Professor Giorgio Locatelli

Professor Giorgio Locatelli


Professor of Project Management. Educated in Politecnico di Milano has a Bachelor and Master in mechanical engineering (2006) and a PhD “Cum Laude” in Industrial engineering, economics, and management (2011). His research area is project management in large and complex infrastructure. Giorgio also works as a consultant and visiting academic for several institutions, including the IAEA and the UK government. He attracted about 1 million euro in research founds. He is the co-author of more than 100 international peer-reviewed publications. Giorgio sits in the editorial board of several journals including the three most prestigious project management journals: “Project Management Journal” (where is senior editor), the “International Journal of Project Management”,  “Construction Management and Economics”, "Progress in Nuclear Energy"

Research interests

  • Project Management in Complex Infrastructure & Megaprojects. Focus on performance, cost-benefit analysis, financing, risk management, ethics, governance, strategy and modularisation
  • Energy infrastructures. Focus on energy infrastructure/ energy economics: nuclear power plants & Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), decommissioning, cogeneration and energy storage, nuclear law. Particular interest in the real options analysis
  • System Engineering Management. Focus on sanitation infrastructures and complex systems


  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering (3 years programme)
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering – Specialization in Industrial engineering (2 years programme)
  • Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
  • Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE)

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research groups and institutes

  • Cities and Infrastructure
  • Energy and Sustainable Buildings
  • Water, Public Health and Environmental Engineering

Current postgraduate researchers

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