Dr Angela Marchi

Angela Marchi
Research Associate
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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.

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Dr Angela Marchi

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.

Appointments

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 Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2006 - 2009 University of Bologna Italy PhD
1999 - 2004 University of Bologna Italy Degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulic course)

Research Interests

Optimisation, Water Resources Engineering

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Wu, W., Dandy, G., Maier, H., Maheepala, S., Marchi, A. & Mirza, F. (2017). Identification of optimal water supply portfolios for a Major City. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 143, 9, -.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000811
2017 Kandulu, J., Hatton MacDonald, D., Dandy, G. & Marchi, A. (2017). Ecosystem Service Impacts of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management. Water Resources Management, Online, 1-15.
10.1007/s11269-017-1778-3
2017 Blinco, L. J., Lambert, M. F., Simpson, A. R. & Marchi, A. (2017). Framework for the optimization of operation and design of systems with different alternative water sources. Earth Perspectives, 4, 1, -.
10.1186/s40322-017-0038-2
2016 Marchi, A., Dandy, G. C. & Maier, H. (2016). Integrated approach for optimizing the design of aquifer storage and recovery stormwater harvesting schemes accounting for externalities and climate change. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142, 4, -.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000628
2016 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. & Lambert, M. (2016). Optimization of pump operation using rule-based controls in EPANET2: new ETTAR toolkit and correction of energy computation. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142, 7, 04016012-1-04016012-11.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000637
2016 Blinco, L., Simpson, A. R., Lambert, M. F. & Marchi, A. (2016). Comparison of pumping regimes for water distribution systems to minimize cost and greenhouse gases. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142, 6, 04016010-1-04016010-11.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000633
2014 Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Simpson, A., Zecchin, A., Maier, H., Wu, Z. ... Dandy, G. (2014). The Battle of the Water Networks II (BWN-II). Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140, 7, 04014009:1-04014009:14.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000378
2014 Maier, H., Kapelan, Z., Kasprzyk, J., Kollat, J., Matott, L., Cunha, M. ... Reed, P. (2014). Evolutionary algorithms and other metaheuristics in water resources: Current status, research challenges and future directions. Environmental Modelling and Software, 62, 271-299.
10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.013
2014 Bolognesi, A., Bragalli, C., Marchi, A. & Artina, S. (2014). Multiobjective design of water distribution networks through the generation of pseudofronts in the hydraulically feasible region. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28, 4, 06014004-1-06014004-6.
10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000280
2014 Marchi, A., Dandy, G., Wilkins, A. & Rohrlach, H. (2014). Methodology for comparing evolutionary algorithms for optimization of water distribution systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140, 1, 22-31.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000321
2013 Marchi, A. & Simpson, A. (2013). Correction of the EPANET inaccuracy in computing the efficiency of variable speed pumps. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 139, 4, 456-459.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000273
2013 Simpson, A. & Marchi, A. (2013). Evaluating the approximation of the affinity laws and improving the efficiency estimate for variable speed pumps. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139, 12, 1314-1317.
10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000776
2012 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. & Ertugrul, N. (2012). Assessing variable speed pump efficiency in water distribution systems. Drinking Water Engineering and Science, 5, 1, 15-21.
10.5194/dwes-5-15-2012
2012 Zecchin, A., Simpson, A., Maier, H., Marchi, A. & Nixon, J. (2012). Improved understanding of the searching behavior of ant colony optimization algorithms applied to the water distribution design problem. Water Resources Research, 48, 9, 1-16.
10.1029/2011WR011652
2012 Artina, S., Bragalli, C., Erbacci, G., Marchi, A. & Rivi, M. (2012). Contribution of parallel NSGA-II in optimal design of water distribution networks. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 14, 2, 310-323.
10.2166/hydro.2011.014
2012 Wu, W., Simpson, A., Maier, H. & Marchi, A. (2012). Incorporation of variable-speed pumping in multiobjective genetic algorithm optimization of the design of water transmission systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138, 5, 543-552.
10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000195
2010 Bolognesi, A., Bragalli, C., Marchi, A. & Artina, S. (2010). Genetic Heritage Evolution by Stochastic Transmission in the optimal design of water distribution networks. Advances in Engineering Software, 41, 5, 792-801.
10.1016/j.advengsoft.2009.12.020

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Rana, S., Marchi, A., Dandy, G. & Boccelli, D. (2017). Impacts of Measurement Location and Spatial Aggregation on Demand Estimation in Water Distribution Systems. 17th Annual World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. C. Dunn & B. Vanweele (Eds.) Sacramento, CA.
10.1061/9780784480625.056
2017 Blinco, L., Simpson, A., Lambert, M. & Marchi, A. (2017). Formulation of the Pump Operations Optimization Problem for a Harvested Stormwater System.
10.1016/j.proeng.2017.03.228
2017 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. & Lambert, M. (2017). Pump Operation Optimization Using Rule-based Controls.
10.1016/j.proeng.2017.03.229
2014 Blinco, L. J., Simpson, A. R., Lambert, M. F., Auricht, C. A., Hurr, N. E., Tiggemann, S. M. & Marchi, A. (2014). Genetic algorithm optimization of operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions for water distribution systems. 16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, WDSA 2014. G. Giustolisi, B. Brunone, D. Laucelli, L. Berardi & A. Campisano (Eds.) Bari, Italy.
10.1016/j.proeng.2014.11.246
2012 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. & Do, N. (2012). Optimal scheduling of variable speed pumps in water distribution systems using genetic algorithms. Australian Water Association Convention - Ozwater. Sydney.
2012 Marchi, A. & Dandy, G. (2012). Comparison of simplified methods for the optimisation of water distribution systems. 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference. 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. 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference (WDSA 2012). Adelaide, SA.
2011 Marchi, A., Simpson, A. & Ertugrul, N. (2011). Assessing variable speed pump efficiency in water distribution systems. Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry. University of Exeter, 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. 10th International Conference on Computing and Control for the Water Industry. J. Boxall & C. Maksimovic (Eds.) Sheffield, ENGLAND.

Report for External Bodies

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,
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, Goyder Institute for Water Research,

Teaching Activities 

Courses Taught

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
Position
Research Associate
Phone
83131113
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North
Room Number
1 24
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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