VICINANZA DIEGO

Role: 
Adjunct Lecturer
Academic disciplines: 
HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES, MARITIME ENGINEERING AND HYDROLOGY (ICAR/02)
Reception Hours: 

Monday from 11 to 12 o’clock

Biography

PhD in Coastal Engineering in 1997. Currently I am Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering (ICAR / 02, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Hydraulic and Marine Constructions) at the Department of Engineering of the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" and contract professor of the course of COASTAL RISKS AND DYNAMICS at the University of Milano-Bicocca, master's degree in MARINE SCIENCES.
For over 20 years I have been working in Coastal Engineering and Morphodynamics. My research interests are mainly energy and environment. The energy part is linked to the development of innovative technologies for the production of marine renewable energy and their integration with traditional breakwaters. The environmental part is focused on solutions / strategies for the mitigation of coastal risk from flooding and erosion as a function of climate change. Research on innovative solutions of coastal defences with low environmental impact, environmental restoration and bathing represent the topics currently ongoing.

Research

Research Projects

Ongoing                            Partner of the “HYDRALAB+” Transnational Access Projects titled: “Spar Buoy for Offshore Floating Wind Energy Conversion” at  DHI (Large Scale Deep Water Wave Basin, Copenhagen Denmark. http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/Summary/ 

May ’17 – May ’19:            Expert for CoNISMa (Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences) on the EUROPE INTERREG project: LAND-SEA -Sustainability Of The Landsea System For EcotourismStrategies. https://www.interregeurope.eu/land-sea

Giu.’14 – May’15:              Scientific Coordinator of the MED Programme project founded by EU titled: “BLUENE - BLUe ENErgy for Mediterranean” http://www.medmaritimeprojects.eu/section/bluene

Feb.’14 – Apr.’14:              Partner of the EU 7th framework project “HYDRALAB IV” titled: “Scaling Effects in Wave Loading and Performance of a Breakwater-Integrated Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter” at GWK Hannover (Germany). http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/project/17/  

Jul.’13 – Aug.’13:              Partner of the EU 7th framework project “HYDRALAB IV” titled: “Impact induced pressure distribution at the face of caisson breakwaters under oblique wave attacks: a novel approach” at Ocean Basin Laboratory Marintek, Trondheim, Norway. http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/project/39/

Jan.’12 – Dec.’16:              Leader Research Unit Italian project RITMARE. Workpakage SP3_WP4_AZ3_UO03 “Coastal and Offshore Structures Models (partner CONISMA). http://www.ritmare.it/

Jan.’13 – Dec.’14:              Partner of the network of excellence between universities - Research Centres - Companies, POR Campania FSE 2007/2013, axis IV and axis V - POLIGRID project (smart grids with distributed polygeneration systems). http://www.fse.regione.campania.it/index.cfm?m=1&s=6&i=1

May ’12 – May ’15:            Coordinator of the EU 7th framework project Marie Curie Actions – People titled: “Environmentally Friendly Coastal Protection in a Changing Climate” (EnviCOP). http://envicop.eu

 http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/102427_en.html

Jan.’11 – Dec.’14:              Associate Partners in an international research alliance supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research titled: “Structural Design of Wave Energy Devices”  http://www.sdwed.civil.aau.dk/about/partners/  

Jan.’09 – Jun.’10:              Coordinator of Second University of Naples founded research project titled: “Wave Energy Converters in the framework of the Italian seas” http://www.italywavenergy.it/

Feb.’09 – Feb.’12:             Associate Partner of the EU 7th framework project – People programme “Wavetrain2: Initial Training Network for Wave Energy Research Professionals”

Jul.’09 - Oct.’09:                Coordinator of the EU 6th framework project “HYDRALAB III” titled: “SUSCO: Swash zone response Under grouping Storm COnditions” at l’Università Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcellona, Spain)

http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/project/97/

Dec.’08 – Feb.’09:             Partner of the EU 6th framework project “HYDRALAB III” titled: “ESDODDS: Experiments on Sediment Depth Of Disturbance for beaches under the influence of Drainage Systems” at GWK Hannover (Germany) http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/project/104/    

Dec.’08 – Feb.’09:             Partner of the EU 6th framework project “HYDRALAB III” titled: “Infiltration and ex-filtration on beach face” at GWK Hannover (Germany) http://hydralab.eu/research--results/ta-projects/project/105/      

Dec.’07                             Visiting professor at University Politècnica de Catalunya, Maritime Engineering Laboratory (Barcelona, Spain). Spanish access program titled: ”Large Scale Facility data comparison”.

Feb.’07 – Feb.’09:             Coordinator for Node 4 - WP10 Alternatives Strategies of EU 6th framework project titled: ”Science and Policy Integration for COastal Systems Assessment” (SPICOSA) http://www.spicosa.eu/

Apr.’06 – Apr.’08:              Coordinator for Activity 2.3 of National Research Council project VECTOR (task VULCOST) on monitoring and modelling of Salerno and Policastro coastline under extreme storm events http://vector.conismamibi.it/ 

Jan.’06 - Mar.’06               Visiting professor at Aalborg University (Denmark) on EU 6th framework project titled: WAVESSG (Full-scale demonstration of robust and high-efficiency wave energy converter)
http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP6_PROJ&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&RCN=75084  

Jan.’03 – Dec.’04:              Partner of the Italian research project Cofin. 2002 – Reactive pollutants transport between river flow and subsurface flow.

