2015: Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Bologna (Italy) with a thesis on: “Hydrogeochemical monitoring and modelling of saltwater intrusion in lowlands (Ferrara, IT)”.
2011: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University SAPIENZA of Rome (Italy) with a thesis on: “Evaluation of low-cost techniques for aquifers characterization, through numerical modeling of laboratory and in situ experiments”.
2002: Master Degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Ferrara (Italy) with a thesis on: “Implementation and validation of a numerical model for the evaluation of the hydrogeological interference of the Firenzuola tunnel on Veccione Basin”.
My main research activities focuses on: (i) the characterization and monitoring of contaminated sites via different assessment methods (hydrogeological, geophysical and hydrochemical) and groundwater flow and solute transport modeling; (ii) water resources management and protection in the coastal plains via the understanding of salinization processes and the correct calculation of water and nitrogen balance to face environmental issues induced by intensive anthropogenic activities.
Partecipation in projects: KINDRA: Knowledge Inventory for hydrogeology research; Horizon 2020 (2014-2016) FLOROBASCO - Analisi di filiere alternative per il settore florovivaistico mirate a ridurre gli inquinanti e produrre energia rinnovabile; Veneto Agricoltura (2013-2015) RIDUCAREFLUI: Reduction of pollutant load generated from manure in the drainage basin of the venetian lagoon; Veneto Agricoltura (2013-2015) ZEOLIFE: water pollution reductionand water saving using a natural zeolitite cycle; LIFE+ (2012-2015) REDAFI: Aree forestali di infiltrazione e riduzione di azoto da digestato; Veneto Agricoltura (2012-2015) EU.WATER: Transnational integrated management of water resources in agriculture for the european water emergency control; SEE Transnational Cooperation Program (2009-2012) CORONA: Confidence in fORecasting Of Natural Attenuation; V FP (1998-2002)
Membership in associations: AIGA - Associazione Italiana di Geologia Applicata e Ambientale IAH - International Association of Hydrogeology IAHS - International Association of Hydrological Sciences
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