The University of Trento (UniTN – coordinating organisation) is a multi-faculty university with over 15,000 students. It was ranked first among the Italian Universities in 2009, with particular excellence in research, international relationships and teaching quality. The research team belongs to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA, since 2012 DICAM - Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering), where a national-level Excellence Centre has been established since 2001 for research and training related to the mountain environment and the sustainable management of river systems.
The Doctoral School in Environmental Engineering was established at DICA in 1999. Since then, the School has organized a three-year Doctoral course for an annual number of ten students on average, of which at least five receive a scholarship. The School seeks to enrol the most qualified students regardless of sex, age, nationality, religion, race or social status. The official language of the School is English. The international activities of the School include co-tutelle agreements.
UniTN is the leading partner of the Programme. It is fully committed to the Programme coordination, management and implementation. It will play a key role in all Programme boards and committees, by constantly monitoring and improving the cooperation mechanisms within the Consortium (partners and associates), the sustainability and development plan of SMART and the quality monitoring, taking action for the required improvements. As every partner, it will contribute to the organization of the common events (induction course, annual workshop) together with the other Consortium partners, and offer a series of specialist training modules in the main expertise areas every year along with courses covering transferable and management skills. Approximately one third of the total students will based their research at UniTN and one other third will be hosted for secondments, benefiting from supervision and the excellent research environment that UniTN is committed to provide.
Professor Guido Zolezzi: Assistant Professor at DICAM, coordinates a 10-people research group in Environmental Hydraulics and Morphodynamics, and currently supervises 3 PhD students. His research integrates mathematical modelling, experimental and field approaches. The outcomes are described in more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, covering both basic science and applied topics with relevance for the management of various types of river systems. Guido Zolezzi, has long term, consolidated collaborations with many national international researchers, is co-editor of several Journal Special Issues (ESPL, Geomorphology) and has been session convenor at several international conferences.
E-mail: guido.zolezzi [at] ing.unitn.it
Aronne Armanini, Full professor in Hydraulics
Alberto Bellin, Full professor in Hydrology
Walter Bertoldi, Assistant professor in Geology
Davide Geneletti, Assistant professor in Environmental planning
Bruno Majone, Assistant professor in Hydrology
Maurizio Righetti, Associate professor in Hydraulic Constructions
Marco Toffolon, Assistant professor in Hydraulics
Marco Tubino, Full professor in Hydraulics
Alfonso Vitti, Associate Professor in Topography and Cartography
Dino Zardi, Associate professor in Atmospheric Physics
Guido Zolezzi, Assistant professor in Hydraulics