University of Naples Federico II (UNINA)

Partner Description

The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), founded in 1224, is one of the oldest academic institutions in the world. The University provides 155 MS degrees through its 3 Schools and 26 Departments, which operate as semi-independent entities for teaching and research activities. The number of current enrolled students passes 85,000 units, while the number of faculties is a little more than 2,500 people. The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) is one of the Departments of UNINA. Among others, it conducts researches on hydraulics, hydrogeology and environment protection and restoration.

Role in the Project

Its role in the project includes three main activities. The first one is related to the aquifer vulnerability assessment and mapping, and to the groundwater-resources evaluation in terms of quality and quantity. The second one is related to the mathematical modelling of the groundwater flow. Finally the last one is related to the environmental analysis and includes the evaluation of an optimal solution for the remediation of the contaminated soil, and the treatment of the polluted water.

D. Ducci (F), M. Fabbricino (M), F. Pirozzi (M), and D. Pianese (M) are the members of DICEA involved in the project. Each of them has a definite expertise either on hydraulics, or on hydrogeology, or on environmental engineering, so to cover all the three project lines over indicated.





Massimiliano Fabbricino is Full Professor at the University of Naples Federico II, where he teaches “Soil Remediation” and “Solid Waste Treatment” to post-graduated students. He collaborates with several foreign Academic Institutions, for both research and teaching activities. He is author of more than 200 scientific papers.

Daniela Ducci is Full Professor in Applied Geology at the University of Naples Federico II. She is President of the Italian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). She is author and co-author of more than 120 papers dealing with the use of GIS in hydrogeology and peculiarly with the groundwater quality and aquifer protection against contamination.

Domenico Pianese is full Professor of Hydraulic and Marine Engineering and Hydrology at the University of Naples Federico II. He is a member of both the Scientific Councils of the GII (Italian Group of Hydraulics) and SII (Italian Group for Hydrology). Furthermore, he is delegated to represent the University of Naples Federico II in the framework of CINID (Inter-University of Hydrology Consortium).

Francesco Pirozzi is Full Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering and Head of the Environmental Engineering Programme at the University of Naples Federico II. From 2014 he is the President of GITISA (Italian Society of Environmental Engineering Professors). He is the team leader of European and regional projects about environment, reviewer of scientific journals and Research Project, author of more than 200 papers relating to wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment and disposal, soil and sediment remediation.

Dr. Andrea D’Aniello is a research fellow at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. His main research interests focus on groundwater dynamics, multiphase flow and solute transport in porous media, soil and groundwater remediation, NAPL contamination, elemental mercury DNAPL, stormwater management, and LID practices.

Mariangela Sellerino is research fellow at the University of Naples Federico II. She has a Master degree cum laude in Environmental engineer and a Ph.D. in Analysis of environmental systems, with a thesis in Hydrogeology about the assessment and spatial distribution of the natural background levels in groundwater affected by natural and anthropogenic contamination. Her research interests include 3D aquifer modelling and groundwater flow numerical models, groundwater vulnerability, natural and anthropogenic pollution of groundwater.