Villarini, Gabriele

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Director, IIHR
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professional Designation
Robert and Virginia Wheeler Faculty Fellow in Engineering

Office: 107C Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)

Phone: (319) 384-0596

Email: gabriele-villarini@uiowa.edu

Website: http://www.gabrielevillarini.com/

Education: MS, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", 2003
PhD, The University of Iowa, 2008
MBA, The University of Iowa, 2018

Research Areas
Hydrometeorology
Climatology
Extreme events
Climate change
Hurricanes
Seasonal forecast
Remote sensing of rainfall
Applied statistics

Students
William Veatch
Sadya Islam
Renato Souza Amorim

Biography: I serve as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, and as a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa. My research interests focus on flood hydrology, extreme events, remote sensing of rainfall, seasonal forecasting, and statistical modeling. In particular, I am interested in examining the impact of anthropogenic climate change on extreme flooding, rainfall, and tropical storm frequency. I received an MS in civil engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2003 and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Iowa in 2008. From 2008–12, I was a researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University.