|Biography of Cesare Marchetti,
1927 Born in Lucca, Italy
1949 Degree in Physics at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale in Pisa
1950-55 Researcher at CISE (Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze), Milano
Domain: Nuclear energy.
Subject: methods of production for heavy water
1956-58 Researcher at Battelle Institute, Geneva
Domain: Applied physical chemistry to mechanical systems.
Subjects: Long life lubricants for watches and friction enhancing systems for railways.
1958-59 Head of Physical Chemistry Division, Agip Nucleare
Domain: Materials and processes in support of gas-cooled reactor technology.
Subjects: Graphite radiation stability, Spent fuel dry storage systems, Xenon reactivity control with automatic dummy fuel elements.
1959-73 Head of Materials Department, CCR (Ispra (I) and Petten (NL) centers)
Domain: Materials and processes in support of nuclear technology.
Subjects: extremely varied as the Departement was a large organization with about 200 academics. In the period 1971-1982, consultant for forecasting of a number of Vice Presidents of General Electric, USA.
1974- Senior Scientist at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Laxenburg, Austria
Domain: Energy from 1974 to 1984; then extending system analysis application with quantitative and predictive modeling to technological innovation, social and economic systems, population dynamics, transport systems, historical processes, war events, banking systems, personal life equations. Also research in long term memory mechanisms and limits to knowledge.
1979- Honorary Degree in Science at the Polytechnic of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Cesare Marchetti is the author of about 150 publications in the domain of systems analysis for energy, society and economics.