Giovanni Malara (Male) is Senior Researcher in Marine Engineering at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Energia, Ambiente e Materiali (DICEAM) of the Università degli Studi “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria (Italy). He works in the fields of: wave energy converters; mechanics of extreme sea waves both in homogeneous and non-homogeneous fields; short- and long- term statistics; wave forces on offshore and coastal structures; coastal processes; dynamics and hydrodynamics of floating structures; reconstruction of wave data from damaged measurements via compressing sensing techniques; random vibration of continua and fractional calculus. He conducted both theoretical and experimental researches, both on small scale models (at the NOEL laboratory) and on prototype models.
His scientific activity led to the publication of more than 50 articles published on ISI International Journals (such as “Applied Ocean Research”, “Coastal Engineering”, “Renewable Energy”, “Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics”, “ASCE – Journal of Engineering Mechanics”), on the Proceedings of International Conferences, and on the Proceedings of National Conferences. In 2015 and 2016 he was the scientific coordinator of Wavenergy.it during the development of the TEN-T project “Study for the development of the green mobility in the port of Civitavecchia through the implementation of the pilot technology REWEC 3” funded by the European Commission. This project dealt with the first experimental test on a prototype of U-OWC energy harvester at the Port of Civitavecchia (Rome). Since May 2019 he is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312) published by MDPI.