Dr Alberto Pugnale is an Architect and Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of The University of Melbourne. He is the Pathway Coordinator of the Architecture Major - Bachelor of Design. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Bioinspiration Hallmark Research Initiative (HRI).
In 2003, he graduated in "Architecture Sciences" (Bachelor level) at Politecnico di Torino. In 2006 he graduated with Honours in "Architecture and Construction" (Master of Science level) at the same university, and in 2010 he got a PhD in "Architecture and Building Design".