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Hosting Offer for MSCA-IF-2020 at Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy) in quantification of resilience to pluvial flooding

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    21/06/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Italy, Napoli
    University of Naples Federico II
    Structures for Engineering and Architecture (DIST)

Research Description

Pluvial floods or urban floods are caused when the natural drainage and engineering water management systems are not enough for containing the rainfall runoff. The frequency, intensity and impacts of pluvial floods are expected to increase in the future due to climate change and urban socioeconomic transformations. These phenomena cause loss of life, casualties, damage to buildings and infrastructure and disruption of services in the urban setting. The urban resilience, an integrated risk indicator that encompasses the physical and functional dimensions of urban vulnerability, is often associated to risk management for pluvial flooding. Quantification of urban resilience assessment can prove quite challenging due to its complex systemic nature, difficulties in recovery quantification and a certain degree of ambiguity associated with is definition and interpretation.

This project aims to advance probabilistic quantified approaches to resilience assessment and to demonstrate in quantitative terms the effective increase in resilience due to alternative climate adaption strategies.


Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for successful experienced researchers (ER, must be, at the date of the call deadline 09/09/2020, in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience) who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy more than 12 months in the three years immediately before 09/09/2020. The ER must demonstrate a background related to the following fields:

Civil and environmental engineering, risk and resilience assessment to natural hazards, hydraulic structures and hydrology, pluvial water management, reliability analysis

The project will be developed at the University of Naples Federico II (ITALY), with the supervision of Prof. Fatemeh Jalayer.


Research area (as established in MSCA): Information Science and Engineering (ENG)


Brief description of the Research Group:

Prof. Jalayer’s group focuses on the application of probabilistic methods to civil engineering problems. In particular, the research group focuses on the natural hazards and their treat to the built environment employing probabilistic methods. One of the main lines of research is dedicated to risk analysis for rainfall-induced phenomena. We employ probabilistic methods in order to quantify the lack of knowledge in the formulation of the problem at hand. Performing research by using analytical methods, we are particularly keen about the practical implications of our research towards rendering a safer and more sustainable living environment. Group website: http://wpage.unina.it/fatemeh.jalayer/


Documents to be submitted and deadline

Please submit the requested docuements electronically to Prof. Fatemeh Jalayer (fatemeh.jalayer@unina.it) before 21th June 2020.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) describing your academic achievements and your research expertise.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • If necessary, a personal interview with tentative candidates may be organized using a video conference application.


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