Giulia Messina

Ph.D. candidate in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale , 39th cycle (2023-2026)
Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering (DISEG)



Research topic

Effects of climate change on the stability of surface debris cover


Research interests

Geotechnical Engineering
Soil and Rock Mechanics


I am an environmental engineer with a focus on natural risk management. My educational journey began at the Polytechnic of Turin, where I completed both the bachelor and master's degree courses in environmental engineering. During the master's program, I chose to specialize in natural risk management, reflecting my interest in understanding and addressing the challenges presented by environmental factors.
For my master's thesis, I conducted research on the Bossea Cave, specifically analyzing temperature, pressure, and carbon dioxide levels. This work took place at the Swiss National Institute of Speleology and Karstology in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The experience of collaborating with experts at an international institution was invaluable and provided a broader perspective on my field of study.
Following the completion of my master's degree, I was fortunate to secure a research grant, allowing me to delve deeper into my passion for environmental engineering and contribute to ongoing efforts in natural risk management.
Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. at the Polytechnic of Turin, focusing on the "Effects of climate change on the stability of surface debris cover." My aim is to contribute to the collective understanding of climate change impacts, particularly in the context of slope stability.
I approach my work with a humble dedication to learning and contributing to the scientific community. As I navigate through my academic and research journey, I am grateful for the opportunities that have shaped my understanding of environmental challenges. I hope to continue making modest contributions to the field and working towards sustainable solutions in the face of evolving environmental dynamics.