Associate professor of Hydraulic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and Delegate for Communication of the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Main research activity is related to flood risk assessment and management, with a focus on flood damage (more than 60 publications, including 2 books, h-index (Scopus)= 14). Key role in national and international research projects (14 projects, 3 of which as PI) as well as in research agreement with public bodies dealing with flood risk in Italy. Vice-Chair of the Flood Risk Management Technical Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Editor of the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (EGU).
Research experience focuses on flood risk assessment and management. Development of damage assessment tools, with a multidisciplinary approach, is at the core of the research, for both ex-post (on the bases of field investigation) and ex-ante analyses (following a synthetic approach). Investigated sectors include, but are not limited to: residential buildings, economic activities, critical infrastructures and people, both at the meso (municipal, provincial) and at the micro (object-level) scale. Applied research involves the use of developed tools for the evaluation of risk mitigation strategies, e.g. the CBA/MCA of flood risk management plans, the definition of Emergency Plans and Recovery Plans.
14 (source: Scopus)
Teaching activity comprises tenure of master classes in Emergency Plans for Hydrogeological Risk within the curricula of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, and classes of Fluid Mechanics at the School of Industrial Engineering (Politecnico di Milano). For additional information visit the official page on Politecnico website.
Loss Data Enhancement for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Management (EU prevention and preparedness projects in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution)
An Integrated Meso & micro scale Procedure to Assess Territorial flood risk (Fondazione Cariplo). Role: PI
Improving Damage assessments to Enhance cost-benefit Analyses (EU prevention and preparedness projects in Civil Protection and Marine Pollution)
Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation (EU FP7 program)
stRumentI per la protezione civile a Supporto delle POpolazioni nel poST Alluvione – Development of tools in support of Civil Protection aid to people in case of flood (Polisocial Award, Politecnico di Milano)
Enhancing resilience of communities and territories facing natural and na-tech hazards (EU FP7 program)
Monitoraggio Idrogeologico Adattativo a Supporto del Piano di Rischio Integrato Alpino - Adaptive hydrogeological monitoring system supporting Alpine Integrated Risk Plan (INTERREG Project Italy-Switzerland)
Integration among technical, communication and spatial planning aspects (MIUR - Ministry of Education, Research and University of Italy)
Support on Common European Strategy for sustainable natural and induced technological hazards mitigation (EU FP6 program)
strategic research on integration of methods and approaches of hydro-geological risk analyses in order to improve emergency management (Politecnico di Milano)
Applied Multi Risk Mapping of Natural Hazards for impact assessment (EU FP6 program).