obtained a degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and a Masters degree in "Numerical Simulation and Control" at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Fabián was a research engineer working on hydraulic models at the Instituto Nacional del Agua (INA) in Ezeiza, Argentina from 1992 to 1998. At INA, he developed a thesis on the numerical simulation of the hydrodynamics and pollutant transport in a large estuary), and he was involved in the mathematical and numerical modeling of problems associated with waves in coastal areas and harbors, environmental impact of bridges over water courses, scour of river banks downstream of dams, time evolution of river beds, flow in porous media, and thermal discharges to rivers. Among those works, Fabián developed and implemented numerical models of flow and water quality of the Paraná, de la Plata, and Uruguay Rivers, which rank among the largest water courses in the world.
Fabián developed his Ph.D. research in the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), obtaining his degree in May of 2004. Research interests are in multi-phase flows of environmental importance, turbulence physics, computational methods, environmental fluid dynamics, river mechanics and water quality, open-channel flow resistance. Professor Bombardelli received awards as a student from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Stout Award), the ASCE and the ASME. He was runner-up for the Straub Award, and received recently two awards as reviewer by ASCE and IAHR. Prof. Bombardelli recently delivered plenary talks at the 4th. Symposium on Hydraulic Structures in Porto, Portugal; and the Latin American Congress on Hydraulics, San Jose, Costa Rica.