Eliana Perucca

Post Doc

Politecnico di Torino

Dipartimento di Idraulica, Trasporti
e Infrastrutture Civili

C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
10129, Torino, Italy

Tel.: +39-011-090-5644
Fax: +39-011-564-5698


Born in Vercelli (VC); on July 23rd, 1979

  • January 2005-2007: PhD in Hydraulic Engineering at Politecnico of Torino (20th edition).
  • April 2004 – December 2004: research program about the dynamics of meandering rivers in at the Hydraulics Department at Politecnico of Torino.
  • March 2004: master degree in Environmental Engineering (110/110 summa cum laude) at Politecnico of Torino, with a final project about “Meandering rivers: morphodynamic processes and long term dynamics”.
  • July 1998: scientific secondary school degree (60/60) at “Liceo A. Avogadro” in Vercelli (VC).————————————————RESEARCH
  • analysis of the morphodynamic processes of meandering rivers
  • study of the interaction between riparian vegetation and fluvial dynamics
  • feasibility study for the navigation on the river Po (study carried out for GTT Torino)
  • dispersion processes in vegetated rivers
  • dam break wave propagation, in collaboration with Regione Piemonte
  • study of the hydro -power potential in the water supply network of the Piedmont Region (Progetto “CIPE C55 – Produzione di energia idroelettrica eco-compatibile dagli acquedotti: studio di sostenibilità sul territorio piemontese”, in collaboration with Regione Piemonte.)————————————————


  •  “Fluid mechanics” course at the Politecnico di Torino (Automotive Engineering): 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011
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  • PUBLICATIONSRefereed Journal PapersTealdi S., Camporeale C., Perucca E., Ridolfi L. (2010), , Longitudinal dispersion in vegetated rivers with stochastic flows, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 33, 562 – 571;

    Paolo Perona, Carlo Camporeale, Eliana Perucca , Maurizio Savina, Peter Molnar, Paolo Burlando and Luca Ridolfi (2009), Modelling river and riparian vegetation interactions and related importance for sustainable ecosystem management , Aquat. Sci. 71, 266 – 278;

    Perucca E., C. Camporeale, L. Ridolfi, (2009) Estimation of the dispersion in rivers with riparian vegetation , 007, Advances in Water Resources, 32, pp. 78-87, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.10;

    Camporeale C., Perucca, E., Ridolfi L., (2008) Significance of the cutoff in meandering river dynamics , Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F01001, doi:10.1029/2006JF000694;

    Perucca E., Camporeale C., Ridolfi L., (2007) Significance of the riparian vegetation dynamics on meandering river morphodynamics, Water Resources Research, 43, W03430, doi:10.1029/2006WR005234;

    Perucca E. , Camporeale, C., Ridolfi, L., (2006), Influence of river meandering dynamics on riparian vegetation pattern formation , Journal of Geophysical Research, 2006-vol. 111, no. 1, G01001, doi:10.1029/2005JG000073;

    Perucca E. , Camporeale, C., Ridolfi, L., Nonlinear analysis of the geometry of meandering rivers (2005), Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L03402, doi:10.1029/2004GL021966.

    National and International Conference Proceedings

    Eliana Perucca, Peter Molnar, Robert Francis, and Paolo Perona, Unravelling floods selection mechanisms for vegetation from laboratory experiments and implications for river restoration efficiency , 2010, VOl 12 EGU 2010 (poster)

    Perucca E. , Camporeale, C., Ridolfi, L., Influence of riparian vegetation distributions on the dispersion processes in rivers , EGU 2008, Vol. 10 (oral presentation)

    Perucca E., C. Camporeale, Ridolfi, L., (2008) Valutazione del coefficiente di dispersione longitudinale in correnti parzialmente vegetate, presentato al XXXI Convegno di Idraulica e costruzioni Idrauliche, Perugia;

    Perucca E., Camporeale, C., Ridolfi, L., (2006) Influenza della vegetazione riparia sulla dinamica dei fiumi meandriformi , XXX Convegno di Idraulica e costruzioni Idrauliche, Roma, settembre 2006.

    Perucca E. , Camporeale C, Ridolfi L, A model for the coupled dynamics between meandering dynamics and riparian vegetation , EGU 2006, Vol. 8 (Oral presentation).

    Perucca E , Camporeale C., Ridolfi L, Role of meandering dynamics on the patterns formation in the riparian vegetation. , In: Fifth European Conference on Ecological Modelling, Institute of Physicichemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science (RUS), Fifth European Conference on Ecological Modelling, Pushchino, Russia 19-23-SEPT. 2005 ISBN: 5784401203, 2005 (Oral presentation)

    Perucca E., Camporeale C, Perona P, Porporato A, Ridolfi L, On the geometry of meandering rivers , EGU 2004, Vol. 6 (poster)

    Invited lectures

    Perucca E., Meanders, vegetation and mutual interactions , ETH Seminar, Zurich, 7th December 2009

    Perucca E , Perona P., The role of hydrologic disturbances on biomass erosion dynamics: first results , IAHR, Vancouver, August 2009

    Perucca E , Camporeale C., Ridolfi L. Modelling the interactions between the riparian vegetation dynamics and the meandering river evolution , Workshop “Morphodynamics in floodplains: effects on an by vegetation”, held in Koblenz, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany (24th April 2006)

    PhD Thesis

    Perucca E., Modelling the interactions between river morphodynamics and riparian vegetation