Giovanni Malara is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the DICEAM Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria. He has obtained a Ph.D. degree in Ocean Engineering at the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria. His research interest spans over a variety of topics belonging to ocean engineering, floating body dynamics and coastal engineering. He has investigated problems related to the interaction between extreme waves in Gaussian seas and floating structures. Specifically, he has introduced techniques utilized in the field of stochastic wave mechanics to the field of floating body dynamics, which allows analysing the response of large floating bodies exposed to extreme waves without resorting to time consuming Monte Carlo simulations. In the context of coastal structures, he has exploited the ETSs and EPSs models for estimating the long-term statistics of overtopping and run-up in sea storms. Moreover, he has developed general longshore transport model, valid from rubble-mound breakwaters to sandy beaches. The research activity of Giovanni Malara has been supported, also, by the Rotary International by means of the award “Uniamo le 3T” by Distretto 2100. Giovanni Malara has also established both national and international collaborations with prestigious universities, such Rice University (under the supervision of Prof. Pol D. Spanos), where he has worked two years, during his Ph.D. programme, and one year in the context of the actual Post-Doc activity. He is also involved in four research projects funded by either national or European institutions.