Alice Caruso



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PhD Student

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Politecnico di Torino 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129, Torino, Italy
Tel: (39)-(0)11-0905674
Fax: (39)-(0)11-0905698
Personal Information

Born in 1989, in Catania (CT), Italy.


2014 – Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude. Dissertation title: “River antidunes: stability analysis of steady and unsteady channel flows”. Advisors: Prof. Luca Ridolfi, Prof. Carlo Camporeale and Riccardo Vesipa.
2011 – Bachelor Degree cum laude in Civil Engineering at the Università di Catania. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude. Dissertation title: “Measurements of velocity profiles and bed shear stresses by using ferrofluids”.  Advisors: Prof. Enrico Foti and Rosaria Musumeci.

Research interests
River morphodynamics: Transitory evolution of morphodynamic patternin the fluvial environment
Water quality: Role of river-aquifer interactions in nutrient cycling and in biogeochemical processes, hyporheic fluxes

Conference Proceedings


Caruso A., Boano F., Ridolfi L., 2015. "From watershed- to stream-reach-scale: the influence of multiple spatial scales on surface water-groundwater exchange". EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria.


Caruso A., Vesipa R., Camporeale C., Ridolfi L., Schmid P., 2015. "Role of periodic forcing in modal and non modal stability analysis of river bedforms". BIFD (Bifurcation and Instabilites in Fluid Dynamics) 2015, Parigi, Francia.