Curriculum

Since July 2016, Associate Professor (Professore Associato), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento (Italy).

Since January 2015, Deputy Director for International Relations of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

 

Past roles

2012-2016, Professore Aggregato (Aggregate Professor), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento (Italy).

2005-2016, Ricercatore confermato (roughly equivalent to a tenured Assistant Professor or a Senior Lecturer), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (formerly Faculty of Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), University of Trento (Italy).

2003-2005, Post-doc fellow (University of Trento, Italy): “Morphodynamic models of tidal systems. Analysis of the hydrodynamic behaviour and of the plano-altimetric evolution of tidal channels”.

2000-2003, Dottorato di ricerca (equivalent to Ph.D. or Doctorate of research) in “Hydraulic Engineering and Modelling of Environmental Systems” (University of Padua, Italy): “Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of tidal channels”.

1999, Laurea (five years, equivalent to M.Sc. Degree) in “Environmental Engineering”, 110/110 with honours (University of Trento, Italy): “On the formation of tidal meanders: linear stability theory”.

 

Academic career and teaching activities

Since July 2016, Associate Professor (Professore Associato), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento (Italy).

Since January 2015, Deputy Director for International Relations of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

 

Past roles

2012-2016, Professore Aggregato (Aggregate Professor), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento (Italy).

2005-2016, Ricercatore confermato (roughly equivalent to a tenured Assistant Professor or a Senior Lecturer), Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (formerly Faculty of Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), University of Trento (Italy).

 

Courses taught at the University of Trento (2005-2015):

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Ph.D.), 2013-2015
  • Fluid Mechanics (Ph.D.), 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics/Hydropower plants (M.Sc.), 2013/2014, 2014/15-2015/16 (main responsible)
  • Environmental Hydraulics (M.Sc.), 2005/06-2015/16
  • Hydrodynamics (M.Sc.), 2011/2012
  • Processes of dispersion of pollutants in the environment (B.Sc.), 2010/11-2013/14 (main responsible), 2014/15
  • Environmental Modelling (B.Sc.), 2005/06-2009/10 (main responsible)

PhD courses and summer/winter schools:

  • Fluid Mechanics (PhD Univ. Trento), 2012 (module “Stratified flows”)
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (PhD Univ. Trento), 2013-2015 (module “Stratified flows”)
  • Winter short course on “Modelling mixing and transport in lakes, harbors and estuaries” (MMTLHE14), ICTP-University of Trieste, 10-12 February 2014 (module “Simple models for lake dynamics”)
  • Winter short course on “Modelling mixing and transport in lakes, harbors and estuaries” (MMTLHE16), ICTP-University of Trieste, 1-3 February 2016 (module “Simple models for lake dynamics”)

Education

2003-2005, Post-doc fellow (University of Trento, Italy): “Morphodynamic models of tidal systems. Analysis of the hydrodynamic behaviour and of the plano-altimetric evolution of tidal channels”.

2000-2003, Dottorato di ricerca (equivalent to Ph.D. or Doctorate of research) in “Hydraulic Engineering and Modelling of Environmental Systems” (University of Padua, Italy): “Hydrodynamics and morphodynamics of tidal channels”.

1999, Laurea (five years, equivalent to M.Sc. Degree) in “Environmental Engineering”, 110/110 with honours (University of Trento, Italy): “On the formation of tidal meanders: linear stability theory”.

 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 (July): Visiting professor at Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China).

2014 (March-April): Visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL), collaborating with prof. A. Wüest (EPFL and Eawag).

2011 (May-November): Guest Scientist at the Department of Surface Waters - Research and Management, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland, within the project DEWAX (Modelling DEep WAter miXing in lakes), co-funded by European Commission and Provincia Autonoma di Trento (Marie Curie actions, project Trentino - PCOFUND-GA-2008-226070, Researcher 2010 outgoing - Call 4), in collaboration with prof. A. Wüest.

2001 (September-November): Visiting scientist at the Section of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). Research project: Macro-scale morphological characterisation of the Western Scheldt (Delft Cluster). Supervisor prof. Huib de Vriend (TUDelft).

Other activities

Editorial activity

Associate Editor for three journal (Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Limnology, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water management).

Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Ecogeomorphological feedbacks of water fluxes, sediment transport and vegetation dynamics in rivers and estuaries” (Advances in Water Resources).

Reviewer of manuscripts for 38 journals and of projects for several international institutions.