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Associate Professor

Member of Interdepartmental Center (CWC - CleanWaterCenter@PoliTo)

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Costantino Manes obtained his PhD in 2006 at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) where he worked on topics related to turbulence and environmental hydraulics. Between 2006 and 2008 he was post doc at the Swiss Federal institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (Davos) where he gained expertise in atmospheric flows and snow processes. He then moved to Turin in 2008 where he spent three years working as a post doc on a project addressing fundamental issues in turbulent flows over permeable walls such as gravel beds and vegetation. Between 2011 and 2015, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK where he built a teaching and research portfolio on various areas of hydraulics and fluid mechanics. Since November 2015, he is Associate Professor in Hydraulics at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

Scientific branch ICAR/01 - IDRAULICA
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (407 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-3990-7449
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Research topics
  • Fish-swimming efficiency in turbulent flows
  • Novel modelling techinques for the design of coalescing filters
  • Steady and unsteady turbulent flows over porous membranes
  • Hydrodynamic cavitation for water disinfection
  • Turbulence in open channel flows perturbed by free surface waves
  • Local scouring around bridge piers and abutments
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment PE8_5 - Fluid mechanics, hydraulic-, turbo-, and piston engines PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 14: Life below water


Cavitation Experimental fluid mechanics Sediment transport Turbulence
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments


  • Fellow - Higher Educatio Academy, Regno Unito (2014-)
    Fellow of the Higher Education Aademy (UK)

Editorial boards

  • ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES (2016-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Ricercatore at University of Southampton ()