Paolo Pironi

In-Situ Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR)

Demonstrate whether STAR is a viable treatment approach when conducted in in-situ mode.

Personal Background

Graduated from the University of Bologna (Italy) with a BSc in Physics (1995) and a MEng in Environmental Engineering (2002). Subsequently, obtained his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2009 from the University of Edinburgh, studying the applicability of smouldering combustion to the remediation of NAPL contaminated soil. Also worked as an environmental consultant and as a civil servant in Italy's Environmental Protection Agency.

Travel and Awards

  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA: December 2009
  • 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, Montreal, Canada: August 2008
  • Geosyntec Consultant’s Student Research Prize – Awarded second place in annual contest for students pursuing research pertaining to the assessment and remediation of groundwater contamination: March 2008
  • Geological Society Bicentenary Conference, London, UK: September 2007
  • 31st International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany: August 2006