MBA Executive MBA, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa (with Distinction), 2018
PHD Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 2008
BS Civil Engineering, Universita' degli Studi "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, 2003
Professor Villarini's research interests focus broadly on flood hydrology, extreme events, hydroclimatology, and climate predictions and projections. He has received a number of national and international awards, including the Hydrological Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the European Geosciences Union (2013), and the James B. Macelwane Medal by the American Geophysical Union (2016). He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2016). He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, including articles in Nature, Science, Nature Climate Change, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Advances in Water Resources.