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Short Biography

Assistant Professor at the University of Palermo (Italy) since 1st January 2005

Academic career

2000 – 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 - present, Researcher on “Hydrology and Hydraulic Construction” at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental applications of the University of Palermo.

1997-1999, PhD Student on Hydraulic and Hydrology at the University of Reggio Calabria. PhD Thesis titled: Study on the interaction between water flow and submerged vegetation by means of the integration of numerical simulation and remote sensing techniques: an application on the Stagnone di Marsala lagoon. Supervisor: Prof. G La Loggia

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.

Academic lectureship appointments - 2005 –today - Lectureship in Remote Sensing in hydrology and water resources management - University of Palermo (Italy) – 110 hours per academic year.

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.
• Remote sensing of marine coastal areas environmental quality;
• hydrodynamic numerical simulations of water circulation in shallow waters;
• submersed vegetation interaction with water flow;
• pressurisation phenomena in sewer;
• remote sensing in hydrology.