Foto del docente

Valentina Ciriello

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/01 Hydraulics


Keywords: groundwater hydraulics porous media management of water withdrawals urban water system reduction of water losses water saving in agriculture water-energy nexus geothermal energy biomedical applications surrogate models response surface method design optimization risk analysis global sensitivity analysis machine learning

(i) Modelling approaches - Optimization - Uncertainty quantification

Stochastic modelling; Response surface methods; Model reduction techniques; Probabilistic risk assessment; Fault tree analysis; Global sensitivity analysis; Reliability analysis; Design optimization; Inverse problems; Data-driven approaches; Model selection criteria. Machine learning techniques.

(ii) Flow and transport in porous media and Environmental Hydraulics

Flow and transport processes in porous media; Stochastic groundwater hydrology; Seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers; Nitrate contamination; NAPL propagation; Complex rheology.

(iii) Water-Energy-Agriculture

Strategies to increase sustainability of freshwater withdrawals; optimization of water supply in agriculture. Energy and environmental efficiency of urban water systems; Reduction of water losses in the water supply network; Geothermal energy; Hydropower.


Supervision Activity:

2019-20 Supervisor of Postdoc, Research Project: "Numerical modeling of groundwater nitrate contamination and evaluation of impact on water withdrawals"

2019-20 Supervisor of Master Student, Research Project: "Impact of climatic conditions on pipe breaks
in water supply networks: development of modeling tools, definition of risk indicators and implementation in GIS environment"

2018-19 Supervisor of Master Student, Research Project: "Innovative monitoring and modeling strategies and meta-modeling techniques for water saving in agriculture"

2016-19 Supervisor of PhD Student, PhD thesis: "Sustainable groundwater management based on probabilistic risk analysis"

2012-15 Co-supervisor of PhD Student, PhD thesis: "Dynamics of coastal aquifers: data-driven forecasting and risk analysis"