SMaRT: who

Scientific Coordinator

Luca Bruno

Department of Architecture and Design
Politecnico di Torino
Viale Mattioli 39
10139
Torino
Italy

Phone: +39 090 4870
E-mail: luca.bruno@polito.it

Project Manager

Elisabetta Franzè

Architecture and Design administrative office
Politecnico di Torino
Viale Mattioli 39
10139
Torino
Italy

Phone: +39 090 6434
E-mail: elisabetta.franze@polito.it

Supervisors

Luca Bruno

Department of Architecture and Designfoto-bruno-bw
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Politecnico di Torino – Italy
Born in 1971, PhD in Structural Engineering, PhD in Fluid Mechanics
H-index 13
Luca is a wind engineer specialising in bluff body aerodynamics and design and assessment of sand mitigation measures.
Supervising WP Sand Mitigation Measures computational-based design and assessment
Tutoring ESR 1

Giles Wiggs

Landscape Dynamics Research Cluster
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford – United Kingdom
Born in 1967, PhD  Sand Dune Dynamics
H-index 26
Giles is a desert geomorphologist specialising in the physical processes controlling aeolian sediment transport and landform dynamics.
Supervising WP Sand Mitigation Measures:  field evaluation and testing
Tutoring ESR 3

Nicolas Coste

R&D Departmentfoto-coste-bw
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Optiflow Company – France
Born in 1972, PhD Fluid Mechanics
H-index 3
Nicolas is a skilled consultant in computational wind engineering specializing in Atmospheric Boundary Layer and flow around complex environment.
Supervising WP Windblown Sand modelling and computational simulation
Tutoring ESR 2, co-tutoring ESR 3

Luigi Preziosi

Department of Mathematical Sciencesfoto-preziosi-bw
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Politecnico di Torino – Italy
Born in 1961, PhD Mechanics, PhD Mathematics
H-index 27
Luigi is an applied mathematicians specialising in modelling of porous media and multiphase flows.
Co-tutoring ESR 2

Sami Khris

R&D Departmentfoto-khris-bw
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Optiflow Company – France
Born in 1965, PhD Fluid Mechanics
H-index 2
Sami is a skilled consultant in computational wind engineering specializing in Atmospheric Boundary Layer and flow around complex environment.
Co-tutoring ESR 1

Scientific Staff

Andrea Lo Giudice

R&D Department
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Optiflow Company – France
Born in 1990, PhD in Applied Mathematics
Andrea is an applied mathematicians and computational scientist specializing in turbulent multi-phase flows.
Complementary research to ESR 2

Lorenzo Raffaele

Department of Architecture and Designfoto-bruno-bw
Windblown Sand Modelling and Mitigation (WSMM) R&D joint group
Politecnico di Torino – Italy
Born in 1990, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lorenzo is a civil engineer specializing in windblown sand probabilistic modelling and performance assessment of sand mitigation measures.
Complementary research to ESR 1

Key people from Parner Organizations

Nadia Mazzino

Department for Innovation Projects, Vice president
Ansaldo STS - A Hitachi Group Company
Born in 1965, MSc in Applied Mathematics
Nadia has the responsibility of the development of innovative solutions and products in the area of railway systems and integration, and of the participation to research projects and platforms.

Roberto Sorge

Astaldi S.p.A.
Born in 1954, Civil Engineer
Roberto is Director of the Corporate Engineering Department

Patrizio Polidori

Astaldi S.p.A.
Born in 1972, Civil Engineer
Patrizio is Railway Design Manager of the Corporate Engineering Department

Paolo Paoloni


Born in 1950, Civil Engineer
Paolo is a former senior advisor at Astaldi S.p.A. for railway and metro projects.

Umberto Petrucci

RECO – Railway Engineering Company
Born in 1972, Civil Engineer
Umberto is director of RECO, SALCEF Group, specializing in design and planning of railway structures and  infrastructures.

Early Stage Researchers

ESR 1 - Marko Horvat

Employed at Politecnico di Torino
Enrolled in PhD program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino
Born in 1992 in Croatia. BA and MSc in Mechanical Engineering

(personal page)

ESR 2 – Roberto Nuca

Employed at Optiflow Company
Enrolled in PhD programme in Applied Mathematics at Politecnico di Torino
Born on 1990 in Italy, BA in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Mathematical Engineering

(personal page)

ESR 3 – Ciaran Nash

Employed at Oxford University
Enrolled in DPhil programme in Geography and the Environment at University of Oxford
Born on 1992 in Ireland, BA in Geography, MSc in Environmental Sciences

(personal page)