Water engineering

Analysis of water-related issues relative to hydraulics, hydrology, coastal engineering and water resources management, and their implications on several Engineering branches

Research activities deal with the analysis of water-related issues linked to hydrology, hydraulic, coastal engineering and water resources management. Research topics include: mechanics of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, rainfall-runoff models, streamflow predictions in ungauged basins, flood risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation, design and management of hydraulic networks and infrastructures, fluvial hydro-morpho dynamics, flow in porous media, coastal hydro-morpho dynamics, coastal risk assessment, marine renewable energy, hydropower systems, water security and climate variability.

(The picture shows the "Chiusa di Casalecchio di Reno", Casalecchio's dam on the Reno River, Europe's most ancient "hydraulic monument".
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Il_fiume_Reno_e_la_Chiusa.jpg )

People

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Margherita Altobelli

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

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Renata Archetti

Associate Professor

keywords: Integrated coastal zone management, Risk assesement, Coastal hydrodynamics and morphodynamics, Physical modelling,

Gilberto Bonaga

Assistant professor

keywords: Carstic water sources, EGS, LANDSLIDES, Subsidence, SUBMERGED CAVES, WATER WELL
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Alessandra Bonoli

Full Professor

keywords: Raw material processing, Sustainability and SDGs, Circular Economy and Urban Mining, Life Cycle Thinking and LCA, Green
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Cristiana Bragalli

Associate Professor

keywords: water shortage, optimization algorithm, smart water meter, water distribution network, energy efficiency, water losses,

Armando Brath

Full Professor

keywords: FLOOD-RISK MITIGATION, FLOW-DURATION CURVES, UNGAUGED BASINS, RAINFALL-RUNOFF MODELS, MODELS OF FLOOD-PLAIN INUNDATION
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Attilio Castellarin

Full Professor

keywords: Hydrologic predictions ungauged basins, Flood-risk assessment and mitigation, Frequency analysis of hydrological
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Serena Ceola

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: flood risk, stream ecology, GIS data analysis, hydrology, ecohydrology, remote sensing, hydrological and anthropogenic
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Valentina Ciriello

Associate Professor

keywords: groundwater hydraulics, porous media, management of water withdrawals, urban water system, reduction of water losses,
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Elisa Dallavalle

Research fellow

PhD Student

keywords: Wave Energy Converters (WECs), Mooring systems, Multi-use off-shore platforms, Renewable energies
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Vittorio Di Federico

Full Professor

keywords: environmental hydraulics, probabilistic risk analysis, gravity currents, polynomial chaos expansion, fractured media,
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Alessio Domeneghetti

Associate Professor

keywords: Flood hazard, Hydrology, Hydraulic model, Remote Sensing, Flood risk
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Fabio Fava

Full Professor

keywords: Biotech production of flavors, Biotech production of biochemicals and biofuels, Bioremediation of contaminated soils
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Alessia Giacone

Research fellow

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Massimo Guerrero

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Measurement techniques in Hydraulics, River morphodynamics,
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Zubin Kunhi Mahin

Research fellow

keywords: membrane processes, downstream, mathematical modelling, chromatography
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Alessandro Lenci

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Non-Newtonian Fluids, Fractured media, Stochastic Approach, Environmental hydraulics, Fracking
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Giulia Libero

PhD Student

keywords: water saving in agricolture, water network leaks, modeling of natural and artificial hydraulic sistems, satellite data,
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Marco Maglionico

Associate Professor

keywords: Water distribution systems, Sewer systems, Nature Based Solutions, Mathematical modelling, WSUD - Water Sensitive Urban

Andrea Magnini

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: Remote sensing, Hydraulic risk, Hydraulic hazard, Rainfall extreme values, Machine learning, Hydraulic modelling
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Alberto Montanari

Full Professor

keywords: Peak river flows, Uncertainty, Floods, Hydrological simulation, Climate change, Hydrology
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Mattia Neri

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Rainfall-runoff modelling, Regionalisation, Hydrological similarity
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Irene Palazzoli

Research fellow

keywords: Human pressure on water resources, remote sensing, numerical modelling, data analysis, hydrology, climate dynamics
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Maria Rosaria Pascale

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

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Natasha Petruccelli

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: Climate change, Flood Risk

Alessandro Rosatti

Research fellow

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Elena Toth

Associate Professor

keywords: flood forecasting, classification of river basins, artificial neural networks, bridge piers scour, rainfall-runoff
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Barbara Zanuttigh

Associate Professor

keywords: eco-compatible beach defence, off-shore multi-purpose installations, coastal risks, wave-structure interaction, wave
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Farhad Zeighami

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Seismic Metamaterials, Wave propagation, Fluid mechanics

Lorenzo Carmelo Zingali

PhD Student

Teaching tutor