Claudia Meisina is associate professor in Engineering Geology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Pavia. She received his degree in Geological Sciences and the PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Pavia (Italy). She leads the Laboratory of Engineering Geology and she is member of the PhD School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She has been a post-doc at the BRGM in France from 1996 to 1998. She published 40+ peer-reviewed papers and 70+ papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters in the field of engineering geology.
The main research interests are: development and application of methodologies for subsoil geological model and for engineering geological mapping to support geohazard assessment (shallow landslide, swelling/shrinkage of clay soils and liquefaction); shallow landslides susceptibility assessment and monitoring.
She is Principal Investigator of the Andromeda Project.
Massimiliano Bordoni received the M.S. degree in 2011 in Applied Geological Sciences and the Ph.D. degree in 2015 in Earth Science, from the University of Pavia, Italy. Since 2016 till January 2019, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia. Since March 2019, he is Research Fellow in Engineering Geology at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia.
He has been author and co-author of 23 journal referred papers and 39 papers/abstracts in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters (100+ citations). He is professor of Applied Geology for the Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Geology at University of Pavia.
The main research interests deal with: the hydrological-geotechnical monitoring of landslides; the assessment of landslides hazard and risk by means of data-driven and physically-based models; the role of the vegetation in landslides susceptibility; the use of A-DInSAR data for landslides monitoring; the development of geological-geotechnical models.
In the frame of Project ANDROMEDA, he is also the Supervisor of the Communication Plan.
Valerio Vivaldi received the M.S. degree in Applied Geological Sciences on 2012, from the University of Pavia, Italy. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2017 in Planetary Geology and Space Technologies, from the University of Padua, Italy and the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) of Padua.
Valerio Vivaldi is author and co-author of 3 research papers on peer reviewed scientific journals and 12 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
During the PhD he was a member of the scientific target team of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) supporting3 ESA space missions: Bepi Colombo (Mercury), Rosetta (Comet 67/P) and Exomars (Mars)
The main research interestfocused on the remote sensing from satellite and drone, 3D terrain analysis by using geomorpholocical and morphometrical techniques for modelling and monitoring landslides.
On 01/06/2019, he started a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia., under the Andromeda Project.
Gabriella Petaccia received the M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering in 2000 from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Ph.D. degree in 2004 in Civil Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy. Since 2007 she is Professor Assistant at the Civil and Architecture Department of the University of Pavia.
She has been author and co-author of 14 journal referred papers and 36+ papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters (150+) citations. She teaches the Flood propagation and the Hydraulic Measurements Course at the Ciivil and Environmental Engineering Course.
The main research interests lie in the hydraulic risk assessment, the development of models for the propagation of natural and artificial flood waves, wood debris transport.
Domenico Ferraro received the M.S. degree in 2011 in Civil Engineering, 2nd level Master degree in Servizio di gestione integrata e sostenibile del ciclo acqua – energia nei sistemi di drenaggio urbano and the Ph.D. degree in 2017 in Civil and Industrial Engineering , from the University of Calabria, Italy.
He has been author and co-author of 3 journal referred papers, 1 book chapter and 5 papers/abstracts in peer-reviewed conference proceedings (45+ citations).
The main research interests deal with: bridge scours process and countermeasure; turbulence in open channel flows; hydrological and hydraulics environmental processes; flood hazard and risk.
Luca Brocca received the M.S. degree in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in 2008 in Civil Engineering, both with excellence, from the University of Perugia, Italy. Since 2009 he is a Researcher at the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the National Research Council (CNR).
He has been author and co-author of 115+ journal referred papers and 75+ papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings/book chapters (5000+ citations), plus regional and global datasets of soil moisture and rainfall, and software for hydrological applications.
The main research interest lies in the development of innovative methods for exploiting satellite observations of soil moisture, rainfall, and river discharge in hydrological applications such as flood, landslide, drought, water resources management, and agriculture.
Dr. Sauro Manenti is currently Tenured Assistant Professor of fluid Mechanics and Continuum Mechanics at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr) – University of Pavia (Italy). From 2007 till 2009 he was Appointed Professor of Coastal Engineering and Maritime Construction at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. His current research activity is mainly devoted to the development and application of SPH modelling to multiphase problems involving: scouring induced by rapidly varied flow; landslide dynamics and water interaction; landslide generated tsunami; multiphase flow with high density ratio. Co-Author of SPH FOSS code SPHERA v.8.0 (https://github.com/AndreaAmicarelliRSE/SPHERA).
