RONCA Sara

English
Ricercatore
Researcher
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4836
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
121
 
 
Short Curriculum Vitae

Academic position - 1999 - ongoing, Full-time researcher in Petrography and petrology – Earth Sciences Dept.- Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences – Sapienza University of Rome

Education

Dec.1990, Degree in Geology (with distinction), University of Perugia” (Italy). Thesis: “Recent magmatic activity along the Mt. Martani fault (Umbria-Italy) – geologic and petrologic study”.
1991-1995, PhD course in Earth Sciences, University of Perugia. 
1992-1995, several short periods as visiting researcher at the Institute of Geochronology and isotopic geochemistry – CNR of PISA (ITALY)
Oct. 1996, PhD in Earth Sciences, Dissertation: “Petrology of the Late-hercynian dyke magmatism from Sarrabus (South-eastern Sardina – Italy)”. 
Teaching University of Rome “La Sapienza” - Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.
Since 2003 several courses, in the topics relevant to the scientific-disciplinary field GEO/07 (Petrology and Petrography - academic recruitment field 04/A1), for the Bsc Geological Sciences (from Fall 2003-2004- on going); Master ‘s Degree in Georesources (from Fall 2005-2006 to 2007/ 2008); Bsc in Sciences applied to Cultural heritage (from Fall 2006/2007 to 2008/2009).

 

Training 

  • Dec.1990, Degree in Geology (with distinction), University of Perugia” (Italy). Thesis: “Recent magmatic activity along the Mt. Martani fault (Umbria-Italy) – geologic and petrologic study”.
  • Oct. 1996, PhD in Earth Sciences, Dissertation: “Petrology of the Late-hercynian dyke magmatism from Sarrabus (South-eastern Sardina – Italy)”. 

 

Professional experience
1999 - ongoing, Full-time researcher in the Petrography and petrology scientific-disciplinary field GEO/07 (Petrology and Petrography - academic recruitment field 04/A1) – Earth Sciences Dept.- Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences - University of Rome “La Sapienza”
2002-2008 Associate Researcher to CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Institute of Geosciences and Georesources IGG).

 
 
Research

Research Topics

  1. Late-post variscan dyke magmatism of the Sardinia-Corsica domain;
  2. Alkaline-carbonatitic magmatism of Brazil
  3. Cenozoic-Quaternary magmatism of the circum-mediterranean realm (Italy, Egypt, Red Sea, southeastern Spain);
  4. Ultrabasic and ultrapotassic magmatism;
  5. Miocene mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems of the Western Mediterranean area Prediction of evolution of geological instabilities processes; 
  6. Inorganic and microbially mediated carbonate precipitation in natural and anthropic hypogeal environments.
  7. Mineralogy and petrography, decay and conservation of Cultural Heritage natural and artificial building materials.

 

Study areas
Sardegna, Corsica, Brazil, Italy, Egypt, Red Sea, South-eastern Spain

 

Institutional roles
At present, scientific manager of the Rock crushing and thin section lab of the Earth Science Department – Sapienza University, member of Council of MUST (Sapienza Earth Sciences Museum), member of Council of Earth Science Department Library – Sapienza University 

 

Membership
SIMP - Mineralogy and Petrology Italian Society 

 

Active Research Project 

  • Component of the Sapienza University research project (year 2020) - Biocalcification crisis during Cenozoic, the role of Volcanism and CO2 atmospheric concentrations. Proponent: Marco Brandano.
  • Component of the Sapienza University research project (year 2019) - Carbon cycle perturbation along the Cenozoic and the role of volcanism: insight from the carbonate sedimentary records and Ca-rich igneous rocks. Proponent: Marco Brandano.
  • Component of the PRIN 2017 (2019-2023) project - Intraplate deformation, magmatism and topographic evolution of a diffuse collisional belt: Insights into the geodynamics of the Arabia-Eurasia collisional zones. Principal investigator Faccenna Claudio, Associated investigator Di Vincenzo Gianfranco.
 
 
Teaching

Courses

  • Petrography (II year - II semester del Bsc Geological Sciences - module Laboratory of petrography)
  • Petrografia (III anno I semestre del Corso di laurea triennale in Scienze Naturali) da A.A. 2021-202

 

Papers
List of papers in Google Scholar
(https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AZPVR0sAAAAJ&hl=it)

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Citations: 297; h-index 9 (from Google Scholar May 2021)
 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0952-8875
SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35184708900
RESEARCHGATE https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara-Ronca

Website of the Professor:
http://www.dst.uniroma1.it/en/Ronca
 

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