CASTORINA Francesca

English
Professore associato
Associate Professor
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4146
edificio: 
Geochimica
stanza: 
246
 
 
Short Curriculum Vitae

Training

  • 1984. Graduation in Geological Science, “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy
  • 1989 PhD. in Earth Sciences, “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy

 

Professional experience

  • 1989-1990: CNR – National Research Council (Istituto di Geocronologia e Geochimica Isotopica di Pisa) – Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 1990-1991: CNR – National Research Council (Centro di Studi per la Geocronologia e la Geochimica delle Formazioni Recenti di Roma)–Post-Doctoral  Fellowship.
  • 1992-2000: “Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy– Researcher of Geochemistry.
  • 1992-2000: “La Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy – Researcher in Geochemistry.
  • 2001-present: “La Sapienza”, University of Rome, Italy – Associate Professor of Geochemistry.
 
Research
Research Topics
  • Main field: Sr and Nd isotope geochemistry
  • Others: geochemistry, relationships between tectonics and volcanism
 
Current research activity
  • Sr and Nd isotopic systematics in petrology of carbonatites and related rock-types
  • Sr and Nd isotopic systematics applied to ore deposit studies for sources and compositions of the fluids
  • Sr isotopes applied to stratigraphy as a contribution to understanding basin development in different  tectonic settings
  • Sr isotopic composition of food products to discriminate the geographic origin
  • Sr isotopes to archaeometry: bioapatite (dental enamel and bone) for investigation on survival strategies, migrations, and individual living
  • Sr and Nd, isotopes applied to water and soil studies to track the biogeochemical cycles on the Earth

 

ORGANISATIONAL / MANAGERIAL SKILLS
  • 1992 – present: Associate researcher of the CNR - (Centro di Studio per il Quaternario e l'Evoluzione, later Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria
  • 1999 - 2001: Board member of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Rome " La Sapienza"
  • 2003 - present: Head of the Laboratory of Radiogenic Isotopes, IGAG-CNR c/o Department of Earth Sciences, University of Rome " La Sapienza"
  • 2012 - present: Head of the Laboratory of Applied Geochemistry and Mass Spectrometry of the Department of Earth Sciences,University of Rome " La Sapienza"

Membership
Member of the Geochemical Society.
Member of the Editorial Team of Periodico di Mineralogia Journal

 

RECENT FUNDING PROJECTS IN COMPETITIVE CALLS

  • 2020: "The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara. Environment and societies in prehistoric Tunisia". Funded by "La Sapienza" University of Rome. P.I.: Prof. Savino Di Lernia
  • 2019:” The Archaeological Mission in the Rift Valley. Environment, populations and cultures in prehistoric NW Kenya”. Funded by "La Sapienza" University of Rome. P.I.: Prof. Savino Di Lernia
  • 2019: “Development of a hydro-geophysical model for estimating environmental vulnerability: a new tool for mapping salinity on coastal aquifers”. Funded by "La Sapienza" University of Rome. P.I.: Dr. Giorgio De Donno
  • 2018:” The Archaeological Mission in the Rift Valley. Environment, populations and cultures in prehistoric NW Kenya. Funded by "La Sapienza" University of Rome. P.I.: Prof. Savino Di Lernia 
  • 2018: “Traccianti isotopici (Sr e Nd) e geochimici (terre rare) nei Plattenkalk della Penisola del Mani (Peloponneso, Grecia): implicazioni genetiche. Funded by "La Sapienza" University of Rome. P.I.: Prof. Francesca Castorina

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

  • Dipartimento di Scienze Psicologiche, della salute e del territorio, Università degli Studi G. D’Annunzio, 
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Pisa 
  • Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Bologna 
  • Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità, Sapienza Università di Roma 
  • Dipartimento di Biologia Ambientale, Sapienza Università di Roma 
  • Department of Geosciences, Premier University, Oujda, Morocco 
  • Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

 

 
Teaching

Courses

  • Geochemistry, Bachelor's degree in Geological Sciences
  • Principles of Archaeometry, Bachelor's degree in Technologies for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage

 

PAPERS
List of papers in Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dYoSXIcAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=ao

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8342-7151
 

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