Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

Dr.-Ing. Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

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Profession/Education activities
  • 1996-2001: Engineering Project Manger at Eurowaste s.rl. private company in Padova, Italy
  • 2002-today: Assistant Professor at the University of Padova, teaching on:
  • 2003-2010: Environmental Engineering Plants
  • 2003-2008: Water Treatment
  • 2010-2013: Waste Mangement in Developing Countries
  • 2012-today: Environmental Sanitary Engineering, ENSTP, Yaoundè, Cameroun
  • 2014-today: Solid Waste and Environmental Management, ENSTP, Yaoundè, Padova
  • 2012-2016: Director of distance master course "Integrated water resources management and environmental sanitation in Developing Countries" at University of Padova & ENSTP, Yaoundè
  • 2012-2016: Vice director of distance master course "Technologies for the sustainable and intercultural management of wastes in African Countries" at University of Padova & ENSTP, Yaoundè


Research groups member


  • "Africa Round Table", to promote and support scientific and cultural projects in Africa
  • "Teaching for Learning", to promote an interactive learning community and to experience new educational models
  • "Environmental sustainability", to promote good enviromental sustainable practices


  • IWWG Task Group on "Waste management in developing countries"


  • 2013: Kriton Kuri award, Best Project in Developing Countries-Sardinia 2013 International Symposium
  • 2017: Second Best Paper, Wastesafe 2017


Last ten years financed projects
  • 2005-2017: ENERGIANOVA project, Integrated Solid Organic Waste and Wastewater Management at the Bosconero hut; CAI- Italian Alpin Association (BL), Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Verona,Vicenza, Belluno, Ancona, University of Padova, Fondazione Angelini (BL)
  • 2005-2007: PRIN 2005, Remediation of contaminated lagoon sediment; MIUR (Italian Minister of University Research), University of Padova2007-2010: Hydrogen production from organic waste; PRAT, University of Padova
  • 2007-2017: Phytodepuration of different wastewater streams by energy crops; University of Padova
  • 2009-2014: UASB/septic tank for integrated waste and wastewater treatment; University of Padova
  • 2014: International project "Literary cafè at Yaoundè", to promote the awarness on environmental topics; Veneto Regional Government, Rotary Club Padova, Univ. of Padova
  • 2015-2016: GBRSU International project on Sustainable Waste Management in Bissau and Identification of a new landfill site; EU, LVIA-Lay Volunteers International Association, Bissau Municipality, University of Padova
  • 2015-2016: PROSIGRU International project on Solid Waste Management in Mozambique; EU, ANAMM National Association of the municipalities in Mozambique, DNGA-MICOA Environmental Minister in Mozambique, University of Padova
  • 2016-2017: ROLES, International Bilateral Project between Italy and China on Remediation of Old Landfill for Environmental Sustainability and final sink; MISE Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


Scientific secretary
  • 2008: "Rifiuti, ambiente e salute", National Seminar, Padova
  • 2014: International Congress, "SUM, Symposium on Urban Mining", Bergamo
  • 2012-2015: TDR, Tavolo di Roma, International committee on sustainable waste management
  • 2013-2016: CTTC, National Committee on remediation on contaminated sites
  • 2016: "SUM, Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy", International Congress, Bergamo


Editorial activities
  • 2012-2014: Editor for Glance at the World in Waste Management Journal, ed. Elsevier
  • 2017: Guest Editor for Bioresource and Biotechnology, ed. Elsevier


  • Three different chapters in scientific books
  • 25 scientific publications
  • more than 40 conference papers