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Dr Diego Panici

Dr Diego Panici

Lecturer in Hydrological and Water Quality Modelling

 Amory 

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

Overview

I am a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a strong interest in hydraulics and hydrology, especially with applications to riverine processes to investigate the effects to river geomorphology, infrastructures (e.g. bridges), and water resources. I developed a strong interest in water during my BSc(hons) and my MSc in Rome, where I studied how to satisfy water demand for drought-prone areas and how to model flood risk to heavily urbanised areas.

In 2014 I started an integrated PhD at the University of Southampton within the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, where I investigated the accumulation of large woody debris (LWD) at bridge piers and developed a methodology to estimate the size and shape that can be expected for given flow and LWD characteristics.

In January 2019, I joined the University of Exeter as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a variety of topics, that included: estimation of the scour risk at bridge piers with accumulated LWD, landslide-channel connectivity and multi-phase modelling, flood impact on strategic networks with climate projections, adapting water abstraction from rivers under increasing dry conditions.

Since October 2022 I joined the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) at the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Hydrological and Water Quality Modelling.

Qualifications

Integrated PhD in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, University of Southampton, UK

MSc and BSc(hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Università degli studi di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

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Research

Research interests

My research interest spans from understanding and modelling riverine processes to management of water resources. Key-topics of my research are:

  • Large wood impact on stability of hydraulic structures and flood risk
  • River restoration solutions using large wood
  • Geomorphological impact of large sediment releases
  • Adaptation of water abstractions for resilient river ecosystems

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Panici D (In Press). A theoretical analysis of the fluid-solid interactions governing the removal of woody debris jams from cylindrical bridge piers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Panici D, de Almeida GAM (2018). Formation, Growth, and Failure of Debris Jams at Bridge Piers. Water Resources Research, 54(9), 6226-6241. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Panici D (In Press). A theoretical analysis of the fluid-solid interactions governing the removal of woody debris jams from cylindrical bridge piers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). Assessing and mitigating risks to bridges from large wood using satellite imagery. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering Abstract.
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). Closure of “Trapping Large Wood Debris in Rivers: Experimental Study of Novel Debris Retention System”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). TRAPPING LARGE WOOD DEBRIS IN RIVERS: EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON a NOVEL DEBRIS RETENTION SYSTEM. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Pregnolato M, Giordano PF, Panici D, Prendergast LJ, Pina Limongelli M (2022). A comparison of the UK and Italian national risk-based guidelines for assessing hydraulic actions on bridges. STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING Author URL.
Panici D (2021). An Experimental and Numerical Approach to Modeling Large Wood Displacement in Rivers. Water Resources Research, 57(7).
Ebrahimi M, Djordjević S, Panici D, Tabor G, Kripakaran P (2020). A method for evaluating local scour depth at bridge piers due to debris accumulation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering, 173(2), 86-99. Abstract.
Panici D, Kripakaran P, Djordjevic S, Dentith K (2020). A practical method to assess risks from large wood debris accumulations at bridge piers. Science of the Total Environment
Panici D, de Almeida GAM (2020). Influence of Pier Geometry and Debris Characteristics on Wood Debris Accumulations at Bridge Piers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 146(6).
Panici D, de Almeida GAM (2018). Formation, Growth, and Failure of Debris Jams at Bridge Piers. Water Resources Research, 54(9), 6226-6241. Abstract.

Chapters

Panici D (2020). Assessing bridges liable to debris accumulations from satellite imagery. In  (Ed) River Flow 2020, CRC Press, 2314-2319.
Panici D, Kripakaran P (2020). Testing the efficiency of a woody debris retention structure for medium or small-sized rivers. In  (Ed) River Flow 2020, CRC Press, 1639-1644.

Conferences

PANICI D, KRIPAKARAN P, DENTITH K (2019). ASSESSING DEBRIS-INDUCED SCOUR AT PIERS IN REAL-WORLD PRACTICE: a CASE STUDY. 38th IAHR World Congress.
PANICI D, DE ALMEIDA GAM (2019). THE IMPORTANCE OF DEBRIS SHAPE IN EXPERIMENTS ON WOODY DEBRIS ACCUMULATIONS AT BRIDGE PIERS. 38th IAHR World Congress.

Reports

Panici D, Kripakaran P, Dentith K (2019). Embedding techniques for assessing debris-induced scour within practice. Exeter, UK, University of Exeter.

Publications by year


In Press

Panici D (In Press). A theoretical analysis of the fluid-solid interactions governing the removal of woody debris jams from cylindrical bridge piers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). Assessing and mitigating risks to bridges from large wood using satellite imagery. Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering Abstract.
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). Closure of “Trapping Large Wood Debris in Rivers: Experimental Study of Novel Debris Retention System”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Egedusevic M, Bennett G, Roskilly K, Sgarabotto A, Manzella I, Raby A, Boulton SJ, Clark M, Curtis R, Panici D, et al (In Press). Monitoring the stability of leaky dams and their influence on debris transport with innovative sensor technology on the SENSUM project.  Abstract.
Panici D, Kripakaran P (In Press). TRAPPING LARGE WOOD DEBRIS IN RIVERS: EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON a NOVEL DEBRIS RETENTION SYSTEM. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

2022

Pregnolato M, Giordano PF, Panici D, Prendergast LJ, Pina Limongelli M (2022). A comparison of the UK and Italian national risk-based guidelines for assessing hydraulic actions on bridges. STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING Author URL.

2021

Panici D (2021). An Experimental and Numerical Approach to Modeling Large Wood Displacement in Rivers. Water Resources Research, 57(7).
Panici D (2021). An experimental and numerical approach to modeling large wood displacement in rivers.

2020

Ebrahimi M, Djordjević S, Panici D, Tabor G, Kripakaran P (2020). A method for evaluating local scour depth at bridge piers due to debris accumulation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering, 173(2), 86-99. Abstract.
Panici D, Kripakaran P, Djordjevic S, Dentith K (2020). A practical method to assess risks from large wood debris accumulations at bridge piers. Science of the Total Environment
Panici D (2020). Assessing bridges liable to debris accumulations from satellite imagery. In  (Ed) River Flow 2020, CRC Press, 2314-2319.
Panici D, de Almeida GAM (2020). Influence of Pier Geometry and Debris Characteristics on Wood Debris Accumulations at Bridge Piers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 146(6).
Panici D (2020). TRAPPING LARGE WOOD DEBRIS IN RIVERS: EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON a NOVEL DEBRIS RETENTION SYSTEM (dataset).
Panici D, Kripakaran P (2020). Testing the efficiency of a woody debris retention structure for medium or small-sized rivers. In  (Ed) River Flow 2020, CRC Press, 1639-1644.

2019

PANICI D, KRIPAKARAN P, DENTITH K (2019). ASSESSING DEBRIS-INDUCED SCOUR AT PIERS IN REAL-WORLD PRACTICE: a CASE STUDY. 38th IAHR World Congress.
Panici D, Kripakaran P, Dentith K (2019). Embedding techniques for assessing debris-induced scour within practice. Exeter, UK, University of Exeter.
PANICI D, DE ALMEIDA GAM (2019). THE IMPORTANCE OF DEBRIS SHAPE IN EXPERIMENTS ON WOODY DEBRIS ACCUMULATIONS AT BRIDGE PIERS. 38th IAHR World Congress.

2018

Panici D, de Almeida GAM (2018). Formation, Growth, and Failure of Debris Jams at Bridge Piers. Water Resources Research, 54(9), 6226-6241. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards

Italy Made Me Award 2022 for Physical and Engineering Sciences

Best MSc thesis in Engineering 2011 awarded by UniTre


Evidence of impact on policy and professional practice

Member of steering committee and research included in CIRIA SP171 New supplementary guide to scour at bridges 

Reviewer and research included in CS 469 Inspection and assessment of scour and other hydraulic actions at structures

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