Speaker : Dr Maria Pregnolato
Maria Pregnolato is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Research Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK). Her work focuses on infrastructure resilience, in particular the impact of flooding to road networks and bridges. She holds a Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) EPSRC fellowship to investigate the impact of flooding on bridges and transport (http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=EP%2FR00742X%2F1).
Maria believes that engineers have a crucial role in developing solutions to current global challenges. Her research interests include urban planning, climate adaptation and green infrastructure, in a long-term career vision to improve the resilience and the quality of urban infrastructure through applied research. She collaborates with a range on institutions worldwide and her work is a cross-disciplinary endeavour, with the ultimate aim to improve the liveability of our cities.