Dr Giulio Curioni BSc, MSc, PhD, M.I. Soil Sci.

Dr Giulio Curioni

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Giulio is an environmental scientist specialised in soil and environmental field monitoring. His main current research focuses on the use of active distributed temperature sensing (A-DTS) techniques for detecting the occurrence of water turbidity spikes in groundwater wells and for soil moisture monitoring.

Qualifications

  • 2013 - PhD, University of Birmingham, School of Civil Engineering, Birmingham, UK
  • 2008 - MSc, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Milan, Italy
  • 2005 - BSc, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Milan, Italy

Teaching

University of Birmingham, School of Engineering:

  • Soil Mechanics (2016-2017): contributor and responsible for laboratory sessions.
  • Geotechnical Engineering 1 (2017-2018): contributor and responsible for laboratory sessions.
Dr Curioni has co-supervised and provided training and support to a number of MSc and PhD students conducting laboratory or field work. He also delivered a number of lectures to undergraduates on soil compaction and shallow geophysical techniques.

Other activities

Dr Curioni is a member of the task group (reference: WK57572) for updating the ASTM D6780/D6780M-12 Standard Test Method for Water Content and Density of Soil In situ by Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR).

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Hart, KM, Curioni, G, Blaen, P, Harper, NJ, Miles, P, Lewin, KF, Nagy, J, Bannister, EJ, Cai, XM, Thomas, RM, Krause, S, Tausz, M & MacKenzie, AR 2019, 'Characteristics of free air carbon dioxide enrichment of a northern temperate mature forest', Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14786

Curioni, G, Chapman, D, Royal, A, Metje, N, Dashwood, B, Gunn, DA, Inauen, CM, Chambers, JE, Meldrum, PI, Wilkinson, PB, Swift, RT & Reeves, HJ 2018, 'TDR potential for soil condition monitoring of geotechnical assets', Canadian Geotechnical Journal. https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2017-0618

Curioni, G, Chapman, D, Pring, L, Royal, A & Metje, N 2018, 'Extending TDR capability for measuring soil density and water content to field condition monitoring', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE, vol. 144, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001792

Curioni, G, Chapman, D & Metje, N 2017, 'Seasonal variations measured by TDR and GPR on an anthropogenic sandy soil and the implications for utility detection', Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 141, pp. 34-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2017.01.029

Dou, Q, Wei, L, Magee, D, Atkins, P, Chapman, D, Curioni, G, Goddard, K, Hayati, F, Jenks, H, Metje, N, Muggleton, J, Pennock, S, Rustighi, E, Rogers, C & Cohn, A 2016, '3D Buried Utility Location Using A Marching-Cross-Section Algorithm for Multi-sensor Data Fusion', Sensors, vol. 16, no. 11, sensors-149937, pp. 1827. https://doi.org/10.3390/s16111827

Thring, LM, Boddice, D, Metje, N, Curioni, G, Chapman, D & Pring, L 2014, 'Factors affecting soil permittivity and proposals to obtain gravimetric water content from time domain reflectometry measurements', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1303-1317. https://doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2013-0313

Conference contribution

Foo, KY, Hao, T, Curioni, G, Chapman, DN, Metje, N & Atkins, PR 2011, A knowledge-based system for evaluating the impact of soil properties on the performance of utility location technologies: Design and case study. in ICPTT 2011: Sustainable Solutions for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Pipelines - Proceedings of the International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2011. pp. 810-825, International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology 2011: Sustainable Solutions for Water, Sewer, Gas, and Oil Pipelines, ICPTT 2011, Beijing, China, 26/10/11. https://doi.org/10.1061/41202(423)87

You, Z, Cross, J, Foo, KY, Atkins, PR, Thomas, AM, Curioni, G & Islas-Cital, A 2010, Disposable stepped-frequency GPR and soil measurement devices. in Proceedings of the 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010., 5550091, 13th Internarional Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR 2010, Lecce, Italy, 21/06/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGPR.2010.5550091

Royal, ACD, Rogers, CDF, Atkins, PR, Brennan, MJ, Chapman, DN, Cohn, AG, Curioni, G, Foo, KY, Goddard, K, Lewin, PL, Metje, N, Muggleton, JM, Naji, A, Pennock, SR, Redfern, MA, Saul, AJ, Swingler, SG & Wang, P 2010, Mapping the underworld: Location phase II-latest developments. in 28th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition 2010, NO-DIG 2010. pp. 111-120, 28th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition 2010, NO-DIG 2010, Singapore, 8/11/10.

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