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Paolo Garofalo

Associate Professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/09 Mining Resources, Mineralogic and Petrographic Applications for the Environment and for Cultural Heritage

Curriculum vitae


1996-2001 PhD in Natural Sciences: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) - Zurich - CH

1992-1993 MSc (Ore Geology): University of Wales - College of Cardiff - UK

1984-1990 Laurea in Scienze Geologiche – University of Florence – Italy


Since 2002: Lecturer at the University of Bologna

2001-2002: Post-doc at the Institut für Geowissenschaften - Technical University of Leoben - Austria (supervisor: Prof. L.W. Diamond)

1995-1996: Research grant at the Istituto Internazionale per le Ricerche Geotermiche of CNR – Pisa


2017-2020: "Olkiluoto project": Definition of the multiscalar spatial and temporal relationships between brittle and ductile deformation within the faults of the Olkiluoto (high-level nuclear waste disposal) site.

2014-2016: P.N.R.A. project “Tectonic inheritance in northern Victoria Land: the role of the Paleozoic discontinuities in the recent geodynamics and influence in the set up of the Antarctic glaciation” (PI: Prof. G. Capponi – UniGenova). This project is funded by the Italian MIUR and included in a national programme on field-based Antarctic research.

2008-2012 PRIN: “Shape, timing and petrogenetic relationships between skarn deposits and tabular intrusions: the Campiglia Marittima and Eastern Elba Island examples” (PI Prof. S. Rocchi - UniPisa)

2007-2011: leader of UNESCO-IGCP project No. 540 ”Gold-bearing hydrothermal fluids of orogenic deposits” (co-leaders: J.R. Ridley from Uni-Colorado at Littleton; V.Y. Prokofiev from Russian Academy of Sciences at Moskow)


from 2018: planning and setting of the new Master Degree programme on Raw Materials called: Raw Material Exploration and Sustainability (RAMES). This is an EU-funded Master Degree, which will be proposed in the Academic Year 2019-2020 and that is organized by Uni-Bologna (BiGeA Dept), Uni-Trondheim (Dept. of Geology and Petroleum), and the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK). This new degree is proposed under the guidelines of the European Institute of Technology - Raw Material Academy (

2015-2016: Risorse e Processi Idrotermali (co-teacher: 5th year students)

2008-2014: Risorse Minerarie (only teacher: 5th year students)

Since 2002: Petrografia (co-teacher: 2nd year students)

2010: Campo Geologico (co-teacher: 2rd year students)


2013: Goldschmidt conference, co-convener of session 20h “Analytical Frontiers in High Spatially Resolved Analysis Using Mass Spectrometric and Related Techniques” together with D. Günther (ETH Zurich) and A. Kolezar (Uni-Texas at Austin)

2013-2014: Volume Editor of the Geological Society of London Special Publication 402 titled: “Gold-transporting fluids in the Earth's crust”. This volume includes a selection of the best results of the UNESCO-IGCP project no. 540

2011: Member of the Editorial Board of the 11th SGA Biennial Meeting “Let's Talk Ore Deposits” (26th-29th September 2011, Antofagasta, Chile) and co-convener of session “Au-transporting fluids in the earth crust”

Since 2003: Associate Editor of the journal “Mineralogy and Petrology” (Springer Verlag)

Since 2000 Reviewer for the following scientific journals: Earth-Science Reviews, Lithos, Economic Geology, Ore Geology Reviews, Mineralium Deposita, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, European Journal of Mineralogy, Chemical Geology, Journal of Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Philosophical Magazine, Italian Journal of Geosciences, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen


2010-2016 Society for Economic Geologists (SEG)

since 2016 Society for Geologists Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)

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