PhD in Earth Sciences. Specialized in Computational Fluid-Dynamics.
The main research topics currently developed are:
- • Analysis and evaluation of flood hazard by studying hydrodynamic properties in channels and dams using Eulerian and Lagrangian numerical models;
• Numerical simulations of the tsunami impact using the SPH model;
• Analysis and evaluation of the long-range hazard of dispersal and deposition of volcanic ash, using numerical models.
PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Bari (Italy). April 2007.
Master in Geological Sciences, University of Bari (Italy). December 2002.
Diploma in Computational Fluid-Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University “Tor Vergata”, Rome (Italy). December 2008.
“CÁTEDRA CONACYT” IN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
2014 – PRESENT
Project n. 3123 – Application of supercomputing in damage prevention through solid-fluid modeling.
- Project objectives: Use cutting-edge technology that allows the numerical modeling of complex problems related to solid-fluid interaction (continental and coastal structures), using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) programs;
Verify and validate the selected models with physical modeling and field data;
Define a methodology for solving engineering problems through hybrid modeling and its application.
- POST-DOCTORATE AT THE GEOSCIENCES CENTER, UNAM CAMPUS JURIQUILLA, QUERÉTARO, MEXICO.
2010 – 2012
Numerical study of the dispersion and deposition of volcanic ash from Plinian and sub-Plinian eruptions of Mexican active volcanoes; Statistical analysis of wind data distribution; Assessment of the risk related to the ash transport and deposition.
- RESEARCH STAY AT THE BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER (BSC) 2011
Study of the FALL3D numerical model for the transport, dispersion and deposition of volcanic ash.
- POST-DOCTORATE AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS AND VOLCANOLOGY (INGV), DEPARTMENT OF NAPLES, “OSSERVATORIO VESUVIANO», ITALY, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ITALIAN CIVIL PROTECTION
2008 – 2010
Numerical study of the dispersion and deposition of volcanic ash from Plinian and sub-Plinian eruptions of Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei; Numerical inversion methods for the reconstruction of past eruptions; Statistical analysis of wind data distribution; Hazard assessment of volcanic ash dispersion and deposition.