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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)

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


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Lines of research

Tectonics and sedimentation in foreland basins system and related orogenic wedge-fold and thrust system: - study the relationships between deformations and stratigraphic record and sedimentation within sedimentary basins associated to collional orogen: wedge-top, foredeep and foreland basins; - evolution of thrust systems at the leading edge of orogenic wedges; - analysis of hydrocarbon-bearing fluids and paleofluids circualtions in the frontal area of the orogenic wedges. Palogene and Neogene evolution of perimediterranean orogens and geological hazards: - evolution of collisional orogen in the mediterranea area (Apennines, Calabrian Arc and Calabrian Accretionary Prism in the Ionian Sea) during the last 65 Myrs; - mapping and reconstruction of the main deformations structures and their relationships to 1) plate boundary evolution and 2) geological hazards (seismic hazards, Mass Transport Processes both subarial and submarine). Study area: - Appennino Centrale (Fronte catena ed avanfossa adriatica) (ITALIA) - Alpi meridionali (Plateaux di Trento) (ITALIA) - Appennino settentrionale (Appennino Tosco-Emiliano) (ITALIA) - Alpi esterne francesi (Arco di Digne, bacino di Barreme) (FRANCIA) - Appennino meridionale (Basilicata) (ITALIA) - Pirenei (Bacino Tremp-Jaca) (SPAGNA) - Carpazii Occidendali (POLONIA, SLOVAKIA)



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Campus Scienze e Tecnologie - Padiglione 07 - Plesso di Scienze della Terra
Parco Area delle Scienze, 157/A
43124 PARMA