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Irene Simonetti


2022 - present: Research Associate (RTDa) at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (Florence University


Curriculum Vitae 

2019-2021: Post-Doctoral Research fellow - Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), Florence University, with main research activities on structures, infrastructures and innovative devices for maritime and offshore engineering. 

2016-2019Post-Doctoral Research fellow - Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), Florence University, with main research activities on Numerical Wave Tanks for simulating Oscillating Water Column devices. 

2016: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, discussing the thesis "Optimization of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters - A Numerical Study". Italian (Dottore di Ricerca) and German (Doktor Ingenieur) Ph.D. titles.

2012-2015: Joint PhD Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering – Florence University (Italy) & Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany), Joint Doctoral Program. International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, XXVIII cycle.

2012: Laurea cum laude in Environmental Engineering - Ma.Sc. (University of Florence)

2009: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Florence University, Italy.


Teaching activity

A.A. 2021-2022 to present - B030630 - COASTAL DYNAMICS - Geoengineering (GEM) 


Research Topics

Nearshore and Offshore Hydrodynamics, hydrodynamic modelling and development of digital twins of coastal basins (TWIN-COASTS project).

Wave Energy Conversion technologies focusing on device optimization.

CFD simulation of wave/coastal structure interaction with open source software (OpenFOAM).

Numerical wave generation and Virtual wave flumes with CFD techniques.


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