Elena Comino

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)

  • Member Commissione Open Access di Ateneo

Profile

Research interests

Ecology
Ecosystem services
Environmental education
Human wellbeing
Phytotechnolgy

Biography

Elena Comino elena.comino@polito.it +39-(0) 11 5647647 Elena Comino is Professor of Applied Ecology at Politecnico di Torino - Environmental, Territory and Infrastructure Engineering Department. After a scientific high School she obtained a Biology Degree cum Laude , a PhD in Geological and Environment Engineering and a Master in Environmental Engineering, developing a particular interest on the integration of phytotecnologies in strategies and programs for the sustainable development. She teaches the courses of Applied Ecology addressed to the students in Environmental Engineering and of Environmental Sustainability Procedure. She is responsible for the Laboratory in Applied Ecology and most of her work is now oriented in the fields of phytoremediation and environmental sustainability. She coordinates an interdisciplinary team group, technical specialists, young researchers and graduate students. She was visiting professor at The Melbourne University (Australia), EPFL (Lausanne), USP ( Universitade de Sao Paulo Brasile). She is Professor in Turin Tashkent Politechnica Universitate ( Uz). She supervised and co-tutored Thesis, Master Thesis and PhD Thesis , with projects focused on restoration, land conservation, bioremediation and new phytotecnologies. She authored over 80 publications, of Nationals and Internationals relevance and she participates several Conference as invited speaker, chairman and presenter. She is scientific and economic responsible of national and international projects. Recently she focused all these studies also on the social and planning aspects. Member of: Ecology Italian Society (SItE), Wetland Scientist Society (SWS), International Phytotecnology Society (IPS).

Curriculum

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Skills

ERC sectors

LS8_5 - Biological aspects of environmental change, including climate change
LS8_1 - Ecosystem and community ecology, macroecology
SH7_4 - Social aspects of health, ageing and society

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 14: Life below water
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • RILIEVO E RAPPRESENTAZIONE, CONSERVAZIONE E RESTAURO, 2004/2005 (21. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • DISEGNO E RILIEVO PER LA TUTELA DEL PATRIMONIO EDILIZIO E TERRITORIALE, 2003/2004 (20. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • DISEGNO E RILIEVO PER LA TUTELA DEL PATRIMONIO EDILIZIO E TERRITORIALE, 2002/2003 (19. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Other activities and projects related to teaching

“…After 25 years of experience in the field of Environment, I am focused to drive the Environmental

Engineers students to fill the gap between biology (the science of the life) and technology. I teach them the

Fundamentals of Ecology, useful to build the bridge between nature, society and technology. I strongly

believe in cultural relationships with the students, I work with and for them; I try to lead them to find out

their own scientific-technical passions and interest. I am now responsible for the student Team AKaNoah in

Politecnico di Torino,, 36 students working on Re-Thinking a boat for plastic collection and environmental

recovery.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hHxZPbnMh4__nZj7pWe8apwDdtyNNTdt/view?usp=sharing

Thanks to the great opportunity and experience I have done in my carrier, thank to the colleagues, students

and friends that I meet around the world, now I want to share my scientific knowledge and experience in the

field of phytotechnology, teaching how we can apply plants properties to improve the technology. I

developed researches in the field of phytoremediation, for soil, water and air, in Nature Based Solution

application. The key point of all my research and studies is the human wellbeing. And I dream to work on it

with the technological support. This is what I teach to the young researchers. I have been working and

teaching from kids to the university students and trained them to be more conscious and responsible

because our action can modify our ecosystem”

Research

Research fields

Research projects

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Supervised PhD students

Publications

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Society and Enterprise

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