Adriano Fantini

Adriano Fantini

Software Development Manager

Higeco More

My name is Adriano Fantini; I was born in Belluno, Italy in 1990. I currently live in Belluno with my partner and our daughter, born in 2010.

My academic background is physics, and I obtained a PhD in Earth Science and Fluid Dynamics in 2019 from the University of Trieste, Italy, where I trained in climatology, hydrology and data science.
During my academic period I especially enjoyed the technical aspects and challenges of data analysis and of the handling of large climatic simulations on High Performance Computing platforms.

After a few years as a developer and data analyst at Higeco, I am now Software Development Manager at Higeco More.

I love mountaineering, technology, gaming, books and getting my hands dirty with stuff.
I am one of the organisers of the amazing Great Snowball Fight.


Software Development Manager
January 2023 – Present Belluno, Italy

Responsabilities include:

  • management of the sofware development workgroup;
  • maintenance of the existing software products;
  • managing client requests and reports;
  • defining procedures, tools and methods for software development.
Data scientist and developer
September 2019 – December 2022 Belluno, Italy

Responsibilities include:

  • analysing and handling the vast amount of collected data;
  • short and medium term forecasting of power requirements for microgrids and production plants;
  • project development and research in new, unexplored possibilities of the company’s hardware. In particular, I was the lead developer of a new Energy Management System for power and industrial plants, currently used in applications in four continents.
Visiting scientist
March 2019 – August 2019 Trieste, Italy

Responsibilities include:

  • analysing and handling data;
  • modelling climate and hydrology on HPC clusters;
  • technical support;
  • data visualisation;
  • creation of graphical user interfaces for data analysis.
PhD Student
November 2015 – March 2019 Trieste, Italy
PhD program in Earth Science and Fluid Mechanics in collaboration with ICTP-ESP and the Allianz insurance company.
Project title: Climate change impact on flood hazard over Italy.
Title obtained cum laude.
Postlauream collaborator
March 2015 – November 2015 Trieste, Italy
Tidying up the work from my Master’s thesis.
Master’s Student
December 2012 – March 2015 Trieste, Italy
Specialisation in Earth Sciences.
Thesis title: Evaluation of the impact of the high resolution for the Alpine region in a present-day and future scenario simulation with the regional climate model RegCM4.
Evaluation: 110/110 cum laude.
Bachelor Student
October 2009 – November 2012 Trieste, Italy
Scholarship obtained from the Collegio Fonda after written and oral examinations.
Thesis title: Use of the Arduino microcontroller to carry out measurements in the teaching of Physics in laboratories (in Italian).
Evaluation: 106/110.