Righini Margherita
Graduate Researcher
Struttura di afferenza: CLASSE STS
Scientific Discipline: Geologia applicata


Margherita graduated at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with an MSc in Geological Sciences and Technologies, taking a curricula in geomorphological and Geological Techniques Application for The Study of The Natural Hazard and the Environmental Impact. She earned her PhD in Earth Sciences in 2017 at the University of Padua Italy, and her work addressed a better comprehension and a quantitative analysis of geomorphic response to extreme flood events in alluvial and semi- alluvial rivers, recently increasing in the frequency because of ongoing climate changes developing an integrated approach culminated in the development of empirical and statistical predictive models with the main aim to improve our capability of predicting and for supporting the design of flood hazard maps, interventions and mitigation (a practical implication in supporting implementation of the Floods European Directive, 2007/60/CE). She was visiting PhD Student at at the Geosciences Department, Colorado State University (Colorado, USA). She was a lecturer in Hydromorphology course as part of the Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation MSc at the University of Pavia. Within IUSS she awarded a research fellowship in 2019, concerning the economic and environmental assessment of the role of coastal monitoring systems in risk mitigation based on Bayesian Belief Network approach, Earth Observation products and remote sensing techniques. She currently works as a research fellow in the national project EFLIP (Economic impacts of flood risk in Lombardy and innovative risk mitigation policy) coordinated by CMCC, on topics related to urban flooding through the application of Earth Observation products and remote sensing techniques.