University of Genoa . Naval Design


University of Genoa is a State University with 37000 students which includes a Faculty of Engineering with 4500 students. Within the faculty of Engineering there is the Department of Naval Architecture, the old “Naval School”, founded in 1870 by the Royal Italian Navy, from which the Faculty of Engineering of Genoa was then established.

In 1990 the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture founded the first Italian School for Pleasure Craft Design. Configured as University Diploma School was the first core of the University of Genoa detachment at La Spezia.

The school was supported by the joined engagement of “Comune of La Spezia”, Provincial Administration, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Association and Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio of La Spezia. Later the supporting group set up the Promostudy Company. Promostudi – Polo Universitario della Spezia, born in 2002, as meaningful example of public-private mixed reality, aiming to create in La Spezia an University reality which would qualify itself at the excellence level with respect to the economic and production requirement of the territory.

In few years of activity, Polo Universitario della Spezia was distinguished for a significant growth, becoming an attraction and reference point for a high number of students coming from the whole national territory and from abroad as well. A particular attention is given to the development and implementation of research projects achieved in cooperation with important local industries working in the naval and nautical field.

In 2000 the Italian University reformed and the School of La Spezia became a first level degree course in “Naval Architecture for Pleasure Craft”. In the academic year 2005/06, the University of Genoa started the “Naval Architecture for Pleasure Craft Second Level Degree”.


Professor . Architect . Yacht Designer . Cruise Vessel Designer












  • Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Head of Master’s Degree Course in DESIGN NAVALE e NAUTICO
  • Polytechnic School . Department of Sciences for Architecture [DSA]
  • Settori di competenza: University education in Italy and USA
  • Head of Research Groups. Advanced Concept Designs
  • University of Genova . Genova, Italy . Associate Professor .
  • Maltepe University . Istanbul, Turkey . Visiting Professor .
  • Florida International University . Miami, Florida . Visiting Professor . 




Professore a contratto . Università degli Studi di Genova . Genoa, Italy

Visiting PHD . Rubika . Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Digital Designer . Stack! Studios . Genova, Italia

Product Designer . Internship . MARES . Rapallo, Liguria, Italia

Yacht Designer . Internship . BENETTI . Livorno, Toscana, Italia