Roberto Quaglia

Project: Analysing the expression of climate change within big continental-scale short-duration rainfall datasets.

Supervisors: Dr Katerina Michaelides and Dr Rafael Rosolem


Roberto is currently completing the first year Postgraduate School at the University of Exeter, as part of the WISE CDT PhD programme. He previously graduated in early 2018 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Bologna. His thesis project compared the performance of two different rainfall-runoff models over a large dataset of Austrian catchments, with a particular focus on the optimization algorithms used to perform the calibration procedure. Ultimately, this experience encouraged him to pursue further research in the theme of water engineering and hydroinformatics. Prior to this, Roberto received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Trento.

Research Interests

  • Water resource management
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Hydroinformatics