Research Doctorate (PhD), Sedimentary Geology, Federico II University of Naples, 2005.
Laurea cum laude, Geological Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, 1998.
Contract Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) (since February 2010).
Fellowship at Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) (May 2006- Junaury 2010).
Professional collaboration with private companies (Ambiente Italia s.r.l., MIlano; Servizi di Geo-Ingegneria e Progettazione s.r.l., Pavia; Geodynamic sas, Napoli) working in the environmental field (2000-2006).
Professional collaboration for the CARG project (Italian Geological Cartography) (1999-2002).
Geological-structural field survey of fold and thrust belts, particularly applied at the characterization of the geometry and kinematics of the tectonic structures and at the reconstruction of the tectonic evolution;
Onshore and offshore seismostratigraphic interpretation of 2D and 3D multichannel seismic profiles and well data for the identification and characterization of potential sites, that is reservoir-caprock systems, suitable for CO2 geological storage in siliciclastic and carbonate successions. Assessments on the level of seismicity and on the presence of possible active faults;
Construction of 3D geological model, after time-depth conversion, of the interpreted geological features. Evaluation of the focal mechanisms of earthquakes to understand the stress field;
Seismostratigraphic interpretation of 2D seismic profiles to reconstruct the tectono-sedimentary evolution of different geodynamic settings such as rifting zones, subduction zones, pull-apart basins, foreland areas (Sicily Channel, Scotia-Antarctica plate boundary, Calabrian Arc; northern and southern Adriatic sea);
Interpretation of high resolution morphobathymetry data and chirp profiles to produce geohazard maps of continental margins.
CNR-Pisa (1999-2000) - Carg Project (Italian Geologic Cartography): Geological Sheets N°488 “Ercolano”;
University of Sannio (2001-2002) - Carg Project (Italian Geologic Cartography): Geological Sheets N°419 “San Giorgio la Molara”;
OGS-INGV (2006-2007) - Research on active volcanoes, precursors, scenarios, hazard and risk: Pantelleria Graben;
OGS (2007-2010) - Carg Project (Italian Geologic Cartography): Geological Sheets N°571 “Crotone”;
OGS-Civil Protection Department (2007-2008) - MAGIC: Marine Geohazards along the Italian Coasts (Ionian Calabria).
OGS-CESI RICERCA (2008-2009) - Identification of geological reservoir suitable for CO2 geological storage (Calabria);
OGS-Enel (2008-2009) - Identification of sites suitable for geological storage of the CO2 produced by ENEL power plants in the Northern Adriatic area;
OGS-Enel (2009-2010) - Identification of sites suitable for geological storage of the CO2 produced by ENEL power plants in the Southern Adriatic area;
OGS-Enel (2010) - Geological modelling and seismic monitoring;
OGS-Eni (2011) - Identification and characterization of potential sites suitable for CO2 geological storage in the western Po Plain (Italy);
OGS-Enel (2011) - Geological and structural model of potential areas suitable for CO2 geological storage;
OGS-CNR (2011-2012) - Geteway Drake: relationships between tectonic processes and climate changes;
OGS-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2012) - The Sicily Channel: a morphological and tectonic environment unique in the Mediterranean. A top-bottom study;
OGS-Ministero dell'Ambiente (2012) - Studio dei potenziali rischi ed impatti ambientali associati allo stoccaggio geologico di CO2.
OGS-UE-IFP (2011-2013) - SiteChar - Characterization of European CO2 Storage: Southern Adriatic Sea.