Dr. Cazuffi has been involved in research and design programs, regarding the use of geosynthetics, soil, vegetation, and special materials in many practical applications in Italy and abroad, particularly in the field of civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering, with special reference to dams, reservoirs and tunnels, slope stabilization and erosion protection, landfills and contaminated sites applications.

He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications and an active member of many different national and international technical committees.

In 1998 Daniele Cazzuffi was first elected as Vice President of IGS and then in 2002 as president of IGS for a period of four years. He is now the President of the IGS Italian Chapter (AGI-IGS).

Finally, during the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics held in September 2014 in Berlin, Germany, he was awarded with the IGS Honorary Membership, the most important recognition at the worldwide level of the International Geosynthetics Society for his dedication and compelling progress in geosynthetics engineering.