Stefano LO RUSSO Ph.D., is the Mayor of Torino since 27 October 2021.
He was elected the first time in 2006 in the municipal Council. Re-elected in 2011, he was the leader of the Democratic Party in the Council until 2013, when he became Deputy Mayor for the urban planning.
Elected again in 2016 he was the leader of Democratic Party in the municipal Council until October 2021, when he was elected Mayor.
He is professor of Engineering geology in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He was born in Torino (Italy) on October 15th, 1975. Graduated cum laude in Geological Sciences in 1999 he holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2004. He was Assistant Professor at Politecnico from 2007 until 2014 and Associate Professor from 2014 until 2017. He is author and co-author of several national and international peer-reviewed publications, and appears in various conference and symposium proceedings.
He is Editor of Geofluids (Hindawi-Wiley) and member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Earth Sciences (Springer). Co-founder and board member of EST (Energy Security and Transition Lab) at the Energy Center of Politecnico di Torino. He is member of the IAH (International Association of Hydrogeologists), EGU (European Geosciences Union), AIGA (Italian Association of Applied Geology).
Visiting Professor at MGIMO University (Moscow, Russian Federation). Visiting Professor at Peter The Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation). Visiting Professor at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (Moscow, Russian Federation). Invited Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, QLD, Australia). Visiting Scholar at the NCGRT - National Center for Groundwater Research and Training and Flinders University (Adelaide, South Australia).