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Susanna Zerbini

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Adjunct professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Curriculum vitae

Skill

Application of space techniques to geodesy and geodynamics. Study of regional and local deformations of the Earth’s crust, in particular, monitoring, interpreting and modeling short- and long-term vertical motions by means of the Global Positioning System (GPS), other space techniques and by high precision terrestrial gravimetry. Study of sea-level fluctuations in relation to climate variability and change. Integration of techniques, GPS and InSAR, in particular, including study of wet tropospheric path delay.

She has published extensively on these subjects on refereed journals.

Degree and Appointments:

2018- Alma Mater Professor

2011-2018

Full Professor, Scientific Sector SSD GEO10 "Solid Earth Geophysics" of the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy.

1987-2011

Associate Professor of Geodesy, University of Bologna, Italy.

1981-1987

Research Associate, University of Bologna;

1975-1976

1978-1979

Visiting scientist in the Geoastronomy Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA.

1973-1981

N.1 fellowship of the Italian National Council of Research; N.2 Fellowships “Amelia Earhart” of Zonta International.

1972

Doctor Degree in Physics (Laurea), University of Bologna, Italy.

Honors:

2008

Vening Meinesz medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) “to honor outstanding scientists whose work is related to Geodesy”.

2001

EGS (now EGU) Gold Badge Award “in recognition of her exceptional services as President of the Geodesy Section and her eminent contribution in promoting Geodesy within the Society”.

1999

IAG Fellow.

Experience

2016-2017

Member of the “Gravitation” Committee of the Dutch National Funding Agency (NWO).

2012-

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the GEO (Group on Earth Observation) Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories.

2009-2013

Member of the Working Group for the internationalization of Researchof the Italian Ministryof Education, University and Research.

2009-2011

Chair of the Vening Meinesz Medal Committee of the EGU.

2008-2010

Member of the Smith Medal Committee of the AGU (American Geophysical Union).

Italian national representative in the GEO High Level working group. Nominated by the Italian Ministry of University and Research on 23/1/2008.

2007-2008

Member of the Board of Administrators of the Italian Space Agency (ASI); nominated by the Ministry for University and Research of Italy.

2006-2012

Member of the GGOS Executive Committee of IAG.

2005-2011

Member of the Science & Technology Committee of GEO representing IAG

2005-2008

Member of the Review Panel for “Observation of the System Earth from Space” of the GEOTECHNOLOGIEN program of the Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forshung of the Federal republic of Germany.

Member of the Review Panel of the research group “Earth Rotation and Global Dynamic Processes” of the Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft.

2004-2011

Chairperson of the IAG Intercommission project “WEGENER” (World Earthquake GEodesy Network for Environmental hazard Research).

2001-2006

Member of the Directing Board of ESEAS (European SEA level observing System).

2000-2008

Member of the Comité des Programmes Scientifiques (CPS, Scientific Comittee) of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) – nominated by the Ministries of Defense and Research of France.

2000

Member of the ASI Commission for selection of“Small Scientific Missions”

1999-2003

Chairperson of IAG Commission XIV “Crustal Deformation”.

1998-2004

Member of the External Advisory Group on “Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity” to the European Commission for the V Framework program.

1996-2001

Italian National Delegate in the European COST Action COST40 – EOSS (European Sea Level Observing System).

1996-2000

President of the Geodesy Section of the European Geophysical Society (EGS, now EGU European Geosciences Union).

Chairperson of the IAG Special Commission 6 ”WEGENER Project” (Working group of European Geoscientists for the Establishment of Networks for Earthquake Research).

1994

Member of ESA Review Panel for the ERS mission (European Remote Sensing satellite).

1990-1999

Chairperson of the project “Space Geodesy and Global Sea-Level”of the International Lithosphere Programme.

1988

Member of the NASA Review Panel for the EOS mission (Earth Observing System).

Member of the ESA Review Panel for the mission “European Polar Platform of the Space Station”.

1984-1992

Scientific Responsible of the joint ASI-NASA “LAGEOS II” satellite mission, launched in 1992.

Scientific Activity

PI of projects funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the University of Bologna, by ASI and by public and private Italian national Institutions.

1996-1998

European Coordinator and Italian PI of the European Union Project SELF-II (Sea–Level Fluctuations in the Mediterranean: interactions with climate processes and vertical crustal movements).

1992-1995

European Coordinator and Italian PI of the European Union Project SELF (Sea–Level Fluctuations: Geophysical Interpretation and Environmental Impact).

