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- 1983 maturità scientifica (High School Degree) from Liceo Scientifico Statale "G. Ulivi" di Parma.

- 1989: Master of Science in Geology University of Parma with the
M.Sc. Thesis: "Geological and structural survey of High Lessini mountains between the Adige Valley and the Squaranto River" (Southern alps, Northern Italy).

- 1993: Ph.D. in Geology University of Ferrara, Firenze, Parma, Pavia e Total S.A.
Ph.D. Thesis Title: "Sedimentary and flexural model of a sector of the Adriatic margin in the Central Apennines (Central Italy) ".

- 1993-1994: PostDoc Research Fellow at ETH Zentrum Geologisches Institut (Zurich Switzerland) funded by Exchange Grant ETH Zurich - Ministero Affari Esteri carryong out researches on integration of structural and stratigraphic data in the study of growth folds in central Apennines (Italy)

- 1994-1996: Research Assistant at the l’ETH Zentrum-Geologisches Institut (Zurich, Switzerland) funded by BBW (Bundesamt für Bildung und Wissenshaft) Svizzera (BBW Project Nr. 94.0153) carrying out research in the frame of JOULE - “Integrated Basin Studies (Phase II)” and dealing with growth folds in the Barreme basin (Subalpine Chain of SE France) and Ebro Basin (Pyrenees, Spain)

- since 1999: Researcher at the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra of Università degli Studi di Parma, where I teach course on field mapping for graduating students.

1) AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) - Member 1986-2002
2) Sociéte Géologique de France - Member since 1996
3) Società Geologica Italiana - Member since 2003
4)European Geosciences Union - Member since 2004
5) Geosed (Associazione Italiana per la Geologia del Sedimentario) – Socio since 2004
6) IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists) – Member since 2006
7)American Geophysical Union - Member since 2007


1) Stratigraphy

2) Tectonics and Sedimentation - Basin Analysis
- Foredeep basin;
- Tectonic and sedimentary evolution of fold and thrusts belts;
- Evolution of foothills area in collisional orogen

3) Regional Geology

4) Structural Geology
- Tectonics of fold & thrust belts
- Microtectonics and fracture analysis

Area of study
Central Apennines (Foothill of Adriatic foredeep) (ITALY)
Southern Alps ( Trento Plateaux) (ITALY)
Northern Apennines (Tuscan-Emilian Apennines) (ITALY)
External french Alps (Digne Arc, Barreme basin) (FRANCE)
Southern Apennines (Basilicata region) (ITALY)
Pyrenees (Tremp-Jaca basin) (SPAIN)
Western Carpathian (POLAND, SLOVAKIA)

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Completion accademic year: 2013/2014


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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a
43124 PARMA