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Hydraulic Constructions and Hydrology


Sanitary Engineering


Applied Mathematics


Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer


Atmospheric Physics


Transformation Processes Engineering


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Page last updated: 26/05/2008


The research areas of Hydraulics, Hydraulic Constructions and Hydrology, and Sanitary Engineering were the founding sectors of the Department. Professors and researchers, together with doctoral students, compose a well consolidated group.
In the first branch - Hydraulics - can be included research on a theoretical and an applied base, relating to typical issues of hydraulics in mountain areas, such as fluvial dynamics, debris flows, morphological evolution of rivers, sediment transport and erosion processes.
The Hydraulic Constructions and Hydrology branch studies the mechanisms controlling flow of water in the terrestrial component of the hydrological cycle and the outputs of the research have relevant applicative uses for the management and protection of water resources and to prevent floods.
The third sector - Sanitary Engineering - carries out research on the quality of drinking and natural water, on wastewater treatment by means of advanced technologies (bio-membrane etc.), and on the treatment of urban solid waste.
The Atmospheric Physics group studies the atmospheric dynamics focusing on phenomena occurring in mountain areas and valleys and on physical processes in the atmospheric boundary layer. It also studies the historical series of meteorological variables in order to identify the climate dynamics.
The Applied Mathematics, Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and Transformation Processes Engineering groups play an important transversal role in all the above mentioned sectors.