Paolo Croce was born in Napoli, Italy, in 1954. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 1979. He finished his Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1982.
He is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy, where he is currently teaching courses on soil mechanics and slope stability.
He is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI). He is Convenor of the European Work Group on Ground Improvement (EG14 – CEN/TC/250) and member of the European Committee on Execution of Special Geotechnical Works (CEN/TC 288).
He has authored several papers in geotechnical journals and conferences. He has recently completed a book on Jet Grouting together with Alessandro Flora and Giuseppe Modoni, to be published by Taylor and Francis (February 2014).
He has 30 years of professional experience in Europe and Middle East regarding design and consulting for earth and rockfill dams, viaduct foundations, tunnelling, landslides control, soil Improvement and recycling.
Giuseppe Modoni was born in Foggia, Italy, in 1968. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 1994. He completed a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the Consortium of the Universities of Rome and Napoli in 1999. He has been awarded with fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004) and the Silesian University of Technology in Poland (2006-2008).
At present he is Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy), where he is currently teaching courses on soil mechanics and foundations and ground improvement. He is a Member of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI), and has participated to the AGI Committee for preparing the Recommendation on Jet Grouting.
His research activity spans from laboratory investigation and theoretical modelling of the stress strain response of coarse grained materials, design of jet grouting, interpretation and modelling of large scale geotechnical problems. He has authored several papers in geotechnical journals and conferences and is reviewer for prestigious international journals. He has published two books on Jet Grouting, one in Italian published by Hevelius (2005), the other in English published by Taylor and Francis (2014).
He has about 20 years of geotechnical consultant experience in Italy and Europe.
Rose-Line Spacagna was born in France in 1977. She graduated in “Management and control of water” with professional specialization in “Management of water services and wastewater treatments” at the Institut Supérieur de l’Environnement – Ecoles Roux Reynaud de Lyon – Institut Pitiot in France in 1999. In 2001, she obtained the qualification in “Quality – Environment – Safety at work”, at the Université Catholique de Lyon, in France.
She achieved a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, in 2006, and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering with honors, in 2009, at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy). She completed a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy) in 2014. She studied the application of geostatistical methods for spatial analysis of soil properties, for geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics, with the collaboration of the “Centre de Geostatistique” – Geosciences – Mines ParisTech, France.
Her professional experiences concern hydraulic structures of road infrastructure, environmental impact of hydraulic power plants and environmental geotechnics issues.
Assunta Pelliccio was born in Casoria (Naples). She graduated with honors in Architecture at the University of Naples Federico II. She received her PhD in Civil and Mechanical Engineering 2004. She is Assistant Professor of Technical Representation at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, where she is currently teaching course on Technical Representation and Design for undergraduate master students.
At present, she is a Member of the Italian Drawing Association (Unione Italiana del Disegno – UID). Author of several publications in national and international scientific journals, monography, chapter books. Her specific expertise ranges in fields of survey and representation (GIS/BIM) of Landscape and Cultural Heritage.
Francesco Granata graduated with honors in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2008. He is Assistant Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio since 2010, where he teaches courses on hydraulic structures.
His main research interests include hydraulic structures, urban drainage systems, water demand modelling and artificial intelligence methods for hydraulic engineering.
Cristiana Di Cristo was born in Napoli, Italy. He graduated in Environmental Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 1997. He completed a PhD in Hydraulic engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II in 2002. She is researcher in Hydraulics at the Università di Cassino e Lazio Meridionale, where she is currently teaching courses of Hydraulics and of Environmental Hydraulics.
Carla Tricarico was born in Venice, Italy, in 1975. She graduated with honors in Environmental Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II, in 2002. She developed a research activity in the period September 2004-September 2005 at the Centre for Water Systems, Exeter University (UK), concerning multiobjective optimisation methods for rehabilitation/design of water distribution systems. She completed a Ph.D in Civil and Mechanical Engineering (Hydraulic Infrastructures) in 2005. Since 2008 she is Assistant Professor (ICAR02) at the University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, where she is currently teaching courses of Hydraulic Construction and Water Resources Management.
Her professional experience concerns: water distribution systems (WDS), probabilistic analysis of water consumption, multiobjective optimisation methods for WDS rehabilitation/design and management, reliability analysis of water distribution networks. Several scientific and technical works, published on conference proceedings and on journals with referees have been the results of her developed research activity. She ranked best in the BBLAWN competition during the WDSA 2014 conference. Furthermore, she is reviewer for prestigious international journals. She got also the title of 2014 outstanding reviewer and best reviewer 2016 for the Journal of Water Resources, Planning and Management (ASCE)..