ALDEGA Luca

English
Professore associato
Associate Professor
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4547
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
305

Form of the Professor

 

Short curriculum Vitae

M.Sc. in Geological Sciences in 2001 and PhD in Geodynamics in 2005 at Roma Tre University. Visiting Researcher at the U.S. Geological Service of Boulder, Colorado in 2003 and at the Natural History Museum of London in 2008. Researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences of  Sapienza University of Rome during 2010-2019. Since September 2019, Associate Professor in stratigraphical and sedimentological geology  (GEO/02) at the Department of Earth Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome. Board Member for the PhD in Earth Sciences since 2017 and Advisor for the Italian Association for the Study of Clays since 2014. Organizer and convenor of workshops and scientific sessions in collaboration with universities and research institutes on topics regarding basin analysis. Author of 76 scientific papers published on national and international journals and over 130 oral and poster communications to national and international meetings.

Education

  • 2001 M.Sc. in Geological Sciences, Roma Tre University
  • 2003 Visiting researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 2005 PhD in Geodynamics, Roma Tre University
  • 2005-2007 Post-doc at the Department of Geological Sciences of Roma Tre University
  • 2008 Visiting researcher at the Natural History Museum, London
  • 2009 Post-doc at the Department of Geological Sciences of Roma Tre University 
  • 2010 Researcher, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2019 Associate Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Professional Experience 

  • 2010-2019: Researcher – Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2019 –: Associate Professor - Sapienza University of Rome

 Research Topics

  1. Thermal and tectonic evolution of fold-and-thrust belts
  2. Burial and exhumation history of sedimentary basins for the assessment of petroleum system
  3. Diagenesis and very low-grade metamorphism of shales
  4. Correlation of paleothermal indicators coming from clay minerals, organic matter and fluid inclusions
  5. Evaluation of coseismic activity of faults by the an integrated study of physical and mineralogical features of fault rocks and K-Ar dating of syn-kinematic illite crystals
  6. Evaluation of seal and reservoir rocks for geothermal exploration by a combined approach of stratigraphic and structural geology, fluid inclusions, clay mineralogy and vitrinite reflectance

Research

 Study Areas
Apennines, Sicily, Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran), Pyrenees, Iberian chain, Central Oman, Puna (Argentina)

Awards and Honors

  1. “Luigi Dell’Anna 2007” award - for the best researches developed in Clay Mineralogy by <35 years old earth scientists awarded by the Italian Association for the study of clays (AISA)
  2. “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei-Royal Society Grant” in 2008 in the field Mineralogy and applications
  3. “Giorgio Dal Piaz 2009-2010” award for the best researches developed in Geology and Paleontology by <35 years old earth scientists awarded by the Italian Geological Society
  4. "Secondo Franchi 2013" award for the best article published in the Italian Journal of Geosciences in 2013 awarded by the Italian Geological Society
  5. Honor for the outstanding university teaching awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome in 2014
  6. “Secondo Franchi 2016” award for the best article published in the Italian Journal of Geosciences in 2016 awarded by the Italian Geological Society
  7. Honor for the outstanding university teaching awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome in 2018
  8. Honor for the outstanding revision of scientific papers by Marine and Petroleum Geology and Journal of Petroleum Science and Enginnering 

Institutional assignments

  • Head of the Quality Assurance Management Committee (CGAQ) for the B.Sc. course in Environmental Sciences
  • Member of the Faculty Electoral Commission 
  • Member of the Commission Spaces for Didatics for the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences 
  • Faculty Board Member
  • •    Board Member for the PhD course in Earth Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Board Member of Department’s project of excellence
  • Advisor for the Italian Association for the Study of Clays

Membership

Italian Geological Society (SGI), Italian group of sedimentary geology (GEOSED), Italian group of structural geology (GIGS), Italian Association for the Study of Clays (AISA)

Active Research Projects

  • 2019-2022 - University Research Project 2018: Deciphering the timing of deformation of polyphase faults in fold-and-thrust belts: Insights from K-Ar dating of clay gouges and U-Pb of calcite veins. Principal investigator
  • 2020-2023 - University Research Project 2019 - Obduction of ophiolites in the Alpine-Himalayan belt: a regional comparison via a multidisciplinary approach. Investigator
  • 2020-2023 - University Research Project 2020: Constraining rates and mechanisms of vertical movements of orogenic belts in space and through time by thermal and geochronological evolution of sedimentary successions and fault rocks. Principal investigator

Editorial Activities

  • 2005 – guest editor for the special issue “The record of thermal history in sedimentary successions: short course in methods and examples”, Atti ticinensi di Scienze della Terra, 10, 126 pp ISSN: 1724-0077
  • Since 2010 – Reviewer for Scientific Reports, Tectonophysics, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Solid Earth, Geological Magazine, Global and Planetary Change, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Journal of Geodynamics, Clays and Clay Minerals, International Journal of Coal Geology, Energies, Catena, Italian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, European Journal of Soil Science, The Open Petroleum Engineering Journal, Geosciences, Periodico di Mineralogia, Acta Geochimica

Teaching

Courses

Papers
List of papers in Google Scholar

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Total Citations: 1187; h-index 22 (from Scopus April 2021)
 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4665-1373
SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=9045159600

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