Dr Filippo Praticò got his bachelor, master, and PhD degrees in civil transportation engineering from the universities of Pisa and Palermo. After working in industry, he joined Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria and became associate professor in 2002, and got his habilitation to become a full professor in 2014. He has served as deputy of the Master School, deputy of the DIMET Department, director of the Road Laboratory, member of the TRB of U.S. National Academies, and chair of several international committees. His main areas of research are sustainable civil and transportation engineering and management. His international research standing is evidenced by extensive publication in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, national and international patents, research projects, supervision of theses, guest lectures, membership of editorial boards, and collaboration with international authors.