About Us

GEEG (Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering Group) is an innovative Startup Company of “Sapienza" University of Rome founded by professors, researchers, engineers and technician aimed at sharing with Contractors, Engineering and Chemical Companies and other research groups worldwide the knowledge acquired in years of research activity in the field of chemical treatment of soils.

MISSION

GEEG was born from the passion of a group of engineers for geotechnics, chemistry and one of the fields which reunites them: the conditioning of the soil for mechanized excavation. The company wants to actively contribute to the scientific progress in the world of tunnels by developing innovative experimental procedures and offering services to optimize the excavation performances, to verify the effects of chemical products in the soil conditioning process and to monitor and reduce the environmental impact of the works.

The pursuit of a shared goal and the passion for research and tunnelling are the cornerstones of the company.

VISION

The TBM-EPB mechanized excavation technology involves the use of chemicals to be injected into the soil to modify the chemical-physical-mechanical characteristics of the excavated soil. In lack of specific regulations and consolidated standards at national and international level, the development of experimental methods for verifying the characteristics of chemical products and their interaction with different types of soil is particularly important. GEEG aims to become a reference structure on the subject of chemical treatment of soil thanks to a multidisciplinary scientific approach that meets the companies requirements while promoting a sustainable management of the treatment process.

THE TEAM

GEEG is composed of professors of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, engineers and technicians, with experience in applied research and in design activities. Creating this startup, the members intend to structure their collaboration and to enhance the potential of everyone.

Salvatore Miliziano

scientific supervisor and founder
Salvatore Miliziano is an Associate Professor of Soil Mechanics at Sapienza, University of Rome. He is Director of the Master in Geotechnical Design at the same University. His research and professional interests regards the design and construction of tunnels and urban excavations.

Luca Di Palma

Scientific supervisor and founder
Luca Di Palma is Associate Professor of Materials technology and Applied chemistry and of Wastewater treatment processes in the Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Environment of Engineering Faculty of Sapienza University of Rome. He is Nazional Coordinator for the PRIN Project 2008-2010, coordinator (Grant-Holder) of the Tempus 543924 - Econano Project and scientific head for DICMA of the research activities with ISPRA concerning environmental damage. luca.dipalma@geeg.it

Diego Sebastiani

CEO and founder
Diego Sebastiani is a civil geotechnical engineer and a PhD student from Sapienza University of Rome. In the last 5 years he developed research projects in the field of soil conditioning for mechanized tunnelling application and chemical treatment of soils in the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering.

Giorgio Vilardi

Process Environmental Engineer
Dr. Giorgio Vilardi received his PhD in Chemical Engineering with Honor and with the title of Doctor Europaeus. Subsequently to the experimental work carried out in the master's thesis in 2015, he participated in various experimental activities on soils treated with chemical agents taking care of the chemical-environmental part in collaboration with Eng. Sebastiani. From 2018 Dr. Giorgio Vilardi is PostDoc Research Fellow in the Chemical Plants sector at the Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Environment of the University of Rome La Sapienza. giorgio.vilardi@geeg.it

Anita Di Giulio

Environmental engineer and founder
Anita Di Giulio is a geotechnical engineer specialised in rock mechanics and a research fellow at the Institute for Environmental Geology and Geo-Engineering of the Italian National Research Council. After the Master’s Degree she worked as consultant engineer until 2015, when she started studying chemical interaction with water and soils for engineering applications. anita.digiulio@geeg.it

Andrea Di Biase

Laboratory technician and founder
Laboratory technician since 2014 he took part in numerous experimental activities aimed at studying the behaviour of different chemical products for civil and environmental engineering applications in the Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome. andrea.dibiase@geeg.it

Irene Bavasso

Chemical engineer
Chemical engineer graduated from the University of Calabria in 2014, she received her Ph.D in chemical engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. During the research activities on the development of treatments for water remediation, she performed experimental tests on the use and the environmental impact of conditioning agents commonly adopted in mechanized tunneling applications. From 2018 she is a research fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment of Sapienza University of Rome. irene.bavasso@geeg.it

Marta Di Felice

Ingegnere chimico
Chemical engineer graduated from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2019. Her experimental thesis was based on the characterization of two-components grout in mechanized tunneling. After graduation, she has been involved in experiments on conditioning agents, taking care of chemical-environmental analysis. She is currently carrying out research on two-components backfilling grout, impacting on the environmental from tunnel mechanized excavation activities, the use of bentonite sludge. She is also working on the reuse of the spoil from tunnel excavation in Italy and abroad.

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