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Matteo Berti

Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/05 Engineering Geology

Curriculum vitae

Matteo Berti is Fellow Researcher n Engineering Geology at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Bologna since 2004.

 

He obtained the Laurea degree in Earth Sciences in 1992 from the University of Bologna and the PhD in Engineering Geology in 1998 from the University of Ferrara, with a dissertation on mobilised shear strength in overconsolidated-fissured clays.

 

From 1997 to 1999, fellowship holder of a grant funded by ECC in the framework of the project “Debris flow management and risk assessment in the Alpine region” (ENV4-CT96-0253), related to the application of real-time monitoring systems for the analysis of debris flows dynamics in the Dolomite region.

 

From 1999 to 2003, holder of a research grant funded by the University of Bologna on the geomechanical characterisation of complex clay rocks involved in large-seated landslides

 

In 2001, holder of a “short-term mobility” grant funded by the National Research Council as visiting researcher at the Hokkaido Development Engineering Center (Sapporo, Japan).

 

From 2003 to 2004, holder of a post-PhD fellowship funded by the University of Bologna on the triggering mechanisms of debris flows in highly conductive soils.

 

His current research interests include: hydrogeological and geotechnical monitoring of large landslides in fine soils, evaluation of the hydrological response to rainfall of clay slopes, numerical modelling of flow mechanisms at the slope scale and analysis of time-dependent slope movements.

 

He is author or co-author of 36 papers in national and international journals, and referee of 10 papers on scientific international journals. He has been speaker in many international conferences and workshops and he actively participated to 14 research projects of national and international relevance

 

Member of AIGA and IAEG.

 

TEACHING AND INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

-         Appointed Professor of “Slope Stability” at the University of Bologna since 2005.

-         Grant Professor of “Engineering Geology” at the University of Bologna in 2000, 2003 and 2004

-         Grant Professor of “Engineering Geological Survey” at the University of Bologna in 100 and 2001

-         Member of the evaluation committee for doctoral degree in Earth Sciences in 2004

-         Member of the teaching board for doctoral degree in Physical Modelling for Environment Protection since 2004

-         Supervisor of 30 Laurea degree dissertation in Engineering Geoogy since 1996.

-         Invited speaker at 7 courses for continuous and professional formation.

 

RESEARCH PERIOD ABROAD

-         From June to July 2001, visiting researcher at the Hokkaido Development Engineering Center (Sapporo, Japan) to establish scientific collaboration on the use of advanced techniques for landslide monitoring.

-         From June to October 2000, visiting researcher at the United States Geological Survey-Cascade Volcanoes Observatory (Vancouver WA, USA). Research activities were focused on the measurement of debris flow parameters at large scale and on the analysis of experimental data collected in the last 10 years. Scientific reference: R.LaHusen and R.Iverson.

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

-         2005-2007. Re-activation of complex landslides and hydrological response to rainfall of unstable clay slopes. National Research Project, PRIN. Scientific Responsible: Carlo Elmi.

-         2003-2005. Integrated analysis of representative debris flow catchments in the Italian Alps. National Research Project, PRIN. Scientific Responsible: Monica Ghirotti.

-         2003-2005. Geotechnical modelling and dynamic scenarios of landslides. National Research Project, C.N.R. – G.N.D.C.I. Scientific Responsible: Carlo Elmi.

-         2001-2003. Landslide control in densely urbanised areas through remote sensing and round-based techniques. National Research Project, PRIN. Scientific Responsible: Monica Ghirotti.

-         2000-2002. Analysis of stress and strain field for the evaluation of triggering mechanisms of landslides and their evolution. National Research Project, PRIN. Scientific Responsible: Carlo Elmi.

-         2000-2002. MIDA – Hydrogeological monitoring and modelling for the evaluation of landslide hazard. University of Bologna Research Project. Scientific Responsible: Franco Ricci Lucchi.

-         1999-2002. MOGEM – Geotechnical modelling of hazardous landslides in the Italian Apennines. National Research Project, C.N.R. – G.N.D.C.I. Scientific Responsible: Carlo Elmi.

