Silvia Franceschini, after a master degree in applied geology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, pursued a PhD in Physical Modeling for the Environmental Protection in collaboration with ARPA (Regional Agency for Environmental Protection), University of Bologna and USGS (United States Geological Survey). The main object was related to the definition of regional rainfall threshold for the initiation of landslides with civil protection purposes.
In the last few years, she worked as a consultant for RFI (Italian Railways Company) specializing in GIS and GPS mapping, ground-based monitoring system design and risk-based mitigation strategies.
In April 2018, Silvia Franceschini co-founded Fragile Srl. Since then, she manages the relationships with the clients with a constant dedication to assess effective solutions in response to their specific needs and coordinates the geological activities.