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Research Interests

My main research interests are all linked to environmental fluid mechanics and urban drainage systems. More in detail, my research focuses on:

- quantifying the flow and the mechanical processes associated with the flow exchange between urban drainage systems, with a strong focus on experimental modelling of urban drainage systems to provide novel datasets for validation of numerical models. As hydraulic models are increasingly being used to both plan significant asset investment and form the basis of flood awareness/warning schemes, the resulting improvements in modelling accuracy is anticipated to have significant benefits in terms of more efficient drainage design/investment and increased resilience to flood events.

- quantifying the spread of pollutant and contaminates from sewer systems into surface flow during an event of flooding when the water is escaping from the manholes.

- quantifying of the spread of pollutant and contaminates in vegetated rivers and natural areas.

- assessing sediment transport and riverbank erosion in rivers.

- improving measurement techniques with potential to remotely measure turbulence processes based on their linkages with the dynamic water surface. Accurate 3D measurement of turbulence-generated rough water surfaces is problematic hence more studies are requested to improve this sector.

Education/Academic qualification

Water Engineering, Doctorate, 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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Research Output

Impact of Multiple Vegetation Covers on Surface Runoff and Sediment Yield in the Small Basin of Nverzhai, Hunan Province, China

Luo, J., Zhou, X., Rubinato, M., Li, G., Tian, Y. & Zhou, J., 16 Mar 2020, In : Forests. 11, 3, 329.

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    Preliminary Characterization of Underground Hydrological Processes under Multiple Rainfall Conditions and Rocky Desertification Degrees in Karst Regions of Southwest China

    Li, G., Rubinato, M., Wan, L., Wu, B., Luo, J., Fang, J. & Zhou, J., 21 Feb 2020, In : Water. 12, 2, 13 p., 594.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • SPH Simulation of Interior and Exterior Flow Field Characteristics of Porous Media

    Wu, S., Rubinato, M. & Gui, Q., 24 Mar 2020, In : Water. 12, 3, 25 p., 918.

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    Analysis of Long-Term Water Level Variations in Qinghai Lake in China

    Fang, J., Li, G., Rubinato, M., Ma, G., Zhou, J., Jia, G., Yu, X. & Wang, H., 14 Oct 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 10, 21 p., 2136.

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    An Experimental Study on Mechanisms for Sediment Transformation Due to Riverbank Collapse

    Shu, A., Duan, G., Rubinato, M., Tian, L., Wang, M. & Wang, S., 14 Mar 2019, In : Water (Switzerland). 11, 3, 18 p., 529.

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    Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow Exchange in Urban Flood Flows

    Matteo Rubinato (Speaker)
    17 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Beijing Normal University

    Matteo Rubinato (Visiting researcher), Craig Lashford (Visiting researcher)
    15 Jun 202022 Jun 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Newton Fund-Researcher Links workshop

    Matteo Rubinato (Speaker)
    16 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Water (Switzerland) (Journal)

    Matteo Rubinato (Guest Editor)
    15 Apr 201931 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


    Fellow of Higher Education Academy

    Matteo Rubinato (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Matteo Rubinato (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinction