NHAZCA (Natural HAZards Control and Assessment), Startup Company of “Sapienza” University of Rome, is an international leader in the analysis and monitoring of natural hazards and large infrastructures for the management and mitigation of risks.
NHAZCA is strongly characterized by a highly integrated and motivated team which contributes to its success and growth over time. Our team consists of enthusiasts geologists, engineers, project managers, and technicians coming both from private and academic world, also benefiting from a world-class network. Since our foundation, our team has been growing extensively and our ambition is to continue to develop new solutions and services while expanding our geographic footprint. Each co-worker is a specialist in his or her field.
Thanks to the high technical and scientific expertise of its team and to the support of excellent scientific and commercial partners, NHAZCA organizes specialized training activities, with courses both at national and international level, with the aim to provide to end-users the necessary background about the latest innovations in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring and in the analysis of natural hazards for risk mitigation purposes.
Thanks to its daily work, NHAZCA also plays a peculiar role within the Sapienza University of Rome: supporting young researchers, putting them in a position to undertake their professional path and to demonstrate their skills.
A support that also takes place through the finding of funds for the most innovative projects.
It is the Third Mission of University, in addition to the initiatives dedicated to Didactics and Research of Sapienza, which NHAZCA carries out with pride and enthusiasm.
NHAZCA is always in step with the times and in line with the required skills. The Quality Management System of NHAZCA is certified since 2019 according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard with Certificate n. IT288968/UK-1 issued by Bureau Veritas.
Quality in the sign of innovation.
NHAZCA was born from the commitment, study and desire to innovate, for this reason, in addition to competitive technical-scientific skills, our team is characterized by a group of motivated and prepared professionals, able to work in harmony and effectively with the reference figures of the academic world.
President and Co-founder
Full Professor of Engineering Geology at "Sapienza" University of Rome, Director of CERI - Research Center on Prediction, Prevention and Mitigation of Geological Risks, Member of the Major Risk National Committee and of the board of INGV
CEO and Co-founder
Lecturer of Remote Sensing at "Sapienza" University of Rome, expert of monitoring solutions through innovative remote sensing technologies, organizer of the International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring
Gabriele Scarascia Mugnozza
Deputy Rector and Full Professor of Engineering Geology at "Sapienza" University of Rome and President of Major Risk National Committee
Honorary president and Board Member
Former Professor of Engineering Geology at "Sapienza" University of Rome
MSc in Earth Sciences and CEO of the monitoring and consulting services company IMG S.r.l., with decades of experience in the field of geotechnical and structural monitoring
Geologist and Civil Engineer. He has been the general manager of several transport companies and of EXPO 2015. He is currently President of the Consorzio Collegamenti Integrati Veloci (COCIV)
Nicola Di Menna
Board Member and General Manager
MSc in Veterinary Medicine, in the last 20 years Managing Director of healthcare companies in Italy
Chief Operating Officer
Geologist with many years of experience in the field of remote sensing for the mitigation of natural and anthropic risks
MSc in Earth Sciences, responsible for the administration division and co-organizer of International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring
MSc in Engineering Geology, specialized in the processing of satellite images for ground deformation and structure monitoring (A-DInSAR)
PhD in Earth Sciences, expert in Remote Sensing techniques and Earth Observation for the control and mitigation of natural hazards and for the construction of engineering projects
MSc in Engineering Geology, expert in processing and interpretation of Remote Sensing data acquired by ground-based (TInSAR, TLS, Photogrammetry) and UAV platforms
PhD in Environmental Engineering, expert in the development of algorithms and software for processing and post-processing of SAR images
PhD in Earth Sciences with many years of experience in the field of Oil&Gas
PhD in Earth Sciences, President of LARES Civil Protection Association and PostDoc at "Sapienza" University of Rome with many years of experience in the field of Engineering Geology
BSc in Aerospace Engineering, expert in the development of algorithms and software for the processing and post-processing of digital images
MSc in Geological Sciences, expert in remote sensing for the mitigation of natural and anthropic risks
MSc in Engineering Geology, specialized in interpretation of Remote Sensing data acquired by ground-based (TInSAR, TLS) and 3D modeling and analysis
Leonardo M. Giannini
PhD in Earth Sciences with many years of experience in the field of Geophysics and Geostatistics applied to urban planning and natural hazard mitigation
PhD in Earth Sciences and former researcher in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, expert in geological risks in particular on seismic risk
MSc in Geological Sciences, expert in engineering geology, geotechnics and earthquake engineering, hydrogeological risk and urban planning, consultant for companies and public administration
PhD in Communication, Social Research and Marketing, expert in organization and marketing for corporate communication, secretarial and general services
MSc in Engineering, Territory and Risk Geology, expert in remote sensing and data acquired by data processing in GIS environment, APR pilot, qualified to work at height
MSc in Environmental Engineering, specialized in business development with experience in the Earth Observation data applied to the management of hydrogeological risks