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Prof. Nunzio Romano


Prof. Nunzio Romano

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Department of Agricultural Sciences
University of Naples Federico II
Via Universita', n. 100
80055 Portici (Naples), Italy


Department Tel. No.: +39 081 2539415

Résumé

RESEARCH INTERESTS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Soil Hydrology and Water Resources Management: hydraulic engineering, soil hydrology, soil bioengineering, laboratory and field determination of soil hydraulic properties, parameter optimization, spatial variability of soil properties, development of simulation models for unsaturated flow, scale problems in hydrology, catchment hydrology, irrigation and drainage. He worked together with other experts on the report “National Communication to Combat Drought and Desertification”, edited by the Italian Ministry for Environment.

EDUCATION and ACADEMIC ADVISORS:

Ph.D.   1990 University of Naples Federico II, Hydraulic Engineering (Advisors: R. Carravetta and A. Santini).

M.Sc. 1985 University of Naples Federico II, Civil Engineering, with a major in Hydraulics (Advisor: R. Carravetta).

AWARDS, HONOURS, and FELLOWSHIPS:

Outstanding Editor Award by HESS: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union for the year 2007

Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review by Soil Science Society of America Journal for the year 2000, and Vadose Zone Journal for the year 2002.

1986 “G. Pistilli” Award for the M.Sc. Thesis, Polytechnic Foundation for Southern Italy, Naples.

University of Naples Program for Mobility of Researchers: Visit at University of California, Davis, in 1999.

University of Naples Program for Mobility of Researchers: Visit at University of California, Davis, in 2009.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS:

2011:     Visiting Professor at UNAH (Agrarian University of Havana), La Habana, Cuba (December 2011).

2009:     Visiting Professor at University of California at Davis (J.W. Hopmans), Davis, CA, USA

1999:     Visiting Scientist at University of California at Davis (J.W. Hopmans), Davis, CA, USA.

1995:     Visiting Fellow at Michigan State University (J.T. Ritchie), East-Lansing, MI, USA.

UNIVERSITY AND OTHER  SERVICES:

2014 -              Chair of the Interdepartmental Center for Environmental Research (C.I.R.AM. - UniNA).

2004 -              Coordinator of 1st level Master in “Management and Protection of Environment”, University of Naples Federico II.

2001-2013     Member of the Scientific Board of C.I.R.AM., University of Naples Federico II.

2007-2012           Chair of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Naples Federico II.

2007-2012     Deputy Chairman for University Building, University of Naples Federico II.

2004-2006           Chairman of the Commission for Educational Affairs, University of Naples Federico II.

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2003 -                    Editor, HESS - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2014 -              Topical Editor, Soil, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2000 -              Editorial Advisory Board, Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier Science B.V.

2012 -              Editorial Advisory Board, J. Agricultural Engineering (AIIA)

2007-2017     Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Science B.V.

2015 -              Advisory Committee of UNESCO Chair in Water Resour. Mngmt. and Culture

2012 -              Expert for Research Activities of European Commission (Candidature Number: EX2002B009583)

2017 -              Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Chapter of INTERPORE

2002 -              Chairman of EurAgEng Field-of-Interest on “Soil and Water”, and EurAgEng Observer in Section I of CIGR.

2002 -              Science Officer of EGU Soil System Science Division

2012-2014     Chairman of “Soil Physics” sub-division of EGU

2013 -              Member of the Scientific Committee of “Italian Group of Hydraulics, G.I.I.”

Member of the Technical Committee for Unsaturated Zone (TC-UZ), EGU.

Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA).

RESEARCH SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:

Some Ph.D. Students:       Mario Palladino (2001), Paolo Nasta (2009), Francesca Ceres (2007; 2010 AISSA award), Melania De Falco (2009; 2013 award).




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Geosciences, Hydrology, Soil System Sciences, Hydraulic Engineering