Biographical notes and Academic Career
Academic Career: Born in July 1958. Researcher and Associate professor of Hydraulic Engineer at the University of Reggio Calabria from 1989 to 2001. Associate Professor at the University of Palermo from 2001 to 2003. Professor at the same University from 2003.
Research Project Management: Local unit main investigator in three National Research Projects (NRP) in 1997, 1999 and 2000. Principal investigator of NRP in 2006, 2008, 2010. Local unit main investigator for University of Palermo in the regional EU funded projects "Hazardous" (2007-2008) and "Hydroenergy" (2011-2014). Consultant for IEMEST research institute in 2014 for EU funded project "PERIMA".
Research Activity: His early research topics have been flux and transport numerical simulation in groundwater, as well as pipe network simulation and model calibration. His research has also been focused on shallow water modeling and discharge estimation by means of water level transient analysis. In the last years he has been working on optimal design of discharge regulation for hydraulic turbines and on optimal design of Cross-Flow turbine components. His scientific production is of more than 110 papers, among them 45 in very qualified ISI journals.