Giulio completed both BCs and MSc at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology. His final research years focused on soil classification and soil erosion of a selected study area in the Alps.
He subsequently moved to the University of Birmingham (UK) where he completed a PhD in Civil Engineering focusing on the field monitoring of electromagnetic soil properties using Time Domain Reflectometry probes in relation to the performance of Ground Penetrating Radar.
He has been a Research Fellow in the same department for 6 years working on the Mapping The Underworld (http://www.mappingtheunderworld.ac.uk/) and Assessing The Underworld (http://assessingtheunderworld.org/) projects. The main research activities during this time were the development of a knowledge-based system for the prediction of soil properties and soil suitability for an optimised use of Ground Penetrating Radar and the further development of innovative Time Domain Reflectometry methods for measuring soil moisture (volumetric and gravimetric) and other physical properties of the soil (e.g. density).
He joined the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2018, where he currently works as a Research Fellow on the NERC funded project “Reducing storm-induced contamination risks to water supply infrastructure by Active-Fibre-optic Distributed Temperature Sensing”(NERC reference: NE/R014752/1).