Sabatino Cuomo (Bio)

Associate Professor of Geotechnics                                                                            sabatino cuomo

Department of Civil Engineering – University of Salerno (Italy)
CV (.pdf)

EDUCATION

  • 2006, PhD in Civil Environmental Engineering, at University of Salerno
  • 2002, Master in Civil Engineering with honors and special mention, at University of Salerno

RESEARCH TOPICS (papers as .pdf file)

PUBLICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Project “From grain to specimen scale laboratory soil testing towards sustainable mitigation works against flow-like landslides”, funded by TEC21 Laboratoire d’Excellence (Consortium of Universitè de Grenoble, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble Institute of Technology, CNRS, IRSTEA, and AGEFPI), Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: B. Chareyre, S. Cuomo, V. Foresta, S. Salager, M. Moscariello, since 2017
  • Project “Wetting Tests for Differently Graded Unsaturated Volcanic Soils” (Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: P. Chauhan, Prof. S. Salager, M. Moscariello), since 2017
  • Project “Modelling of fast landslides propagation and river damming in South-West China“ (Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: A. Braun, X. Wang, Prof. L. Zhang, S. Petrosino), in cooperation with the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Cina), since 2016
  • Project “Laboratory testing of unsaturated flysch from Croatia”   (Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: J. Peranic, Prof. Z. Arbanas, M. Moscariello, V. Foresta), since 2016
  • Project “Laboratory testing of volcanic ashes of Cordón Caulle volcano (Chile) and related natural hazards“ (Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: V. Bauman, Prof. C. Bonadonna, M. Moscariello), since 2016
  • Project G15-110 “Soil mechanical behaviour from grain to specimen scale laboratory testing: towards new sustainable mitigation works against flow-like landslides and similar phenomena related to climate change”, Coordinator: S. Cuomo, Research group: B. Chareyre, S. Cuomo, V. Foresta, S. Salager, M. Moscariello, in cooperation with Université Grenoble Alpes (France), 2016
  • EU project “SafeLand-Living with landslide risk in Europe: Assessment, effects of global change, and risk management strategies” (FP7-ENV-2008-1) (Coord.: Prof. Farrokh Nadim), 2009 – 2012
  • Integrated Action Italy-Spain 2009 (funded by the Ministry of University and Research) “Advanced numerical modelling of highly destructive landslides” (Coordinators: Prof: L. Cascini, Prof. M. Pastor), 2009 – 2011
  • International research project at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (Gatarvisa 2005-2009) about the algorithms, techniques and application of virtual reality and advanced simulation with special reference to natural hazards (Coordinator: Prof. L. Pastor), in 2007
  • International research projects in cooperation with the CEDEX of Madrid (Andes 2001-2005, Andros 2006-2009, Descartes 2003-2006, Modelad 2007-2009) about the numerical modelling  of natural hazards in volcanic soils (Coordinator: Prof. M. Pastor), in 2004, 2005 and 2006

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • CEDEX (Centro de Estudio y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas), Madrid (Spain)
  • UPM, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Madrid (Spain)
  • UGA, Université Grenoble Alpes, former INPG, Lab. 3S-R, Grenoble (France)
  • UNIGE, University of Geneve, Department of Earth Science (Switzerland)
  • NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway)

INVITED LECTURES

  • “Modeling of landslides propagation and landslide dam formation” at the 28th ALERT Workshop Geomaterials 2017, organized by ALERT Geomaterials (The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology) in Aussois (France), 2 – 4 October 2017
  •  “Numerical modeling of debris flows and debris avalanches” at 15th ISGdR “International Consortium on Geo-disasters Reduction”, organized by the Research Center on Natural Disaster Reduction, held at the Universities of Matsue and Kyoto (Japan), 25 – 30  August 2017
  • “New advances and challenges for numerical modeling of landslides of the flow type” at the International Workshop “Hydrological response of slopes through physical experiments, field monitoring and mathematical” organized by Second University of Napoli and University of Naples Federico II, in Naples (Italy) 23-24 October 2013
  •  “New advances for modelling debris flows and debris avalanches” at the 24th ALERT Workshop 2013, organized by ALERT Geomaterials (The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology) in Aussois (France), 30 September – 2 October 2013
  •  “Modelling the post-failure stage for rainfall-induced landslides of the flow-type” 22nd ALERT Workshop 2011, organized by ALERT Geomaterials (The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology) in Aussois (France),  3 – 5 October 2011
  •  “Relevance of hydro-mechanical coupled approach for geotechnical boundary value problems” at the 20th ALERT Workshop 2009, organized by ALERT Geomaterials (The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology) in Aussois (France), 12-14 October 2009

