Francesco Laio

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

  • Head of Department Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Member of the University delegation for trade unions relations
  • Member Academic Senate
  • Member Doctoral strategies Commission
  • Member Teaching Committee
  • Member University Committee for Research, Technology Transfer and Services to the Community
  • Member Interdepartmental and Platforms Centres Commission

Profile

Research interests

Climate change
Extreme events
Water resources
Water-food nexus

Biography

EDUCATION Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, 1998, Politecnico di Torino (POLITO). Research Associate, 1999-2000, Princeton University (USA). Ph.D. in Water Engineering, 2002, Politecnico di Milano. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Assistant Professor, 2004-2010, DITIC, POLITO. Associate Professor, 2011 to present, DIATI, POLITO PUBLICATIONS He authored or co-authored more than 130 articles, including 70 papers published on ISI peer-reviewed international journals (sum of the citations from the Web of Science: 1600; h-index: 22). His papers have been published in 25 different journals belonging to 13 different ISI-categories TEACHING AND ADVISING ACTIVITY His teaching portfolio includes courses at POLITO in Hydrology, Hydraulic Infrastructures, Hydrology and climatology, Land and environment protection. He advised or co-advised 11 PhD students EDITORIAL BOARDS (ISI JOURNALS) He belongs to the editorial board of the following ISI journals : Water Resources Research, edited by the AGU, 2008-present. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, edited by the EGU, 2007-present. Advances in Water Resources, edited by the Elsevier, 2010-present. OTHER SERVICES TO THE SCIENCE COMMUNITY Reviewer for over 100 papers submitted for publication in international journals and for research projects presented at the Italian Ministry for Research and University (PRIN), National Science Foundation, Swiss Science Foundation, etc. Chair of the Subdivision on Estuaries, Wetlands and Eco-Hydrology of the European Geophysical Union in the years 2007/2011. AWARDS Torricelli Prize for the best young Italian scientist in Water Engineering, 2006. FUNDING In the past few years he has coordinated 8 national (principal investigator for FIRB-Futuro in Ricerca 2012 project; local research unit for PRIN projects; research projects for public bodies and private companies) and international research projects (Interreg projects) for a total budget of 1100000 €.

Curriculum

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Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, offshore construction, lightweight construction, geotechnics
PE10_3 - Climatology and climate change
PE10_17 - Hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering and environmental geology, water and soil pollution

SDG

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • DEFENSE AGAINST NATURAL RISKS AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT - DIFESA DAI RISCHI NATURALI E TRANSIZIONE ECOLOGICA DEL COSTRUITO, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di CATANIA
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • DEFENSE AGAINST NATURAL RISKS AND ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT - DIFESA DAI RISCHI NATURALI E TRANSIZIONE ECOLOGICA DEL COSTRUITO, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di CATANIA
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA CIVILE E AMBIENTALE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA AMBIENTALE, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE NATURALE E COSTRUITO, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA PER LA GESTIONE DELLE ACQUE E DEL TERRITORIO, 2004/2005 (21. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Teachings

Master of Science

  • Idrologia. A.A. 2020/21, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Titolare del corso
  • Idrologia. A.A. 2019/20, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Titolare del corso
  • Idrologia. A.A. 2018/19, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Titolare del corso
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Bachelor of Science

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Research

Research fields

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Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

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Supervised PhD students

  • Carola Chicco. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Vittorio Giordano. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Nike Chiesa Turiano. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (38th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Elena De Petrillo. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Luca Monaco. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Francesco Semeria. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (37th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Valuing water saved in food waste reduction
    Hydrology
    Resource Efficiency
    Water Engineering
    Hydrology
    Resource Efficiency
    Water Engineering
    Hydrology
    Resource Efficiency
    Water Engineering
  • Lorenzo Costantini. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (36th cycle, 2020-2024)
    Thesis: Economic Complexity to monitor and forecast countries¿ economic and environmental performances
  • Claudio Spadavecchia. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Thesis: Innovative LiDAR-based solution for automatic assessment of forest parameters for estimating aboveground biomass and C02 storage
  • Benedetta Falsetti. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (34th cycle, 2018-2022)
    Thesis: Economic implications of food-related virtual water trade
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Publications

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Society and Enterprise

Patents and other intellectual properties

  • Metodo di misura dell'intensità di precipitazione a partire da immagini acquisite in condizioni piovose. national and international Patent
    Inventors: Francesco Laio