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Giuseppe TOMASICCHIO

BIOGRAFIA

Giuseppe Roberto Tomasicchio attended the University of Bari from 1984-1989, where he received two degrees in Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering. Immediately after, in Spring 1989, he pursued further volunteer postgraduate studies at the University of Aalborg (DK) attending a course on Port Engineering held by prof. Hans F. Burcharth. In 1990 passed the examination for a 3 years Ph.D. granted course at the University of Bologna (prof. Alberto Lamberti as supervisor). In 1993 he obtained his Doctorate from the Italian Ministry for Education. His Ph.D. thesis was on the characteristics of the berm (or reshaping) rubble mound breakwaters and a new model was proposed to obtain the expected reshaped cross-shore profile as a result of a random waves attack. 

In 1993, G.R. Tomasicchio became Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Perugia; his presence there was instrumental in developing new curricula, research in Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering, and the new laboratory of Hydraulics. In 1997, as invited Visiting Scholar, he spent 6 months (fall) at the Center for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware (USA). In Sept. 1998, he joined the Bari Port Authority (founded in 1997) as chief engineer; he gave a strong contribution to the start of the new office and to the planning of new works in the port of Bari. In 2000, he rejoined the University of Perugia. In 2002, he became Associate Professor of Coastal Engineering at the School of Engineering at the University of Calabria (Cosenza) where he started a group of young researchers in coastal engineering and was tutor of 4 Ph.D. students. In 2005 he became Full Professor of Hydraulic Structures, Coastal Engineering and Hydrology at the School of Engineering of the University of Salento. His research interests are directed towards a better understanding of some Coastal and Offshore Engineering topics as wave breaking and longshore transport, coastal structures, such as reshaping or berm breakwaters, armour stone degradation, long term wave prediction, rehabilitation of polluted beaches, design and structural risk of coastal structures, wave induced forces at pipelines, and forces at floating structures. His investigations combined numerical modelling with both controlled experiments, field observations and numerical modelling.