Vincenzo Gente is a Senior Project Adviser at EASME, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission. In the Horizon 2020 Environment and Resources Unit, he is contributing to the management and implementation of the Horizon 2020 work programme related to eco-innovation and circular economy.
He joined in 2010 the European Commission, where he served as Policy Officer in the Eco-innovation Unit of the Climate Action and Resource Efficiency Directorate of Directorate General Research and Innovation until July 2016, before moving to EASME.
After the PhD in Raw Material Engineering and Environmental Protection at University of Rome La Sapienza, Vincenzo Gente gained relevant professional experience both in research and private sectors.
At University of Rome La Sapienza he has been a fellow researcher and Contract Professor for the course “Safety and environmental protection in treatment of solids”. His research fields were related to waste and remediation technologies and characterisation of particulate solids.
In the private sector, as a consultant for an international environmental firm, he managed and participated in projects regarding environmental impact assessment studies, technical due diligences and the remediation of contaminated sites.
He is author of several publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is editor of the e-book “Separating Pro-Environment: Technologies for Waste Treatment, Soil and Sediments Remediation”