Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment

Dr. Andrea Mercalli,
( Italy ), PhD in Geology , is the Head of the Material Laboratory in Romagnano Sesia of Autostrade per l'Italia . The main activity of the Centre concerns the tests on all the materials involved in Structure and highway construction (bituminous pavement, concrete , reinforcement steel , maintenance and repair) and research and development of new materials and techniques collaborating with several Universities and external institutes. The activity also concerns peculiar types of structures monitoring .



Dr. Andrea Mercalli is a Senior Researcher in the field of corrosion of concrete reinforcement , and an author of many papers in this field . He is an Expert in the monitoring of the corrosion state of reinforcement by means of chemical, physical and electrochemical techniques.

Dr. Andrea Mercalli participated to the European project BRITE - SMART STRUCTURES concerning the corrosion monitoring on concrete bridges in Denmark and Italy collaborating with Danish partners and Berlin BAM. He is the responsible scientist for the project "Monitoring of the corrosion state in existing structures" of European concerted action COST 521 " Corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete structures " (1998-2002). Further, he is the Italian responsible scientist for the project " Long term durability and service life of postensioned structures " of European concerted action COST 534 "New Materials and Systems for Prestressed Concrete Structures ".



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