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Short Biography



Associate Professor at the University of Palermo (Italy) since 15th September 2015

1995 - University of Palermo - Italy, Title: M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering, Final grade: 110/110 magna cum laude

2000 - University of Reggio Calabria - Italy Title: Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering, Final grade: Excellent

2001 – 2004 - Post-doctoral grant on the following research program: “Study of the interactions between water ecosystem and water circulation by means of numerical modelling and remote sensing observations” Scientific supervisor: Prof. Goffredo La Loggia

2005 2015, Researcher on “Hydrology and Hydraulic Construction” at the Department DICAM University of Palermo.

2015 today, Associate Professor  on “Hydrology and Hydraulic Construction” at the Department DICAM of the University of Palermo.

Academic lectureship appointments - 2005 –today- Lectureship in Remote Sensing in hydrology and water resources management - University of Palermo (Italy).

Research fields:
1) Remote sensing applications in hydrology;
2) Integration of remotely sensed data in hydrology GIS systems;
3) Remote sensing applications for marine water quality assessment and pollution detection;
4) numerical modelling of water circulation in shallow waters; transport and diffusion simulation of pollutant in natural waters;
5) laboratory experiments for hydraulic resistance assessment of long and flexible submersed vegetation;
6) laboratory experiment on sewer pressurization problems.

He is author of more than 100 papers dealing with the following topics:
• remote sensing in hydrology and agriculture;
• remote sensing of marine water quality;
• hydrodynamic numerical simulations of water circulation in shallow waters;
• submersed vegetation interaction with water flow;
• pressurisation phenomena in sewers.