School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am a civil engineering with a specialization in hydraulics. I completed my PhD on the optimization of water distribution systems at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2009. I moved to the University of Adelaide in 2010.
My research interests involve the optimisation of the design and operation of water distribution systems using single-objective and multi-objective genetic algorithms.
My teaching experience includes the course coordination and lecturing of Water Engineering IIA, Water Engineering and Design IIIS2, Environmental Engineering and Design IVA and Environmental Modelling and Management.
Date Position Institution name 2014 - 2016 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2010 - 2014 researcher Associate University of Adelaide 2009 - 2010 Research Fellow University of Bologna 2005 - 2005 Fixed term employee - modelling engineer EHS S.r.l.
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2006 - 2009 University of Bologna Italy PhD 1999 - 2004 University of Bologna Italy Degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic course)
Year Citation 2018 Gong, J., Nguyen, S., Stephens, M., Lambert, M., Marchi, A., Simpson, A., & Zecchin, A. (2018). Correlation of post-burst hydraulic transient noise for pipe burst/leak localisation in water distributions systems. In 13th International Conference on Pressure Surges Vol. 1 (pp. 201-215). Online: BHR Group Limited.
2018 Stephens, M., Gong, J., Marchi, A., Dix, L., Wilson, A., & Lambert, M. (2018). Leak detection in the Adelaide CBD water network using permanent acoustic monitoring. In Proceedings of the Ozwater'18 conference (pp. 1-8). online: Australian Water. 2018 Stephens, M., Marchi, A., Gong, J., Lambert, M., & Simpson, A. (2018). Program of controlled transient field tests in Adelaide CBD smart network. In Proceedings of the 1st International WDSA / CCWI Joint Conference (pp. 1-8). online: Queen's University.
2017 Stephens, M., Gong, J., Marchi, A., Lambert, M., & Simpson, A. (2017). Transient pressure data collection and characterisation in identifying options for reducing pipe fatigue. In Proceedings of the 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference (pp. 1-9). online: Engineers Australia. 2017 Stephens, M., Marchi, A., Gong, J., Lambert, M., Leonard, M., & Simpson, A. (2017). Understanding the range of influence of moderate-sized and short-duration transients in water distribution systems. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry (CCWI 2017) (pp. 1-9). online: CCWI.
2017 Rana, S., Marchi, A., Dandy, G., & Boccelli, D. (2017). Impacts of Measurement Location and Spatial Aggregation on Demand Estimation in Water Distribution Systems. In C. Dunn, & B. Vanweele (Eds.), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017: Hydraulics and Waterways and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017 (pp. 602-610). Sacramento, CA: AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS.
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2017 Marchi, A., Simpson, A., & Lambert, M. (2017). Pump Operation Optimization Using Rule-based Controls. In J. Saldarriaga (Ed.), Procedia Engineering Vol. 186 (pp. 210-217). Univ Andes, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Cartagena, COLOMBIA: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
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2017 Blinco, L., Simpson, A., Lambert, M., & Marchi, A. (2017). Formulation of the Pump Operations Optimization Problem for a Harvested Stormwater System. In J. Saldarriaga (Ed.), Procedia Engineering Vol. 186 (pp. 202-209). Univ Andes, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Cartagena, COLOMBIA: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
2014 Blinco, L., Simpson, A., Lambert, M., Auricht, C., Hurr, N., Tiggemann, S., & Marchi, A. (2014). Genetic algorithm optimization of operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions for water distribution systems. In G. Giustolisi, B. Brunone, D. Laucelli, L. Berardi, & A. Campisano (Eds.), Procedia Engineering Vol. 89 (pp. 509-516). Bari, Italy: Elsevier Ltd.
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2012 Marchi, A., & Dandy, G. (2012). Comparison of simplified methods for the optimisation of water distribution systems. In WDSA 2012: 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference, 24-27 September 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia Vol. 1 (pp. 481-491). Adelaide, South Australia. 2012 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. R., Thyer, M. A., Sutanto, S., & Do, N. C. (2012). Optimisation of pump operations in water distribution systems taking into account the seasonality of the demand. In 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference Vol. 1 (pp. 602-612). Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia. 2012 Marchi, A., Simpson, A., & Do, N. (2012). Optimal scheduling of variable speed pumps in water distribution systems using genetic algorithms. In Proceedings of OZWater 2012 (pp. 1-7). Australia: Australian Water Association. 2011 Marchi, A., Simpson, A., & Ertugrul, N. (2011). Assessing variable speed pump efficiency in water distribution systems. In Proceedings of Computing and Control for the Water Industry 2011 Vol. 3 (pp. 1-6). United Kingdom.
2010 Naldi, G., Artina, S., Bragalli, C., Liserra, T., & Marchi, A. (2010). Experimental investigation of characteristic curves of centrifugal pumps working as turbines. In J. Boxall, & C. Maksimovic (Eds.), INTEGRATING WATER SYSTEMS (pp. 571-+). Sheffield, ENGLAND: CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP.
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Year Citation 2014 Marchi, A., Dandy, G., & Maier, H. (2014). Financial costs, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for major supply water sources and demand management options for metropolitan Adelaide (Technical Report Series No. 14/12). 2013 Dandy, G., Ganji, A., Kandulu, J., Hatton MacDonald, D., Marchi, A., Maier, H., . . . Schmidt, C. E. (2013). Managed Aquifer Recharge and Stormwater Use Options: Net Benefits Report (Technical Report Series No. 14 / 1). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
Year Citation 2016 Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Guo, D., Visintin, P., & Wright, D. (2016). Algorithmik Apps, http://www.algorithmik.org.au/ [Computer Software]. Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Visintin, P., Wright, D., & Guo, D. (n.d.). Algorithmik Apps [Computer Software].
|Date||Course Title||Institution||Class Size||Course Level/ Code||URL|
|2013 - ongoing||Water Engineering II||University of Adelaide||160 - 200||Second Year||C&ENVENG 2071|
|2012 – 2014||Water Engineering and Design III||University of Adelaide||~160||Third Year / Masters||C&ENVENG 3079, C&ENVENG 7079|
|2014||Environmental Modelling and Management||University of Adelaide||~85||Third Year / Masters||C&ENVENG 3029, C&ENVENG 7029|
|2012||Environmental Engineering and Design IVA||University of Adelaide||45||Fourth Year / Masters||C&ENVENG 4108, C&ENVENG 7108|
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