Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology

Analysis of hydrologic, hydraulic, water resources management issues within Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research themes

The “Hydraulic constructions and hydrology” research activities deal with the analysis of water-related issues linked to hydrology, hydraulic and water resources management within ​​Civil and Environmental Engineering. Specifically, research activities focus on the design, construction and control of water resources management structures, hydroelectric production, mitigation of hydrogeological risks and protection of the landscape, preventing water pollution and preserving fluvial ecosystems. Research topics embrace surface and sub-surface hydrology, basin-scale water resources management, sustainable design of water structures, water security and climate variability.

ERC sectors

  • SH Social Sciences and Humanities
  • SH3 Environment, Space and Population: Environmental studies, geography, demography, migration, regional and urban studies
  • SH3_1 Environment, resources and sustainability
  • SH3_2 Environmental change and society
  • SH3_12 Geo-information and spatial data analysis
  • PE Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • PE6 Computer Science and Informatics: Informatics and information systems, computer science, scientific computing, intelligent systems
  • PE6_11 Machine learning, statistical data processing and applications using signal
  • processing (e.g. speech, image, video)
  • PE6_12 Scientific computing, simulation and modelling tools
  • PE7 Systems and Communication Engineering: Electronic, communication, optical and systems engineering
  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE8 Products and Processes Engineering: Product design, process design and control, construction methods, civil engineering, energy systems, material engineering
  • PE8_3 Civil engineering, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
  • PE8_4 Computational engineering
  • PE8_6 Energy systems (production, distribution, application)
  • PE10 Earth System Science: Physical geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climatology, ecology, global environmental change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources management
  • PE10_3 Climatology and climate change
  • PE10_4 Terrestrial ecology, land cover change
  • PE10_14 Earth observations from space/remote sensing
  • PE10_17 Hydrology, water and soil pollution

Faculty Members

Cristiana Bragalli

Associate Professor

Armando Brath

Full Professor

Attilio Castellarin

Full Professor

Serena Ceola

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Alessio Domeneghetti

Associate Professor

Marco Maglionico

Associate Professor

Alberto Marinelli

Assistant professor

Alberto Montanari

Full Professor

Elena Toth

Associate Professor

Research assistants and PhD students

Margherita Altobelli

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

Mattia Neri

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

Irene Palazzoli

Research fellow

Lorenzo Carmelo Zingali

PhD Student

Teaching tutor