Michele Mossa is a professor of Hydraulics at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), with a PhD in hydraulic engineering for the environment and land. He is the chief scientist of the Coastal Engineering Laboratory – LIC, a member of the board of directors of the National Consortium of Universities for Marine Sciences (CoNISMa) for the Polytechnic University of Bari, and a member of the Fluid Mechanics Committee of the International Association for HydroEnvironment Engineering and Research (IAHR). At the University, he was elected as the representative for the Academic Senate, is the coordinator of the PhD course in "Environmental and Building Risk and Development," and is Deputy Rector of Research and Transfer for the University.
He has served as a member of the IAHR council, as president of the IAHR Education and Professional Development Section, and as the expert reviewer of research project grant applications in Hydraulics and Oceanography for both the Research Council of Norway and the OeAD (Österreichische Austauschdienst) GmbH Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research. He is associate editor of Scientific Reports - Nature, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Engineering & Computational Mechanics, Journal of Multidisciplinary Science, Insight - Civil Engineering, Global Journal of Engineering Science and Researches, SCIRES-IT - SCIentific RESearch and Information Technology, Water, and Heliyon. The main topics of his research are relevant to Environmental and Maritime Hydraulics. He is author of many papers and books, and is actively involved in international and Italian research projects.