My research focuses on the role of hydrological processes in the field of natural resource use by human societies. In particular my focus is on the interactions among our integrated energy, water, and agricultural systems. I am a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley. I am currently investigating water limits to carbon capture and storage adoption, and assessing how climate change will affect irrigated food production. The limited understanding of the potential impacts of climate change and human activities on water resources prevents the implementation of a sound management plan for a sustainable human development.
My background is in engineering, hydrology, and energetics. Before pursuing a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in January 2017, I received a masters and bachelor degrees in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. During my masters program, I also had the opportunity to study abroad in two world-class universities – KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia. Since 2017, I am a fellow of the prestigious Ermenegildo Zegna Founder's Scholarship. In year 2019 I have been awarded with the prestigious AGU Horton Hydrology Research Grant.