Carlo Salvinelli
Mortenson Center in Global Engineering

Office: Fleming Building 205


  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Italy, 2007
  • M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Brescia, Italy, 2012
  • Ph.D. in Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016

Honors and Distinctions       

  • Distinguished thesis award: appropriate technologies for environmental management in developing countries. M.Sc. Thesis. CeTAmb - University of Brescia, Italy.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)


  • Engineering for developing communities
  • Appropriate technologies and solutions
  • Integrated biosystems for sustainable development
  • Water-Energy-Land-Food-Climate Nexus

Latest publications:

  • Goodwin, J., Elmore, A.C., Salvinelli, C., Reidmeyer, M.R. 2017. An optical method for characterizing carbon content in ceramic pot filters. J Water Health, 15(4). DOI: 10.2166/wh.2017.049
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C., García Hernandez, B.R., Drake, K.D. 2017. Ceramic Pot Filters Lifetime Study in Coastal Guatemala. J. Water Health, 15(1) 145-154. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2016.082
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C., Reidmeyer, M.R., Drake, K.D., Ahmad, K.I. 2016. Characterization of the relationship between ceramic pot filter water production and turbidity in source water. Water Research, 104, 28-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.076
  • Salvinelli, C., Elmore, A.C. 2015. Assessment of the impact of water parameters on the flowrate of ceramic pot filters in a long-term experiment. Water Sci. Technol. Water Supply, 15(6), 1425-1432. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2015.107
  • White*, E. P., Langenfeld*, J. K., Bradford*, E. L., Haywood*, H. G., Salvinelli, C., and Elmore, A.C. 2015. Assessment of Flow Rate as a Quality Control Test for Ceramic Pot Filters. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Austin, TX, May 17-21. DOI: