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Valentina Ciriello

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/01 Hydraulics

Curriculum vitae

Academic Employment

09/2019 - Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna.

2017-tenure Member of the Faculty of the Ph.D. Program "Structural and Environmental Health Monitoring and Management", University of Bologna. website

12/2013-09/2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna.

A.Y. 2012/2013 Adjunct Professor, DICAM, University of Bologna.

Course: Measurements and Hydraulic Models - Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.

07/2013-12/2013 Research Fellow, DICAM, University of Bologna.

Research Project: “Sustainable management of natural and artificial water systems based on performance indicators and risk analysis" in collaboration with "Agenzia Territoriale dell’Emilia-Romagna per i Servizi Idrici e Rifiuti" (ATERSIR).

 

Other Affiliations

2015- Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research - CIRI Building and Construction. website

2016- CODE3 - Center for International COoperation and Development on Engineering, Environment and Emergency, University of Bologna

 

Education

06/2013 Ph.D. in Structural and Hydraulic Engineering, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), University of Bologna.

PhD Thesis: Model reduction of stochastic groundwater flow and transport processes.

12/2009 Postgraduate Master Course in "Natural disaster risk management", University of Bologna.

07/2008 Master's degree in Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), University of Bologna.

12/2005 Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), University of Bologna.

 

Visiting Positions

05/2014 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California - San Diego (Prof. D.M. Tartakovsky)

10/2011-02/2012 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech (Prof. X. Sánchez-Vila)

 

Awards and Honors

2017 Outstanding Reviewer for Advances in Water Resources (Elsevier).

2017 ALMA IDEA Grant Contest of the University of Bologna.

2013 Special Mention of GII (Italian Group of Hydraulics) for PhD dissertation.

2011 Marco Polo Grant of the University of Bologna for the financial support of young researchers visiting foreign research centers.

2009 Award for Best Female Graduate Students in the School of Engineering and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Bologna.

2008 Regione Emilia-Romagna Grant, supporting the participation to the postgraduate master course in "Natural disaster risk management".

 

Invited Talks

April 5-8, 2016 - SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Lausanne, Switzerland. "The role of global sensitivity analysis in interpreting subsurface processes under uncertainty".

July 1-3, 2013 - PhD Days in Water Engineering, Reggio Calabria, Italy. "Model reduction of stochastic groundwater flow and transport processes”.

 

Convener and Organizing/Scientific Committees

2020 - Scientific Committee: Computational Methods in Water Resources XXIII (CMWR 2020),
Stanford University (USA), December 13–15, 2020.

2020 - Convener for the Session "Data-centric simulations and modeling", Computational Methods in Water Resources XXIII (CMWR 2020), Stanford University (USA), December 13–15, 2020.

2018 - Convener for the Session “Modern approaches to subsurface hydrology”, XXXVI National Congress of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Constructions, Ancona September 12-14, 2018.

2016 - Organizing Committee: XXXV National Congress of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Constructions,
Bologna (Italy), September 14-17, 2016.

2016 - Convener for the Session “Groundwater management under uncertainty: monitoring and modelling issues”, XXXV National Congress of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Constructions, Bologna September 14-17, 2016.

 

Research Projects

PRIN 2017 Fluid dynamics of hearts at risk of failure: towards methods for the prediction of disease progression, MIUR Italy  [Leader of Research Unit]

CLARA Climate forecast enabled knowledge services, 2017-2020 - EU H2020 Program [Leader of Research Unit]

BRIGAID Bridging the Gap for Innovations in Disaster Resilience, 2016-2020 - EU H2020 Program [Member of Research Unit]

GST4Water Green-Smart Technology for the sustainable use of Water in buildings and urban areas, 2016-2018 - Program POR-FESR 2014-2020, Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) [Member of Research Unit]

FALDA Monitoring network management of the hypodermic aquifer, 2016-2019 - Program of Rural Development (PSR) 2014-2020, Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) [Member of Research Unit]

TRUST Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow, 2011-2015 - EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) [Member of Research Unit]

 

Public Engagement

May 31st, 2019 "Climate change: a challenge to face together." Event organized in the context of the 2019 Sustainable Development Festival promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment.

September 21th, 2016 "The hidden blue gold. To the discovery of groundwater resources." Event organized in the context of the EU Project SOCIETY (H2020), European Researchers' Night 2016.  

May 2015, Ecoscienza 2 (p.70) - "Recharge dynamics in the alluvial fan of the Trebbia River" Lauriola I., Ciriello V., Marcaccio M.

July 30th, 2014 TRUST Magazine 6 (p. 4) "TRUST products spark interest of Italian agency for water services" - Interview on the research activity related to the project.

 

Synergetic Activities

2020, Guest Editor - Special Issue:"Advances in Uncertainty Quantification for Water Resources Applications", Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (Springer)

2020, Guest Editor - Special Issue:"Non-Newtonian Fluids in Environmental Hydraulics: Modelling and Applications", Water (mdpi)

2016- , Associate Editor of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment

Reviewer for several international journals. In particular: Advances in Water Resources, Energy, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Hydrology, SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Water Resources Research.

Membership: American Geophysical Union (AGU); European Geophysical Union (EGU); Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); International Society for Porous Media (Interpore); Italian Group of Hydraulics (GII).