Vito Ferro was born in Palermo on September 26, 1960. In March 1984, he graduated in hydraulic engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy. In 1988, he got his Ph.D. degree in fluvial hydraulics at the University of Palermo, Italy, defending the thesis entitled “Experimental study of the hydraulic behavior of open groynes.” Since 2000, he has been a Full Professor of hydraulics and river engineering at the Agricultural Faculty of the University of Palermo, since 2000 the Director of the degree in environmental and forestry sciences, since 2005 the Director of the M.S. in river basin management and soil conservation, and since November 2008 the Vice-Rector of the University of Palermo. He is involved in the following research topics: gravel bed rivers, vegetated channels, hydraulic jump on rough beds, flow measurement structures, sediment transport, stream rehabilitation works, monitoring of soil erosion processes, modeling of soil erosion, and basin sediment yield. He published more than 300 papers on referred national and international journals and congress proceedings. In May 2004, he received the EWRI-ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Best Discussion Paper Award for the discussion on EDR in circular channels published in November/December 2002. In May 2007, he received the ASCE Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize.
Biography Updated on 12 December 2011