Department of Civil, Environmental and Architecture Engineering

Degree cum laude in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cagliari; PhD in Geoengineering at the University of Cagliari in 2001; She was visiting researcher at the Department of Hydraulic, Maritime, Environmental and geotechnics engineering of Padua University and at the Department of Waste Management of the Universität für Bodenkultur – Vienna. Contract Researcher (2001-2003) and afterwards Research Fellow at the University of Cagliari, where since 2015 she is Associate Professor in Sanitary-Environmental Engineering.

Research activity

Her research activity is mainly focused on solid waste treatment, remediation of contaminated soils, and wastewater treatment, particularly on the following research topics: CO2 Mineral Sequestration through accelerated carbonation of alkaline residues; hydrothermal carbonization of organic waste; remediation of heavy metals contaminated soils by phytoremediation; solid waste mechanical-biological pretreatment, anaerobic digestion of solid waste; optimization and control of biological wastewater treatment plants; biological treatment of wastewater containing bio-recalcitrant organic substances, advanced process for nitrogen removal.

She is author of 120 papers, 32 of which on peer-reviewed international journals and she is referee for several international journals.

SCOPUS bibliometric data (update February 2022):

Total documents in DB: 35
Total citation: 1008
H-index = 14

Teaching duties

University courses:
Course of “Control and Treatment of Atmospheric emissions”, Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Cagliari (from academic year 2016/2017).
Course of “Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Cagliari (from academic year 2015/2016).
Course of “Laboratory of Environmental Sanitary Engineering”, Bachelor and Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Cagliari, (from academic year 2004/5).
Course of “Sanitary and Environmental Engineering”, Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Cagliari, (from academic year 2004/5 to 2008/2009).
Course of “Remediation of contaminated soils”, Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Cagliari, (from academic year 2004/5 to 2008/2009).

Extra-university international courses:
"Dialogue of Civilizations - Sustainable Waste Management - Italy". The course is organized by the Northeastern University di Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and held in Cagliari in May-June 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 (online).
IWWG (International Waste Working Group) Training Course “Landfill Design & Barriers”. L S. Margherita di Pula (CA), October 4th 2009.
IWWG (International Waste Working Group) Training Course “Design criteria for innovative landfills and a comparison with the conventional approach”. S. Margherita di Pula (CA) October, 2th 2011.
Intensive Course under the ERASMUS Lifelong Learning Programme "Student partnership for reduction of wastewater treatment contribution to global warming". Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2010).

 

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