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Vittorio Di Federico

Full Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/01 Hydraulics

Curriculum vitae

Professor of Hydraulics, Bologna University (2001-present). Ricercatore (Assistant Professor) of Hydraulics, Bologna University (1992-2001). Education: Laurea (Degree), Civil Engineering (Hydraulics Major), Bologna, 1988, grade 100/100 cum Laude; Ph.D., Hydraulics and Hydrology, Milan, 1993.

Extensive teaching experience. Courses taught since 1995: Hydraulics, Environmental Hydraulics, Hydraulic Models, Uncertainty and Risk in Hydraulic Systems, Groundwater and Contamination Processes for civil, environmental, and architectural engineers, and Master's student in Civil Engineering (taught in English). Advisor for 9 Ph.D dissertations, 70 graduate Theses, 90 undergraduate Theses.

Theoretical and applied research in civil/environmental engineering, including: fluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluids, groundwater hydrology and hydraulics, environmental hydraulics, reliability and risk analysis of natural and man-made systems. Associated investigator in several local and national research projects (1992-1995); P.I. for research projects financed by Bologna University since 1996 on flow and transport in porous media, free-surface flows and various topics in hydraulics; P.I. for national research project “Analysis of subsurface fluxes in heterogeneous domains at various scales” (1999-2000); P.I. of UBologna Unit for EU funded projects: 1) “CARE_W: Computer Aided Rehabilitation of Water Networks”, 5th Framework Program, 2001-2004; 2) “CARE_S: Computer Aided Rehabilitation of Sewer Networks”, 5th Framework Program, 2002-2005; 3) TRUST: Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow, 2011-2015; 4) StopUP: Protecting the aquatic environment from urban runoff pollution, Horizon Europe, 2022-2025, and for the projects WATERGY (L’efficientamento energetico del Servizio Idrico Integrato) financed by PON 2014-2020, and GS4WATER (Green Smart Technologies for Water) financed by Emilia-Romagna; he cooperates with several international research institutions. Author of 230 papers on national and international journals and conference proceedings, and of a book on water distribution networks.

 “Ing. Icilio Tornani" Award for the best Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering (1988). Visiting Fulbright Scholar (1994-1995), Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, U.S.A. Recipient of N.A.T.O.-C.N.R. Advanced Fellowship Program 1994 Grant. Associate Editor, Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier (2015-). Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, AGU-Wiley (2019-). Guest Editor, Water Special Issue “Non-Newtonian Fluids in Environmental Hydraulics: Modelling and Applications”, MDPI (2019). Editorial Board Member, Water, MDPI (2021-) and Associate Editor, Frontiers in Water - Water and Hydrocomplexity (2022-). Scientific Committee member, L’Acqua (Water, in Italian) (2016-). Editorial Board Member, Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering (2011-). Vice-Chair and Member of Steering Committee, Italian Chapter of Interpore (2016-).

Reviewer for several italian and international journals and programs, among others: Advances in Water Resources, Applied Mathematical Modeling, Computers and Geosciences, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Environmental Modeling and Software, Geoderma, Geophysical Research Letters, Hydrological Processes, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, L'Acqua (Water, in Italian), Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Meccanica, Mechanics Research Communications, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Transport in Porous Media, Urban Water Journal, Vadose Zone Journal, Water Resources Research, Water Research, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 34th IAHR World Congress, EU RTD Programs, Israel Science Foundation,  The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile,  STW Technology Foundation, The Netherlands, Italian Ministry for University National Research Program, Italian National Agency for Evaluation of University System and Research, University of Padua, Fulbright Commission.

Director of University of Bologna Professional Master Program in “Management of Risk induced by natural hazards” (2009-2010). Member of Bologna Academy of Science, Class of Physical Sciences, Section of Technical Sciences, since 2009. Departmental Delegate for International Relations (2015-2018). Director of Studies in Civil Engineering (2017-2018). Chair (2019-2020) and Member (219-2020) of Library scientific Committee, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna (2019-2020). Member of departmental Board (2007-2010 and 2012-2018). Member of the Board of the School of Engineering and Architecture (2015-2018). Faculty member of Board of Ph.D. Program in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna (202-2012, 2014-);

Scientific committee membership: XXIX Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche,  Trento, 2004; XXXI Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Perugia, 2008; XXXV Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Bologna, 2016; XXXVI Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Ancona, 2018; 7th International IAHR Groundwater Symposium, 22-24 September 2014, Perugia, Italy; 39th IAHR Wrorld Congress, 19-24 June 2022, Granada, Spain.

Invited presentations at several national and international conferences, among these the “Nanshan Distinguished Lecture on Environment” on “Complexity in Geologic Media flow across Scales”, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, April 25th, 2019.