Massimiliano BENCARDINO Curriculum

Massimiliano Bencardino is an Associate professor in Economic-political Geography at the University of Salerno. From 2011 with the Department of Political and Communication Sciences (DiSPC). Enabled to the functions of a Full professor in the 11/B1 sector (Geography), with competition organized by DD Ministry of Education n.1532 del 29/07/2016.

PhD at Enviromental and Geological Studies Department in University of Studies of Sannio and Laboratorie de Sciences de la Terre dell'Universitè Claude Bernard Lyon 1 di Lyon (France), where he works on remote monitoring of hidrogeological state of territory using integrated tecnique. Graduated in Engineering for the environment and the Territory, Organization and Planning of the Territory, at the University of Naples "Federico II".

From 2019, he is the Head of the Didactic board of Political Science and member of the Teaching committee of the Department of Political and Communication Sciences (DiSPC). Previously, from 2015 to 2018, he was the responsible of the Quality Assurance group inside the CdS in Political Science, as well as Deputy Head of the Didactic board of Political Science. From 2013 to 2019 he was member of the Research Committee of the Department of Political and Communication Sciences.

From 2017, member of the Faculty Board of the "Cognitive Sciences" Doctorate of the University of Messina. From 2019, he is the scientific director of the Territorial Development Observatory (OST) and of SPLoD Lab (Laboratory of Spatial Planning and Local Development). From 2016, he is the scientific director of the "D2Lab" laboratory. From 2005 to 2019, he worked in SIGOT laboratory (Geographic Information Systems for the Organization of the Territory), where he occupied himself with research on territorial planning. Since 2021 he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Interdepartmental Center for Research, Innovation and Sustainable Strategic Planning of the Competitive Advantages of Tourism (RIPST).

Professor of the course "Geopolitics" for the first-level Degree course in Political Science and International Relations (L-32), and of the courses "Spatial and territorial planning" and "Local development Laboratory" for the second-level Degree course in Territorial Policies and International Cooperation (in the past Policies, Institutions and Territory) (LM-62) at University of Salerno. He is, also, a past lecturer of "Political and economic geography", "Urban and regional geography", "Geographic information systems", "Geopolitics of resources", "Environmental policy" and "Geopolitics of uncertainty", and lecturer of "Spatial and territorial planning" for the first-level Degree course in Geological science at University of Sannio, from 2008 to 2016.

He has participated in some PRIN (Projects of National Research), the last of which is "Territorial Impact Assessment of territorial cohesion in the Italian Regions", in a research project of the Cohesion Action Plan (CAP) for the strengthening of public research infrastructure in the 2007-2013 PON, funded by the Ministry of Education and called "MITO - Multimedia Information Territorial Objects". He participated in a research project of GSSI (Gran Sasso Science Institute), on the topic of the evolution of the Italian urban system, as part of the study and research area of Social Science of the GSSI. Member of "Programme Committee" e reviewer for the International Workshop "Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics" (GEOG-AN-MOD) from 2011 to now. Member of the "Scientific Committee" and "Organizer" of the International Conference LUMS (Land Use Monitoring for Soil consumption reduction) from 2015. Chair of the "Territorial dynamics and Economic values" session at the "New Metropolitian Prospectives" international conference since 2016 to date. Reviewer for several national and international journal. His scientific interests are, up to now, directed towards the study of territorial systems, energy policies and environmental problems, considered geostrategic in the perspective of territorial planning aimed at creating a balanced relationship between man and nature, economy and territory. He is the author of more than 80 printed books, articles and proceedings.