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CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM

Paola Iacumin

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Actual position: Full Professor in the discipline "Geochemistry and Volcanology" (GEO / 08), Parma University;

From 2002 to 2020: Associated professor in the discipline "Geochemistry and Volcanology" (GEO / 08), Parma University;

From 2000 to 2002: University Researcher in the discipline "Geochemistry and Volcanology" (GEO / 08), Parma University;

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

From 2018/2019 to 2020/2021 - GEOCHEMISTRY (6 CFU), Master's Degree in SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES; - APPLIED ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY (6 CFU), Master's Degree in GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

From 2017 to date: Delegate of the Director for Education of the Department of Chemical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sustainability (SCVSA);

from 2015 to 2018 President of the Unified Council of the Degree Course in Geological Sciences and of the Master's Degree in Geological Sciences and Technologies;

from 2013 to 2015 President of the Council of the Master's Degree Course in Conservation and Restoration Sciences;

from 2006 to date: Member of the Teaching Committee for the Doctorate in Earth Sciences;

from 2004 to date: Head of the Isotopic Geochemistry Laboratory of the Department of Earth Sciences and, currently, of the Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability of the University of Parma.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1997: Scholarship from the CNR. Six-month internship at the Research Laboratory for Archeology in Oxford;

1996: Achievement of a PhD in Earth Sciences at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, obtaining the highest mention, "Très honorable avec félicitations";

1996: Achievement of the European Doctorate, discussing the above thesis in the presence of a commission of French, English, Swiss and Italian researchers;

1992: Internship at the ETH Zurich isotopic geochemistry laboratories; Internship at the Institute of Mineralogy of the University of Lausanne;

1991: Internship at the Isotope Geoscience Laboratory of the N.E.R.C. in Keyworth (Nottingham); Internship of study at the S.U.R.R.C. of East Kilbride (Glasgow);

1988: Degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Trieste with 110 points out of 110 with honors.

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Scopus h-index 29

Citations 3526

 

The research activity has developed, starting from 1989, in the specific context of the applications of the isotope technique to the most diverse fields of Earth Sciences and paleoclimatology. This activity has made it possible to achieve results of considerable interest which have been published mainly in prestigious international journals. The fields of scientific research are the following:

1. Hydrology. Study of precipitation and groundwater;

2. Environmental control. Through the isotopic investigation of the carbonates dissolved in surface and deep waters;

3. Paleo-climatology. By determining the isotope ratio of oxygen and hydrogen in ice cores, carbon and nitrogen from continental and marine skeletal remains;

4. Paleo-environment and paleo-diets. The isotopic measurements of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen performed on the skeletal remains of ancient populations allow the reconstruction of the living environments of prehistoric populations, diets, subsistence economies, ancient rituals.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER ACTIVITIES

Patents

2009: Owner, together with Dr. Tiziano Boschetti, of the European patent “Reactor device for isotopic analyzes” N ° 07425511.8. Publication date 04.03.2009 Bulletin 2009/10.

1992: Owner, in collaboration with Mr. C. Quercioli, of the patent relating to a new method for the quantitative separation of quartz from feldspar (patent N. FI / 92 / A / 86).

 

2018: Establishment of Spin off LabGo s.r.l. The objectives that the company aims to achieve concern the development of innovative processes for the traceability of agri-food products in relation to their origin, genuineness, and compliance with EU regulations.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

Awards

1996 Awarding of the Carlo Minguzzi prize for geochemistry assigned by SIMP, the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrography.

1989 Awarding of the degree prize in the memory of Profs. M.L. Zucchi and D. Stolfa, University of Trieste.

Oceanographic expeditions

1989 Participation in two oceanographic expeditions in the Mediterranean (POEM project, Canale d’Otranto and Bacino Bannock)

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

132 publications of which 113 in international journals

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

Professor/Teacher

Contacts

Phone number
906413
Office location
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a
43124 PARMA