ALESSANDRO BATTAGLIA

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Associate Professor

Dr. Battaglia is currently Associate Professor at the DIATI, Politecnico of Turin and in the Physics and Astronomy Department within the Earth Observation Science Group. He has teaching, tutoring and supervising responsibilities at the Batchelor, Master and Post Graduate level and he is pursuing an innovative research program. This is undertaken through international positions in major satellite missions, international collaborations and research grants awarded in the UK. He is currently PI of four research projects and co-I in one.

Dr Battaglia is internationally recognized as one of the top-class experts in cloud and precipitation atmospheric radars. This is demonstrated by his involvement as Science Team member in the NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Mission (with two NASA awards awarded as part of the Cal/Val team), as Level 2 Algorithm Developer Group member and Mission Advisory Group member for the up-coming ESA-JAXA Earth Explorer 6 EarthCARE mission. In 2018-19, thanks to his expertise in millimetre Doppler radars, he was also Member of the Mission Advisory Group of the ESA Earth Explorer 9 Candidate SKIM (Sea surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring) mission focussed at the study of ocean currents. He is member of several editorial boards of international journals. He has an excellent grant capture (~190k/year return for the University) from a variety of funding sources both at national and international level; funding agencies include ESA, NERC, UKSA, NCEO, US-Department of Energy.

Scientific branch FIS/06 - FISICA PER IL SISTEMA TERRA E IL MEZZO CIRCUMTERRESTRE
(Area 0002 - Scienze fisiche)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (474 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-9243-3484
Scopus Author ID: 9537045600
Google Scholar ID: 10285044536603262616
ResearchGate ID: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/73620547
Research topics ESA Wivern 2
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE7_6 - Communication technology, high-frequency technology PE10_14 - Earth observations from space/remote sensing PE10_2 - Meteorology, atmospheric physics and dynamics PE7_7 - Signal processing

SDG

Goal 13: Climate action Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Keywords

Doppler radar, cloud and snow microphysics, microwave radiometer
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • NASA Group Achievement Award” conferred by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States (2015)

Fellowships

  • Fellow - National Center for Earth Observation, Regno Unito (2014-)

Editorial boards

  • REMOTE SENSING (2018-), Editor of magazine, editorial series, encyclopaedia
  • JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY (2015-), Director
  • JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY (2015-), Director

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore Associato confermato at University of Leicester (1/9/2009-15/1/2020)
  • Professore a contratto at University of Bonn (1/9/2004-31/8/2009)
  • Visiting Researcher at Colorado State University (1/4/2001-31/12/2001)