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Marco Bittelli

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/02 Agronomy and Field Crops

Curriculum vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015- Associate Professor, University of Bologna

2011-2018 Associate in research, Institute of Applied Physics, National Research Council, Florence.

2006-2015 Researcher, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna.

2009-2012 Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

2002-2003 Post-doctoral scientist, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

2001-2002 Visiting scientist, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

EDUCATION

1998-2001 Ph.D. in Soil Physics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

2000-2001 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

1996-1998 Master in Soil Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

1989-1994 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.

RESEARCH

Dielectric Characterization of the Antarctica Polar Cap by Perforations at Dome-C

Dielectric spectroscopy of porous media

Computational heat and mass transfer

Molecular dynamics

Chaotic and complex environmental systems

Wind patterns and distribution for wind power

Shallow landslides

Hydrological modelling

Heat dissipation of underground electrical power cables

SEMINARS, INVITED LECTURES AND COURSES

2018. Short Course: Soil Physics with Python. Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru, India

2018. Short Course: Non Linear Time Series Analysis. Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru, India.

2018. Short Course: Soil Physics with Python. University of Suratthani Rajabhat, Suratthani, Thailand.

2018. Short Course: Soil Physics with Python. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

2017. Invited Lectures: Soil Physics with Python. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

2016. Invited Lectures: Soil Physics with Python. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

2015. Lecture: Computational Heat and Mass Transfer in Unsaturated Soils. Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland.

2009. Lecture: Research at the Soil and Environmental Physics group at the University of Bologna, Italy, an overview. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. August, 2009.

2009. L’utilizzo di metodi a pressione di vapore per la determinazione della curva di ritenzione idrica. Nell'ambito del corso di aggiornamento tecnico-scientifico in fisica e idrologia del suolo. Associazione Italiana Pedologi, CNR-ISAFOM, Napoli, 4-5 Giugno, 2009.

2009. Invited Lecture: Microwave Remote Sensing Seminar. Measuring soil water content: methods, limitations and future challenges. CNR-IFAC, Florence, May 20, 2009. PDF

2009. Graduate Seminar: A 3-D Model of Surface and Subsurface Hydrology. Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, USA. January, 2009. PDF

2008. Lecture: The physics of Ground Penetrating Radar. Seeing beneath the soil - not intrusive investigation methodologies and diagnostics for archaeology. International Summer School, Ravenna-Marzabotto, 5th -15th June 2008. PDF

2006. Invited Lecture: Water balance at the field and watershed scale. WUEMED: Improving water use efficiency in Mediterranean Agriculture, 5th -10th June 2006. http://www.distagenomics.unibo.it/wuemed/index.html

2006. Invited Lecture: Innovative methods for measuring soil water content. WUEMED: Improving water use efficiency in Mediterranean Agriculture, 5th -10th June 2006. http://www.distagenomics.unibo.it/wuemed/index.html

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

2019-2021. Prediction of soil hydro-agricultural properties using Ground Penetrating Radar for improving Agricultural practices (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, India). Collaboration between Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and University of Bologna. (Project Role and responsability: International PI).

2017-2022. Dielectric Characterization of the Polar Cap, by perforations at Dome-C (Italian National Research Project in Antarctica-PRNA). (Project Role and responsability: partner).

2016. Monitoraggio intelligente per infrastrutture sicure (INFRASAFE). POR-FESR, European Regional Development Fund, 2014-2020. (Project Role and responsability: partner).

2016. Dielectric spectroscopy of soils (SOILSPECTRA). Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), National Research Council, Italy. (Project Role and responsability: partner).

2012. Measurement of soil salinity: comparison of methods. Financing company: Decagon Devices Inc., Pullman, WA, USA. (Project Role and responsability: leader).

2011. An intelligent system to detect forest fires. European Commission. EUROSTAR Projects, 5717 EFIRE EUROSTARS. (Project Role and responsability: partner)

2008. Agroscenari: Scenari di Adattamento dell'agricoltura Italiana ai cambiamenti climatici. (Mipaaf, Decreto Ministeriale n. 325/7303/2007 del 28 dicembre 2007). (Project Role and responsability: partner)

2007. Case Studies on Research Planning (ARCHAIA): , Characterisation, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites. http://www.archaia.unibo.it/ European Commission. (Project Role and responsability: partner)

2005. Nuove Metodologie relative a progetti integrati di parchi archeologici dell'area mediterranea. Elaborazione, sperimentazione, verifica di tecnolgie avanzate e trasferibilita' dei risultati nella valorizzazione di aree a rilevante interesse culturale, ambientale e artistico. Selezione di casi studio in Siria settentrionale e Turchia Orientale. Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, (Rome,Italy). FIRB. (Project Role and responsability: partner).

2003. Shallow Landslides Investigation Device (SLID): a tool to assess land susceptibility to shallow landslides. European Commission. LIFE environment. (Project Role and responsability: partner).

2003. Water Quality Protection, Measuring Hydraulic Conductivity and Solute Diffusion Coefficients to Assess Water Flow and Pollutants Transport in Soils and Rocks". Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, (Rome,Italy). Grant "Rientro dei Cervelli" (Brain Drain Project)(Project Role and responsability: partner).

1999. A low cost scanning thermodieletric analyzer to obtain freezing characteristics of foods, soils, and other materials. Financing agency: Washington Technology Center, Seattle, WA, USA. (Project Role and responsability: leader).

1997. Effect of foliar application of Chitosan on water use in field crops. Financing agency: Washington Technology Center, Seattle, WA, USA. (Project Role and responsability: leader).

1995. European Community Scholarship: Linking Geographical Information Systems (ArcView) and Computer Models (CropSyst), for the assessment of water and solutes transport on large scale. (Project Role and responsability: leader).

REVIEWER FOR THE FOLLOWING INSTITUTIONS AND JOURNALS

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR).

Reviewer of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States of America.

Agronomy Journal

European Journal of Agronomy

Italian Journal of Agronomy

Horticultural Technology

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Water Resources Research

Soil Science Society of American Journal

Journal of Hydrology

Hydrological Processes

Geoderma

Australian Journal of Soil Science

Soil Science

European Journal of Soil Science

Geophysical Prospecting

Geophysics

Cold Regions Science and Technology

Applied Physics

Cryosphere

IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Vadose Journal

EDITOR

Vadose Zone Journal, Associate Editor

Measurement Science and Technolog, Guest Editor

Special issue on "Advances in Shallow Landslide Hydrology and Triggering Mechanisms: A Multidisciplinary Approach", Geofluids, Guest Editor

MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2012 Commissione di Fisica del Suolo della Società Italiana di Scienza del Suolo (SISS).

2006- Società Italiana di Agronomia

2010- Società Italiana di Scienza del Suolo

2004 European Society for Agronomy

2004 International Scientific Computing Group, University of Heidelberg, Germania.

2001- European Geoscience Union (EGU)

1999-2001: IGERT/NSF (Integrated Graduate Education Research Training/ National Science

Foundation).

1998 Soil Science Society of America