-         1999-2002. THARMIT - Torrent Hazard Controls in the European Alps. Practical tools and methodologies for hazard assessment and risk mitigation. ECC Research Project. Coordinator: Prof. R.Genevois.

-         1999-2000. Relationship between rainfalls and landslides in the Bologna Apennines. National Research Project, PRIN. Scientific Responsible: Carlo Elmi.

-         1996-1998. CEE-DFR. Debris Flow Management and Risk Assessment in the Alpine Region. ECC Research Project.. Coordinator: Prof. A.Lamberti.

-         1996-1997. An integrated approach for analysing earthquake-induced surface effects: Montese Area. CERG (European Centre of Geomorphological Hazard, Strasbourg) Research Project. Coordinator: Doriano Castaldini

-         1995-1996. Analysis of Earthquake-induced surface effects : Serchio River Valley. CERG (European Centre of Geomorphological Hazard, Strasbourg) Research Project. Coordinator: Doriano Castaldini.

-         1994-1996. Earthquake-induced landslides in the Italian Apennines. National Research Project, C.N.R. – G.N.D.C.I. Scientific Responsible: Rinaldo Genevois

 

 PUBLICATIONS

 1.         Berti M. , Cuzzani M.G., Landuzzi A., Taviani M., Aharon P., Vai G.B. (1994). Hydrocarbon-derived imprints in olistostromes of the Early Serravalian Marnoso-arenacea Formation, Romagna Apennines (northern Italy) . Geo-Marine Letters, Berlin, Germany, 14: 192-200.

2.         Berti M. & Guerra F. (1993). Valutazione sperimentale della rugosita' dei giunti e correlazione con la dimensione frattale. 3° Convegno Nazionale dei giovani ricercatori di Geologia Applicata, Geologia Applicata e Idrogeologia, Bari, XXVIII: 89-98.

3.         Berti M. , Genevois R., Ghirotti M. & Tecca P.R. (1994). Analysis of large landslides in a complex formation . Proceedings 7th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Lisboa, A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam: 1741-1749.

4.         Berti M. , Genevois R., Ghirotti M. & Tecca P.R. (1994). The use of drainage systems in the stabilization of a complex landslide . Proceedings 7th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Lisboa, A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam: 1751-1758.

5.         Berti M. , Tecca P.R., (1994). Analisi statica e dinamica di uno scorrimento traslazionale “multistrato” nella Formazione Marnoso-arenacea dell'Appennino Forlivese. 4° Convegno Nazionale dei giovani ricercatori di Geologia Applicata, Riccione, Quaderni di Geologia Applicata, Pitagora, Bologna: 77-88.

6.         Berti M. , Genevois R., Ghirotti M. & Tecca P.R. (1996). Mechanical characteristics and behaviour of a complex formation by landslide investigations and analyses . Seventh International Symposium on Landslides, Trondheim, Norway, A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam: 1155-1162

7.         Castaldini D., Genevois R., Panizza M., Puccinelli A., Berti M., Cuzzani M.G., Pieroni A., Serani A. & Simoni A. (1997). Analysis of earthquake-induced surface effects in a sample area: a methodological approach in the Serchio River Valley between Sillano and Piazza al Serchio. Centre Europeen sur les Risques Geomorphologiques, Council of Europe, Strasbourg: 45 pp.

8.         Berti M. , Genevois R. & Tecca P.R. (1997). The 1985 flow slide and debris flow at Stava (Italy). Proceedings of the First International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazard Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Chen-lung Chen (ed.), San Francisco, 7-9 August 1997: 309-321.

9.        G. Bernagozzi, M. Bertacchini, M. Berti, G. Bettelli, G. Bollettinari, D. Castaldini, M.G. Cuzzani, R. Genevois, M. Gibertini, C. Meletti, F. Panini, M. Panizza, M. Pellegrini, A. Simoni, G. Tosatti & M. Zucchi (1998). An integrated approach for analysing earthquake-induced surface effects: a case study in the Montese area . Centre Europeen sur les Risques Geomorphologiques, Council of Europe, Strasbourg: 68 pp.

