Ricercatore a tempo determinato
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Short Curriculum Vitae

2007    Bachelor of Science University of Perugia, Department of Earth Sciences, Italy 
2009    Master of Science in geological resources and hazard University of Perugia, Department of Earth Sciences, Italy 
2014    PhD in Geophysics “Mechanical properties of the seismogenic zone” The Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Science University Park, PA, USA 


Professional Experience:

2014 - 2015    Post-Doctoral research fellow at La Sapienza University of Rome
2015 – 2017   EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow, grant No. 656676 FEAT (The role of Fluid pressure in EArthquake Triggering). La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy
2017 – 2019   Post-Doctoral research fellow sponsored by TOTAL “Fault zone permeability and leakage” with Dr. C. Wibberley (TOTAL) La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy
2019 –            RTDB (Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B, equivalent to Assistant Professor Tenure Track) La Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Earth Science, Rome, Italy  



Research Topics:

  1. Earthquake physics
  2. Laboratory experiments on rock friction to determine fault stability
  3. Hydraulic properties of rocks
  4. Acoustic properties of rocks 
  5. Machine learning applied to the geosciences
  6. Microtectonics 
  7. Hardware/Software development for laboratory applications



Awards and honors:

2015  European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow. Grant agreement No. 656676 “The role of Fluid pressure in EArthquake Triggering” (FEAT) (180k euros)
2018  EMRP (Earth Magnetism and Rock Physics) Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
2020  MRP (Mineral and Rock Physics) Early Career Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU)




2020 –        PPEM (Physical Properties of Earth Materials) steering committee, (AGU) 
2011 –        Member, Research Network “American Geophysical Union” (AGU)
2014 –        Member, Research Network “European Geoscience Union” (EGU)



Editorial activities:

2020 –     Editorial board for the special issue in Frontiers “Advances in monitoring, modeling and managing induced seismicity”
2020 –     Reviewer for the Swiss National Foundation (FNSNF), Switzerland. 
2014 –     Reviewer for Nature communication, Science advances, Geology, Earth and Planetary science letters (EPSL), Geophysical Research Letter (GRL), Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Journal of Structural Geology,  Pure and Applied Geophysics, Tectonophysics, Nature Scientific Reports. 




  • Sistemi di misura ed elaborazione dati nelle geoscienze (SEEGEO) (I year, II semester of the master degree in Exploration Gology)
  • Physics of the solid Earth (II year, I semester of the master degree)
  • Rock Physics (I year, II semester of the master degree in Exploration Gology)


List of papers from the Google Scholar Profile
Citations: 969; h-index 19 (from Scopus May 2021).

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