Two Italian PhD students visiting the group

This month two PhD students arrived from Italy for visiting the Risk group

Lucia Losasso is PhD student at the Engineering School of the University of Basilicata (Southern Italy). Her course in Engineering for Innovation and Sustainable Development address the study of innovative models for landslides risk assessment along roads in complex geomorphology areas (supervisor: Francesco Sdao). Lucia will stay at Unil until March 2016 to improve her knowledge in landslides susceptibility and risk assessment using different original models and softwares of the Risk Analysis Group.

Valerio Sorrentino is PhD student of “Earth, Environmental and Resources Science” from the University of Naples “Federico II”. He will stay in Lausanne for two months to work on his research project about “rockfall susceptibility in the Cilento carbonatic cliffs, Campania region” ( supervisors: Paola Romano & Antonio Santo). In Lausanne, Valerio will develop his knowledge and practical skills in 3D point clouds processing.

Welcome to both of them !


Cilento carbonatic cliffs, Campania, Italy (picture: Valerio Sorrentino)