Visiting Professors - Presenti e prossimi

Ciarcià Federica

Data inizio – Data fine: 07 Gennaio 2020 - 31 Ottobre 2020
Ente di provenienza: Universidad de Belgrano
Dipartimento di destinazione: DIST - Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio

Federica Ciarcià is an architect specializing in urban planning. She holds a doctorate in architectural and landscape heritage from the Politecnico di Torino created jointly with the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires and has developed a research thesis on the relationship between Le Corbusier and the Argentine Modern Movement.
She is currently professor and researcher of History of Architecture at the Universidad de Belgrano of Buenos Aires. Her main research topics concern: the architectural and urban heritage, in particular that of the Movement Modern South American and its influences and exchanges with Europe, and urban planning and sustainable mobility.
She is a member of the GPA - Grupo de Patrimonio Argentino and of the OSUBUE - Osservatorio de Sostenibilidad Urbana with which she made a proposal for the Pilot Project lmpacto of the Metrobus sobre and the Corredar de Juan B. Justo de Buenos Aires of the OIBA - Observatory lnmobiliario de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, UB, 2016}.

Luthe Tobias

Data inizio – Data fine: 01 Marzo 2020 - 01 Luglio 2020
Ente di provenienza: ETH Zurich
Dipartimento di destinazione: DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tobias Luthe is visiting from ETH Zurich and AHO Oslo for this spring semester 2020. Tobias Luthe will co-teach the course “open systems design” together with Prof. Peruccio and colleagues of the Institute of Design, developing circular economy systems for regional territories. He will engage in organizing a joint PhD summer school with ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, taking place in September 2020 in Ostana, Valle Po, at the MonViso Institute (MVI). MVI is a real-world laboratory for sustainability transitions and regenerative design, founded by Prof. Luthe. He will establish closer bonds between MVI and Polito, both in teaching and research on real-world transitions and design. Together with colleagues at the DAD, he will co-author a paper on inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation between science, architecture, design and practice for advancing sustainability and regenerative systems through design. As well, Prof. Luthe will engage in building a European Master program in Systemic Regenerative Design between Polito, ETH, Delft, and AHO.


Abi-Zeid Irene

Data inizio – Data fine: 03 Maggio 2020 - 04 Agosto 2020
Ente di provenienza: Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Dipartimento di destinazione: DIGEP - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale e della Produzione

Irène Abi-Zeid is a full professar specialized in multicriteria decision aiding (MCDA) at Lavai University, Québec, Canada. Her current research activities are conducted along two major axes: 1- Search planning for search and rescue operalions as well as MCDA and machine leaming, with applications in transportation, urban planning, water quality and the health sector. She has developed MCDA-ULaval, an open source software implementing many ELECTRE multicriteria
methods, widely used for research, consulting and teaching purposes in Canada and Europe. The main aim of this collaborative research project.,to be conducted with Dr. Norese, is to develop and test a framework to identify environmental characteristics, activities and factors that significantly influence the behavior of MCDA analysts in MCDA processes, and to describe the social dynamics, recurring situations, pitfalls and oulcomes encountered during the past experiences of a network of MCDA facililators. An emphasis will be placed on robustness analysis and post-project evaluations. A secondary aim of this project is to adapt software tools to support effeclive technical MCDA facilitation in real and complex situations, namely by further developing MCDA-ULavaL.


Data inizio – Data fine: 01 Settembre 2020 - 01 Dicembre 2020
Ente di provenienza: Duke University
Dipartimento di destinazione: DIGEP - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale e della Produzione

Gabriel G. Katul received his B.E. degree in 1988 at the American  University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon), his in 1990 at Oregon State University (Corvallis,  OR, USA) and his Ph.D degree in 1993 at the University of California in Davis (Davis, CA, USA). He currently holds the Theodore S. Coile Professorship of Hydrology and .Micrometeorology at the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). He served as an associate editor for Advances in Water Resources (1998-present), Boundary Layer Meteorology (1998-present), Water Resources Research (2004-2009), the Vadoze zone journal (2000-2003) and served as one of the four editors-in-chief for Advances in Water Resources (2011-2014). He was a visiting scientist at the University of Virginia (in 1997), the Commonwealth Science and Industriai Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia (in 2002), at University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2009 and a FulBright-Italy Distinguished Fellow at Politecnico di Torino (ltaly) in 2010. He was also a visiting fellow at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2013, Nagoya University Gapan) in 2014, University of Helsinki (Finland) in 2017, and the Karlsruher lnstitute for Technology (Germany) in 2017. He received several honorary awards, including an honorary certificate by La Seccion de Agrofisica de la Sociedad Cubana de Fisica in Habana (in 1998), the Macelwane medal and became thereafter a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (in 2002), and the editor's citation for excellence in refereeing from the American Geophysical Union (in 2008). He also received the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (in 2012). In 2012, he also received the Hydrologic Science Award from the American Geophysical Union and in 2018,  he received the John Dalton medal from the European Geosciences Union. He served as the Secretary Generai for the Hydrologic Science Section at the American Geophysical Union (2006-2008). Research in Katul's lab focuses on micro-meteorology and near­ surface hydrology with emphasis on heat, momentum, carbon dioxide, water vapor, ozone, particulate matter (including aerosols, pollen, and seeds) and water transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system as well as their implications to a plethora of hydrological, ecologica!, atmospheric and climate change related problems. Katul has authored or co-authored more than 390 peer-reviewed publications and 7 book chapters.

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