2009 : University of Bologna (Italy). PhD in Geophysics, area Climatology. Title of
the thesis: “A New Representation of Large River Catchment Basins in the
Simulation of the Global Climate”. Supervisor: Dr. Antonio Navarra.
2005 : University of Bologna (Italy). Master Degree in Environmental Science. Title
of the thesis: “La foresta di Norunda (Uppland, Svezia) come sorgente di biossido di
2004 : University of Lund (Sweden). Master student in Physical Geography and
Ecosystem Analysis. Title of the thesis: “Forests acting as a carbon source : analysis
of two possible causes for Norunda forest site”.
06/2009 – now: CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change). Junior
Scientist. Expertise in the interaction between climate and hydrological cycle at the
05/2005 – 03/2006: ARPA Emilia Romagna (Regional Agency for Prevention and
Environment). Project Manager.
Other Eduction Experiences
09/2007 – 03/2008: Center for Ocean Land and Atmosphere Studies (COLA),
Calverton, MD, USA. Work-study experience. Research project titled: “Sensitivity
of river discharge to the quality of the Land Surface Schemes participating to GSWP-
2 meteorological forcings”.
Collaboration with Scientific Journals
Scientific Reviewer for the American Meteorological Society (Journal of Climate,
Journal of Hydrometeorology)
Materia S, Alessandri A, Navarra A, 2009. A new representation of large river
catchment basins in the simulation of global climate. In preparation.
Materia S, Dirmeyer PA, Guo Z, Alessandri A, Navarra A, 2009. The sensitivity
of simulated river discharge to land surface representation and meteorological
forcings. Journal of Hydrometeorology, in press.
Materia S, Dirmeyer PA, Guo Z, Alessandri A, Navarra A, 2009. Sensitivity of
river discharge to the quality of external meteorological forcings. EMS Annual
Meeting Abstracts, 6, EMS2009-424.
Materia S, Alessandri A, Navarra A, 2009. A new representation of river basin
discharge in the global climate system. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 11,
Materia S, Navarra A, 2007. Explanation for biases in a river routing model for
climate simulation. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), 4th Annual Meeting,
Very good English literacy and proficiency.
Familiarity with Linux and Windows operating systems. Excellent knowledge of
computer programming language Fortran2003. Extensive knowledge of softwares
for numerical calculation, analysis and visualization of scientific data such as Matlab
and Grads, and applications for manipulating meteorological and climatic data, such
as NCO and CDO.
Team-working experience and excellent learning abilities developed during the PhD
program and the work-study experience in the USA.