Dr Andrea Bottacin-Busolin joined the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Water Engineering in January 2014. He obtained a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy. After completing his PhD studies, Andrea worked for a year as an engineering consultant in the hydraulic sector and later joined the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, where he served as Assistant Professor until taking up his current position.
Andrea's research interests cut across environmental fluid dynamics, hydrology and water resources management. A major focus of his research is the modelling of flow and transport processes in inland surface water systems, including rivers, wetlands and estuaries, with an emphasis on pollutant transport processes affecting water quality. His research addresses a broad range of physical scales, from the sediment grain scale to the river catchment scale, and aims to develop enhanced modelling tools to support river restoration and catchment management practices. His current research also includes the development of model-assisted decision-making approaches for urban flood management and water supply, as well as reservoir operation for hydropower production and flood control.