In 2001 Alberto Pivato graduated from Environmental Engineering at Padova University presenting a thesis on the industrial risk assessment of the “Porto Marghera” (Venice); the thesis received a mention by the Province of Venice.
From 2001 to 2004 he worked on his Ph.D. program spending two terms in other universities: in 2003 (3 months) at the DTU University (Denmark) under the supervision of Prof. Christensen and in 2004 (6 months) at the TUHH Department (Hamburg, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Stegmann. With this experience he greatly improved his knowledge of ecotoxicology and methodologies to assess landfill emissions.
In 2004 Alberto Pivato completed his doctorate in Environmental Engineering at the IMAGE Department of University with a thesis concerning “Performance-based methodology for assessing the landfill aftercare end-point”.
From 2005 to 2016 Alberto Pivato has been working for a private company in the field of environmental engineering and planning as Project Manager. In 2007, he received a special mention by one of the most important national concourses on planning (Piccinato Concorso) for his work on a methodology for the assessment of a ranking for industries in terms of sustainability.
Currently Alberto Pivato is a Researcher at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering of Padua University.
He has collaborated with many public administrations and he has been member of different commissions: quarry commission of the province of Treviso; occupational safety commission; forensic engineering; etc.
He has participated in numerous conferences and he was scientific secretary of the International Symposium Sardinia 2003 and 2017, Venice Symposium 2016 and 2018 and Treviso Forensic 2016 and 2018. He has written more than 60 papers for national and internationals journals.
He has been professor of the courses “Waste Recovery” ( 2008-2009), “Ecotoxicology” (2009-2017) and “Environmental Project” (2015-2017) for the International MSc Programme in Environmental Engineering at the University of Padova.
His main fields of interest are ecotoxicology, waste management, environmental impact assessment, risk analysis and remediation of contaminated sites. Since 2016 he has moved his research interests to anaerobic digestion, environmental forensic engineering and air pollution control. Regarding these topics he participated in the working groups of CTD (National Landfill Committee), IWWG (International Waste Working Group) and CTTC (National Committee on Contaminated Sites).
In 2017 he has obtained the Italian national qualification to act as associate professor in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering.