LONGO Sandro Giovanni

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Degree in Hydraulic Civil Engineering with distinction in 1986, University of Bari. PhD in Hydrodynamics in 1993, Genoa, Padua, Florence, Trento. Post-doc at the University of Florence, from 1994 to 1996. Post-doc in the Human Capital Mobility Programme at Hydraulics Research Wallingford, UK. Participant in the Large Installation Plan at Delft Hydralics Lab, The Netherland, 1993. Confirmed Researcher in Hydraulics at the Faculty of Engineering of Parma since 1998. Associate Professor since 2005. Full Professor since 2018.

Academic appointments
Research and Third Mission Delegate of the Department, from 2017 to 2019. Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2020-2022. Director of the Doctoral School in Engineering and Architecture (SDIA), 2021-2022.

Member of the Selection Committee for the National Scientific Qualification (ASN)  Sector 08/A1 Hydraulics, Hydrology, Hydraulic and Maritime Constructions, SSDD ICAR/01, ICAR/02 - biennium 2021/2023.

Invited Professor at the University of Western Brittany, Brest (F) 1 May-8 June 2001. Invited Professor on sabbatical leave at CEAMA, University of Granada, Spain, March-July 2010. Invited Academic Visitor at CUED, University of Cambridge, UK, March-July 2012 By Fellow of Churchill College, Lent Term 2012, Cambridge, UK.

Responsible for research protocols with the University of Granada, of Cordoba, of Maryland (USA).

Coordinator for the Parma unit of the Italy-Spain co-operation project 2000, in collaboration with the University of Santander, Spain.

Research interests
Generation of gravity waves; numerical modelling of refraction and diffraction processes; transport of sediments in fluvial and marine environments; velocity measurements with LDA and Doppler profilometers, sediment concentration measurements; 2D and 3D PIV; study and modelling of turbulence; rheology of debris-flows; instability phenomena of roll-waves; self-similar solutions of gravity currents of Newtonian fluids, in inertial and viscous regimes, of non-Newtonian fluids, in viscous regimes.

Beneficiary of the "Fund for basic research activities" - FFABR (Associate Professor category), year 2017.

Editorial and publishing activities
Associate Editor for Water Resources Research (AGU). Associate Editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier).

Author of more than 100 publications indexed on Scopus, author and co-author of 6 monographs and textbooks for Springer and McGraw-Hill.

Third Mission
He has carried out an intense consulting activity in the field of maritime hydraulics, with over 40 consultancies for the design of ports and coastal protection works, designing or participating in the creation of physical models of hydraulic and maritime works.

Non-judicial Magistrate of the Regional Court of Public Waters (TRAP) of Florence, 2004-2018.

Tuesday 8:30-10:30

Thursday 8:30-10:30

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


Other appointments

  • Delegate for Research and Third Mission in the Department of Engineering and Architecture, 2017-2019.
  • Member of the Committee of the Departmental Quality (PQD), 2017-2019.
  • Member of the Joint Committee (Students and Teachers) for Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, 2015-2018.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee Area 108, 2011-2014.
  • Director of the Hydraulic lab, since 2012.
  • Deputy of Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering, 2001-2003.

Lines of research

Water-waves generation; numerical modelling of refraction and diffraction of sea waves. Sediment transport in oscillating periodic flow; LDA flow velocity measurements and sediment concentration measurement. High-speed video image analysis. Particle Image velocimetry, 2D and volumetric. Turbulence analysis in the swash-zone. Turbulence at the fluid gas interface. Debris flows: modelling. Rheology of granular systems. Roll waves and instabilities in mud-flows. Quality management of soils: distributed model for sediment transport in natural basins. Transport of non-Newtonian fluids in porous media. Flow in poro-elastic media and in fractures. Non-Newtonian fluid flows. Gravity currents. Gravity currents in confined stratified ambient fluid. Geophysical buoyant flows.





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Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura (Parco Area delle Scienze 181/A)
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181/A
43124 PARMA