Research

My research approach aims at combining experimental and modeling techniques for a quantitative understanding of physical and (bio)chemical processes affecting the fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface. My interests focus on the investigation of mixing processes in aquifer systems, reactive transport of chemicals in groundwater, biogeochemical modeling, interpretation of isotopic signatures and on natural attenuation and engineered remediation of contaminated sites.

Education

Ph.D. in Environmental Geo-Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, 2006
M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Marie Curie Fellow (IOF) at Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Subsurface Hydrology Group of Prof. P.K. Kitanidis (Oct 2011-present)
  • Scientific Assistant to the Chair of Hydrogeochemistry/Applied Geology (Prof. P Grathwohl) at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, (Apr 2010-Sept 2011)
  • Visiting Scholar at Stanford University in the Subsurface Hydrology Group of Prof. P.K. Kitanidis (Oct-Dec 2010)
  • Visiting Scholar at CSIRO, Perth, Australia, collaboration with Dr. H. Prommer (March-May 2008)
  • Post-Doc at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, in the Hydrogeochemistry Group of Prof. P. Grathwohl (Dec 2006-March 2010)
  • Guest scientist at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, in the Hydrogeochemistry Group of Prof. P. Grathwohl (Jun-Oct 2006)
  • Lagrange Research Fellow (Progetto Lagrange-Fondazione CRT) collaboration Academia/Industry (Feb 2006-Jan 2008)
  • Visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, in the Hydrogeochemistry Group of Prof. P. Grathwohl (Oct 2004-Apr 2005)
  • Visiting Ph.D. student at Auburn University, Alabama USA, in the Groundwater Group of Prof. T. P. Clement (Sept 2003-Apr 2004)
  • Doctorate Research Course in Environmental Geo-Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy (Jan 2003-Dec 2005)
  • Consultant Engineer in the Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering Consulting Company: Studio Tecnico Associato Bortolami-Di Molfetta (Oct 2002-Jul 2003)
  • Environmental Engineer professional habilitation, P.E., (Sept 2002)
  • Faculty of Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin, Master Degree Course in Environmental Engineering (Oct 1996-May 2002)

Contact Information

mrolle "at" stanford "dot" edu

Massimo Rolle
Marie Curie Fellow (University of Tuebingen / Stanford University)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
The Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building (Y2E2)
473 Via Ortega, Room 303, MC 4020
Stanford, CA 94305

Last updated: March 2012