1991-1996

PI in the NASA Dynamics of Solid Earth (DOSE) project.

1983-1991

PI in the NASA Crustal Dynamics (CDP) project.

1981-2003

PI in ASI projects.

Teaching Activity

1987-

Titolare, negli anni, di diversi corsi. Dal A.A. 2016-2017, è titolare dei corsi di “Geodesia” e “Space geodetic Techniques”, Master Degree in “Physics of System Earth”, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna;

2016

Member of the committe for the Ph. D. in “Geofisica”, Università di Bologna;

2010

Member of dissertation defense committee for the Ph. D. in Physics, Université du Luxembourg, Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication;

2006

Member of dissertation defense committee for Ph. D. at the Deaprtamento de Matematica Aplicada, Universidad de Alicante, Spagna;

2000

Member of dissertation defense committee at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands;

1997

Director of the Advanced Study Course of the European Commission “Sea-level Changes on Micro to Macro Time Scales: Measurements, Modelling, Interpretation and Application”, Kos, Greece;

1990

Series of seminars on “Space Geodetic Techniques” for the Ph. D. in Geodynamics of the Universities Paris XI – Centre d’Orsay, Ecole Normale Superieure – ULM and Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France;

1987

Director of the Course “Applied and basic Geodesy: present and future trends” of the International School of Geodesy, at Centro di Cultura Scientifica “E. Majorana”, Erice, Italy.

She has been member of dissertation defense committees for Ph. Ds in Italian Universities. She has supervised Ph. D. students and was the thesis advisor for many students in the Master programs.

Books/Co-Editor

2000

“Sea-level changes and coastal processes – Implications for Europe”, EUR Office for Official Publications of the European Communities;

1989

“The Interdisciplinary Role of Space Geodesy”, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, vol. 22;

1988

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the WEGENER-MEDLAS Project, Esculapio Editore, Bologna;

Books/Associate Editor

1993

Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics, Geodynamics Series, Vol. 23, 24, 25, American Geophysical Union;

Scientific Journals/Associate Editor

2002-

Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Geodynamics;

1996-2002

Associate Editor of the Journal of Geodynamics;

1992-1996

Associate Editor for Geodesy of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, American Geophysical Union;

Scientific Journals/Guest Editor

2010

Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 49, N. 3-4, “Wegener 2008”;

2003

Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 35, N. 4-5, “Recent Crustal Movements”;

2002

Global and Planetary Change, vol.34, N1-2, “Sea Level Fluctuations in the Mediterranean: Interactions with Climate Processes;

2001

Global and Planetary Change, vol.32, N.1, “Global and Regional Sea-Level Changes and the Hydrological Cycle”;

2000

Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 30, N. 3, WEGENER: Observations and Models;

1999

Global and Planetary Change, vol. 20, N. 2-3, “Sea Level and Ice Sheet Volume Changes as Geophysical Indicators”;

1998

Journal of Geodynamics, Vol. 25, N. 3-4, “WEGENER: Scientific Objectives and Methodological Challenges for the Application of Space-Geodetic Techniques to Earth Sciences“;

1998

Tectonophysics, vol. 294, N. 3-4, “WEGENER: an Interdisciplinary Contribution to Unraveling the Geodynamics of the European and Mediterranean area”;

Conference organization

Member of the scientific organizing committee of the following scientific events:

2016

18th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal;

2014

17th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Leeds, United Kingdom;

2012

16th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Strasbourg, France;

2010

15th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Istanbul, Turkey;

2008

14th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Darmstadt, Germany;

2007

Workshop GGOS, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy;

2006

13th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Nice, France;

2004

12th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Tangier, Morocco;

2002

11th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Vouliagmeni (Athens), Greece;

2000

10th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, San Fernando, Spain;

1998

9th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Honefoss, Norway;

1997

8th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Maratea, Italy;

1996

7th General Assembly of the WEGENER project, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal;

1988

International Workshop “The interdisciplinary Role of Space Geodesy”, Erice, Italy, Centro di Cultura Scientifica E. Majorana;

1987

3rd International Conference on the WEGENER -MEDLAS project, Bologna;, Italy

She has convened scientific sessions at the annual General Assemblies of the EGU (European Union of Geosciences) and of the AGU (American Geophysical Union).

Membership:

International Association of Geodesy (IAG);; American Geophysical Union (AGU).


 

 

 

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