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

  • 4th WLF (World Landslide Forum), organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL),  held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in June 2017
  • Geosynthetics 2017 (First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics), held in Santiago (Chile) in October 2017
  • 6th European Geosynthetics Congress organized by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS–Turkish Chapter), held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September 2016
  • LARAM Workshop for Italian and foreign researchers, held yearly from 2006 to 2014

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

  • Board Officer for the Italian Chapter of IGS (International Geosynthetics Society), since 2015.
  • Member of the International Technical Committee ISO/TC221/WG6 “Design using geosynthetics” of ISO (International Organization for Standardization), since 2015
  • Member of the Italian Technical Committee UNI/CT021/SC07 “Progettazione Geotecnica” of UNI (Ente Italiano di Normazione), since 2015
  • Member of the Italian Technical Committee UNI/CT012/GL03 “Geosintetici” of UNI (Ente Italiano di Normazione), since 2015
  • European Member of Young Presidential Group of ISSMGE (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering), 2013 – 2015
  • Italian Corresponding Member of Student and Young Members Presidential Group of the ISSMGE (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering), 2009 – 2012
  • LARAM School (International School on “LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation) for PhD students held yearly, since 2006

AWARDS

  • Editor Choice Best Paper 2013 Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Cascini L., Cuomo S., Pastor M., Sacco C. (2013). Modelling the post-failure stage of rainfall-induced landslides of the flow-type. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 50(9): 924-934, 2013
  • European Representative of YMPG (Young Members Presidential Group) of the ISSMGE  (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering), 2012
  • Italian Corresponding Member of SYMPG (Student and Young Members Presidential Group) of the ISSMGE, 2009
  • Italian Delegate of the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana) to the XVII European Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference, 20-22 July 2006, Zagreb, 2006
  • 5th Sapio Prize by the Italian Geotechnical Society for the best M.Sc. Thesis during the years 2000-2002, 2004
  • Prize for the excellence of the undergraduate studies and final grade, assigned by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno, 2004

EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering (ISSN: 2199-9260), Springer, since 2017
  • Geoenvironmental Disasters (ISSN: 2197-8670), Springer Open, since 2016
  • Journal of Mountain Science (ISSN: 1672-6316), China Science Press & Springer, since 2014

PEER-REVIEW

  • Reviewer for Engineering Geology, ASCE’s Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Italian Geotechnical Journal, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Soils and Foundations, Landslides, Acta Geotechnica, Geomorphology, Géotechnique, Géotechnique Letters, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Journal, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Hydrological Processes, Composite B, Journal of Mountain Science, Rock Engineering Journal, Remote Sensing Open Access, Mechanics Research Communications Elsevier, International Soil and Water Conservation Research, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Geophysical Journal International, Geomechanics and Engineering An International Journal, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A, Scientific Research and Essays, The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, International Journal of Geo-Information, Geoscientific Model Development Discussions Open Access.

