In 1993 he got a Ph.D. degree in Hydraulics. Was invited Visiting Scholar (1997) at the Centre for Applied Coastal Research at the University of Delaware (USA). Since 2002, full professor of Coastal Engineering at University of Salento, Lecce, Italy. Research interests are directed towards Coastal and Offshore Engineering topics as wave breaking and longshore transport, coastal structures such as reshaping or berm breakwaters, armour stone degradation, long term wave prediction, rehabilitation of eroded/polluted beaches, design and structural risk of coastal structures, wave induced forces at pipelines, and forces at floating structures. Since 1990, he has attended almost all ICCE conferences and served as session chair. He was co-secretary for the Coastal Structures 2007 held in Venice. Acts as member of PIANC working groups. He was awarded as Coastal Engineering outstanding reviewer for 2015.

His research interests are directed towards a better understanding of some Coastal and Offshore Engineering topics as wave breaking and longshore transport, coastal structures, such as reshaping or berm breakwaters, armour stone degradation, long term wave prediction, rehabilitation of polluted beaches, design and structural risk of coastal structures, wave induced forces at pipelines, and forces at floating structures. His investigations combined numerical modelling with both controlled experiments, field observations and numerical modelling.

Email: giuseppe.tomasicchio@uniecampus.it

Main publications:

- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F., Musci, F. (2010). A multi-layer capping of a coastal area contaminated with materials dangerous to health. Chemistry & Ecology, 26, pp. 155–168. (I.F.I. = 1.069).
- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F., Barbaro G. (2011). Composite modelling for large-scale experiments on wave-dune interactions. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49, S1, pp. 15–19. (I.F.I. = 0.801).
- Tomasicchio, G.R., Sanchez Arcilla, A., D’Alessandro, F., Ilic, S., James, M., Fortes, C.J.E.M., Sancho, F., Schüttrumpf, H. (2011). Large-scale flume experiments on dune erosion processes. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49, S1, pp. 20–30. (I.F.I. = 0.801).
- Sancho, F., Abreu, T., D’Alessandro, F., Tomasicchio, G.R., Silva, P.A. (2011). Surf hydrodynamics under collapsing coastal dunes. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(64), pp. 144–148. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- D’Alessandro, F., Tomasicchio, G.R., Frega, F., Carbone, M. (2011). Design and management aspects of a coastal protection system. A case history in the South of Italy. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(64), pp. 492–495. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- Buccino, M., Calabrese, M., Ciardulli, F., Di Pace, P, Tomasicchio, G.R. (2011). One layer concrete armor units with a rock-like skin: wave reflection and run-up. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(64), pp. 469-473. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- Calabrese, M., Di Pace, P., Buccino, M., Tomasicchio, G.R., Ciralli, E. (2011). Nearshore circulation at a coastal defence system in Sicily. Physical and numerical experiments. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(64), pp. 474–478. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- Aristodemo F., Tomasicchio G. R., Veltri P. (2011) New model to determine forces at on-bottom slender pipelines. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 58, pp. 267–280. (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F. (2013). Wave energy transmission through and over low crested breakwaters. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(65), pp. 398–403. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- Salvadori, G., Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F. (2013). Multivariate approach to design coastal and off-shore structures. Journal of Coastal Research, SI(65), pp. 386–391. (I.F.I. = 1.366).
- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F., Barbaro, G., Malara, G. (2013). General longshore transport model. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 71, pp. 28–36. (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- Salvadori, G., Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F. (2014). Practical guidelines for multivariate analysis and design in coastal engineering. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 88, pp. 1–14. (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- Salvadori, G., Durante, F., Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F. (2015). Practical guidelines for the multivariate assessment of the structural risk in coastal and off-shore Engineering. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 95, pp. 77–83. (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F., Barbaro, G., Musci, E., De Giosa, T.M. (2015). Longshore transport at shingle beaches: an independent verification of the general longshore transport model. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 104, pp. 69–75 (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- D’Alessandro, F., and Tomasicchio, G.R. (2016). Wave-dune interaction in large-scale physical model tests. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 116, pp. 15–25 (I.F.I. = 2.404).
- Smith, E.R, D’Alessandro, F., Tomasicchio, G.R., Gailani, J.Z. (2017). Nearshore placement of a sand dredged mound. Coastal Engineering, Elsevier, 126, pp. 1–10.
- Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro, F., Avossa A.M., Riefolo, L., Musci, E., Ricciardelli, F., Vicinanza, D. (2018). Experimental Modelling of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Spar Buoy Wind Turbine. Renewable Energy Journal, RENE-D-17-02232
- Tomasicchio, G.R., Lusito, L., D’Alessandro, F., Frega, F., Francone, A., De Bartolo, S. (2018). A direct scaling analysis for the sea level rise. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. SERR-D-18-00013R1
- Dentale, F., Pugliese Carratelli, E., Reale, F., Contestabile, P., Tomasicchio, G.R. (2018). Extreme Wave Analysis by Integrating Model and Wave Buoy Data. Water 2018, 10, 373; doi:10.3390/w10040373.
- Hamza, W., Lusito, L., Ligorio, F., Tomasicchio, G.R., D’Alessandro F. (2018) Wave climate at shallow waters along the Abu Dhabi coast. Water 2018, 10, 985; doi:10.3390/w10080985 J30.