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News Archive

February 2017

Prof. Geroge W. Scherer (Princeton University, USA) ISA Senior Visiting Fellow at DICAM
ISA Senior Fellowship awards foreign academics involved in joint research projects with Departments and Research Centres of the University of Bologna, funding visiting periods for research at our University
Cristiana Boi is the new President of the European Membrane Society
Another important success for the DICAM membrane research group

January 2017

Enrico Sassoni won the RILEM Gustavo Colonnetti medal 2017
This highly selective distinction is awarded to researchers of less than 35 years, who have made an outstanding scientific contribution to the field of construction materials and structures.

December 2016

Metamaterials to reduce seismic vulnerability
A research collaboration between the DICAM, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH) and the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) promotes a metamaterials based strategy for seismic protection.

March 2016

System-Risk - International Ph.D. fellowships in flood-risk mitigation
TWO fellowships are available within the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network SYSTEM-RISK -A large-scale systems approach to flood risk assessment and management for international early stage researchers- for performing research activities on the following topics: ESR3: Identification of flood hazard patterns and flood-prone areas for large regions; ESR5: Identification of large-scale flood-risk changes and adaptation strategies. The 2 Ph.D. students will be supervised or co-supervised by DICAM faculties; each fellowship covers a full-time position, starting from September 2016 (duration: 36 months). Applications need to be submitted before May 18, 2016.

October 2015

“Scientific American” divulges a biorefinery proposal developed at DICAM
The prestigious science magazine “Scientific American” cited and favorably discussed a biorefinery scheme for the integrated production of chemicals, biopolymers and biogas from an agroindustrial waste (grape pomace) developed by a research group belonging to DICAM

September 2015

Beaches in southern Crete could be affected by an Eastern Mediterranean tsunami
A team of researchers from our department (prof. Renata Archetti) and University of Thessaloniki developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate coastal areas in southern Italy and Greece. The study is published in Ocena Science, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).