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)
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.
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) (19851992)
Director, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Università di Trento (Italy) (19891992)
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) (19931997)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University (TX,USA) (19951998)
Director, International Centre for Hydrology "Dino Tonini", Università di Padova (Italy) (19931998, 2000-2007)
Visiting Professor & Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA) (19932001)
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-)
Complete publication list (up till 2009)
Prof. A. Rinaldo complete publication list
Fields of expertise
Water resources management
River networks as ecological corridors
Spatially explicit ecological modeling
Basin-scale transport phenomena
Water borne diseases
Epidemic cholera and endemic schistosomaïoses transmission
Teaching & PhD
- Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
- Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Foehn Alain Tommy
Lemaitre Joseph Chadi Benoit
Pereira Barbosa Santos Ana Clara
Past PhD StudentsCarrara Francesco ...
Carraro Luca ...
Ceola Serena ...
Finger Flavio ...
Giometto Andrea ...
Perez Saez Francisco Javier ...
Queloz Pierre Claude Jean ...
Righetto Lorenzo ...
Strano Emanuele ...
Suweis Samir ...
Tobin Cara Christine ...
Zaoli Silvia ...
Hydrology for Engineers is an introduction to the study of floods, droughts and a fair distribution of water. The course will introduce to hydrologic materials and methods: fluid mechanics, probability and statistics, surface and subsurface hydrological ...
Learning Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems with a view to a variety of science and engineering problems. Learn the use of special functions like Bessel functions and applications. Introduce the doctoral students to general Sturm-Liouville problem...