Pietro is a Sr. Project Engineer in Automation Applications at Cytiva. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Massachusetts with degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts. Pietro has over 20 years of purification/separation technology experience in process development/optimization, equipment scale-up, and project management. His experience has focused in the design, automation and operation of filtration systems (NFF, TFF, cassettes, hollow fiber, spiral, tubular), bioreactors, and chromatography unit operations based on conventional stainless-steel equipment and single-use technology. Pietro has authored & co-authored technical articles, book chapter, and engineering guides in bioprocessing technology. Pietro chaired the Disposables Community of Practice and is currently on its steering committee. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee and an Editorial Reviewer for Pharmaceutical Engineering. Pietro is a frequent speaker at conferences and has developed/conducted training programs in single-use technology and filtration technology.