Jan.’02 – Mar.’02:              Partner of TMR (Training and Mobility Researcher) funded by EU titled: “Low crested submerged breakwaters”.  A 2 months research stage at GWK, University of Hannover (Germany). http://www.fzk.uni-hannover.de/292.html?&L=1

Jan.’02 – Dec.’03:              Partner of the Italian research project Cofin. 2001 – Analysis of transmission and circulation phenomena in presence of submerged breakwaters.

Jan.’01 – Dec.’02:              Partner of the Italian research project Cofin. 2000 – Evaluation and attenuation of solid transport impact on urban drainage systems and receiving water bodies.

Jan.’00 – Dec.’05:              Partner of the Italian research project titled: “Design of laboratory structure and equipment for the research on coastal hydrodynamics and geo- hydrodynamics” (P.O.ST.FLU.).

Jan. ’99 – Dec. ‘00:            Partner of the Italian research project POP 1997 funded by EU and Regional Council on wave-jet interaction titled: “Research on coastal pollution processes nearby river mouths”.

Feb.’99 – Feb.’01:             Partner of ALICE research project funded by EU titled: “Flow visualization using PIV systems”, user group first member.

Jan. 99’ - Dec. ’00:            Partner of the Italian research project Cofin. 1998 – Risk analysis on beach protection.

May ’97 - Oct. ’97:             Grant from CNR (National Research Centre) at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, to develop a study titled: “Breaking wave kinematics in presence of vertical structures: PIV measurements”.

Jan. 97’ - Dec. ’98:            Partner of the Italian research project Cofin. 1996 – Sea wave groups attack on continuous or isolated structures.

Jan. ’96 – Dec.’98:             Partner of the EU MAST III (1996-1998) titled: ”Probabilistic Design Tools for Vertical Breakwaters” (PROVERBS). http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/31265_en.html

Oct.’94 - Dec.’95:              Partner of the EU MAST II (1994-1996) titled: “Monolithical Coastal Structures” (MCS). http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/5502_en.html

 

Professional Experience

May.’17-Nov.’19:               Scientific Responsible on research contract founded by Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli titled: Pilot Experiments Finalized at the "Environmental Restoration and Balneability of Bagnoli-Coroglio (Naples, Italy)

Apr.’17 - Apr.’18:               Scientific Responsible on consulting contract founded by University of Bologna. Sub-contract of H2020 BRIGAID “Bridges the gaps for innovations in disaster resilience”. http://brigaid.eu/

Jul.'17 - Jul.'17:                 Member of the Commission for the award of the work of "Physical Modeling for the prolongation of the Salerno breakwater. Salerno Port Authority.

Feb.'17 - Mar.'17:              Member of the Commission for the award of the work of "dredging of the port of Naples with deposit of dredged materials on reclaimed land of the Levante dock. Authority Port System of Central Tyrrhenian Sea.

Nov.’12 - Nov.’15:             University Scientific Responsible on consulting contract PON "RESEARCH AND COMPETITIVENESS" 2007-2013 FOR CONVERGENCE REGIONS (European Regional Development Fund - ERDF, 50% and Revolving Fund - FdR to 50%) for the project PON04_00303 "DIMEMO – Breakwaters for Wave Energy Conversion".

Oct.’10 – Oct.’13:              Expert for Emilia-Romagna Council (Italy) on a field study on an innovative method of coastal protection against subsidence-induces beach erosion.

Jun. ’07 - Jun.’08:             Expert for Campania and Emilia – Romagna Regional Council (Italy) on Coastal Zone Management using GIS.

Jan.’07 – May 07:              Expert for River Sarno Authority on coastal erosion management (Campania Regional Council, Italy).

Jan.’07 - Oct.’07:               Expert for Campania Regional Council (Italy) on coastal defence systems and beach nourishments.

Apr.’06 - Oct.’06                Expert for AMRA (Regional Consortium of Universities and Research Councils, Italy) on coastal circulation nearby Bagnoli littoral (Naples, Italy).

Nov.’06 - Nov.’09:             Expert for Emilia-Romagna Council (Italy) on a field study on an innovative method of coastal protection against subsidence-induces beach erosion.

Jan.’05 - Mar.’05               Expert for Italian National Research Council on wave hind-cast for sea storm events at Naples harbour and structural design of vertical breakwater extension.

Jan.’04 – Dec. ’04              Expert for River Sarno Authority on coastal erosion management (Campania Regional Council, Italy). 

Jan.’03 – Dec.’06:              Expert for Emilia-Romagna Council (Italy) on a field study on an innovative method of coastal protection against subsidence-induces beach erosion.