University of Padova
Giuseppe Gambolati graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin. After a brief stint as assistant of Applied Mechanics, was hired by IBM Research Center in Venice therein completing a scientific career to senior researcher. There he developed, among many other activities, the first model of anthropogenic land subsidence in Venice (1973). In 1980 he became Professor of Numerical Methods in Engineering at the University of Padua. From 2003 to 2008 he was member of the board of CORILA (Consortium for Research on the Lagoon of Venice) and is currently member of the IAHS/UNESCO-IHP subsidence team. In 2008 he received the Excellent Contributions Award of IACMAG (International Association for Computers Methods and Advances in Geomechanics) for “significant contributions in research, academic activities and professional service in different regions of the globe ”. In 2011 he was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for “his unique and seminal contributions to geomechanical aspects of subsurface fluid flow”.