About me

professor paola passalacqua


UT Austin

301 E. Dean Keeton St. STOP C1700 Austin TX 78712-2100 

Office location: ECJ 8.612 

Tel: +1 512-471-3319 paola@austin.utexas.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011-present.
  • Postdoctoral Associate, NCED, University of Minnesota, 2010.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Univ. of Minnesota, 2004-9.
  • Engineer in Safety and Security at Voltri Terminal Europa S.p.A. Genoa Harbor, Genoa, Italy, 2002-3.
  • Undergraduate Researcher, University of Genoa, 2000-2.

  • Ph.D, Civil Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, Dec 2009.
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Univ. of Minnesota, Dec 2005.
  • BS/MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa (Italy), Nov 2002.

Awards and Honors:
  • Junior Marchi Lecturer, 2017
  • Most Exemplary Faculty Member Award for the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, 2017
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science, 2016
  • Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Water Resources Research, 2016
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Assistant Professor, 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2014
  • Department Teaching Award, UT Austin, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin, 2014
  • Ervin S. Perry Student Appreciation Award, UT Austin, 2012
  • Faculty Appreciation Week Award, UT Austin, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Synthesis Fellowship, NCED, 2010.
  • AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award Hydrology, 2008.
  • Edward Silberman Fellowship, 2006.
  • Laurea summa cum laude, University of Genoa, 2002.

Curriculum vitae: Passalacqua_CV