Program: Water & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Annalisa Molini is an Assistant Professor in the Water and Environmental Engineering Program, and currently a Visiting Scholar at Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of the MIT Technology and Development Program.
Her research mainly focuses the connections between climate change and water resources availability, hydro-climatology, and the stochastic modeling of hydrological and environmental processes, as well as hydro-statistics and the study of extreme events such as severe droughts.
She received her Master Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Genova (Italy) with a Major in Physics of Atmosphere and Oceanography, and her Ph.D. in Methods for Environmental Monitoring from the University of Basilicata (Italy) with a research focused on the stochastic modeling of complex and intermittent features of precipitation.
Prior to joining Masdar Institute, she was a Research Associate at Duke University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Data Manager and Analyst in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Field Inter-comparison of Rainfall Intensity Gauges, at the Italian Air-force Meteorological Center of Vigna di Valle, Rome, Italy.