Iacopo Vona

Student

Iacopo Vona

Graduate Research Assistant
Student
Iacopo Vona
Graduate Research Assistant
Horn Point Laboratory

Bio

I grew up in Rome, Italy, and completed my Bachelor and Master degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the Universita` degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome. During my studies, I have had the opportunity to get passionate about fluid mechanics and I always had the desire to apply the learned notions on my own research. After obtaining my masters degree, before moving to the United States and HPL, I worked for a year at an engineering company in Rome where I was working as hydraulic engineer, which made me deepen the world of design and the delicate balance between the environment and humans. Here at HPL my research consists of studying how nature based solutions can improve the resilience of coastal environments, as well as the water quality and the vitality of the surrounding ecosystems through the integration of oysters with submerged structures such as breakwaters. My work, which involves numerical modeling and fieldwork, focuses on sediment transport and erosion and deposition phenomena which shape the coastline. After getting my degree, I would like to remain in academia where research and teaching is emphasized.