Curriculum Vitae

Stefano Orlandin

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Enzo Ferrari
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Via Pietro Vivarelli 10, 41125 Modena, Italy

Personal Details
  • First name: Stefano.
  • Family name: Orlandini.
  • Town of birth: Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1966.
  • Nationality: Italian.
  • Marital status: Married, two sons.

Academic Degrees

Professional Experience

Professional Visits

  • Visiting Scholar, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, August and September 2013.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique—Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement, Université du Québec, Québec City, Canada, September 2007.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford, England, UK, SeptemberNovember 1992.

National Academies Membership

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts of Modena (Accademia Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti di Modena), Italy, 2016-present.

Scientific Society Membership

Honors and Awards

  • American Geophysical Union Travel Fellowship for Young Scientists, Spring Meeting 1999, Boston, United States of America, 1999.
  • "Giulio Supino Award," XXIII Italian Conference of Hydraulics and Hydraulic Constructions, Florence, Italy, 1992.


  • Member of the American Geophysical Union Committee on International Participation, Washington DC, USA, 2018-present.
  • Chair of the Teaching Committee of the Program in Civil Engineering, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy, 2016-present.
  • Member nominated by the Governor of the Emilia-Romagna Region of the Committee on causes of the levee failure occurred along the Secchia River on January 19, 2014, Bologna, Italy, 2014.
  • Chair of the Department Teaching Committee, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy, 2012-2016.
Editorial Duties

Journal Peer Reviewer

Proposal Peer Reviewer

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Balistrocchi, M., Moretti, G., Orlandini, S., and Ranzi, R. (2019). Copula-based modeling of earthen levee breach due to overtopping. Adv. Water Resour., 134, 103433. [PDF]
  • Moretti, G., & Orlandini, S. (2018). Hydrography-driven coarsening of grid digital elevation models. Water Resources Research, 54, 36543672. [PDF]
  • Balistrocchi, M., Orlandini, S., Ranzi, R., & Bacchi, B. (2017). Copula-based modeling of flood control reservoirs, Water Resources Research, 53, 98839900. [PDF]
  • De Bartolo, S., F. Dell’Accio, G. Frandina, G. Moretti, S. Orlandini, and M. Veltri (2016), Relation between grid, channel, and Peano networks in high-resolution digital elevation models, Water Resour. Res., 52(5), 3527–3546, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018076. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., G. Moretti, and J. D. Albertson (2015), Evidence of an emerging levee failure mechanism causing disastrous floods in Italy, Water Resour. Res.,51(10), 79958011, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017426. [PDF][SI]
  • Fiorentini, M., S. Orlandini, and C. Paniconi (2015), Control of coupling mass balance error in a process-based numerical model of surface–subsurface flow interaction, Water Resour. Res., 51(7), 56985716, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016816. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., G. Moretti, and A. Gavioli (2014), Analytical basis for determining slope lines in grid digital elevation models, Water Resour. Res., 50(1), 526539, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014606. [PDF]
  • Fiorentini, M., and S. Orlandini (2013), Robust numerical solution of the reservoir routing equation, Adv. Water Resour., 59(9), 123132, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.05.013. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., G. Moretti, M. A. Corticelli, P. E. Santangelo, A. Capra, R. Rivola, and J. D. Albertson (2012), Evaluation of flow direction methods against field observations of overland flow dispersion, Water Resour. Res., 48(9), W10523, doi: 10.1029/2012WR012067. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., P. Tarolli, G. Moretti, and G. Dalla Fontana (2011), On the prediction of channel heads in a complex alpine terrain using gridded elevation data, Water Resour. Res., 47(2), W02538, doi: 10.1029/2010WR009648. [PDF]
  • Camporese, M., C. Paniconi, M. Putti, and S. Orlandini (2010), Surface-subsurface flow modeling with path-based runoff routing, boundary condition-based coupling, and assimilation of multisource observation data, Water Resour. Res., 46(2), W02512, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007536. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and G. Moretti (2009), Comment on "Global search algorithm for nondispersive flow path extraction" by Kyungrock Paik, J. Geophys. Res., 114(10), F04004, doi:10.1029/2008JF001193. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and G. Moretti (2009), Determination of surface flow paths from gridded elevation data, Water Resour. Res., 45(3), W03417, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007099. [PDF]
  • Moretti, G., and S. Orlandini (2008), Automatic delineation of drainage basins from contour elevation data using skeleton construction techniques, Water Resour. Res., 44(5), W05403, doi: 10.1029/2007WR006309. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., C. Boaretti, V. Guidi, and G. Sfondrini (2006), Field determination of the spatial variation of resistance to flow along a steep Alpine stream, Hydrol. Process., 20(18), 3897–3913, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6163. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., G. Moretti, M. Franchini, B. Aldighieri, and B. Testa (2003), Path-based methods for the determination of nondispersive drainage directions in grid-based digital elevation models, Water Resour. Res., 39(6), 1144, doi: 10.1029/2002WR001639. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S. (2002), On the spatial variation of resistance to flow in upland channel networks, Water Resour. Res., 38(10), 1197, doi: 10.1029/2001WR001187. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and I. Morlini (2000), Artificial neural network estimation of rainfall intensity from radar observations, J. Geophys. Res., 105(D20), 24,849–24,861. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and A. Lamberti (2000), Effect of wind on precipitation intercepted by steep mountain slopes, J. Hydrol. Eng. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., 5(4), 346–354. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S. (1999), On the control volume modelling of near-surface soil drying, Phys. Chem. Earth, 24(7), 823–828. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S. (1999), Two-layer model of near-surface soil drying for time-continuous hydrologic simulations, J. Hydrol. Eng. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., 4(2), 91–99. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., A. Perotti, G. Sfondrini, and A. Bianchi (1999), On the storm flow response of upland Alpine catchments, Hydrol. Process., 13(4), 549–562. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and R. Rosso (1998), Parameterization of stream channel geometry in the distributed modeling of catchment dynamics, Water Resour. Res., 34(8), 1971–1985. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and R. Rosso (1997), Closure to discussion to "Diffusion wave modeling of distributed catchment dynamics," by V. M. Ponce, J. Hydrol. Eng. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., 2(4), 220. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., M. Mancini, C. Paniconi, and R. Rosso (1996), Local contributions to infiltration excess runoff for a conceptual catchment scale model, Water Resour. Res., 32(7), 2003–2012. [PDF]
  • Orlandini, S., and R. Rosso (1996), Diffusion wave modeling of distributed catchment dynamics, J. Hydrol. Eng. Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., 1(3), 103–113. [PDF]

ORCID: 0000-0001-5229-6964
ResearcherID: A-2587-2011
Scopus Author ID: 7006855643