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Ernesto Salzano

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/25 Chemical Plants

Short Bio

Ernesto Salzano is Associate Professor of Chemical Plant Design at the University of Bologna from 2015.

Main research activities are related to the experimental and numerical analysis of deflagrative and detonative combustion phenomena (including fires and explosions), process safety, runaway reactions, and to the analysis of risks of critical infrastructures derived from external events, as natural disaster (Natural-Technological Interaction), domino effects and terrorist attacks.

From 1995 to 2015 he has been a permanent researcher at the Italian National Research, Institute of Research on Combustion, where he has been in charge of the explosion laboratory.  

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali
Via Terracini 28, Bologna - Go to map

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Bologna, Tuesday, Office #3-071

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