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Associate Professor

Responsabile Centro Interdipartimentale (CleanWaterCenter@PoliTo)

+39 0110907628 / 7628 (DIATI)

Alberto Tiraferri is Professore Associato L. 240 in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) at Politecnico di Torino, in the field ICAR/03 (Applied Environmental Engineering). Prof. Tiraferri received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Subsequently, Prof. Tiraferri worked for two years as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research interests include (i) membrane process engineering for water treatment and resource efficiency, (ii) decontamination and water purification using advanced oxidation, (iii) applications of innovative techniques for the reclamation of contaminated environment systems, (iv) contaminant dynamics in water.

(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-9859-1328
Scopus Author ID: 24280776400
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Research topics
  • Advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater management
  • Membrane technology for water and wastewater management
  • Water reuse, mining, and zero liquid discharge
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_2 - Chemical engineering, technical chemistry PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Drinking water Membranes Wastewater treatment Water desalination Water treatment
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award conferred by American Chemical Society (ACS), United States (2010)
  • Membrane X-Prize conferred by Oasys Water Inc., United States (2010)
  • NWRI-AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology conferred by National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Americam Membrane Technology Association (AMTA), United States (2010)
  • Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (IEF) conferred by European Union, Svizzera (2012)


  • Effective member - ANDIS, Italia (2019-)
  • Effective member - GITISA, Italia (2015-)

Editorial boards

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (2020-), Scientific Committee member
  • FRONTIERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (2018-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • Membranes for Liquid Separation and Water Treatment: Environmental Applications and Future Perspectives - Torino (Italy), Program chair

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Primo ricercatore at Universit√† di Ginevra (1/5/2013-28/2/2015)
  • Primo ricercatore at Yale University (1/9/2010-31/8/2012)