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Gabriele stands next to an IIHR sign at Hydrovision

IIHR’s Gabriele Villarini at Hydrovision, an international conference of hydro professionals

Hi everybody and welcome!

My name is Gabriele Villarini, and this is my professional website.

In July 2008, I finished my Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa under the supervision of Prof. Witold Krajewski. After graduation, I worked as a researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University with Prof. James Smith. I received my Executive MBA and Certificate in Leadership by the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa in May 2018.

I am currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, and the Director of IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering. I am also the Robert & Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering and the Editor-in-Chief for Advances in Water Resources. My research group broadly focuses on flood hydrology, extreme events, hydroclimatology, and climate predictions and projections. I am a member of the Iowa Flood Center, which is the only university-based center devoted solely to flood-related research and education.

You can find here a list of opportunities within my research group. If you have questions, feel free to email me at “gabriele-villarini at”

Last modified on October 8th, 2020
Posted on June 6th, 2012