Daniele Peila

Full Professor
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions

Profile

Research interests

Arte mineraria
Costruzione di gallerie
Frane
Landslides
Mining
Opere di protezione contro la caduta massi
Rockfall protection devices
Rockfalls
Tunnel boring machine
Tunnelling

Biography

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” and he is Director of the Post-graduate Master Courses: “Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines”, “Ingegneria e gestione integrata delle reti autostradali” and “Progettazione sostenibile di opere geotecniche e gallerie” . He is member of the Board of the Specializing Master and Lifelong Learning School of Politecnico di Torino and head of the laboratory “Tunnelling & Rock Engineering” at DIATI - Politecnico di Torino. He has been vice-president of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and since 2013 acts as vice-president Italian Tunnelling Association. He has been Editor “Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology” and Editor in Chief of the “Environmental and Mining Geo-engineering” Journal and is member of the editorial board of many 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 (among which INSA Lyon; Queen’s University (CA); Colorado School of Mines ; National Technical University of Athens; ETH; Universitat Innsbruck; SUPSI (CH); Technical University of Petrosani (Romania), Italian Universities (among which Politecnico di Milano, Rome “La Sapienza”, Udine, Trento, Palermo, Florenze, Genoa and Piemonte Orientale) Ha regularly delivers lectures and seminars for the Italian Boards of Engineers and of Geologis and has delivered lecture for International life learning courses or key notes in Salisburg, Teheran; Guadalajara (Mexico); Kuala Lumpur; Santiago; Geneve; Seoul; Montreal; Bangkok; Sinliurfa (Turkey); Lyon; Bern; Warsaw; Ljubljana; Buenos Aires; Vancouver; Washigton; Budapest; Praga; Istanbul and Lyon.

Curriculum

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Scientific branch

ING-IND/28 - EXCAVATION ENGINEERING AND SAFETY
(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Research topics

  • rockfall engineering and rock fall protection devices design
  • Surface and underground mining
  • Tunnelling and underground works (Ground improvement and tunnel supports; Soil conditioning for Earth Pressure Balance Shield tunnelling; Rock TBMs and Microtunnelling, Use of underground space for civil purposes)

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment

SDG

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 15: Life on land

Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Affiliate Member conferred by International Tunneling and Underground space Association, Svizzera (2016)

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY (2010-2018), Director
  • GEAM. GEOINGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE E MINERARIA (2007-2021), Director

Management or scientific roles in Research Institutes

  • ITACET Foundation - ITACET Foundation (2007-2014), Technical Director

Conferences

  • World Tunnel Congress 2019: Tunnels and Underground Cities: Engineering and Innovation meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art (1/1/2019-9/5/2019), Program chair

Research networks

  • Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici - Gruppo di lavoro per la redazione e il successivo aggionamento delle linee guida EOTA per il prodotto Barriere paramassi a rete (2006-2015). Partecipazione
  • Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici - Gruppo di lavoro per la redazione di linee guida sulle attività di indagini, ispezioni, manutenzione e messa in sicurezza delle gallerie stradali esistenti (2020-). Partecipazione

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO, 2004/2005 (21. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • GEOINGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2003/2004 (20. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • GEOINGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2002/2003 (19. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Master

  • INGEGNERIA E GESTIONE INTEGRATA DELLE RETI AUTOSTRADALI. Master II livello. Coordinatore

Teachings

PhD

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Master of Science

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Other activities and projects related to teaching

Accademic & training activities at Politecnico di Torino

Director of the Specializing Master Course “Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines” , “Ingegneria e gestione integrata delle reti autostradali” e “Progettazione sostenibile di opere geotecniche e gallerie” – Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino
MsC Courses: Tunnelling (2002– present); Ground Reinforcing (2017-present); Mining Engineering (1997-2002); Underground Construction (1999)
PhD courses: Rock-fall Protection Techniques (2006-present)
Lectures for the Specializing Master Course “Tunnelling and Tunnel Boring Machines”
Lectures for the Specializing Master Course: “Ingegneria e gestione integrata delle reti autostradali”
Lectures for the Specializing Master Course: “Progettazione sostenibile di opere geotecniche e gallerie”


Tutor of 11 PhD thesis work in Italy or Abroad and more than 100 MsC thesis at Politecnico di Torino


Lectures on tunnelling and rockfall protection technolgies at International Universities: INSA Lyon (2011-2014); Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada) (2013); Colorado School of Mines (2010); National Technical University of Athens (2008); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (2006); Universitat Innsbruck (Austria) (2001-2003); Istituto di Scienze della Terra-Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (2000); Technical University of Petrosani (Romania) (1993) and for the Specializing Master Course: “Underground Environment” (Financed by the EU Leonardo da Vinci project) involving: Politecnico di Torino, Universitè de Paris VII, KTH Stoccolma, Eindhoven University of Technology and Technical University of Helsinki. (1998-1999)

Lectures on Tunnelling and rockfall protection technolgies at Italian Universities: Politecnico di Milano, Rome “La Sapienza”, Bologna, Udine, Trento, Palermo, Florence, Genoa, Piemonte Orientale

Lectures for international life learning courses or key notes on Tunneling in: Salzburg (2019), Teheran (2017); Guadalajara (Mexico) (2015); Kuala Lumpur (2015); Santiago (2015); Geneve (2013); Seoul (2013); Rome (2012); Montreal (2012); Bangkok (2012); Sinliurfa (Turkey)(2012); Lyon (2012); Bern (2012); Warsaw (2011); Ljubljana (2011); Buenos Aires (2010); Vancouver (2010); Washigton (2009); Budapest (2009); Praga (2007); Istanbul (2005, 2004), Lyon (1999)

Lectures and courses for the Italian Boards of Engineers and of Geologis

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Patents and other intellectual properties

  • UTILIZZO DELLA MARMETTOLA ALL'INTERNO DI MATERIALE DA BACKFILLING. national and international Patent
    Inventors: Daniele Peila Carmine Todaro
  • Struttura integrata rilevato paramassi ad altezza maggiorata e integrato con barriera paramassi a rete per alte energie. national Patent
    Inventors: Daniele Peila
  • Barriera paramassi autocontroventata. national Patent
    Inventors: Daniele Peila