DEL MONTE Maurizio

English
Professore ordinario
Head of Department
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4920
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
206
 
 
Short curriculum vitae

1987: Graduated in Geological Sciences from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

1992: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences.

1996 – 2003: Researcher for the “La Sapienza, University of Rome”.

11/2003 – 11/2019: Associate Professor at “La Sapienza, University of Rome”

2019 – ongoing Full Professor, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Department of Earth Sciences, Physical Geography and Geomorphology.

2019 – ongoing: Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, “La Sapienza, University of Rome”.

2003 – ongoing: Faculty Board/Teaching Staff of several PhD Schools: "Vito Volterra" (Geosciences, Environment and of Cultural Heritage), Università La Sapienza; PhD School in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, (“La Sapienza” University of Rome); PhD School in Archaeology ((“La Sapienza” University of Rome).

2005 – ongoing: Member of the Advisory and Editorial Board 

  • 2005-2006: Advisory Board of the Italian Journal of Geosciences. 
  • 2005-2008: Editorial Board of Geologica Romana. 
  • 2008-2011: Associate Editor of the Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences. 
  • 2017-oggi: Associate Editor of the Rendiconti Online - Italian Geological Society journal
  • 2011-oggi: Editorial Board of the Sapienza University Press (Panel of Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Applied Sciences to Engineering and Pharmacy).

2009 – ongoing: Principal Investigator of 

  • University Research Programs
  • PRIN 2010-11, Research Program of National Interest
  • ENVI-MED 2012-2014: RESOBAM network

2011-2020 (Rector's nominee): Head of the Panel of Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Applied Sciences to Engineering and Pharmacy of Sapienza University Press

2016: Evaluator for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO; Earth and Life sciences division).

2018 – ongoing: President of the Scientific Board  of the Series “Urban Geomorphology” (Manuals: Science & Technology) by Sapienza University Press

 

Training 

  • 1987 Degree in Geological Sciences, La Sapienza, University of Rome 
  • 1992 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, La Sapienza, University of Rome 

Professional experience

  • 1982-1984 Officer of the Italian Army, in charge of training and teaching Topography, School of Anti-aircraft Artillery, Sabaudia (LT, Italy)
  • 1988 Graduate Programmer (Italsiel - SOGEI SpA) 
  • 1988-1996 PhD student, post-doc, research fellow.
  • 1996-2003: University Research – Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2003-2020: Associate Professor - Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2020 – ongoing: Full professor - Sapienza University of Rome

 
Research

Research Topics

  1. Urban geomorphology
  2. Quantitative geomorphology of drainage basins
  3. Erosion, Monitoring
  4. Geoheritage
  5. Geomorphological mapping
  6. Geomorphological hazard

 
Study areas

Rome, southern and central Apennines, mediterranean badlands areas

Awards and honors

  • 2011: charged by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (R.F.I. SpA), as a well-known expert in the field of geomorphological research, to assess the risk of mass movements in the Monte Mario area (Rome).
  • 2012: elected Member of the Executive Board of AIGEO (Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology) for the three-year period 2013-15.
  • 2015: award for excellent teaching, conferred by the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.
  • 2016: selected by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO; Earth and Life sciences division) as evaluator of international research projects.
  • 2018: elected Member of the Executive Board of AIGEO (Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology) for the three-year period 2019-21.
  • 2019: elected Head of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" for the three-year period 2019-2022.
  • 2020: Chair of the IAG Working Group "Urban Geomorphology" (International Association of Geomorphologists)
  • 2021: award for excellent teaching, conferred by the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.

Institutional roles

  • From the 90s to today, he has been a member of Faculty Commissions: 
    • 15 years membership of the Academic Board of the PhD School of Earth Sciences (La Sapienza University of Rome); 
    • President of the Commission for Quality Assessment of the Master's Degree Course "Environmental Monitoring and Requalification".
  • 2005-2007: delegate of the Department of Earth Sciences in the interdepartmental commission for the transition of the Natural and Environmental Sciences Degree Programs from the Ministerial Decree 509 to the Ministerial Decree 270 system.
  • 2010-2013: member (elected) in the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.
  • 2011-2020 (Rector's nominee): appointed Head of Macroarea within the Scientific Committee of Sapienza University Press.
  • 2015-2018: member of the Didactic Commission within the 'Sciences and Technologies for Nature, Environment and Territory' Council (board) of Didactic Area (CAD); 
  • 2019-today: Head of the Department of Earth Sciences of  "La Sapienza"University of Rome.
  • He has been a member or the president of National Examinee Board for the:
    • selection of associate professor and university researcher position (SSD GEO / 04; various universities), 
    • PhD Defence (various universities), 
    • Selection of researchers in the National Research Council (Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering).

Membership:

  • AIGeo, Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology
  • IAG, International Association of Geomorphologists

Active Research Project 

  • 2019- 2023: Project Prin 2017: “URGENT - Urban Geology and Geohazards: Engineering geology for safer, resilieNt and smart ciTies”; Sapienza University of Rome – Earth Science Department.
  • 2021-2025: CARG Project. Geomorphological Map of Rome at 1:50000 scale. ISPRA-Latium Region-Earth Science Department Agreement. Scientific Manager.

Editorial Activities

2005-2008: Editorial Board of the Geologica Romana journal. 
2008-2011: Associate Editor of the Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences. 
2017-2020: Associate Editor of the Rendiconti Online Società Geologica Italiana
2011-2020: Editorial Board of the Sapienza University Press.
2011-2020: Editorial Board of the Panel of Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Applied Sciences to Engineering and Pharmacy of Sapienza University Press.
2018 - ongoing: President of the Scientific Committee of the “Urban Geomorphology” Series (Manuals Series: Sciences and Technologies) of Sapienza University Press.
2019 - 2021: Associate Editor for the creation of the special issues of the Journal of Maps on Urban Geomorphology.
2020-ongoing: Advisory Board of the Italian Journal of Geosciences. 

Reviewing:
2002- ongoing: reviewer for national and international scientific journals (i.e.: Science of the Total Environment, Catena, Journal of Environmental Management, Natural Hazards, Pure and Applied Geophysics, GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, Rendiconti Lincei, Quaestiones Geographicae, Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, Proceedings of the Italian Geological Society, Italian Journal of Geosciences, Journal of Mediterranean Earth Science, Land Degradation and Development, and many others) and referee several PhD thesis. 
2015- ongoing: reviewer of international research projects (MIUR e NWO).

 

Teaching

Courses

  • Geomorphology and Environmental Geology  (III year - I semester of the Master Degree in Environmental Science)

 
Papers
List of papers in Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/scholar?start=0&q=del+monte+maurizio&hl=it&as...)

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Citations: 1063; h-index 22 (from Scopus April 2021).
 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9564-3548
SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7005134761

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