Born in Padova, Italia, 17 September 1984.
Living in Padova (cap. 35123), in Via de Silvestri 4.
Fiscal Code: SRAFNC84P17G224T
Bank account details: Antonveneta, Padova, named to Francesco
IT 98 M 01030 12150 000004354789
Maturity Diploma at the Liceo Classico Albino Marchesi
(Padova, Italia) on July 2003.
B.Sc. (laurea triennale) in Geology on 7 March 2008,
(with an evaluation of 110/110) at the University of Padua.
M.Sc. (laurea magistrale) in Geology and Technical
Geology on 12 November 2010 (with an evaluation of 110/110 with
2009-2013: PhD student in geology at the University of Bologna
with a research about karst and caves in quartzite environment
He speaks, writes and understands Italian, Spanish and
In the first semester of the academic year 2011/2012 he was
teaching tutor for a total of 35 hours helping Prof. Jo De Waele in
his Course "Geography and Cartography" in the first year of Natural
Sciences at the University of Bologna. He was tutor of the same
course for a total of 60 hours also in the academic year
During his B. Sc. Thesis entitled “The geological context of
Naica macro-geods, Chihuahua, Mexico” he has carried out a field
geological survey, 3D modeling by Laser Scanner technologies and
structural analysis in the silver-rich sulfide mine of Naica.
During his M.Sc. Thesis entitled “Structural control of a deep
karst system in the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, Venetian,
Italy” he performed a detailed 3D survey model of the cave system
(30 km of conduits) together with the geologic settings of the
area. The model was used to statistically analyze the distribution
of the karst features. During this research he carried out also
petrographical and chemical analysis and a complete geologic map of
He carried on researches on the speleogenesis of Spluga della
Preta cave and Pisatela cave, with petrographical studies, stable
isotopes analysis, and Secondary Electron Microscopy.
In 2011 he took part to a research mission in Saint Paul Karst
System in Philippines, with researchers from many different
institutions. There he carried on monitoring on tides influence,
conductivity and temperature of the cave waters, and also chemical
During his PhD research project he took part to four research
mission in the Venezuelan Tepuis carrying on water geochemistry
analysis, micro-erosion measures, and fission-track sampling. He
has worked on the sedimentary petrography lab of the University of
Bologna, and with powder diffractometer in the University of
In 2012 he worked in the Geochronology Lab of Carleton
University (Ottawa, Canada) for a research on U-Th dating of
speleothems. He worked also with the Termic Ionization Mass
Spectrometer “Selena” in the same University.
In 2013 he had collaborations with the ETH of Zurich working on
apatite and zircon separation (with SELFRAG and heavy liquids) and
In 2011 he discovered one of the highest dinosaur tracks of the
Alps, at about 3010 m a.s.l. on Monte Pelmo. In February 2012 he
has discovered in Venezuela a mineral new to science
(Rossiantonite, published in American Mineralogist).