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    I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering at the University of Padova (ITALY) and I have obtained my Ph.D. degree in 2015 at the University of Sheffield (UK).

    Since then, throughout my academic career, I have conducted research with members at over 25 institutions across Europe, USA, and China with longer periods spent at the University of Colorado Boulder, Sichuan University, Beijing Normal University, and Xi’an University of Technology. My outputs have led to multiple high-quality journal articles (45+), conference proceedings (15+), and two book-chapters.

    Due to my recent contributions, I am one of the leaders in large-scale physical modeling of urban floods in the UK and the main focus of my research involves novel quantification and explanation of flow processes in sewers and linked urban surfaces.

    Furthermore, my research also explores engineering in the field of environmental fluid mechanics typical of river and coastal environments to develop innovative and useful approaches to help reduce the vulnerability, as well as enhance the resilience, adaptive capacity, and sustainability of environmental systems around the world in the face of increasing challenges, uncertainty, and climate change variability.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

    Education/Academic qualification

    Water Engineering, Doctorate, Physical Scale Modelling of Urban Flood Systems, University of Sheffield

    … → 2015

    Environmental Engineering, Environmental Impact of Infrastructures and Waste Management, Water Resources and Soil Protection, MEng, Università di Padova

    … → 2010

    External positions

    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

    1 Apr 2019 → …


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