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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 an Associate Professor of Chemical Plant Design at the University of Bologna from 2015. His main research activities are related to the experimental and numerical analysis of deflagrative combustion phenomena (including fires and explosions), process safety, and the analysis of risks of critical infrastructures derived from external events as natural disasters (Natural-Technological Interaction), domino effects or terrorist attacks.

From 1995 to 2015 he has been permanent researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he has been in charge of the explosion lab and of the Italian Centre of Competence on Industrial Risks, sponsored by the Italian Civil Protection.

The results achieved in the scientific activity are documented by more than 250 publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books.
The H-Index (Scopus) is 30 (October 2019).
A complete list of publications can be found on Scopus ( or Google Scholar (

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

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By appointment only (please contact me by e-mail).

Monday @ DICAM, Via Terracini 28, 40141 Bologna, Office #3-071

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