BECCIU Gianfranco

Comitato dei referenti scientifici: GEOTECNICA E IDRAULICA

Associate Professor of Hydraulic Structures

Master Degree in Hydraulic Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Cagliari (Università di Cagliari).
Doctorate Degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milano (Politecnico di Milano).

Scientific formation
He attended many national and international conferences, also as a member of the scientific and organising Committee. Since 1987 has been involved in numerous researches in the field of Hydrology and Hydraulic Constructions granted by the European Union, the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR - Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica), the National Agency for Alternative Energies (ENEA - Ente Nazionale per le Energie Alternative), the National Council of Research (CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), the Regional Government of Lombardia (Regione Lombardia), the Agency for the River Po (Autorità di Bacino del Fiume Po), the Regional Institute of Research of the Lomabardia Regional Government (IRER - Istituto Regionale di Ricerca della Regione Lombardia). Member since 2004 of the Management Committee of the Action COST C19 of the European Union on “Proactive crisis management of urban infrastructure”.

Academic career
He collaborated to the scientific and teaching activities of the Hydraulic Institute of University of cagliari (Istituto di Idraulica dell’Università di Cagliari) from 1987 to 1988. Doctorate student from 1988 to 1991 at the Polytechnic of Milano (Politecnico di Milano), receiving the Doctorate Degree in 1992. Collaborated to the scientific and teaching activities of the Civil Engineer Department of University of Brescia (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile dell’Università di Brescia) from 1992 to 1994 as a temporary researcher with a grant by the University Agency of Oriental Lombardy (Ente Universitario della Lombardia Orientale). Post-doctorate fellow from 1994 to 1995, assistant professor from 1995 to 2001 and associate professor since 2001 to present in Hydraulic Structures (SSD ICAR02) at the Department of Hydraulic, Environmental, Transport and Survey Engineer of Polytechnic of Milano (DIIAR - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Idraulica, Ambientale, Infrastrutture Viarie, Rilevamento del Politecnico di Milano).

Teaching Activities
Assistant lecturer in Hydraulics, Hydrology, Hydraulic Infrastructure, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Constructions at the Polytechnic of Milano since 1990 to 1995. Assistant lecturer in Hydraulic Constructions at the University of Brescia since 1992 to 1994. Assistant lecturer in Hydraulic Constructions since 1995 to 1999, full lecturer in Hydraulic Constructions since 1999 to 2004 and in Hydrology since 2003 to 2004 at the Polytechnic of Milano. At the present time full lecturer at the Polytechnic of Milano in Hydraulic Constructions I, Hydraulic Constructions II and Hydraulic Risk Management.

Research interests
In the last years his scientific interests included:

  • hydrology of natural catchments, with focus on probabilistic models for flood and intense precipitations forecasting;
  • urban hydrology, with focus on estimations of hydrologic losses and design flow rates in urban drainage systems;
  • hydraulic protection of the environment and design of flood protection structures;
  • hydraulic structures, efficiency analysis models and environmental impacts estimation on urban drainage networks;
  • water resources, estimation of natural water availability, drought forecasting, water protection problems and environmental compatibility of its uses.

Scientific Publications
Co-author of approximately 40 research papers published on national and international journals, proceedings of national and international workshops, congresses and conferences and of about 15 other scientific publications. Co-author of a book on Hydraulic Structures Design and of two chapters in other books on Urban Drainage Systems. Co-editor of the proceedings of the 2ND International Conference on “New trends in Water and Environmental Engineering for Safety and Life: Eco-compatible Solutions for Aquatic Environments”, held in Capri on 24-28 June 2002.

Affiliations and scientific and cultural associations
Member of “Associazione Idrotecnica Italiana” (AII) and “Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica” (GII).