The University of Cagliari - Italy

Professor Alessandra Carucci

The University of Cagliari, funded in 1606, consists of 11 faculties, about 40.000 students, 1400 academic teachers and a staff of 1200 employees. The Department of Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies (DIGITA) of the University of Cagliari, formed in 1995 through a fusion of the expertise of Mining Engineering and that of Environmental Sanitary Engineering, has the following fields of activity and research areas: study, evaluation and exploitation of mineral resources, water and wastewater treatment (both municipal and industrial), solid waste treatment and disposal systems, reclamation of contaminated sites from waste dumping and industrial activities, air pollution, safety engineering and environmental impact assessment. It consists of 10 full professors, 11 associate professors, 8 assistant professor and 20 among PhD students and research fellows. A great amount of research is done in the field of biological wastewater treatment, including new technologies and application to xenobiotics compounds as is attested by a number of publications on these topics. In the field of Environmental engineering the Department has scientific relations with many universities and research centers, both in the educational and research activity.