)
2003-2004 Expert for the prosecution to determine the safety of teh workers in the Turin Metro tunnels excavated with an EPB machine (Lots 3-4-5 ). State Attorney Office - Turin Tribunal (Italy)
2004 Expert for the prosecution to determine the causes of an accident at a Metro Station job site. State Attorney Office – Turin Tribunal (Italy)

Research contracts
Principal investigator and person in charge of the Research Units of projects financed after a competitive evaluation (two PRIN projects, one project financed by the EU and Regione Piemonte and two projects financed by the EU and Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta) and member of the research teams of many competitive projects financed by EU, MIUR, CNR and Politecnico di Torino.
Principal investigator of 58 research contracts between Politecnico di Torino and various companies and public bodies. The complete list be found at: http://www.swas.polito.it/rubrica/scheda_pers.asp?matricola=001862&vis_prog=S#prog