Professore associato
Associate Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Graduated in Physics from the University of Rome "la Sapienza" in 1991, PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University in 2001, Post-Doc Scientist at Berkeley University from 2001 to 2004, and Research Associate at Goettingen University from 2004 to 2006. In service at the Department of Earth Sciences as Adjunct Professor (Brain Return Program) from 2006 to 2010. Associate Professor of Geophysics of the Solid Earth (GEO / 10), from January 2011.



  • 2001 PhD in Geophysics
  • 1991 Laurea In Fisica


Professional experience

  • 2011 Associate Professor of Geophysics
  • 2006 Visiting Professor (Rientro dei Cervelli)
  • 2004 Research Associate (Goettingen University)
  • 2001 Post-Doc (Berkeley University)



Research Topics

  1. Volcano geodesy
  2. Scientific software 
  3. Support of volcanological observatories in developing countries


Study areas
Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Italy, United States, South America, Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania


Awards and honors

  • Editors’ Citations for Excellence in Refereeing. Geophysical Research Letters, 2010
  • One of the Best Reviewers of Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2008
  • “Top‐50 most cited articles” as published in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 2003‐2007, 2007


Active Research Project 

  • 2020, Sapienza – internal funding, Modeling the evolution of volcanic processes in the Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombian Andes) by using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar and continuous Global Positioning System constraints Abstract


Editorial Activities

  •  Peer reviewer: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysical Research Letter, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Volcanological and Geothermal Research, Tectonics, Terra Nova, Nature – Scientific Report, Remote Sensing




  • Metodi Matematici per le Applicazioni Geologiche (I anno- I semestre della laurea magistrale in Geologia Applicata all’Ingegneria, al Territorio e ai Rischi)
  • Modellistica Idrogeologica (II anno-I semestre della laurea magistrale in Geologia Applicata all’Ingegneria, al Territorio e ai Rischi) 

List of papers in Google Scholar 

Citations: 1321; h-index 19 (from Scopus April 2021).

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