Dr Federica Buriani

Dr Federica Buriani

Senior Technician (Physical Modelling)

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Senior Physical Modelling Technician - COAST Lab


PhD in Applied Mathematics - Loughborough University (UK) 
Mathematical Modelling of Wave-Structure Interactions with application to Wave Energy Conversion

MSc in Civil Engineering - Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) 
Experimental Investigation of a Ramp-Type Shoreline Wave Energy System

BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
Wave Run-Up and Back-Wash on a Beach Physical Model

Professional membership

INORE - International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy European Symposium Coordinator - 2019 INORE Symposium



De Padova, D., Brocchini, M., Buriani, F., Corvaro, S., De Serio, F., Mossa, M.,Sibilla, S. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Pre-Breaking and Breaking Vorticity within a Plunging Breaker. March 2018. Water 10(4):387 DOI: 10.3390/w10040387

Michele, S., Buriani, F., Renzi, E., van Rooij, M., Jayawardhana, B., Vakis, A. I. Wave Energy Extraction by Flexible Floaters.November 2020. Energies 13(23) DOI: 10.3390/en13236167

Michele, S., Buriani, F., Renzi, E. Power extraction from floating elastic plates.EWTEC 2021 Special Issue in the International Journal of Marine Energy

Michele, S., Zheng, S., Buriani, F., Borthwick, A.G.L., Greaves, D. M. Floating hydroelastic circular plate in regular and irregular waves. European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids http://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechflu.2023.01.008%C2%A0

Conference Papers
Buriani, F. and Müller, G. Reservoir type WEC for micro-tidal environments, EWTEC 2017
Buriani, F. and Renzi, E. Hydrodynamics of a Flexible Piezoelectric Wave Energy Harvester Moored on a Breakwater, EWTEC 2017
De Serio, F., Brocchini, M., Buriani, F., Corvaro, S., De Padova, D., Mossa, M., Sibilla, S. Coherent vortical structures in plunging breakers, XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche 2018



Conferences organised

2019 INORE Symposium, Nocera Umbra, Italy

Other academic activities

Visiting Researcher at the Ocean Grazer Laboratory - University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Experiments on a flexible wave energy actuator (elastic membrane) and a raft-type floater blanket
GII Researcher at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory (LIC) of DICATECh - Università Politecnica di Bari (Italy)
Characterisation of breaking waves evolution and nearshore turbulence dynamic
Visiting Academic at the Hydraulic Laboratory of the University of Southampton (UK)
Reservoir type WEC for micro-tidal environments

Additional information

Sky runner - Fell runner
2019 Umbrian Mountain Running Champion 
2nd female at Brecon Beacons Trail Running Challenge 2022 - 43 km, 1874 m +
2nd female at La Sportiva Ultra Trail Gran Sasso 2023 - 63 km, 4050 m +