Associate Professor
Delegated to Sustainability
041 234 8914 / 041 234 6664
Scientific sector (SSD)
Website (personal record)
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
Where: Campus scientifico via Torino (edificio Alfa)
Room: office 323 (Epsilon bulding, 3rd floor)
Interdepartmental School of Economics, Languages and Entrepreneurship
Where: Treviso - Palazzo San Paolo
Research Institute
Research Institute for Green and Blue Growth

Associate Professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Venice, Italy). She holds a Master degree in Environmental Sciences at Ca' Foscari (2002), and a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences at Ca' Foscari (2007), completed with a Marie Curie fellowship at Wageningen University (Wageningen, The Netherlands). 

Her research interests are in Environmental Risk Assessment for contaminated sites (i.e. both terrestrial and aquatic systems; traditional and emerging pollutants) focusing on the development of integrated risk indexes based on the Weight of Evidence (WoE) approach, Safe by Design and Environmental impact assessment along the life cycle of innovative products, Sustainability Assessment by integrating the outcomes of Risk, Life Cycle, Economic and Social impact assessments and decision support systems (DSS). She has experience in development and application of bioaccumulation models and in the species sensitivity distribution (SSD) concept.

She has experience in coordination of multidisciplinary research groups and is involved in international/national project proposals and development. She is currently scientific responsible for the reserach line 2.1 “Qualità del sedimento lagunare a supporto della sua gestione sostenibile” of Venezia 2021 project, funded by Provveditorato Interregionale per le Opere Pubbliche per il Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige e Friuli Venezia Giulia (former Magistrato alle Acque-Venezia). She is also leading WP5 “Development of decision-making tool for curators and conservators to support preventive conservation actions” of the EU H2020 APACHE “Active & intelligent PAckaging materials and display cases as a tool for preventive conservation of Cultural Heritage” project and co-leading WP3 "Guidelines for risk-benefit assessment" of the EU H2020 RiskGONE "Science-based RISK GOvernance of Nano-tEchnology". She is member of SETAC Europe since 2004. She is member of the Advisory Board of the scientific journal Environmental Sciences Europe since 2011 and member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) since January 2015. Since August 2015 she is founding partner as well as member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of GreenDecision s.r.l., spin off participated by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, ASN) for the Academic Discipline (Settore Concorsuale, SC) 03/A1 for Associate Professor (seconda fascia) obtained in March 2018.

Complete CV in European format: CV Elena Semenzin