Dr. Daniele De Wrachien

Professor, University of Milan, Italy

Agricultural Hydraulics


Daniele De Wrachien is currently a Retired Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the State University of Milan and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), Southampton, UK. He graduated from the State University of Milan as a geologist and obtained his Ph.D. in Advanced Engineering Geology. He performed his duties as, Director of the Institute of Agricultural Hydraulics (2000-2006), Director of Computer Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture,(1992-95), Tutor of MPhil and Ph.D. students of the Faculty of Agriculture, External Examiner to MPhil and Ph.D. students, Visiting Professor at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT).

Daniele received the following Honours and Awards Award for Truthful Support and Help in Organizing and Improving Scientific Level of the Symposia “Actual Tasks on Agricultural Engineering”, Croatian Agricultural Engineering Society, Award in Recognition of Services to the European Society of Agricultural Engineers, Award for outstanding contribution to Engineering Sciences, WIT, Award for the Best Performing Working Body, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage. Daniele is the author of over 150 scientific publications: papers, key-note lectures, books, and technical reports and a Member of the Editorial Board of the following International Journals: International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 2009: Journal of Agricultural Sciences ( Editor-in-Chief ),2010, Journal of Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering (Executive Editor),2010-, International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements,2010-, Journal of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 2010 -, Journal of Safety and Security Engineering,2011-, International Journal of Advanced Renewable Energy Research, 2012-, American Journal of Experimental Agricultural ( Editor-in-Chief ),2013 –, Journal on Frontiers in Soil Science, 2013-, Journal of Agricultural Science and Application,2013-., Irrigation and Drainage ( Associate Editor ), 1998-. Daniele has been involved in the organization of more than sixty International Conferences, Congresses, Symposia, and Workshop in Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, performing the role of Chairman, Key-note Speaker, and Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committees. As President of the European Society of Agricultural Engineers (2002- 04) Daniele established Agreements with national, regional, and worldwide Organisations such as CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering) , ESA (European Society of Agronomy), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage), IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences), and others. The scientific activity of Daniele deals with the following fields of interest: water resources management, irrigation, and drainage technology, performance assessment of sprinkler irrigation systems, modeling of transport processes in porous media, modeling and fluid dynamics of the debris and hyper-concentrated flows, flood control and mitigation measures, desertification and environmental impact of climate change, classical and quantum fluid-dynamical trajectories. Listed on: – Who’s Who in the World, 23rd, 24th, 25th Editions , Marquis ( USA ) Editor; – Dictionary of International Biography, 33rd, 34th, International Biographical Centre (UK) Editor; – 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Fifth Edition; – Great Minds of the 21st Century, 2006/2007 Edition, American Biographical Institute, USA.

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