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Andrea Rinaldo

Andrea Rinaldo

Professore ordinario di Costruzioni idrauliche nell'Universitą di Padova 

- s.c.r. 17 luglio 1995, s.e. 6 settembre 2001. 
TITLE: Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringRESEARCH INTERESTS 
Transport phenomena in the hydrological cycle. Hydrogeomorphology. Transport in heterogeneous porous formations. Fluvial hydraulics. Fractals in geomorphology. Stochastic modelling of natural phenomena. Networks in NatureEDUCATION and ACADEMIC ADVISORS:
Ph.D. 1983 Purdue University, Fluid Mechanics (Advisor: A. Giorgini)
Dott. Ing. (BS+MS) 1978 Universitį di Padova, Civil Engineering (Advisor: A. Ghetti) (110/110 summa cum laude)AWARDS and FELLOWHIPS (Excerpta):
E. Munson Award, Purdue University, 1982
P. Gatto Award, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome (1984)
Fellow, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (1995)
Fellow, The Water Academy, Oslo (1999)
Hydrology Section Award (Horton Award) American Geophysical Union (1999)
Fellow American Geophysical Union (2000)
Dalton Medal, European Geosciences Union (2005)RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS (Excerpta):
1992-2002: Research Affiliate, Visiting Professor, Research Associate, Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambdrige (MA, USA)
2004-2006: Visiting Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA)MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES :
Review Committee(s): European Union, Directorate for Science (DG XII), 1988-
International Review Committee: On Venice (R.L. Bras Chairman), 1998-2002
Editorial Board, Advances in Water Resources, 1998-; Water Resources Research, 2002-UNIVERSITY SERVICE: 
1990-1992: Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento
1994-1998: Head, Istituto di Idraulica "G. Poleni", Universitą di Padova
1996-1998, 2002-: Elected Member, Academic Senate, Universitą di Padova
1998- : Director, International Centre for Hydrology "D. Tonini", Universitį di PadovaTEACHING:
Universitą di Padova: Teaching of courses in hydrology, transport phenomena and fluid mechanics
MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA): Teaching of courses in River basin geomorphology and Water Resource Management
MS level: some 50 undegraduate's thesis advisor (1979-2002)
PhD (excerpta): Alberto Bellin (1993), Riccardo Rigon (1994), Paolo Salandin (1993), Marco Marani (1994), Marilena Pannone (1996), Paolo D'Odorico (1997), Sergio Fagherazzi (1998) all of whom Faculty in italian or american universitiesPUBLICATIONS: about 100 refereed papers in international journals (Nature,Science, Water Resources Research, Physical Review Letters and others) out of about 200 total, among which:
Rodriguez-Iturbe, I. & A. RINALDO, Fractal River Basins: Chance and Self-Organization, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1997
Total citations (ISI & Web of Science) of about 1700 (May 2005) 


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