Andrea Giometto completed his Ph. D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2015. Since 2015, Andrea has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics and in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, where he used genetic engineering techniques to investigate experimentally the spatiotemporal dynamics of microbial populations. His research at Harvard was supported by Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He joined the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell in the Summer 2020.