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Giorgio Locatelli

Professor in Project Management, University of Leeds

Professor Giorgio Locatelli - Chair in Project Business strategy at the University of Leeds. 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 is about project management in large and complex infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector. In this setting he focuses on benchmarking, cost-benefit analysis, risk management, decommissioning, ethics & illegal practices, governance, financing, modularization. He attracted more than £1,000,000 of research founds.
Giorgio also works as a consultant and visiting academic for several institutions, including the IAEA, Argonne National Laboratories, the UK government etc. He is the author of more than 100 international peer-reviewed publications, with 1000+ citations in Scopus (h-Index 19) and 2000+ in Google Scholar (h-index 26). Giorgio sits in the editorial board of the three most prestigious project management journals: the “International Journal of Project Management”, the “Project Management Journal” (where is a senior editor) and “Construction Management and Economics”, plus “Progress in Nuclear Energy”


  • –present
    Full Professor - Chair in Project Business Strategy, University of Leeds


  • 2011 
    Politecnico di Milano, PhD