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Marco Meschis

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Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

Curriculum vitae

Marco Meschis

Ph.D. in Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology and Active Tectonics

Department of Physics and Astronomy

“Augusto Righi” – Difa

Viale Berti Pichat 8, Bologna (Italy)

marco.meschis@unibo.it 

marco.meschis.14@ucl.ac.uk 

marco.meschis@gmail.com 

Twitter: @marcomeschis

Google scholar: Marco Meschis

Early career researcher (1.5 years since PhD)


Research Interests

Geomorphology and Active tectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Earthquake Geology, Geo-spatial analysis with GIS and GPS, Faulting (Structural Geology), Deformed Marine Terraces Sequences, Seismic Hazard, Coulomb Stress Changes

 

Education

2014 – 2019 Birkbeck University, University of London

Ph.D. in Active Tectonics and Geomorphology

Title: Quantifying rates of active extension and seismic hazard in the upper plate of subduction zones.

First Supervisor: Prof. Gerald Roberts – Second Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca M. Briant

 

2008 – 2011 University of Palermo, Italy

MSc in Geology and Application for the Territory (107/110 – 97%, First Class UK equivalent)

Dissertation Project: Morphotectonic setting of the area between Palermo and Sciacca - Western Sicily. Supervisor: Prof. Cipriano Di Maggio.

 

Research Experience

Since Dec 2020

 Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy “Augusto Righi” (DIFA)

University of Bologna, Italy

Study of crustal deformation in NE Italy through GPS investigations

Collaborators: S. Castellaro, S. Zerbini, G. Lattanzi, M. Di Donato

 

Jul 2019  Nov 2020

Honorary Fellow/Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Birkbeck College (University of London) (1.5 years) 

Seismic hazard on normal faults using tectonically deformed marine terraces, U/Th and 36-Cl cosmogenic dating, and empirical correlation in Italy and Greece

Collaborators: G.P. Roberts, Z. Mildon, F. Iezzi, J. Robertson, C. Sgambato, A.M. Michetti, J. Faure-Walker, C. Monaco, G. Scicchitano

 

Oct 2014 – Jun 2019

Ph.D. Candidate/Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Birkbeck College (University of London) (4 years)

Quantifying rates of active extension and seismic hazard in the upper plate of subduction zones in southern Italy

Collaborators: G.P. Roberts, J. Robertson, B. Briant

 

Career Gap I spent this period focusing on improving my ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English, I started with very little mastery of it. I practiced and studied extensively and leveraged part time jobs to improve further. Furthermore, a PhD application cycle spans 12 months, from the submission of the application to the actual start of the PhD course.

 

Jan – Sept 2012

MSc Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences - Birkbeck College (University of London) (9 months)

Project: The implications of revised Quaternary palaeoshoreline chronologies for the rates of active extension and uplift in the upper plate of subduction zones

Collaborators: G.P. Roberts and B. Briant

 

Grants

2019 Quaternary Research Association (QRA) - Quaternary Conference Fund (£750)

This fund has been awarded me by QRA to support my attendance of EGU 2019 Conference in Vienna (Austria) aimed to present new obtained research results from my PhD thesis.

2018 European Geoscience Union (EGU) Roland Schlich Travel Support for ECR (~£250)

This fund has been awarded me by EGU organizers to support my attendance of EGU 2019 Conference in Vienna (Austria) aimed to present new obtained research results from my PhD thesis.

2018 Tectonic Studies Group (TSG) Bursary (£500)

The bursary has been awarded me to attend the TSG 2019 Conference in Bergen (Norway) to present, for the first time, scientific results which resolve a long-lasting debate about the 1908 Messina Earthquake (Sicily, Italy), the most powerful earthquake instrumentally recorded in Europe in the 20th century.

2017 NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (SUERC) – Grant of £8184 awarded for uplifted wave-cut platforms and palaeoshorelines dating by studying the 36-Cl concentration (related scientific papers in preparation).

2017 NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities (NIGL) – Grant of £24150 awarded for coral dating to date uplifted palaeoshorelines by studying U/Th ratio (related scientific papers in preparation).

2016 NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (SUERC) – Grant of £21823 awarded for uplifted wave-cut platforms and palaeoshorelines dating by studying the 36-Cl concentration (related scientific papers in preparation).

2014 London NERC DTP – Scholarship awarded by merit by NERC for my fully-funded PhD course. Award of ~ £100000 plus £16000 for research expenses.

2012 “Corso di Perfezionamento all’Estero” – Scholarship of €6000 awarded by merit by University of Palermo (Italy) to fund my Research Placement at Birkbeck University in London.

 

Field Experience

I have led and co-led several field campaigns during my research career in southern Italy, NW Scotland and Greece, since 2012, for tectonic geomorphology and structural geology mapping

 

Research Supervision

 Dr. Ciro Cerrone – Research placement, Birkbeck College, 2017.

 

Teaching experience

Sept - Dec 2017 Demonstrator for the Structural Geology I course (Prof. Gerald Roberts), Birkbeck University

I have helped students under the guidance of academic staff members for the Structural Geology I course. I have helped students with Stereonets exercises, preparing geological sketch maps, sketches of geological cross-sections.

 

Other Skills

Languages Fluent Italian (native language) - Fluent English

Software ArcGIS 9 and 10, QGIS, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office Package, Windows, Coulomb 3.3

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