Dr Tari is also a consultant on rheology and other suspension based issues. He is author or co-author of 40+ publications in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences and reviewer for the J. Am. Ceramic Society and J. Colloid Interface Science.
Dr Tari was the project manager of the SlipSTD European project, a highly controversial and politically sensitive project whereby 19 partners from 6 different European countries has produced a Publically Available Specification: “Classification of hard floor coverings according to their contribution to reduce the risk of pedestrian slipping”.
Finally, Dr Tari is one of the UK representatives in ISO/TC229 technical committee, dealing with standardisation on Nanotechnologies.
He has more than 15 years of experience in conducting national and international research projects. On behalf of Italian Ministry of Environment he is actually coordinating a working group to define environmental criteria for Green Public Procurement of building materials and elements.
- CEN/TC 67 “Ceramic Tiles”, convenor of WG1, “test methods”
- CEN/TC 339 “Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces”
- ISO/TC 189 “Ceramic tiles”, convenor of WG1 “Test methods”
He has been entrusted by UNIDO with carrying out missions in the People’s Republic of China. He has held conferences and seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong on issues regarding ceramic tiles, and has taught on continuing education programmes of the American Institute of Architects.
He is head and scientific coordinator of research projects of national and international scope.
Carlotta Tonon graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic in 2009 with a thesis on the characteristics of contemporary Portuguese architecture. She began her collaboration with the publisher Electa in 2006. In 2007 she joined the editorial board of the magazine Casabella and in 2010 was appointed director of Casabella laboratorio. She has written the books “Ville in Portogallo” (Milan 2010) and ”L'architettura di Aires Mateus” (2011), published by Electa.
Professor of Architectural Design at the Architecture Faculty of the University of Florence. Born in Forlì, Italy on 10 April 1946, he lives and works in Florence where he combines his teaching activities with a constant commitment to design research through national and international competitions and architecture projects.
He holds the position of visiting professor at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris la Villette in Paris, at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, at the Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon and at the Berlin Polytechnic.
Since 1998 he has been director of the International Affairs Department of the Florence Architecture Faculty.
He is a member of the Accademia degli Incamminati di Modigliana, the Società Studi Romagnoli, the Deputazione di Storia Patria per le province di Romagna and an honorary member of the Accademia dei Benigni di Bertinoro.
From 2006 to 2009 he was Director of the Architectural Design Department of the University of Florence.
Since 2007 he has served as Chairman of the Centro Associazioni Culturali Fiorentine.
He is currently Director of the Architecture – History and Design Department of the University of Florence.
He is the cultural delegate for the Sezione Provinciale FAI of Florence.
He has written essays on issues of design and architecture history and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.