Tommaso Moramarco P. Eng, D.WRE

Tommaso Moramarco is Hydraulic Engineer and currently a Director of Research with the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI), CNR. Since 1989, he has been conducting research in the field of hydrological processes addressed to the flood forecasting and hydraulic risk mitigation. He has developed original works in these areas producing a great number of original contributions in the leading hydrologic and hydraulic journals ( In particular, his works include hydro-meteorological monitoring, synthesis of the effects of spatial variability in hydraulic quantities and scaling, rainfall spatial distribution analysis, entropy theory applied to natural channels, modeling of overland flow over hillslopes, modeling of surface water over watersheds, flood forecasting, hydraulic risk, climate change, drought, safety of dams, artificial neural networks and genetic algorithm. He was visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge (Boston) during the time January-July 1997 and at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in November 2004. He has directed PhD thesis, M.Sc. thesis and he has been tutor of research grants and scholarships working in the hydrology applied research areas. Since 2001, he has been playing a lead role in the hydrologic research at IRPI and he has been coordinator and scientific responsible of projects on hydro-meteorological monitoring, flood forecasting and hydraulic risk in the frame of Italian and European programs. For that, in 2005 he has got the Employee Award from the National Research Council. He has advised authorities for establishing measures for flooding protection also addressed to the forward planning. He is a Referee of leading hydrologic and hydraulic journals and an Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (JHE) and a Guest Editor of different journals. He has gained international reputation of the highest level for the quality and quantity of his scientific achievements. Recently, he has been awarded by American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) with the Normal Medal for two his works on flood routing in natural channels. Afterwards, the American Academy of Water Resource Research has conferred on him the Diplomate, Water Resource Engineer (D.WRE). Finally, in June 2012 he was appointed by CNR as National Representative of International Association of Hydrogeological Sciences (IAHS/IUGG). In may 2013 he was qualified as Full Professor in Hydrology and Hydraulics.