Andrea Rinaldo

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ANDREA RINALDO
born in Venice (Italy) on 13/09/1954

Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources,
Director, Laboratory of Ecohydrology ECHO/ISTE/ENAC
Facultè ENAC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne
GR C1 565 Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne (CH)
e-mail: andrea.rinaldo@epfl.ch

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Transport phenomena in the hydrological cycle. Hydrogeomorphology. Ecohydrology. Stochastic Modeling of Natural Phenomena. Networks in Nature. Scaling in Ecosystems. Ecohydrology. River networks as ecological corridors for species, populations, pathogens.

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. 1983 Purdue University, Fluid Mechanics
Dott. Ing. (BS+MS) 1978 Università di Padova, Civil Engineering (110/110 summa cum laude)

AWARDS and FELLOWHIPS (excerpta):
E. Munson Award, Purdue University, 1982
P. Gatto Research Award, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome (1984)
Fellow, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice (1995), Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Padova (2003), The Water Academy, Oslo (1999), Istituto Lombardo di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Milan (2007)
Hydrology Section Award (Horton Award), American Geophysical Union (1999)
Fellow, American Geophysical Union (2000)
Dalton Medal, European Geosciences Union (2005)
Foreign Member, US National Academy of Engineering, Washington (2006)
Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm (2006)
ERC Advanced Grant Fellowship (2008)

Name Lectures (excerpta): DALTON Lecture, Vienna (2005); KOVACS Lecture, Paris (2006) ; MOORE Lecture, Charlottesville (2006) ; BERNHARD Lecture, Stockholm (2008) ; BOUSSINESQ Lecture, Amsterdam (2008) ;

ACADEMIC RECORD (excerpta)
Full Professor, Chair of Hydrology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Università di Trento (Italy) (1985–1992)
Director, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Università di Trento (Italy) (1989–1992)
Chair of Hydraulics, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Idraulica, Marittima e Geotecnica, Università di Padova (Italy) (1992-)
Director, Istituto di Idraulica "G. Poleni" Università di Padova (Italy) (1993–1997)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University (TX,USA) (1995–1998)
Director, International Centre for Hydrology "Dino Tonini", Università di Padova (Italy) (1993–1998, 2000-2007)
Visiting Professor & Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA) (1993–2001)
Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (NJ,USA) (2004-2006)
Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Faculté ENAC, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne (CH), Director, Laboratory of Ecohydrology ECHO/ISTE/ENAC (2008-)

POST DOC

Enrico BERTUZZO
Lorenzo MARI
Ludovico NICOTINA

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Andrea Rinaldo

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Birth date : 13.09.1954

Fields of Expertise

  • Eco-Hydrology
  • Water resources management
  • Geomorphology
  • Ecological patterns
  • River networks as ecological corridors
  • Spatially explicit ecological modeling
  • Basin-scale transport phenomena
  • Water borne diseases
  • Epidemic cholera and endemic schistosomaïoses transmission
  • Rainfall-runoff transformations