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Francesco Tinti

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/28 Excavation Engineering and Safety

Curriculum vitae

Born February 28th 1982 in Bologna (Italy).


Academic Career

06/09/2021 - ongoing. Senior Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term) at DICAM-UNIBO.

01/01/2020 - 05/09/2021. Research Fellow at DICAM-UNIBO, financed over department funds.

Project title: Use of numerical and geostatistical tools to evaluate the geothermal potential of tunnels

Scientific Coordinators: Professors D. Boldini and R. Bruno.

06/06/2016 - 05/06/2019. Junior Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term) at DICAM-UNIBO, financed over funds of H2020 Project GEOTeCH.

Project role: operational contact person for University of Bologna.

Scientific Coordinator: Professor V. Bortolotti.

01/05/2015 – 05/06/2016. Research Fellow at DICAM-UNIBO, financed over funds of H2020 Project GEOTeCH.

Project role: operational contact person for University of Bologna.

Scientific Coordinators: Professors V. Bortolotti and R. Bruno.

02/05/2012 – 31/12/2014. External collaborator of DICAM-UNIBO, financed over funds of EuropAid Project E4EM.

Project role: technical and management collaborator.

Scientific Coordinator: Professor R. Bruno.

Professional Career

From 2009 member of the Association of Engineers of Province of Bologna.

Works as professional engineer (civil-environmental sector) in the years 2009-2015. Main activity concerns the design of shallow geothermal systems and technical support in the realization of research projects.

Education and training

2012. PhD in Geoenginnering, Georesources and Geotechnical Engineering – School of Civil Engineering and Architecture – University of Bologna. Title of the Thesis: “The probabilistic characterization of underground as a tool for the optimization of integrated design of shallow geothermal systems”.

Tutor: Prof. Eng. Roberto Bruno.

2007. Master Degree in Environmental Engineering – Geoengineering. University of Bologna
Title of the thesis: “Thermal exchange models in well based upon geothermal characterization of a low enthalpy reservoir – Sensitivity study on the efficiency of conditioning systems with heat pump”.

Winner thesis of the prize “Gustavo Sclocchi Thesis Award 2007” as best Italian thesis on geothermal resource.

Tutor: Prof. Eng. Roberto Bruno.

Participation in International Projects

01/01/2022 - ongoing

H2020 "RES4Live - Energy Smart Livestock Farming towards Zero Fossil Fuel Consumption"

01/01/2022 - ongoing

Erasmus + "GEB - Geothermal Energy Capacity Building in Egypt"

01/01/2020 -31/12/2021

Kic Raw Materials "INCO-Piles 2020 - International Consortium for recovery CRMs from stockpiles/tailings targeting RIS"

15/10/2018 - 20/12/2018

Kic Raw Materials "INCO-Piles FAST TRACK"

01/07/2015 -30/04/2019

Horizon2020 Project “GEOTeCH – Geothermal Energy for Economical Cooling and Heating

31/05/2013 - 31/12/2014

IPA-Adriatic Project “LEGEND – Low Enthalpy Geothermal Energy Demonstration cases for Energy Efficient buildings in Adriatic area”.

02/05/2012 – 31/12/2014

EuropeAid Project “E4EM - Energy for Eastern Mayors”.

01/04/2011 – 31/12/2012

Interreg IVC Project “Geo.Power“.

Scientific activity

  • Shallow geothermal energy;
  • Energy geostructures;
  • Geostatistics;
  • Mapping;
  • Energy policy.

Teaching activity

  • Co-tutor of Bachelor and Master Degrees thesis on the topic of shallow geothermal energy;
  • Teacher of shallow geothermal energy in short courses and specialization courses;
  • Teacher of Geostatistics in Numerical Models for Geoengineering University course;
  • Responsible of lab activities in Aquifer Engineering University course.
  • Teacher of Statistics in Data Management for Environmental Engineering course

Editorial role

Member of the editorial board of the Scientific Journal "Mining-Geology-Petroleum Bulletin", from January 2016.

Prizes and academic awards

June 2019 - Appointed "Subject-matter expert" for the Scientific Sectors Ing-Ind/28 (Excavation Engineering and Safety) and Ing-Ind/30 (Hydrocarbons and Underground Fluids), by the Council of Environmental Engineering Degree, University of Bologna.

December 2018 - Winner of DICAM Best Paper Award for the scientific work "Exploitation of geothermal energy using tunnel lining technology in a mountain environment. A feasibility study for the Brenner Base tunnel–BBT", published on the journal "Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology".

April 2017 - Qualified Associate Professor in the Academic Sector 08/A2 (Sanitary and environmental engineering, hydrocarbons and underground fluids, safety and protection in civil activities).