10.     Castaldini D., Genevois R., Panizza M., Puccinelli A., Berti M. & Simoni A. (1998). An integrated approach for analysing earthquake-induced surface effects: a case study from the Northern Apennines, Italy. Journal of Geodynamics, Elsevier, Oxford, 26, 2-4: 413-441.

11.     Berti M. , Genevois R., Simoni A. & Tecca P.R. (1999). Field observations of a debris flow event in the Dolomites . Geomorphology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 29:265-274.

12.     Genevois R., Berti M., Ghirotti M., Simoni A. & Tecca P.R. (1999). Debris flow monitoring and analysis in the dolomitic region (Upper Boite valley, Italian Alps). CEE-DFR Final Report, Bologna, Vol.2: 58 pp.

13.     Lamberti A., Genevois R., Berti M., Orlandini S., Papa M., Simoni A. & Tecca P.R. (1999). Tentative risk map of the area of Cortina d'Ampezzo (Eastern Alps, Italy). CEE-DFR Final Report, Bologna, Vol.2: 14 pp.

14.     Arattano M., Marchi L., Genevois R., Berti M., Simoni A., Tecca P.R., Bonte M. (2000)- Field monitoring and real time management of debris flows. Technical report, CEE-DFR Final Report, Bologna, Vol. 1: 30 pp.

15.     Genevois R., Berti M., Ghirotti M., Romeo R. & Simoni A. (2000). Rapporti tra frane e sismi: risultati preliminari della ricerca nell'area appenninica centro-settentrionale. Rapporto 1986-1995 del Gruppo Nazionale per la Difesa dalle Catastrofi Idrogeologiche (C.N.R.) – Linea 2 Previsione e Prevenzione Fenomeni Franosi a Grande Rischio, Pubblicazione CNR-GNDCI n.2142, Perugia: 397-407.

16.     Berti M. & Cuzzani M.G. (2000). Caratterizzazione geomeccanica ed analisi dei fenomeni deformativi nell'area di Corniglio (Appennino Parmense). In: “Le frane della Regione Emilia-Romagna, oggetto di interventi di protezione civile nel periodo 1994-199”, Bertolini G., Pellegrini M. & Tosatti G. (eds.), Pubblicazione CNR-GNDCI n.2131, Quaderni di Geologia Applicata 8,1, Pitagora, Bologna: 115-132.

17.     Genevois R., Tecca P.R., Berti M. & Simoni A. (2000). Pore pressure distribution in the initiation area of a granular debris flow . Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Landslides, Cardiff, , June 2000,Bromhead E., Dixon N. & Ibsen M.L. (eds.), Thomas Telford, London, Vol.2: 615-620.

18.     Genevois R., Tecca P.R., Berti M. & Simoni A. (2000). Debris flows in Dolomites: experimental data from a monitoring system . 2nd International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazard Mitigation, Taipei, August 2000, Wieczoreck G.F. (ed.), A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam: 283-292.

19.     Berti M. , Genevois R., LaHusen R., Simoni A. & Tecca P.R. (2000). Debris flow monitoring in the Acquabona watershed on the Dolomites (Italian Alps). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Hydrology, Oceans & Atmosphere, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 25 (9): 707-715.

20.     Berti M. , Larini G. & Malaguti C. (2000). Condizionamenti geologico-tecnici nel centro storico di Corniglio (Appennino Parmense): effetti delle recenti riattivazioni della "grande frana". Atti del Convegno "Condizionamenti Geologici e Geotecnici nella Conservazione del Patrimonio Storico Culturale", Torino, Giugno 2000, Pubblicazione CNR-GNDCI n.2133: 243-254.

21.     D'Alessandro L., Genevois R., Berti M., Urbani A. & Tecca P.R. (2002). Geomorphology, stability analyses and stabilization works on the Montepiano travertinous cliff (Central Italy) . In: Applied Geomorphology, International Association of Geomorphologist, 1 series, John Wiley & Sons, 416 pp.

22.     Sapigni M., Berti M., Bethaz E., Busillo A.. & Cardone G (2002). TBM performance estimation using rock mass classifications. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 39, 771-788.

