CURRENT POSITION AND EDUCATION
Enrolled as full professor of DICAM - University
of Bologna as of November 6, 2017, and before as an associate professor (since Sept. 15, 2014) and tenured assistant professor (since Oct. 1, 2006) of the same Department.
From 2002 to 2006, assistant professor at the University of
Bologna (School of Civil Engineering).
Post-Doctoral fellowship, 2001- 2002. University of Bologna
Ph.D in Water Engineering, 2001. Polytechnic of Milan
Undergrad. and Masters Degree with honors in Civil Engineering with
a major in Environ. Engineering, 1996.Univ. of Bologna
Obtained the National Academic Qualification for Associate
Professorship and Full Professorship on February 2, 2013
- Research interests include: frequency analysis of
hydrological extreme events (rainstorms, floods and droughts);
surface water resources assessment and management; anthropogenic
effects on hydrological processes and Water-Society interactions;
hydrological predictions in ungauged basins (PUB problem);
regionalisation of hydrological information; catchment
classification; hydrological GIS and open-software
- Author and co-author of more than 100 original scientific papers
(publication list; citation
metrics from Web of SciencesTM). These studies have been
presented orally at international and national conferences.
- Editor in Chief of Hydrological Sciences Journal (IAHS) as of June
2015; Associate Editor of Journal
of Hydrology (winner of the “Associate Editor Award
2013”), Elsevier, from 2008 to 2014 and of
Water Resources Research, AGU, from 2013 to 2019. Guest
Editor of the Special Issue "Catchment
classification and PUB" on HESS, EGU.
- Reviewer for several international leading journals in the
fields of hydrology and water resources management.
- Assistant researcher in several National and European research
- Scientific coordinator and WP2 chair of the project SaferPLACES "Improved assessment of pluvial, fluvial and coastal flood hazards and risks in European cities as a mean to build safer and resilient communities" funded by EIT-EU through Climate-KIC;
- Scientific coordinator and WP1 chair of the working group active at the
University of Bologna for the EU funded project 'A Large-Scale
Systems Approach to Flood Risk Assessment and Management'
(‘SYSTEM-RISK', belonging to Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions for
Innovative Training Networks - ITNs).
- Working Group Chair and Management Committee Member for the EU
funded COST Action ES0901 European Procedures for flood frequency
estimation "FloodFreq" (http://www.costfloodfreq.eu/).
- Scientific coordinator of the working group active at the
University of Bologna for the National grant PRIN-2007 CUBIST
“Relations between hydrological processes, climate, and physical
attributes of the landscape at the regional and basin scales”
- Scientific coordinator of the project titled: "Derivation of a
stochastic regional model for estimating flow-duration curves in
ungauged basins", funded in 2002 through a research grant by the
University of Bologna.
- Organized and convened numerous sessions focusing on the
prediction and prevention of hydrological extremes at various
editions of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly
an Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Member of
the scientific committee of EGU Leonardo Conference Series on the
Hydrological Cycle “Floods in 3D: Processes, Patterns, Predictions”
(Bratislava, Slovakia, 23-25 November 2011), Florisa Melone
Memorial Conference (Assisi, Italy, 10-11 October 2013), 6th (Bologna July, 2014) and 7th (Bochum, Germany, July 2016) IAHS
International Symposia of IAHS-ICWRS. Coordinator of the technical and scientific committee of 35th national congress in water engineering (IDRA16, Bologna, September 2016).
Professor of Hydraulic Infrastructures (6 ECTS) for the
undergraduate course in environmental engineering and of
Hydrological Modeling (6 ECTS) and Flood and Drought Risk Management M (Module 2, 2 ECTS) for the Masters degree at the
University of Bologna. Professor of the
International Master in "Land and Water Conservation"
(Univ. Bologna) and Short Course on "Small hydropower
development - from planning to design" and “Where there is little
data: How to estimate design variables in poorly gauged basins”
(UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands) and "Summer School - Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB)" (TUW, Vienna, Austria). Supervisor and
co-supervisor of more than 100 graduation and masters theses. Advisor and co-advisor of several Ph.D. students and member of the academic board of Ph.D. school in civil, chemical, environmental and materials engineering (PhD@DICAM).
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES COOPERATION
2007: Invited professor at the German Research Centre for
Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam GFZ Potsdam (group coordinator Prof.
2003: Visiting scholar at Tufts University (Boston, USA),
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, collaborating
with Dr. Richard, M. Vogel on a research grant from the University
1999: Visiting student at the University of Waterloo (Canada),
under the supervision of Prof. Donald, H. Burn as a part of the
Co-managed, planned and taught in a series of master classes for
Latin American engineers titled: “Design of river engineering works
and structural/non-structural measures for the prevention of
hydro-geological disasters” in various editions from 2004 to 2008
(sponsored by IILA - Italo-Latin American Institute, through the
Italian Department of Foreign Affairs; held at University of
IILA Consultant in the field of hydraulic engineering for two
international cooperation projects funded by the Italian Department
of Foreign Affairs in Republica Dominicana, Haití, Ecuador
References may be obtained from:
Dr. Prof. Günter Blöschl, Technische Universität Wien, Wien,
Dr. Prof. Donald H. Burn, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
(ON), Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Prof. Bruno Merz, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ),
Dr. Prof. Richard M. Vogel, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155,