ABOUT US

NHAZCA (Natural HAZards Control and Assessment), Spin-off 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 employee 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.

TEAM

Francesca Bozzano

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

Paolo Mazzanti

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

Co-founder

Deputy Rector and Full Professor of Engineering Geology at "Sapienza" University of Rome and President of Major Risk National Committee

Alberto Prestininzi

Honorary president and Board Member

Former Professor of Engineering Geology at "Sapienza" University of Rome

Stefano Moretti

Board Member

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

Carmelo Petronio

Board Member

Former Professor of Paleontology at "Sapienza" University of Rome

Alessandro Brunetti

Chief Operating Officer

Geologist with many years of experience in the field of remote sensing for the mitigation of natural and anthropic risks

Alfredo Rocca

Satellite Unit

PhD in Earth Sciences with a strong experience in processing and interpretation of satellite InSAR data for different applications: natural hazards, land use planning, transport, energy, oil & gas, mining, cultural heritage

Serena Moretto

R&D Unit

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

Stefano Scancella

Satellite Unit

MSc in Engineering Geology, specialized in the processing of satellite images for ground deformation and structure monitoring (A-DInSAR)

Elisa Brizi

Administration Unit

MSc in Earth Sciences, responsible for the administration division and co-organizer of International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring

Michele Gaeta

R&D Unit

BSc in Aerospace Engineering, expert in the development of algorithms and software for the processing and post-processing of digital images

Angelo Galeandro

R&D Unit

PhD in Environmental Engineering, expert in the development of algorithms and software for processing and post-processing of SAR images

Marco Baleani

Terrestrial Unit

MSc in Engineering Geology, expert in processing and interpretation of Remote Sensing data acquired by ground-based (TInSAR, TLS, Photogrammetry) and UAV platforms

Lorenzo Lipparini

Business Unit

PhD in Earth Sciences with many years of experience in the field of Oil&Gas

Alberto Bretschneider

Consulting Unit

PhD in Earth Sciences and former researcher in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, expert in geological risks in particular on seismic risk

Saverio Romeo

Terrestrial Unit

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

Marta Zocchi

Consulting Unit

MSc in Engineering Geology, GIS specialist for geological-geomorphological analysis and expert in landslide monitoring

Giandomenico Mastrantoni

Terrestrial Unit

MSc in Engineering Geology, specialized in processing and interpretation of Remote Sensing data acquired by ground-based (TInSAR, TLS, Photogrammetry) and UAV platforms

Federico Innocca

Consulting Unit

MSc in Engineering Geology, specialized in interpretation of Remote Sensing data acquired by ground-based (TInSAR, TLS) and 3D modeling and analysis