TEACHING

  • Visiting Professor at Universitè Grenoble Alpes (France), September-October 2017
  • 8th Olek Zienkiewicz Course “Geomechanics of Landslides” organized by ALERT Geomaterials, 5-9 September 2016.
  • Invited teaching about “Slope stability” (1 week) at University of Rijeka (Croatia), in 2016
  • Invited teaching about “Slope stability” (1 week) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway), in 2016
  • LARAM Academic Trip in China 2015, at the Tongji University (Shanghai),  Institute of Geology and Geophysics e Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), China University of Geoscience (Wuhan), Chang’an University e Xi’an Institute of Geology and Geophysics (Xi’an), State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection of Chengdu University of Technology (Chengdu), 3-16 September 2015
  • Invited teaching about “Slope stability” (1 week) at Institut Politecnique de Grenoble and Universitè Grenoble Alpes(France), in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Invited teaching about “Slope stability” (1 week) at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spaina (2011, 2013, 2014),
  • 2nd  LARAM-Asia Course, at State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection of Chengdu University of Technology (Chengdu, Cina), 10-25 November 2012
  • 1st  LARAM-Asia Course, at State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection of Chengdu University of Technology (Chengdu, Cina), 21 November – 2 December 2011

NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Project FARB  “Multiscale analysis of the mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils”, 2016
  • Project FARB “Laboratory testing and costitutive modelling of unsaturated soils”, 2015
  • Project FARB  “Large area analysis of triggering and propagation landslide susceptibility for flow-like landslides”, 2014
  • Project PRIN 2010-2011 “Landslide risk mitigation through sustainable countermeasures” (Coordinator: Prof. L. Cascini), 2012 – 2014
  • Project FARB  “Geotechnical multiscale analysis of soil erosion induced by intense rainfall”, 2013
  • Project FARB “New Frontiers of advanced numerical simulation of destructive landslides”, 2012
  • Project PRIN 2007-2009 “Analysis and zoning of susceptibility and hazard of the landslides triggered by extreme events (rainfall and earthquake)” (Coordinator: Prof. L. Cascini), 2008 – 2010
  • Strategic Project (M.I.U.R – Legge 449/97 – PROGETTO SP3) “Triggering and reactivation of landslides and mitigation measures” (Coordinator: Prof. L. Cascini), in 2002 and 2006
  • Landslide Risk research activities of the Centre of Excellence (M.I.U.R. – University of Salerno) on “Hydrogeological Risk: Forecasting and Prevention over large areas” (Coordinator: Prof. L. Cascini), in 2004
  • Project MURST 60% “Geotechnical modelling of landslides” (Coordinator: Prof. L. Cascini), in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008

INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Board member of Engineering Faculty of University of Salerno, since 2015
  • Board member of Dept. of Civil Engineering of University of Salerno, since 2015
  • Component of “Research and PhD Commission” of Dept. of Civil Engineering of University of Salerno, 2013 – 2015
  • Secretary for the PhD Course in “Civil Environmental Engineering” at Dept. of Civil Engineering of University of Salerno, 2010 – 2015
  • Teaching the Course “Slope Stability” (60 hours) at University of Salerno, since 2013
  • Board member of PhD Course in “Civil Environmental Engineering” at Dept. of Civil Engineering of University of Salerno, since 2008
  • Teaching the Course “Fundamentals of Geotechnics” (60 hours) at University of Salerno, since 2008
  • Support  to teaching activities in the Course of “Geotechnics” (120 hours) at University of Salerno, 2002 – 2012

Keywords

landslide, flow, modelling, numerical, advanced, triggering, source, failure, propagation, runout, FEM, FEMLIP, MPM, SPH.

Copyright of the papers below rests with a variety of different parties. They are made available solely on the same basis that I would supply a single copy of a paper to an individual. It is up to you to ensure that your use of a paper does not infringe copyright law.

Most of the research activities were developed within the International LARAM School (“LAndslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation” of the University of Salerno) for PhD students, http://www.laram.unisa.it (滑坡灾害风险评价与管理” 国际博士课程).

More details are available in Scopus, Google Scholar: Sabatino Cuomo (Salerno, Itlay)

Other keywords: landslide, modelling, testing, laboratory, susceptibility, risk, erosion, disaster, erosion, partially saturated, unsaturated, failure, propagation, geosynthetics, ALERT geomaterials, ISSMGE, IGS, IAEG, JTC1.

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