Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2016, PhD



Fluvial geomorphology, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Sediment Transport.

– BD and MD In Environmental Engineering – University of Trento (IT)
– PhD in Environmental Engineering – ETH Zurich (CH)*
(* Culmann Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis)

About Me
As a Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC under the supervision of Prof. Marwan Hassan, I am studying how mountain rivers change as a consequence of unsteady flows and different sediment supply regimes, with a combination of field data, experimental work and numerical modelling. My scholarship is funded by UBC and by the Swiss National Science Foundation.



– Saletti, M., Molnar, P., Zimmermann, A. E., Hassan, M. A., and M. Church (2015) Temporal variability and memory in sediment transport in an experimental step-pool channel, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR016929.

– Saletti, M., Molnar, P., Hassan, M. A., and Burlando, P. (2016) A reduced-complexity model for sediment transport and step-pool morphology, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 549-566, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-549-2016.

– Saletti, M., P. Molnar, J. M. Turowski, and D. Rickenmann (2016), On the effect of flood frequency and randomness on step formation and stability: insight from a multi-grain reduced-complexity model, submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett.

Winter 2018

GEOB103 Our Changing Environment: Water and Landscapes Sections

Physical processes acting at the Earth's surface; water cycle; landforms; human impacts. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion Lists:,215,410,414.