23.     Berti M. , Simoni A., Generali M., Elmi C. and Ghirotti M. (2003). Monitoraggio della pressione dei pori in un versante argilloso. Atti 1° Congresso Nazionale AIGA, Rendina editori, Roma, 83-90.

24.     Berti M. , Simoni A. (2003). Debris flow initiation in an highly conductive soil . Prooceding International Conference on Fast Movement Prediction and Prevention for Risk Mitigation, Napoli, Maggio 2003, Patron Editore, 29-36 (Iaccarino Award Nomination).

25.     Berti M. , Ghirotti M., & Simoni A. (2003). Analisi statistica dei rapporti precipitazioni-frane in un'area dell'appennino bolognese. In: “Risposta dei processi geomorfologici alle variazioni ambientali”. Atti del Convegno Conclusivo (A.Biancotti e M.Motta eds.), Bologna, 10-11 febbraio 2000, Brigati Glauco, Genova: 99-109.

26.     Sapigni M., Berti M., Cardone G, Gaspari D. (2003). Relazione tra scavo con frese (TBM) e classificazioni geomeccaniche. Geologia Tecnica e Ambientale, 3: 17-24.

27.     Berti M. , Pedron R., Simoni A., Sottani A. (2003). Groundwater constraints in quarries exploitation: a coupled approach by means of geotechnical and hydrogeological modelling to deep existing gravel pits . RMZ-Materials and Geoenvironment, vol. 50, n. 1, 29-33.

28.     Berti M. , Elmi C., Muzzi E., Simoni A. (2003). Interventi sulla morfologia. In: “Il recupero e la riqualificazione ambientale delle cave in Emilia-Romagna. Manuale Teorico-Pratico”. Monografia pubblicata da Regione Emilia-Romagna, Muzzi E. & Rossi G. (eds.): 107-134.

29.     Berti M. , Elmi C., Muzzi E., Rossi G., Simoni A. (2003). Indicazioni operative generali per il ripristino dei principali tipi di cava presenti nella regione Emilia Romagna. In: “Il recupero e la riqualificazione ambientale delle cave in Emilia-Romagna. Manuale Teorico-Pratico”. Monografia pubblicata da Regione Emilia-Romagna, Muzzi E. & Rossi G. (eds.): 399-410.

30.     Bertolini G., Pizziolo M., Bernardi A.R., Berti M., Ghirotti M., Simoni A., Baldi P., Mora P. (2003). Some examples of landslides in the Appenines of Bologna . Post Congress Field Trip Guidebook, 4° Congr. Europeo sulla Cartografia Geoscientifica Regionale ed i Sistemi Informativi, Bertolini G & Pizziolo M. (Eds.), Regione Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, pp. 1-28.

31.     Simoni A., Berti M., Generali M., Elmi C., Ghirotti M. (2004). Preliminary results from pore pressure monitoring on an unstable clay slope . Engineering Geology, vol. 73, 117-128.

32.     Berti M. , Simoni A. (2005). Experimental evidences and numerical modelling of debris flow initiated by channel runoff . Landslides, 2, 3, 171-182.

33.     Simoni A., Berti M. (2005). Hydrologic prediction and geologic reality in debris flow initiation . Proceeding of the International Symposium on Landslide Hazards in Orogenic Zones, Kathmandu. 25-26 October, 2005, Nepal Landslide Society, 185-196.

34.     Simoni A., Berti M. (2006). Transient hydrological response of weathered clay shales and its implication for slope instability. Proc. First North American Landslide Conference, Vail, Colorado June 3-8, 2007, in press

35.     Casadio M., Elmi C., Berti M. (2006). Stabilità dei pendii e frane. In: Il Manuale del Geologo, Casadio M., Elmi C. (Eds.), Pitagora Editrice, Bologna, 333-378.

36.     26.            Simoni A., Berti M. (2007). Transient hydrological response of weathered clay shales and its implication for slope instability . Proc. 1st North American Landslide Conference, Vail, Colorado, AEG Special Publication No. 23, 886-898.

37.     Berti M., Simoni A., (2007). Prediction of debris flow inundation areas using empirical mobility relationships . Geomorpholgy, 90 (1): 144-161.

 

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