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July 2019

Professors Elena Toth and Cristiana Bragalli joined the kick-off meeting of the SIMTWIST project
The meeting was held at the Wageningen Univeristy and Research in The Netherlands

May 2019

Prof. Vittorio Di Federico gives an invited lecture at SUSTech – Shenzhen, China
Prof. Vittorio Di Federico was invited to the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China, to give the “Nanshan Distinguished Lecture on Environment” on “Complexity in Geologic Media flow across Scales” at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering on April 25th, 2019.

October 2018

Dr Michela Marchi at the ICE in London
Prestigious Telford Premium has been awarded to Prof. Roy Butterfield, University of Southampton, & Dr Michela Marchi, University of Bologna

June 2018

The HAP4MARBLE project included among the “success stories” funded by the European Commission
The project, funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and coordinated by DICAM, is aimed at developing an innovative treatment for conservation of marble artworks. Thanks to the positive results obtained so far, it has been included among the successful projects receiving European funding

December 2017

2 DICAM PhDs win MAECI Research Scholarships offered through International Cooperation
The recent PhD graduate Sara Kasmaee and PhD Student, Mohamed Elkarmoty - both from the ING-IND/28 Scientific Sector - are the winners of the 2017/18 Scholarships made available by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Awarded on the basis of the candidates’ qualifications and the excellence of their project, as assessed by the Italian Embassies in IRAN and EGYPT, the scholarships will allow the winners to continue their research at DICAM.

September 2017

DICAM Ph. D. Student Francesco M. Benedetti wins 2 Poster Awards at ICOM Meeting in San Francisco
At the recent ICOM Meeting (11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes) held in San Francisco, July 29-August 4 2017, the DICAM Ph. D Student Francesco M. Benedetti has been awarded with 2 poster prizes. Francesco is currently spending is research period abroad, at the Chemical Engineering Department of MIT, with Professor Zachary Smith

February 2017

Prof. George 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).