Vincenzo Scavera

Research Fellow
Scientific Tutor: Giuseppe Cirelli

June 2023 – June 2024: research fellow at the University of Catania. Academic Recruitment Field 07/C1 "Ingegneria Agraria, Forestale e dei Biosistemi", Academic Discipline AGR/08 "Idraulica Agraria e Sistemazioni Idraulico Forestali". Research Project: “Sicilian MicronanoTech Research And Innovation Center - SAMOTHRACE”.  Scientific tutor Prof. Giuseppe Cirelli

April 2023 - June 2023: Research grant on "Monitoring and hydrological-hydraulic modeling of green infrastructures in urban and peri-urban areas". Project GIFLUID Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Cirelli 

June 2022 - December 2022: Research grant on “Morphological impact of river systems" Supervisor: Prof. Salvatore Barbagallo 

November 2022: Qualification as landscape architect

March 2022: B1 Level language certification for the English language. Certification body: BIEB - British Institute Examination Board  

January 2022: Qualification as Agronomist and Forestry Doctor. 

2020: Master's Degree in "Territorial, Environmental and Landscape Protection" (LM75), University of Catania (Sicily, Italy). Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Cirelli.  Degree thesis: “Natural Water Retention Measures: the case study of Alcantara river (Sicily, Italy)”.  Final mark: 110/110 and honours. 

2018: Bachelor's Degree in “Planning and management of the territory and environmental” (L21), University of Catania (Sicily, Italy). Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro D'Emilio Degree thesis: "Green Roof: technical-constructive solutions and application in different destinations of use”

2011: Graduates Techinical School for Surveyors “Istituto tecnico statale per geometri Napoleone Colajanni " Riposto (CT)

The research activity is mainly focused on the topic of sustainable wastewater reuse from civil and industrial settlements. In addition, another research activity is the sustainable rainwater reuse through green infrastructure for sustainable water management.

Sciuto, L., Licciardello, F., Giuffrida, E. R., Barresi, S., Scavera, V., Buscemi, L., Verde, D., Barbagallo, S., Cirelli, G. L. (2023). Nature-Based Solutions for flooding risk mitigation in an urban area: The case study of Catania (Sicily, Italy). International Conference “Closed cycles and the Circular Society 2023: The power of ecological engineering” of the International Ecological Engineering Society (IEES). October 1-5, 2023, Chania, Greece

Sciuto, L., Licciardello, F., Scavera, V., Verde, D., Barbagallo, S., & Cirelli, G. L. (2023). The role of Nature-Based Solutions for the water flow management in a Mediterranean urban area. WETPOL 2023. September 11-14, 2023 Bruges, Belgium. 

Sciuto, L., Sapiano, M., Melis, M., Licciardello, F., Cutajar, A., Filetti, G., Giuffrida, E. R., Barresi, S., Scavera, V., & Cirelli, G. L. (2022). Validation of hydrological -hydraulic models to evaluate Nature-Based Solutions efficiency against flood risks in Sicily and Malta. Urban Transition 2022 (Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living). November 8-10, 2022 Sitges - Barcellona, Spain.