Enrico Creaco obtained his PhD in Hydraulic Engineering in 2006 and has researched topics pertinent to water and environmental systems for over ten years. His career began at the Universities of Catania and then Ferrara, Italy, and he obtained an Associate Professor Qualification in the Hydraulics, Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructure Sector in December 2013. From May 2014 to June 2015 he took up a Research Fellow post at the University of Exeter and became Assistant Professor at the University of Pavia in September 2015. He has been Associate Professor at the University of Pavia since September 2018. Since 2016, he has been Honorary Senior Reseach Fellow at the University of Exeter and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. In September 2018, he obtained the Full Professor Qualification n the Hydraulics, Hydrology and Hydraulic Infrastructure Sector.
He has been lecturer on hydraulic infrastructures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and have published more than 50 papers in a variety of Scopus and ISI indexed international journals. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE and participated in/coordinated various national and international research projects. He is member of an European Action Group of EIP (European Innovation Partnership) on Water, titled CTRL+SWAN (Cloud Technologies & ReaL time monitoring + Smart Water Network) and of the academic spinoff MedHydro srl. Research interests: design and management of water distribution, sewer and irrigation systems; numerical modelling of shallow waters and sediment transport; demand analysis; protection of water distribution systems from contamination.
CARLO G. LAI
Dr. Carlo G. Lai is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Pavia (Italy), Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering. He is also the advisor at EUCENTRE of the Department of Risk Scenarios and affiliate faculty at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Pavia (ROSE School – IUSS).
Dr. Lai earned his MSc in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 1988 and an MSc in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics and a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) in the years 1995, 1997, and 1998, respectively. His primary research interests are in theoretical modeling of seismic wave propagation in geomaterials, earthquake geotechnics and engineering seismology. He has been coordinator of numerous research projects funded by public and private agencies in Italy and abroad. Currently he is the technical lead of LIQUEFACT, a European research project on the assessment and mitigation of liquefaction potential across Europe.
Dr. Lai is author/co-author of about 200 scientific publications including two books. In 2003, he was awarded with the Bishop Research Medal for the best research article in Geotechnical Engineering published in 2002 by the British Institution of Civil Engineers.
Domenico Gioffrè received the M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in 2005 in Geotechnical Engineering from the University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2007 she is Professor Assistant at the Civil and Architecture Department of the University of Pavia.
He has been author and co-author of 12 journal referred papers and 24 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He teaches the Geotechnical Engineering course at the Building Engineering Architecture Course, the Foundation and retaining structures course at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Course and The Landslide modelling and mitigation strategies course at Civil Engineering for mitigation of risk from natural hazards Course.
The main research interests deal with: Soil Improvement, Geosynthetics, Laboratory tests, Lime stabilization of clay minerals; Column ground improvement, Geosynthetic encased stone columns, Slope stability; Numerical simulation of debris flows
Guido graduated from University of Pavia (Italy) with BSc in Natural Sciences, BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Civil Engineering. He worked for several years as a consultant before undertaking a PhD in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. He was visiting researcher at University of California Berkeley (USA) and at University of Canterbury (New Zealand). His research interests are focused on soil-structure interaction, constitutive modelling and numerical modelling. His research interests also include the damage assessment of geotechnical structures, the evaluation of risk and site response analysis.
Dr. Giovanni Toscani is currently Tenured Assistant Professor of Structural Geology at the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department – University of Pavia (Italy).
He obtained his M.SC Degree in Geology in 1999 and the Ph.D in 2004 after being visiting scholar at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, USA) during 2002.
During the Ph.D and post-doc period he carried out field mapping in the Maritime Alps and seismic reflection profiles interpretation in the Northern Apennines.
Giovanni Toscani is author of 45 research papers on peer reviewed scientific journals and he’s currently professor of “Field Mapping” for the bachelor degree in Geological Sciences and of “Seismic interpretation for geological modelling” and “Active tectonics” for the M.Sc degree in Applied Geological Sciences.
His current research activity is mainly devoted to (i) 3D kinematic reconstructions, (ii) thrust belt-foreland relationships and dynamics and (iii) active tectonics, merging field mapping, subsoil data, analogue and numerical models.