Our Team

Bruno Brunone

Professor, PhD, Director of the Water Engineering Laboratory of the University of Perugia. President of the Steering Committee of the Department of Excellence (2018-2022).brunone

Bologna 2016 Water Fair Innovation award for the Portable Pressure Wave Maker device (PPWM); 2018 EWRI J. C. Stevens Award; “London Global Leakage Summit” (2013, 2019) invited speaker; chair of CCWI2013 and WDSA2014 Int. Conf.; co-Investigator Smart UWSS project at HKUST; Associate Editor of the J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE.

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Silvia Meniconi

Associate Professor, PhD, qualified for Full Professorship, Marie Curie fellow at the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) in 2004-2005.meniconi

Bologna 2016 Water Fair Innovation award for PPWM device. Invited lecturer for many international conferences (e.g., 1st IAHR online forum 2021). Principal investigator of a Project of Relevant National Interest funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (PRIN2012); co-Investigator Smart UWSS project at HKUST; chairperson of the special session on “Transients in pipes” at IAHR2017 (Kuala Lumpur) and IAHR2019 (Panama City) World Congress, member of the organizing committee of HIC2018, WDSA2014, CCWI2013 international conferences. Vice-Chair of IAHR Transient Flows Working Group. Associate Editor of the J. Water Supply, IWA, and J. Hydraulic Research, IAHR.

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Caterina Capponi

Assistant Professor of Hydraulics.

Research fellow for more than four years at the University of Perugia, with the research activity mainly focused on the transient analysis of pressurized flow, with particular regard to viscoelasticity and unsteady friction in polymeric pipes, and the development of innovative and sustainable techniques for fault detection of pressurized pipe systems, moving now towards more complex systems.capponi

PhD In Civil Engineering and innovative Materials at the University of Perugia, with the PhD thesis entitled “Frequency-domain analysis of transients for the diagnosis of pressurized pipe systems”. Visiting PhD student at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering of the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Co-Investigator in more than 15 research projects, with two of relevant national interest (PRIN) and co-operations with important Italian water utilities.

Reviewer for several international Journals.

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