Stefano Dietrich received his Laurea degree (MSc) in Electronic Engineering in 1994 from “La Sapienza” University of Rome. He was consultant on ESA projects from 1995 to 1997, research scientist at the Institute for Atmospheric Science and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAC) since 1997, responsible for Satellite Meteorology at CNR-ISAC since 2011, and the CNR contact point for the IAMAS/IUGG International Commission of Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE) since 2012. He has been a key person in most of the Satellite Meteorology activities of CNR-ISAC. Since 2017 he is the coordinator of the CNR-ISAC research unit affiliated to CNIT (the Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications). He was Involved in the design and application of new passive microwave remote sensing concepts, sensors, algorithms and cal/val strategies within a number of national and international proposals and funded projects.
Stefano Dietrich is author of more than 100 papers published in scientific journals and/or presented in Conference, Workshop and Symposia concerning microphysics of severe storms; remote sensing of cloud microphysical structure and precipitation by means of active/passive microwave, infrared, lightning sensors from space and ground; radiative transfer through clouds; cloud/mesoscale modeling. He is associated editor for “Advances in Meteorology” and “Frontiers in Atmospheric Sciences”. He is also member of the Steering Committee of the Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks. Since the beginning of the project he has been involved in the Satellite Application Facility on Support to Operational Hydrology and Water Management (H SAF) EUMETSAT Project, currently in the third Continuous Operations-Development Programme (CDOP-3), in which he acts as Science Manager.