Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Alberto Guadagnini

Department Director Alberto Guadagnini has been Full Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano since 2003 and Director of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2017. He has held the position of Coordinator of the PhD in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (2013-2018). His research activity is related to qualitative and quantitative aspects of groundwater and underground energy resources (more than 170 ISI publications; h-index(ISI) = 34) and is characterized by the management of numerous European research projects and various experiences as visiting professor in foreign universities. Currently, Prof. Guadagnini is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Arizona, Chairman of the Communication Committee of the International Society for Porous Media (Interpore), Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Groundwater Hydraulics and Management of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Chief Executive Editor of the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and Associate Editor of the journals Water Resources Research and Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.

Attilio Frangi

Deputy Director of the Department Attilio Frangi has been Full Professor of Construction Science at the Politecnico di Milano since 2003 and Deputy Director of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2017. From 2001 to 2013 Prof. Frangi was Professeur Chargé de Cours at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. His research activity focuses on computational methods for multi-physics problems and MEMS micro-structures (more than 100 Scopus publications; h-index (Scopus) = 25) and is characterized by the management of numerous research projects funded by public and private bodies. She is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Joint Research Center MEMS-Lab between Politecnico di Milano and ST-Microelectronics and is a member of the editorial board of REMN-Revue européenne de mécanique numérique, CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences and Actuators.

Daniela Fagnani

Management Responsible

Daniela Fagnani has been Management Manager of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano since 2013. Previously she worked in the General Affairs Department and in the Teaching Area of the same University as Head of Service for Training and Postgraduate Studies. Significant experience has been gained in Human Resources Management and in the conception, activation and verification of activities aimed at creating innovative processes and procedures for the development of the organizational structure.

She graduated in Political Science from the University of Milan and then perfected her training with a 2nd Level Master in “University and Research Management” at the Politecnico di Milano.

Department Council


The Department Council is composed, in addition to the Director of the Department and the Deputy Director, of the following members.

Teaching Commission Coordinator  

Marco Di Prisco

Scientific Commission Coordinator

Paola Gattinoni

Laboratory System Management Delegate

 Gianluca Crotti

Laboratory System Management Delegate

 Federico Perotti

Sustainability Policy Delegate

 Elena Sezenna

Delegate for the Management of Athenaeum Spaces   

Elsa Garavaglia

Communication Delegate 

Daniela Molinari

Delegate for International Policies

Liberato Ferrara