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Associate Professor

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Glenda Taddia: Assistant Professor of Engineering geology, in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering at Politecnico di Torino; she obtained the Italian National Scientific Abilitations in academic recruitment Field (“Settore Concorsuale”): 04/A3 - Applied geology, physical geography and geomorphology - Level: II - Associate Professor. Graduated in Geological Sciences in 2008 she helds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2015. The main topics are hydrogeology, management and planning of groundwater resources, low-enthalpy geothermal systems in urban areas. Other scientific interests regard the applied geology, engineering geologic mapping through innovative techniques of digital photo-interpretation and remote sensing, the study of the deep-seated gravitational slope deformations (DSGSDs).

Visiting Scholar at NCGRT - National Center for Groundwater Research and Training and Flinders University (Adelaide - South Australia).

Visiting Professor at NCGRT - National Center for Groundwater Research and Training and Flinders University (Adelaide - South Australia) with course Geologic Processes (20h).

She is one of the author of the following patent: TIme Series ANAlysis for GWHP (TISANA 4 GWHP), application number: 102017000055984, submitted on 23-05-2017. The patent refers to devices and software tools aimed to the assessment of the real advective velocity of the thermal plume induced by the groundwater re-injection operated by an open-loop low-enthalpy geothermal heat pump plant.

She is a Co-Responsible of Monitoring Geothermal Heat Pumps plants of Politecnico di Torino (Central Site Duca: CF1, CF2, CF3; Valentino Castle: CFCastle; Energy Center: CFEnergy).

Glenda Taddia is currently effective member of the Environment and Land Engineering Board: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, MoS’s in Environmental Engineering and Petroleum Engineering; Territorial Urban Environmental and Landscape Planning and Energy and Nuclear Engineering. She is currently teaching the courses "Petroleum and mining geology", “Environmental Technical Geology”, “Civil Protection” and "Geothermal Energy" at Politecnico di Torino.

Faculty member of the PhD Program Urban and Regional Development.

Scientific branch GEO/05 - GEOLOGIA APPLICATA
(Area 0004 - Scienze della terra)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-9766-3860
Research topics
  • Row Materials and mining sustainability
  • Applied Geology
  • Engineering geologic mapping through innovative techniques of digital photo-interpretation and remote sensing
  • Hydrogeology, protection and planning of groundwater resources, flow dynamics through the unsaturated zone
  • Low-enthalpy geothermal systems
  • Study of the deep-seated gravitational slope deformations (DSGSDs)
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering PE10_5 - Geology, tectonics, volcanology PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 13: Climate action Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Applied geology Dsgsd Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology Geothermal energy Hydrogeology Petroleum Pianificazione Quaternary formations Remote sensing Rockfalls
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments


  • Fellow - IAEG, Regno Unito (2018-)
    International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG)
  • Fellow - AIQUA, Italia (2018-)
    Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Quaternario (AIQUA)
  • Fellow - GEAM, Italia (2017-)
    Associazione Georisorse e Ambiente (GEAM)
  • Fellow - IAH, Regno Unito (2012-)
    International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
  • Fellow - AIGA, Italia (2012-)
    Associazione Italiana di Geologia Applicata e Ambientale (AIGA)
  • Fellow - SGI, Italia (2010-)
    Società Geologica Italiana (SGI)
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Editorial boards

  • INFRASTRUCTURES (2021-), Editorial board member
  • NATURE (2014-), Editorial board member


  • Geosciences and Information Technologies GIT/ Geosciences and Information Technologies GIT, Italia, 12-14/6/2017, Session Chair
  • Congresso della Società Geologica Italiana/ Società Geologica Italiana, Italia, 7-9/9/2016, Session Chair
  • Convegno dei giovani ricercatori di geologia applicata - AIGA/ AIGA, Italia, 18-19/2/2016, Session Chair

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Professor at Flinders University (24/7/2019-31/7/2019)
  • Visiting Researcher at Flinders University (13/7/2018-26/7/2018)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

  • Accordo di collaborazione tra amministrazioni per la realizzazione dell’attività di redazione del Piano regionale delle attività estrattive., (2021-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Non-commercial collaboration agreements with public institutions


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