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 currently investigating where water scarcity may limit hydraulic fracturing and food production – thus creating risks for local populations and investors. My goal is to identify global hotspots where human activities compete for water allocations
potentially creating social, environmental, and economic risks. The limited understanding of the potential impacts of 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.
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. Candidate (January 2017 - Present)
Polytechnic University of Milan M.S. Environmental and Civil Engineering (September 2016)
Polytechnic University of Milan B.S. Environmental and Civil Engineering (September 2014)