Prof. Daniele Peila graduated cum laude as Mining Engineer in 1987, at Politecnico di Torino where, after a period as field engineer in construction firms, he become before research assistant and then professor. He presently is Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino teaching “Tunnelling” and “Reinforcements of soil and rock”. He is Director of the Post-graduate Master Course on “Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines” and chair of the laboratory “Tunnelling and Underground Space”.
He has been vice-president of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and, presently, acts as vice-president Italian Tunnelling Association and member of many editorial of international journals.
His fields of specialization are: tunnelling (conventional and mechanized), mining and rock-fall protection. In these fields he acted as person in charge of many research projects and is author of more than 250 papers published on both international journals and congress proceedings. Furthermore, he is often called upon to give worldwide lectures and seminars for events organized by international Universities as well as by cultural associations and to act as key note speaker.