Born in Venice on Jan. 24th 1975.
1998 Degree with honors in Geology
(Geophysics and Structural Geology).
2002 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Dep. of
Physics, University of Bologna, and Edinburgh Parallel Computer
Centre, U.K.) sul tema: “Studio del Meccanismo Sismico in
Laboratorio ed al Calcolatore”.
2000 Research grant at the
Edinburgh Parallel Computer Centre to lear paralle computer
2002 Research visitor at the
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to learn
time-dependent seismic hazard estimation techniques.
2002-2004 Reasearch grant on funds of
the National Seismic Service to compile time-dependent seismic
hazard maps for Italy.
2003-2007 Creation and maintenance of
database of Italian earthquakes.
2004-2006 Participant at the DPC-INGV
2004-2006 project ‘S3 – Shaking scenarios in strategic areas'
2005-2006 Research grant on “The
fault's heat flow paradox" at the dep. of Physics, University of
2006-2007 Participant at the INGV-DTC
V3 6/25-242 ETNA project to develop pattern recognition
algorithms based on supervised and non supervised artificial neural
networks for the classification of eruption precursors.
2007-2008 Research grant on “Pattern
recognition of the Mount Etna eruptions" at the dep. of Physics,
University of Bologna.
2007-2008 Invited participant at the
European Project FP6 NISMIST on “Analysis and management of
municipal solid waste landfills in seismically active regions in
Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan)” led by the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de
L'Etat (ENTPE, Lyon, France), the Institut für Geotechnik,
Universität für Bodenkultur (Vienna, Austria) and other Asiatic
2008-2009 Research grant on “Passive
seismics for seismic site effect assessment” at the dep. of
Physics, University of Bologna.
Researcher position at the University of Bologna (GEO/10: Solid
2011-2013 Participant at the European
7th framework programme on “Study of Multi-building Interactions
and Site-City Effect through an idealized experimental
2001-2008 Assistant teacher of the
course "Physics of the Earth" for the degree course in Geology
(University of Bologna).
2007-2009 Assistant teacher of the
course “Geodata elaboration” and “Earthquake forcasting and seismic
hazard” for the degree course in Geology (University of
2006-today Teacher in more than 50
schools/courses/workshops addressed to geologists and engineers on
seismic microzonation and construction in seismic areas.
Invited speaker at the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium
(22-26 agosto 2011, Santa Barbara, California): Effects of Surface
Geology on Strong Ground Motion. The Vs30 Debate: How We Can and
Cannot Use Vs30 in Site Response Estimation.
2011-2012, 2012-2013 Professor of
“Applied Seismology”, for the degree course in Geology (University
PUBLIC CHARGES ON SEISMIC MICROZONATION:
investigations and analyses for the seismic microzonation of more
than 20 municipalities in Italy.
Collaboration to the geophysical characterization of the sites
hosting the seismic stations of Southern California (USGS
2002-2010 Co-relator of
more than 20 degree thesis in Geoscience (Univerisity of
1999-2010 Author of
more than 70 oral presentations (some under invitation) at national
and international meretings, schools and workshops.
Peer-reviwer for the
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of
America, Seismological Research Letters, Bulletin
of Earthquake Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake
Engineering, Natural Hazard, Pure and Applied Geophysics,
Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Annals of Geophysics,
Earthquake Spectra, Journal of Seismology, Geophysical Journal
International, International Journal of the Architectural Heritage,
Journal of Applied Geophysics
Member of the Ordine dei Geologi della Regione del Veneto since
Member of the European Society of Artificial Neural Networks
Italian: mother tongue
English: very good
Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache 96/100
(European level 4/5)
Standard modern arabic: elementary
Operating systems: Windows very
C, C++, C#, Visual