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Short biographical notes

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January 2015 – Present - Associate Professor (ICAR/02 – Costruzioni Idrauliche e Marittime e Idrologia).

November 2001 – December 2104 - Assistant Professor (ICAR/02 – Costruzioni Idrauliche e Marittime e Idrologia).
November 1999 – Novembre 2001 - Associate Researcher, University of Palermo, Italy.
February 1995 - November 1996 - Associate Researcher, University of Palermo, Italy..

Education
2000 - PhD.in Hydraulic Engineering, University of Reggio Calabria, with the dissertation: "Modelli di propagazione idrodinamica in reti di drenaggio urbano: stato dell’arte e proposte innovative." (Hydrodynamic propagation models in urban drainage networks: state of the art and innovative proposals).
1994 - Degree in Civil (Hydraulic) Engineering, Università degli studi di Palermo with a dissertation on Indagine sperimentale sul profilo di velocità e sulla legge di resistenza al moto in alvei in ghiaia (Experimental study of velocity profile and flow resistence in gravel bed rivers).

Research activities in foreign Universities
2004 - visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge (USA), in the research group of Prof. R.L. Bras (research topic: effects oinitialization conditions in distributed hydrological response: spatio-temporal dependencies on rainfall forcing, watershed topography and soils).

2006 - visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge (USA), in the research group of Prof. R.L. Bras (research topic: physically based and distributed modeling of erosive processes and landslides at watershed scale).

2015 - visiting scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta (USA), in the research group of Prof. R.L. Bras (research topic: automatic identification of gullies features from LiDAR DEM).

Main research areas

Distributed hydrologic modeling, Implementing and embedding of hydrologic models in GIS environment, Flood and hydrogeological risk mapping, Use of spatial analysis technique in hydrology, Urban hydrology and unsteady flow in urban drainage networks, Analysis, synthesis and sampling of hydrologic processes, Statistical analysis of hydrological variables with particular attention to the extremes processes (flood and drought)