Valentina Prigiobbe

Assistant Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Building: Nicoll Laboratory

Room: 105

Phone: (201) 216-5310

Fax: (201) 216-8303



  • PhD (2010) ETH Zurich (Mechanical and Process Engineering)
  • PhD (2004) University of Rome Tor Vergata (Environmental Engineering)
  • MS (2000) (Laurea with Honors, Bachelor + Master) University of Rome Tor Vergata (Environmental Engineering)

- Crystallization.
- Flow and transport in reactive porous media.
- Foam.
- Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles.
- Groundwater modeling.
- Mathematical modeling.


2015-current. Assistant Professor in Tenure-Track, Stevens Institute of Technology.

2014. Associate Researcher, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin.

2010-2013. Post-doc, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin.

2010. Visiting Scholar, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University.

2003. Visiting Scholar, EAWAG.

Professional Societies
  • AGU – American Geophysical Society Member
  • Interpore Member
  • AEESP – Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Member
  • ACS – American Chemical Society Member
Selected Publications
  1. Huh, C.; Daigle, H.; Prigiobbe, V.; Prodanovic, M. (2019). Practical Nanotechnology for Petroleum Engineers. CRC Press.
Journal Article
  1. Ye, Z.; Prigiobbe, V. (2020). Transport of produced water through reactive porous media. Water Research (vol. 185, pp. 116258). Elsevier BV.
  2. Li, Q.; Prigiobbe, V. (2020). Studying the generation of foam in the presence of nanoparticles using a microfluidic system. Chemical Engineering Science (vol. 215, pp. 115427). Elsevier BV.
  3. Shi, Q.; Meng, X.; Prigiobbe, V. (2020). Mechanistic Study of Radium Adsorption onto Goethite. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (1 ed., vol. 124, pp. 805-814). American Chemical Society (ACS).
  4. Su, X.; Liu, T.; Beheshti, M.; Prigiobbe, V. (2020). Relationship between infiltration, sewer rehabilitation, and groundwater flooding in coastal urban areas. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (13 ed., vol. 27, pp. 14288-14298). Springer Science and Business Media LLC.
  5. Ye, Z.; Abraham, J.; Christodoulatos, C.; Prigiobbe, V. (2019). Mineral Carbonation for Carbon Utilization in Microalgae Culture. Energy & Fuels (9 ed., vol. 33, pp. 8843-8851). American Chemical Society (ACS).
  6. Ye, Z.; Abraham, J.; Christodoulatos, C.; Prigiobbe, V. (2019). Mineral carbonation for carbon utilization in microalgae culture. Energy & Fuels.
  7. Zhang, D.; Zabarankin, M.; Prigiobbe, V. (2019). Modeling salinity-dependent transport of viruses in porous media. Advances in Water Resources (vol. 127, pp. 252-263).
  8. Li, Q.; Prigiobbe, V. (2019). Modeling Nanoparticle Transport in Porous Media in the Presence of a Foam. Transport in porous media (pp. 1-20). Springer.
  9. Liu, T.; Su, X.; Prigiobbe, V. (2018). Groundwater-sewer interaction in urban coastal areas. Water (12 ed., vol. 10, pp. 1774). mdpi.
  10. Shi, Q.; Sterbinsky, G. E.; Prigiobbe, V.; Meng, X. (2018). Mechanistic Study of Lead Adsorption on Activated Carbon. Langmuir (45 ed., vol. 34, pp. 13565-13573).