About us
Raffaele Spinelli

Leads the research group, defining the strategies, indicating the priorities and managing a group of dedicated researchers and technicians. He has a full degree (M.Sc. level) and a Ph.D. in Forestry and has been working as a researcher in CNR for 20 years. He is an expert of forest mechanization and has conducted much research on biomass harvesting, recovery and logistics, resulting in a large number of publications on the Italian and international scientific press.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

 

Carla Nati

Full-time researchers, she contributes to plan and execute many research activities as project manager. She has been working for CNR since 1999, she has a full degree (M.Sc. level) in Forestry and a Ph.D. in Wood Science. Expert of forest mechanization, logistics and certification.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

Piergiorgio Fabbri

Technician responsible for managing test equipment. He has been working within CNR for 40 years, and has a wide experience on all main forest machines used in Italy, and particularly chainsaws, tractors, cranes and chippers. Retired since 2008, he continues to cooperate with CNR for a number of activities, including training courses and machinery demonstrations.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

Natascia Magagnotti

Researcher, she can independently organize and carry out field data collection, laboratory analyses and other technical and scientific work. She has a full degree (M. Sc. level) in Forestry and has been working within CNR for over four years, developing a comprehensive experience in forest mechanization, biomass harvesting and becoming extremely proficient in the use of specific software such as Siwork 3.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

 

Gianni Picchi

Researcher and specialist of short-rotation wood crops (SRF). His work focus on non-forest wood biomass, with special reference to the management and harvest of fast-growing biomass plantations (short and medium rotation) and to the recovery of wood residue from agricultural crops (vineyards, orchards). He has a comprehensive knowledge on combustion technologies for heat and power generation and contributes to design biomass plants and the relative fuel supply plan. He has a full degree (M.Sc. level) in Forestry and a Ph.D. in Agronomy of energy crops.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

 

Carolina Lombardini

Researcher, she contributes to organize and carry out field data collection as well as desk studies. She has a degree in Forestry and has developed much expertise in the field of forest machinery, taking care of assembling and updating the forest machine data base available at CNR.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

Fabio De Francesco

Researcher, He has a full degree in Forestry.

curriculum vitae online (file .pdf)

 

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